This solution for bridge consoles of ships develops the existing modular system into a building system that uses standard materials (extrusions, sheet material) to construct work surfaces of any dimension. Working in conjunction with a system hub (or hubs) and a support structure, any desired bridge configuration can be built. Additionally, incremental strategies to implement this system, to introduce digital integration and to enhance user interaction have been developed.
The Screw Gun Router Attachment instantly transforms a drywall screw gun into a drywall router. The tool slips over the nose of the screw gun and links with a Phillips bit. A gear box inside the router attachment increases the screw gun’s normal RPM output by 600 percent. This increase allows for performance levels equal to current drywall routers with only 25 percent of the cost and physical size.
The TWIN Drums Washing-Machine eliminates the need to wash whites and darks in different loads. A small door inside the main door opens into a separate washing container. So whites, for instance, can be placed in this compartment, while darks are placed in the main unit. The clothes in both are washed simultaneously without damage from colors running, and water usage is reduced by combing two loads in one.
Moen Loft is an integrated bathroom workstation primarily targeted at first-time home buyers and remodelers who live in small urban spaces, have a fast life pace and want an easy solution. This all-in-one bathroom workstation, along with free installation service provided by Moen, makes the purchasing and installation experience totally hassle free. Features such as a customizable shelf system, water-saving faucet, integrated power outlet and easy access ‘P-trap” make it suitable for small urban living spaces and easy to use and maintain. A selection of colors allows customers to match their decorating scheme.
Nestr is a healthy lifestyle and behavior changer: It is a modular bedding system that facilitates customers’ making sustainable choices and minimizing environmental impact without compromising comfort, hygiene, or size. Molded bamboo spring structures replace the bed furniture, box springs, and metal springs of the regular mattress. A five inch natural latex foam pad sits on top of the bamboo structure to give comfort.
The modular system allows the changing of the bed size by adding an extra Nestr rather than disposing of the whole bed and purchasing a new one. When the modular units are not needed any longer, they can be used as outdoor furniture. A 3D spacer polyester fabric cover allows easy ventilation, and can be washed for a healthy sleeping environment. Since there is no commingled material, Nestr can be easily recycled after its life cycle.
The FunKtion portable skate helmet was inspired by key findings based on observations that revealed a major unmet need. The research also revealed that simplicity was the key aesthetic of the true skate culture. The helmet is fastened and unfastened like a corset: The user pulls a bungee-like cord, allowing the plates to interlock and creating a tight and impact-protective shell around the head.
This collapsible skate helmet is for street skaters and pure skate enthusiasts who are looking for portability and style. It was inspired by key findings based on observation, revealing this major unmet need. The research also revealed the demand for simplicity was the key aesthetic of the true skate culture; explorations of skate culture and fashion led to the design.
Solista is a digital instrument that uses a variety of sounds and techniques to create a layered mixed song. Furthermore, songs can be simultaneously created and shared by different users when Solista is connected to an iPhone, and they can be recorded in digital format without the need for microphones. Solista is a MIDI instrument that uses a variety of sounds and techniques to create a layered mixed song; melodies are layered with the melody neck, rhythms with the beat pads, and different musical genres of the melodies and/or beats are controlled with the buttons next to the iPhone on the headstock. Each melody or beat can be looped so the performer can focus on the subsequent layer of the song. Furthermore, songs can be simultaneously created and shared by different users when Solista is connected to an iPhone, creating a “Network Band,” which can also be recorded in digital format (microphones are not necessary).
Cadence is a prosthetic and pedal for cyclists who are below-the-knee amputees. It helps restore proper cycling movements and efficiency and provides a much safer experience. Pros, amateurs and even recreational below-the-knee amputees can benefit from this kind of prosthetic. The leg can be used when riding a bicycle during training or just for fun.
"Finally, a cycling prosthetic that's every bit as cool and high-tech as the bicycle it'll be paired with! The Cadence Prosthetic and Pedal for Cyclists was designed for serious cycling enthusiasts with the same sense of aesthetics and performance as the bikes they ride. It even looks fast! I wonder what Lance would do with this?" – Michelle Berryman, FIDSA, Founding Principal, Echo Visualization, LLC