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

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