Human-powered Healing

Human-powered Healing

Exercise can cause tension and soreness in the leg muscles. Energy Storage Heating Knee Pad stores induction-generated energy during exercise, and releases heat energy to comfort aches and relieve fatigue afterward. See how it works —>

0 Designer: Prof. Aqua Chuan-Yu Chen, Chou Yi-Jin

The Great Observer

The Great Observer

Extreme Sports are exciting and equally exciting is capturing those precise moments of adrenalin pumping excitement. Observer is a camera this is a remotely controlled multicopter robot. It hovers around its subject, shooting video and photos from a safe distance, while the extreme sport activities are enjoyed.

0 Designers: Jinho Kwon, Minhyun Choi, Seunghun Shin & Hyeonwoog Yoon

Getting It Clean Alright

Getting It Clean Alright

The Rolling Static-cleaner is silent cordless cleaner with a ball tip that traps fur and dust. It basically uses electromagnetic force to attract the dust particles and fur that is shed by your pets. We all know the merits of a clean home: lesser allergies and sickness; thus the use of a technology that ensures this, is very relevant. I love the wand design of the machine. Kinda makes it futuristic.

0 Designers: Lee Hyelynn, Seok Juwon, Sin Junho & Yoon Jisu

Virtual Companion for Grandparents

Virtual Companion for Grandparents

Dusk was designed to offer seniors and their families peace of mind when it comes to mind and body. The 2-part system includes a health monitoring band that monitors the wearer’s vitals, reporting stats directly back to loved ones and alerting paramedics in the event of an emergency. For interpersonal support, the 2nd part of the system uses a projector for real time video and photo sharing with family members.

0 Designer: Subinay Malhotra

No more low battery blues!

No more low battery blues!

The world’s first and only “blind positioning” wireless charger, the QITAH’s minimal design marries with the latest Qi technology to give you freedom from the low battery blues! Adaptable to any Qi device, it will also hold your phone at an ergonomic 40-degrees for use on your desk or 7-degrees for your nightstand or bedside table.

0 Designer: Paul Sandip

Divide and Conquer

Divide and Conquer

The portable audio market is hotter than ever with a number of brand names competing to have the smallest, coolest looking and most powerful speaker on the block. Leu Aurelian’s take on the trend goes a step beyond, exploring wireless Bluetooth capability in not one but two nested speakers that work together to deliver an encompassing surround sound experience.

0 Designer: Leu Aurelian

New Newton

New Newton

Newton is a new type of astronomical telescope that is made with very simple low technology. It is crafted and designed using the principles of reflecting telescope that are suitable for the observation of nebula, star clusters, galaxy etc. The elegant shape reminds me of a spaceship!

0 Designer: Erik Edward Kim

Hotter, Cooler, Better.

Hotter, Cooler, Better.

If you like your coffee hot and your water cold, then the Copo thermos was designed for you. It keeps drinks at your preferred temperature when you’re on the go. Since it’s made of double-paned glass, it’s always comfortable to hold, even if you pour boiling water right into it.

0 Designer: Subinay Malhotra

Sky Whale

Sky Whale

The latest from aviation enthusiast Oscar Viñals, the AWWA “Sky Whale” concept aircraft explores the use of hybrid engine technology and active airflow wings. The unique wing system is longer from tip-to-tip and includes an integrated turbine near the fuselage which redirects laminar airflow while producing supplemental energy for the hybrid engines. Looks like an ultra-modern Spruce Goose!

0 Designer: Oscar Viñals

The Ultimate Apron!

The Ultimate Apron!

Whether it’s in the kitchen, garage, or art studio, this clever apron design is the only one you’ll ever need. The key to its versatility is three interchangeable “belts,” each with its own unique arrangement of pockets for carrying different necessities. When you’re finished, just fold it up with the tools until you need it again!

0 Designer: Playground | Connect Design

WDR World Design Rankings: United States Is Numero Uno!

WDR World Design Rankings: United States Is Numero Uno!

Here is news that will warm some hearts and give relief from the bitter cold sweeping across the United States of America; WDR announced the World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design. United States takes the first place among 69 represented countries in 2013 with 112 Design Awards won globally. I have recapped some samples of the kind of amazing works that have won at the A’ Design Awards & Competition; of course the rank order is in there as well.

Sexy Hollywood Bath

Sexy Hollywood Bath

How about a sexy soak in a tub that has all the glitz and glam of Hollywood? The Xiuxi Bathtub has air injection device at the bottom that puts forth bubble bursts of water and friction that causes the anion to open pores of the skin cells. There is infrared light to stimulate cell tissues and enhance blood circulation. In short it’s a spa bath and treatment at home, at the fraction of the cost.

0 Designer: Erik Edward Kim

This is not a bike.

This is not a bike.

LUMA is a three-wheeled vehicle powered by human muscle! Similar to a step-cycle, users simply use the platform for each foot to set the trike in motion. The three-wheeled design is super-stable, safe and easy to operate, making it a great fitness option for users of any age or physical ability.

0 Designer: Bart Zimny