Prosthesis of the Future

Prosthesis of the Future

To ensure the most accurate and comfortable fit, the Active Leg prosthetic concept uses structural sheet metal with programmable deformation zones and an internal layer for pressure and temperature measurements. Sound a little complicated? Just wait… it also includes a neuro-circuit sensor that sends and receives info to and from the brain to control electro-active polymers (sort of like a faux-muscle). Pretty cool (even though we might have to wait until the year 2050!).

0 Designer: Jorge Rui Machado F. Silva

Super Sexy Brace

Super Sexy Brace

Don’t even try it! The lady looks flexible and sexy, but her point is that you needn’t look all grouchy and clumsy with a broken foot. Strap on a ‘Tattooed Foot’ brace, which is styled very much like gladiator sandals. The aim is to ‘inject the realm of orthotic devices with a dose of style’ especially for those who wound their ankles or who suffer from poliomyelitis (polio).

0 Designer: Chen Kai Jing

Off-Road Ambulance

Off-Road Ambulance

The RT 112 rescue vehicle was design to provide access to emergency help even in remote parts of the world where terrain can be difficult. The project combines modern off-roading technology like adjustable air-bag suspension, a tough polycarbonate Makrolon shell and even a telescopic light tower for viewing obstacles in front of the vehicle. The back section is completely customizable for use in a variety rescue situations. Hit the jump to check the vid!

0 Designer: Tomasz Siemek

Robotic Movement with a Difference

Robotic Movement with a Difference

ITRI MediRobot by Pilotfish is a robotic assistant that can lift and transfer patients with limited mobility and assist their caregiver. Traditional lifters have their drawbacks and have to be used in combination with wheelchairs etc. This servo-controlled MediRobot not only helps in transferring the patient from bed to the bathroom (or help in walking) but also displays information like weight and blood pressure collected via sensors on the sling.

0 Designer: Pilotfish

First Aid 2.0

First Aid 2.0

First Aid 2.0 features a LED Red Cross panel that displays step-by-step instructions on how to administer first aid, relevant to the injury. It even has a GPS tracking system and can inform you about the nearest hospital or clinic. In the stressful situation of an emergency, this kit helps refines the process, which is the crucial first step in saving lives.

0 Designer: Pow Ying Hern

Da Lollipop!

Da Lollipop!

I found the original lollipop thermometer to be a good design, but like my doctor pointed out, it may not be a great idea to give children candies when they are unwell. Plus imagine having to take the temperature every hour or so! A perfect redesign is this new version that has the candy feel without being the real thing. Sweet!

0 Designers: Dano Su and Young Lee Kim

Pill Box for Alzheimer Patients

Pill Box for Alzheimer Patients

Memo is a portable Pill box for alzheimer patients to remind them when and how many pills to take, thanks to an ingenious use of LEDs. A light with a specific color indicates the color of the box the patient has to take from. Traditionally, medications are divided up using standard trays separated by days but even some advanced patients have a hard time remember what day it is. Made of soft touch rubber, aluminum, a small circuit board, battery and LED lights. It would only cost $20. Good idea?

0 Designer: Jules Toulemonde

Pure Oxygen Perfection

Pure Oxygen Perfection

The healing properties of breathing pure oxygen in combination with expose to high atmospheric pressures are phenomenal & increase regeneration of damaged tissue through cell metabolism by up to 150%. The Oxygen Rehabilitation Apparatus is a cutting edge design in line with commercial hyperbaric systems to deliver oxygen as a form of medicine. Unlike the majority of existing breathing circuits, ORA utilizes a single adjustment mechanism & intelligent memory polymer to allow for a personalized fit & extended life cycle.

0 Designer: Bruce Walls

XRays To-Go

XRays To-Go

Inspired by the designer’s own personal experience of waiting too long during a stay at the emergency room, the Radio portable x-ray was imagined as a way to cut back on time spent in the radiology process. The device uses the same dental imaging technology that exists currently and incorporates it into a compact, portable unit that can detect broken bones or other abnormalities. Radiologists can instantly read the screen or print radiographs via from the unit’s charging dock.

0 Designer: Francois Rybarczyk

Independent Wheelchair Assistant

Independent Wheelchair Assistant

Inspired by his grandfather who has been in a wheelchair since the age of 20, designer Oscar Fernandez created the electric Independent Wheelchair Assistant to help users independently access their local communities in a safe and easy way. The design utilizes the user’s own wheelchair, acting as a true assistant and eliminating the need to constantly transfer between other devices like scooters or power chairs. Hit the jump to check out its unique functionality.

0 Designer: Oscar Fernandez

iBaby

iBaby

This design truly pushes the iPhone’s capability to the next level! The Home Ultrasound Device aims to enhance the pregnancy experience directly from your phone. Connected to the iPhone, the device can capture ultrasound images of an unborn baby and allows rapid sharing with doctors, family members and friends within seconds over wifi or its built in printer. On top of all that, the device also doubles as a baby monitor after the little one comes home!

0 Designer: Jung Jun Hwang

Wheelchair for Air Travel

Wheelchair for Air Travel

For those confined to a wheelchair, getting around onboard an aircraft can be quite challenging & usually requires assistance from one of the flight crew. Adding this element to the already frustrating flying experience can discourage users from travlling altogether. This is where the Skycare Chair wins- utilizing wheels placed under the seat rather than at the sides & a hand-operated lever system to move forward or backward. It offers independence when moving to & from the lavatory or from chair to gate. 

0 Designer: Brian Liang

Wheelchair GT

Wheelchair GT

As you might have guessed by the name, the Ultra Long Distance Wheelchair was designed to extend the thrill of long distance touring to cyclists with disabilities. Inspired by the principles of GT automobiles, the trike was designed with an emphasis on comfort and high speed over straight-out performance, though it’s certainly not lacking. It’s one ultra-stylish ultra-tourer!

0 Designer: Andrew Mitchell