Skyway or the Highway

Skyway or the Highway

As maneuverable as they are, emergency helicopters still have limitations like relatively low speed and limited reach with their large rotors  that prevent them from landing close to objects. The Skyway concept concentrates on eliminating these setbacks by utilizing a unique multi-fan propulsion system that makes it smaller, faster, more stable, safer, and all-in-all better equipped to access emergency situations that even ground ambulances might have trouble getting to. You gotta check out the vid to see how this bad boy works!

0 Designer: Daniel Dobrogorsky

Smartphone Diabetes Management

Smartphone Diabetes Management

The Gluco diabetes management device incorporates smartphone connectivity for super-easy functionality. The diminutive, modern design is portable a& discrete. Operable with just one hand, simply slide in one motion to both prepares the lancet & dispenses a test strip. In less than 5 seconds users can finish their reading with results displayed on the LCD screen. Better yet, results are automatically transmitted wirelessly via Bluetooth to the user’s smartphone where they are stored for viewing and sharing.

0 Designer: Sam Whipp

Go Anywhere Dental Care

Go Anywhere Dental Care

Designed with the help of humanitarian aid agencies, the DENTASSIST system offers mobile, modular treatment for dentistry that specifically aims to make dental care in developing countries within reach. The operating unit is mounted directly on the treatment center where power is supplied by compressor & generator modules of similar size & portability. An integrated telescopic stand, overall lightness & intuitive placement of tools enhance ergonomics & easy of use making it perfect for mobile dentistry.

0 Designers: Philipp Kupfer & Markus Schönecker

Dental Chair of the Future

Dental Chair of the Future

I cringe just thinking about sitting in the chair at the dentist’s office, but I might feel just a little better (and trust the doc’s aesthetic) if it looked like this ultra-modern design by Valerio Tonel. The appearance is simplified and conceals all the complex parts, offering unrestricted clinical access while delivering patient support and comfort.

0 Designer: Valerio Tonel

Enhancing Mobility

Enhancing Mobility

The Fractal Machine was designed to help those with mobile disabilities participate in anaerobic and aerobic exercises as well as those who have a need to rapidly adapt to using a wheelchair. Attachable to almost any standard wheelchair, the unit offers resistance training that focuses on work muscles in the upper body to condition and build the muscles that are used most often. It’s a great fitness solution for athletes and casual users alike.

0 Designer: Wilmer Montiel

DIY Pap Smear?!

DIY Pap Smear?!

Sadly, 80% of cervical cancer cases (the 5th most common cancer in women worldwide) occur in low-to-middle income countries where routine checkups & tests aren’t readily available. The Self Smear Test aims to finally provide an economical, easier to operate diagnosis tool that can be operated from the comfort of one’s home. To ensure that users are consistent in their testing, the product includes 6 caps, enough for a 3 year period of testing once every 6 months. Interested to hear what the ladies think about this!

0 Designer: Hakan Gürsu

Innovation in Surgical Illumination

Innovation in Surgical Illumination

The APOLLO concept is a modular lighting system that provides flexibility in operating room illumination through the use of laser technology. Using laser light increases luminous efficiency from 170 lumen/watt opposed to LEDs with 100 lumen/watt and allows for more compact dimensions. Built-in sensors adapt to every situation by changing the direction of light and adjusting brightness autonomously as surgeons move around, allowing them to focus on the task at hand without interruption.

0 Designer: Entwurfreich

E Z Sling

E Z Sling

Unlike the average arm sling, the Z-Cured sling was designed to lock in a variety of positions to enhance both comfort and functionality to cater to different types of arm injuries. Made of alloy steel aluminum and durable ABS plastic, the lightweight stabilizer can move with the arm while holding it in a fixed position, maximizing the arms usability while speeding up recovery time.

0 Designer: Jason Putra

Retrofit Wheelchair Enhancement

Retrofit Wheelchair Enhancement

Synergise is a thoughtful wheelchair add-on, retro-fittable on almost any existing model, that aims to help users navigate more effectively and efficiently. Akin to having bicycle brakes, the ratchet system allows wheelchair users to negotiate angled surfaces with reduced friction and increased efficiency over endurance with reduced risks of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) to the user.

0 Designer: Patrick Hyland

Easing the Diabetic Burden

Easing the Diabetic Burden

The life of a diabetic involves an exhaustive number of components for monitoring blood glucose levels. The Cactus (hehe) concept combines all the necessities into one compact unit that fits perfectly into the modern lifestyle. One end measures glucose levels and the other injects the insulin amount automatically gauged from the first read. Wireless syncing to smart phones or tablets make it a dream-come-true for doctors and patients, making it possible to record and analyze results in less than half the time. Check out the vid!

0 Designer: Entwurfreich

Smoke Detector and Mask in 1

Smoke Detector and Mask in 1

Smoke masks and smoke detectors can mean the difference between life and death in the event of a house fire – so why not combine the two?! The first design of its kind, the TaG mask actually detects smoke itself and emits a sound signal that alerts victims and makes it easier to find in a smokey room. Furthermore, TaG uses flashing LEDs and a built-in sonorous locator to help rescuers evacuate those in danger. Genius! Check out the vid to see how it works!

0 Designer: Germain Verbrackel

Water-safe Hearing Aid

Water-safe Hearing Aid

It’s easy to understand why those with hearing impairments miss out on a lot of activities, especially ones that involve water. This thoughtful hearing aid design called PressureAID aims to expand their participation by providing audio assistance in and out of the water. A specialized skin ensure that it stays secure in the ear canal so the wearer can slip in and out of the water without concern. With an appearance similar to normal earbuds, the design is also a more stylish solution.

0 Designer: Nicholas Marks

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