Autonomous Life Vest

Autonomous Life Vest

The Revival Vest is a self-inflating life jacket that uses Footfalls and Heartbeats smart fabric technology to monitor respiration and physiological changes such as drowning. The fabric detects changes in circumference and stretch around the chest while the diver suppresses breathing. If the wearer blacks out, the body becomes limp and life vest is triggered to inflate and raise the body to the surface for rescue.

0 Designer: James McNab

Modern Mobility with Super Versatility

Modern Mobility with Super Versatility

Sphere is a modern mobility scooter that expands on the capabilities of the traditional form and makes it possible for the user to not only move while seated, but also crouch, stand, or lay down all without leaving the chair. Secured in the ergonomic seat, the user can switch between positions with predefined buttons and steer with a multidirectional joystick. It’s a great solution that offers more independence to those with impaired mobility.

0 Designer: Allen Chester G. Zhang

Immunization for All

Immunization for All

It’s estimated that near 3 million children die each year from vaccine preventable diseases, or VPDs. This thoughtful vaccination aid program, titled Immune, aims to being awareness to the issue and streamline the vaccination process for healthcare workers. Children are given pendant necklaces with an embedded QR code that works in sync with a smartphone app to provide vaccination schedules and immunization records. Check out the free app here!

0 Designer: Peter Beegle

Advanced Crutches

Advanced Crutches

Arman Kirm’s Fulcrum crutch design features enhanced ergonomics and functionality that together make life just a little easier whether you’re recovering from an injury or suffering from a permanent mobility impairment. Tactile, silicone grips and an adjustable arm support give relief to tired hands and arms and a wide, rubber bottom tip increases traction and decreases injuries related to slipping. The multifunctional design’s arm support can also be removed, instantly turning Fulcrum from a crutch to a cane!

0 Designer: Arman Kirim

Blood Buddy

Blood Buddy

For those suffering from diabetes, checking blood glucose levels up to 10 times a day can be daunting. The painful finger pricking can be especially disturbing for children. The Blood Buddy was designed to make things a little easier. The testing device takes the form of a whimsical character that can appears to “chomp” on the user’s finger. It’s a great solution for distracting nervous kids from the painful lance and introduces the process in a fun, friendly way!

0 Designer: Hannah Warren

Eye Dropper With A Difference

Eye Dropper With A Difference

One of the key things that eye specialists warn you about while using eye drops, is to wash your hands before handling the bottle and never to share the eye medicine. This is mainly to contain the infection from spreading and to ensure you have a speedy recovery. Easy Eye Drops is an eye medicine dropper redesign that allows you to dispense the liquid into your eye using just one hand. Generally, we need one hand to pull open the eyelids and the other to dispense the liquid, this redesign does it all in one go, making it safer and more hygienic.

0 Designer: ilmo Ahn

Better Bandaging

Better Bandaging

The AmoeBAND is a bionic concept for band aid. The design features strategic cut-outs so that you can shape it to fit fingers in such a way that it is easy to bend them and not disrupt the bandage. It even features an intelligent dressing material allows you to regularly check wounds from the outside, without upsetting the healing process. Since the bandage material used exudes a leather-like feel, availability in different skin-tones helps it blend in, without overly highlighting the injury.

0 Designers: Various

IV Made Easy

IV Made Easy

It’s no wonder that getting an IV at the hospital is scary for a lot of people- it looks scary, can be painful, and often takes more than once to get it right! The Medical Feather is an innovative gadget that uses ultrasound technology to find the vein and mark it with a patch that helps nurses guide the needle to the right spot each time. The cooled patch desensitizes the skin so minimal pain is involved and also acts as a blinder, keeping the needle-to-skin action out of sight so the patient stays calm.

0 Designer: Adrian Borsoï

Heart Attack Helper

Heart Attack Helper

COR is a product concept created to induce therapeutic hypothermia; acting as a cooling holster for a standard 1L IV saline bag. By exposing the patient to pre-hospital therapeutic hypothermia using the COR device, the patient has a greater chance of sustaining their quality of life, post-cardiac-arrest. The device also incorporates the latest nanotechnology to assist in ultra-efficient heating and cooling. Hit the jump to check out the full video description!

0 Designer: Dan Allen

Emergency Solar Cooking

Emergency Solar Cooking

This humanitarian design aims to aid emergency situations varying from refugee camps to disaster areas by providing an easy way of heating food when electricity is unavailable. The compact Solar Cooker kit can be shipped in large quanities, and can be assembled easily by nearly anyone in a matter of seconds. Simply unfold the mirrored, metal dish to reflect concentrated sunlight to the included cooking pots to heat food quickly, efficiently and safely.

0 Designer: Cheng-Tsung Feng

Mobile Dialysis

Mobile Dialysis

Mobilysis is a thoughtful and innovative system that aims to ease the lifestyle of patients by making it possible to cleanse the blood while going about their daily routine rather than spend several hours at the hospital each week. The device attaches to the waist and is compact enough that clothes can fit over it. Controls are at the user’s fingertips through a smartphone app and hard buttons located on the device itself.

0 Designers: Various

The Value of Pee

The Value of Pee

GP Toilet is a pathology-enabled toilet system that analyzes your urine and gives you a detailed diagnostic report on it. It works pretty simple, when you need an analysis done; a nozzle sprouts out and takes samples while you do your job. A quick investigation and the reports are displayed onto the integrated screen. I see the value of such toilet bowls in hospitals and homes where frequent monitoring is required on a weekly, if not daily basis.

0 Designers: Various

Not Your Average Wheelchair

Not Your Average Wheelchair

Parafree is a sleek, minimalist wheelchair that offers a functional, stylish & sporty solution for paraplegics looking for a little extra workout throughout the day. The unique frame structure was designed to compel the paralyzed user to maintain constant balance, encouraging abdominal, back & core muscle training. The interaction of arms & core muscles leads to an upright position & helps reduce orthopedic damage.

0 Designer: Felix Lange