Be Flexible With Diabetes

Be Flexible With Diabetes

Gluos is a non-invasive blood sugar meter with a detachable sensor for more flexibility. As a diabetic you really want to measure  fast, easy and unobstrusively. The small device measures sugar levels using a display with an LED scale between a low result and a high result in different colors. Low sugar levels are shown in red. A normal level appears in white white and a high level goes orange. It stores the result and transfers it via bluetooth to a mobile phone and computer so your doctor has instant access.

0 Designer: Tobias Förtsch

It Plays Only My One Song

It Plays Only My One Song

On one hand we have MP3 devices by the score, boasting of infinite giga amount of memory and on the other hand we have The Single. A brave little soul that plays only ONE (uno) song! This feature may send you gadget-crazy generation into a tizzy, but I quite respect the designer’s decision to stick to one song format. Even the functioning is pretty simple, one giant play button that starts and pauses the song. Load the music via the USB and hang it up on the wall.

0 Designer: mintselect @ mintpass

Zubin Metha's Next Assistant

Zubin Metha’s Next Assistant

Apologies to Yiran and all those who play music, but many of us YD-ers may be ignorant on the nitty-gritty of music composition, play and practice. So before I launch into a full detailed explanation of the Lyra project, I must get some basics clear. Musicians often use a metronome to help them practice their sessions however this device does have its limitations. And apparently musicians also have heightened peripheral vision in comparison to us normal folks.

0 Designer: Yiran Feng

Express Yourself Musically

Express Yourself Musically

Unless you play some instrument or do some sound mixing on your gadgets, there’s very little chance that you actually (like physically) get to express your music. The Physical Sequencer is a grid-based, human-scale interface that allows you to transform your movements and gestures into techno-trance sounds. It’s better than sitting and reading that paper mister! It features 56 proximity sensors arranged in a 7×8 grid that convert the gestures into music via a software.

0 Designer: Giuseppe Guerriero with Yamaha

Fancy Blinds Are Speakers!

Fancy Blinds Are Speakers!

The effort behind the Sound Blind Speakers is pretty sane; the designer wants us to have fancy looking speakers that don’t occupy much space. In fact they resemble the blinds that we have on windows. Only thing Sound Blind also functions that ways. It rolls up and twists just like those sun-blinds! The last time I checked, I didn’t see any technology that supported this theory of folding and twisting speakers! So the moral of the story is that you may have a sane intention, but your iteration may just be insane!

0 Designer: Wonho Bae

Better Than The Innovention’s Dream Home Kitchen

Better Than The Innovention’s Dream Home Kitchen

Wishful thinking for a home like the Disney Innovention is futile coz Neverland brought Michael only grief! It’s safer to sit on the fence and review similar concepts while hoping technology will sustain the efforts one day. For example, this N1 Robot Table 2012 (farfetched?) can give the kitchen table found in the Innoventions home a run for its money. It’s got stuff like touchscreen, built-in camera, internet connectivity, speed dial, music, recipes, screens, energy consumption meter, etc.

0 Designer: Doyeop Kim

Gee Zero is my Hot Hot Telephone

Gee Zero is my Hot Hot Telephone

Android. Google. Google Chrome. Cellphone. Mobile device. The little screen you carry around to handle all of your business. That’s where it’s at. Here we’ve got something to take your sox off. This aint no G3 phone, this isn’t even a G1 phone. It’s a G0. It’s made by our old pal Tryi Yeh who’s had 5+ items on Yanko when this post is posted! This G0 is hot gold. It’s just what you need in your pocket. I want one, so I’m amping it up.

0 Designer: Tryi Yeh

Where Do Me Like to Go Today?

Where Do Me Like to Go Today?

Everyone who reads entries here on Yanko knows that I, Chris Burns, even though born in the USA and aboding here my whole life, speak and write English terribly! I don’t do it without intention though! So I titled this entry as it is because this thang we’re talking about is called “Mee-go!” It’s a personal map and communication device. It’s made for “tweens” like Miley, but I want to need to got to have it.

0 Designer: Jesse Newton

Eco-Friendly Cool Air

Eco-Friendly Cool Air

A bunch of people have been working on a project called Artica, which is a natural cooling, ventilation and heat recovery system. The beauty of the design is that it not only looks and works well, but it also boasts of using less than 10% of the energy of a conventional air conditioning system. Its ratio of thermal to electrical energy rating or COP is 32 making it ten times niftier than the gas chamber of AC you have on your window. Using Artica will reduce your carbon footprint as CO2 emissions are cut by 90%.

0 Designers: Various

Type Me A Symphony

Type Me A Symphony

The musically challenged are never going to understand the need for inventing new ways to bring out the notes. For those who love creativity, discover this unique way to play music using the typewriter. A project by Fabien Cappello in collaboration with Yamaha, “Typing The Sound” transforms the act of typing text on a typewriter to musical notes. Punch in the keys and hear the music….Catch the demo after the break!

0 Designer: Fabien Cappello

The Magic Stone Phone

The Magic Stone Phone

What do you want? The perfect phone. How do you get it? Magic! It’s the “Magic Stone” telephone. It’s any shape you want it, it’s any color you want it. Within reason, cripes! You order the phone up, it’s sent you you in the mail, and wah-la! There you have it! Also it’s got not only a touch-screen, a holographic display, constant internet access, storage space, games, and it’s charged wirelessly or by sunlight, intercepted by it’s outer case. Enough?

0 Designer: Aleksandr Mukomelov

Stack ‘em Up Sound And Light

Stack ‘em Up Sound And Light

Fond of stacking up stuff viz-a-viz Lego? Cool, then enjoy this multipurpose iPod dock that can add stacks of speaker, light, air-cleaner and then some more speakers! Use a configuration that suits your needs and get docking!

0 Designer: Sang-hoon Lee

Self-Aware All-Sports Steady-Cam

Self-Aware All-Sports Steady-Cam

Not quite on the level of chwarzenegger or Optimus Prime, but it’s getting there. The Chasercam intelligent sports-camera comes basically in two parts: the camera (with base), and the sensor target. When activated, the camera turns on it’s base and up and down, seeking in all directions the sensor target. What you do is stick one to the person doing the tricks, and one to the person who is chasing the person doing the tricks. Total coverage!

0 Designer: Bastian Albinus