Guided Commute For Visually Challenged

Guided Commute For Visually Challenged

The ‘Station reported device’ is both a guide dog and Marvel’s ‘Dare Devil’ rolled into one wearable gadget. This concept is designed to assist visually challenged persons for a safe commute. It employs EVTSS technology to send electrical signals to a person’s brain to create 2 dimensional visuals of oncoming vehicles and possible obstacles. The multitalented device can also guide a person to the nearest bust stop, select a bus route, scan the buses with its inbuilt camera and alert the wearer when the right bus comes.

0 Designers: Liang Wenshan, Zhengmu Fang & Liu Junming

Touchy-feely Hearing Aid

Touchy-feely Hearing Aid

Conventional hearing aids come with a lot of short comings. Loud noises making the wearer feel irritable, the awkwardness of wearing bigger sized hearing aids and many more. The CLOSE is an attempt at an alternative system to provide speech input to the hearing impaired by means of tactile sensations.

0 Designers: Zhengmu Fang, Liang Wenshan & Liu Junming

Be tangle-free until we're cable-free!

Be tangle-free until we’re cable-free!

Until we go completely wireless, earphone cords and mobile phone charging cables are must haves… which means tangles and knots aren’t going anywhere soon either. The Pop-up Cord Wrap aims to resolve the problem of cable management so they stay organized and tangle-free for easy access. The design contains 3 compartments for different sized cables. Made entirely of rubber, it pops up so cables can be coiled and pushes back to store them neatly. Whichever layer you need, just pop it out!

0 Designers: Various

Safe Ejection

Safe Ejection

The Maru is a flash disk that has an in-built safety feature that ensures that the drive is safely ejected – always! The LED ring indicates when the stick is in use and when it’s safe to eject it. This intuitive feature of push-to-remove eliminates the various cumbersome steps one has to take while safely removing a hardware from the computer. Sweet!

0 Designer: Ahmet Burak Aktas

Mini-Wonder of the Tablet World

Mini-Wonder of the Tablet World

Since the introduction of the tablet, an ever expanding number of games have been built for finger tapping, scrolling, and pinching fun…. but it seems something is lost in the lack of tangible exchange found in old-school board games. Until now! The first ever of its kind, DICE+ is a pair of electronic dice that combines the uncertainty and fun interaction of traditional board games with the endless possibilities offered by tablets. Hit the jump to see it in action… then get your’s here!

0 Designer: Mindsailors

The Clip Advantage

The Clip Advantage

Wi-Fi on the go is such a great idea and for those of us who are dependent on it for survival (read online geeks), it’s a matter of life and death! The CLIP 4G Portable Hotspot Device sounds like a dream. Available in 3G HSPA & 4G LTE network, the device can be connected via micro USB or Wi-Fi interface. The fact that it supports limitless data services is amazing grace!

0 Designer: Kihyun Jeong for LG Innotek

The New iWatch With iOS 7 And No Siri

The New iWatch With iOS 7 And No Siri

Being practical is the main reason behind shunning Siri, speakers and mobile connectivity in this new iWatch concept. As a typical SmartWatch, this concept hosts some very non-typical features. For example, to save on battery consumption, the design includes solar energy and wireless recharging. Siri and cellular connectivity are not included because of their power draining capabilities.

0 Designer: Cristian Tomas Moyano

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

SEESAW is an ingenious device that gives you subtle visual cues to monitor anything imaginable! Using WEB APIs, you can set it to keep an eye on everything from your energy consumption, stocks, the weather and more. The ball goes up… the ball goes down… all while changing colors to indicate good/bad, less/more, hot/cold, etc..

0 Designer: Ripple Effect

New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

YD’s resident Design Strategist Hideshi Hamaguchi, who also happens to be the innovator of the USB Stick will be pleasantly surprised to see his vision take on such a productive form. dataSTICKIES are the next generation of data portability. They are graphene-based flash drives that replace USB data drives.

0 Designers: Aditi Singh & Parag Anand

Wobble to Snooze!

Wobble to Snooze!

wobL is a simple stand and app that work together to transform your smartphone into a wobble-to-snooze alarm clock! Born from the frustration with trying to activate the snooze feature on smartphones, wobL allows you to activate your alarm snooze with a simple tap to your phone or stand. No more knocking your phone off the bedside table or accidentally turning your alarm off and oversleeping!

0 Designer: Third Prime Studio

Skye – One Innovation, Endless Possibilities

Skye – One Innovation, Endless Possibilities

I have yet to come across a person who has not been impacted by the power of music. It can take you up and make you reach for the stars! The Auris skye is WiFi music receiver for your music dock designed to soundtrack your life. It plays your favorite tunes from your iPhone Android, Windows Phone or iTunes via AirPlay and DLNA. Love the sound of it!

0 Designer: Auris [ Buy it Here ]

The Macgyver of Keychains!

The Macgyver of Keychains!

The O-Key is a clever key organizer that eliminates many of the tiny nuisances of regular keychains. It keeps keys in check so you don’t have to guess if you’ve got the right one, noise free so no more dingle dangle, and even has some Swiss Army knife extras like a bottle opener, knife, and screwdriver. If you didn’t mind your keychain before… you will now! Watch the vid to fall in love!

0 Designer: Landa Ibrahim

wPad

wPad

There is only one word for the Wise Pad – exceptional! Here is a tablet that has a device that is piggybacking on it and can be used to make calls and even juice up via kinetics. I bet there will be some complex tech involved, which only my engineering friends will be able to help figure out. Until then I am going to enjoy this project as a concept and so should you!

0 Designer: Geng Kaiqian