Top 10 futuristic tech designs to inspire you from the YD x KeyShot Inspiration Hub

At Yanko Design, we believe in constantly innovating, creating, and evolving. It’s a philosophy that serves as a lifeline for us, and one of the results of this lifeline is the YD x KeyShot Inspiration Hub! The Inspiration Hub is our ‘ever-expanding encyclopedia’ of design work for you to participate in, to inspire designers, and to get inspired by. Created in collaboration with KeyShot, the Inspiration Hub is your one-stop space for inspiration where designers like you can submit your impressive designs and be awarded to stand out in the crowd and to inspire other like-minded designers.

To kickstart your journey and send some motivation your way, we’ve curated some of our favorite futuristic tech designs from the Inspiration Hub. These unique and uber-cool tech designs will motivate you to create something spectacular and submit the design, as a gateway to sharing it with the best of the design world. Additionally, we will also be picking our favorite Design of the Week, Design of the Month, and Design of the Year – every week, month, and year from the submissions on the Inspiration Hub. Keep an eye on our Instagram page and the Inspiration Hub to see if your design gets picked. Fingers crossed!

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1. Smart Prosthetic Arm

Xander Lihovski designed this wearable design called the ‘Smart Prosthetic Arm’. It is his own interpretation of an AI-controlled prosthesis design, and effortlessly merges AI and smart technology. Lihovski adopted a rather techy or robotic look for the arm, in an attempt to normalize the use of prosthetic limbs in common spaces. A digital interface wraps around the prosthetic arm’s elbow crease that operates as the prosthetic limb’s smart hub. It has been conceptualized in a black variant and a white variant.

2. The Samsung Action Camera

Designed by Isaac Lee, the Samsung Action Camera is a nifty and compact contraption featuring a wide-angle lens, record button, control knob, digital viewfinder, and an LCD screen on the top – much like the ones you see on retro-style cameras. The side of the camera has been equipped with two USB-C ports and a 3.5mm aux for an external microphone. It’s a unique transparent camera that is a refreshing change from the mainstream GoPros and other action cameras we see today.

3. Eco

The electrolarynx is an essential device to help those who had a laryngectomy to be able to speak again. However, it can be inconvenient to use one, hence Luca Persico designed ‘Eco’ – a simplified and more efficient version of an electrolarynx. All the buttons have been reduced to one, and there are only three simple steps required to operate it. The lightweight and ergonomic design can adapt to the diversity and multiplicity of users’ bodies, therefore transforming the complex electrolarynx into an easy-to-use and intuitive device.

4. Focus

This stunning watch designed by Samuel Beaney and Ed Burgess is defined by interesting bezels! While manufacturers are trying to banish bezels, Focus embraces them wholeheartedly. Taking inspiration from traffic signs, particularly the circular ones, the smartwatch uses thick bezels to increase the visual focus of the small screen in the middle. There are no other extra markings around that screen, be it a rotating bezel or even a crown.

5. The Stingray Headphones

Designed by Junhyeok “Hugo” Oh, the Stingray Headphones have been created to adapt to the back of human heads, hence making them quite an ergonomic pair of headphones. They cover the back of our heads, preventing migraines and helping users to focus completely on the music. The headphones are designed to be portable, and they can be swiftly clipped onto or put into bags and pockets, making the headphones extremely easy to carry around with you.

6. The Air Boost

Designed by ByungJun Lee, the Air Boost is a sports mask concept with the branding of Nike. It’s designed to be an electronic mask concept that replenishes oxygen and supports you in breathing while you conduct aerobic exercises. It ensures the circulation of clean air and provides oxygen supply from oxygen capsules as and when needed. This helps to speed up and improve your post-workout recovery since it prevents oxygen deficiency and debt that can take place during physical activities.

7. Husqvarna Charging Modules

Designed by Anshuman Kumar, these solar charging modules were designed for mountain bikes, and branded under Husqvarna. The conceptual design was created to enable riders to ride to remote locations, without the fear of their EVs dying down, and being unable to find charging sources. The module is powered by solar energy and would make an excellent design if brought to life, especially for adventure seekers who love road trips to offbeat locations.

8. The Huawei Watch GT Cyber

Say hello to Huawei’s most ambitious and innovative smartwatch! The watch features a circular face and a detachable dial that pops out of the strap. This allows you to swap the outer body designs in no time. The majestic smartwatch comes with a wide range of straps, that you can switch between, giving your smartwatch the look you’re in the mood for – classy, minimalist, sports, or premium. The Huawei Watch GT Cyber allows you to log your workout with a variety of 100+ sports modes, and GPS tracking lets you keep tabs on your route.

9. Pavy’s Earbuds Design

Designed by Simon Pavy, this innovative earbuds concept is a unique audio device that can be used while traveling, playing sports, or during any activity where we have limited or no access to our smartphones. The nifty device combines AirPods and an AirPods case with a new and improved iPod Nano screen, hence creating a hybrid of the AirPods and the iPod, resulting in a gadget that has no need for a smartphone, since it does it all!

10. FLAG

Designed by Mk Jeon, FLAG is designed to be a rollable display for travelers. Most journeys end with the symbolic act of flagging, for example, when astronauts land on the moon, or mountain climbers reach the top of Mt. Everest, they strike a flag into the ground as a symbol of their victory and the end of their long journey. In a similar fashion, FLAG is designed to share your entire travel journey, and help you finish it up with a techy ‘FLAG’, that commemorates your arduous process.

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