Therapeutic Thin Heater

Therapeutic Thin Heater

Leveraging SIMTech’s Printed Heater technology, Heatran is a home-use heat wrap therapy treatment designed to provide relief for anyone suffering from knee pain. It soothes discomfort by rapidly heating and maintaining temperature to promote blood circulation. Even heat distribution is achieved throughout each 30 minute therapeutic session with a rounded heat channel. Velcro fasteners make it super easy to affix to the knee for users with limited mobility.

0 Designers: Various

Putting the Book Back in eBook

Putting the Book Back in eBook

TwistBook is an eReader with not 1 but 2 eInk screens connected by a flexible binding to mimic the familiar split of paper books. The bisected shape is perfect for protecting the dual screens and can be easily collapsed to throw in a bag or backpack. For enhanced personalization, users can customize their TwistBook by applying photos or art directly to the printable outside and inside covers.

0 Designer: Fabrice Dubuy

High-rise Escape

High-rise Escape

It is a situation that you never want to get stuck in, but should the need arise, then hopefully this Fire Alarm and Escape Box for High-rise Building will bail you out. Essentially this box integrates escape equipment for high floors and places it next to the windows and enclosure wall at each floor. The system is equipped with cloud alarm system, fire extinguishers, Descending Escape Vest DEV and the Extension Breathing Space Hood EBSH. The intuitive use of the graphics guide facilitates fast, simple and safe escape process.

0 Designers: Cheng-Ming Wang & Cheng-Yu Tsai

Round And Straight Lines Are Best!

Round And Straight Lines Are Best!

Attention Designers! Your need to draw the perfect curve using a ruler is now easier thanks to the Compasses Ruler. The design is self-explanatory so I’m just going to applaud the fact that doing geometric stuff is getting neater by the day! What do you say?

0 Designers: Hyejin-Lee & Youngkwang-Hyun

Tablet to the Rescue

Tablet to the Rescue

Designed for firefighting teams, the Command Goal tablet-system aims to ease the management of emergency fire situations on-the-spot. An incredible improvement from ineffective white-board techniques, the device displays an accurate, constantly updated representation of the fire zone to aid in resource management and inter-departmental information sharing. A comprehensive visual map and improved communication means enhanced safety and fewer lives lost.

0 Designer: Vernon Chen

The Sports Car of SUVs

The Sports Car of SUVs

Now here’s a crossover we can get behind! The Audi concept sports a sleek yet muscular physique in proper SUV proportions. But with its short rake, lower height and shorter length, it’s designed to tackle urban traffic more than grapple the off-road. It would be a shame, after all, to muddy such a posh interior.

0 Designer: Bolun Wang

The Micklish Butler on Kickstarter

The Micklish Butler on Kickstarter

The Butler has arrived on Kickstarter. The space saving organizer that keeps your phone, keys, wallet and glasses in one place has reduced it’s price ($79) – that’s if it can meet its Kickstarter goal. The design drips with neo mid-century flavor, warm enough to work in traditional homes, clean enough to look handsome on the walls of a modern home. The entire piece is CNC’d from black walnut and baltic birch ply – definitely timeless. Compatible with all iPhone models, Samsung S3 – S4, and the HTC One. Get chu’ some!

0 Designer: Micklish, Kickstarter

This pen sucks...

This pen sucks…

Literally! It suctions onto any surface to keep your designer 316 Liner pen handy. Its sucker is both the base for keeping it upright and the cap for protecting the tip – so both parts are easy to keep together. I always forget how useful rubber-suckers truly are (even if they feel a bit 1991!).

0 Designer: Jeongbeom Han

Ultimate Disposal Of Gloves

Ultimate Disposal Of Gloves

Just rip them! Reuse of surgical cloves is strictly prohibited and yet we see many indulge in this malpractice. The only way to ensure that the gloves don’t get reused is to tear them. The Safe Cut Surgical Glove’s design has a provision to tear them from the palm-side. A tab cuts through the latex when the gloves are removed. This will prevent both unintentional and intentional reuse of the gloves.

0 Designers: Park Bomin, Jung Sumi & Chu Yeunho

Eating Better With The Hub

Eating Better With The Hub

Talk about futuristic appliances then the Kitchen Hub comes across as the top contender for the ‘ear better and reduce waste’ category winner. The device designed to work along with a food stock app that controls info regarding the ingredients you have at home and how you use it. The device even stores individual diets of the family, has a stock of recipes and a shopping assistance function. All I know is that to stay fit, you need to eat healthy, so bring this on!

0 Designer: Francisco Barboza Grasa

An Expression of Espresso

An Expression of Espresso

If it weren’t functional at all, I’d still be in love with the look of the Ois Espresso Cup. But it is. So I do even more. Its fine bone china nestles perfectly into the tropical wood saucer to stabilize the cup so you can move with it…. and what good is coffee if you can’t take it with you?

0 Designer: Martin Jakobsen

The Power of YOU

The Power of YOU

This clever gadget, called Activ, makes it possible to harness the kinetic energy created by your own body! The personal electricity generator was designed to be worn on the knee- with each step, it juices up the battery a little more. After it’s full, just attach a USB cord directly to Activ to power your cell phone or other device. Instead of plugging into the wall… plug into you!

0 Designer: Ben Azzam

The Mini-est Car Yet

The Mini-est Car Yet

For those who like flyin’ solo, the Peugeot Mini Car is the super-sub-compact to have. No longer and only slightly wider than a motorcycle, the Peugeot is characterized by a robust, animal-like stance and futuristic, Tron-styling. The driver can access the cockpit from either side or the front, depending on preference. Once inside, the driver has an almost complete view of the vehicle’s surroundings thanks to extensive glass on the top, front, and sides.

0 Designer: Bolun Wang