The ARC Emergency Raft provides a safe, dry and comfortable place for people to survive during marine disasters. It is designed for large ships as an emergency backup system and can hold approximately 100 to 150 people. Its triangular shape makes it highly stable, while its central pillar functions as signal light, air pump, hydroelectric generator, water purification system and breathing air supply.
Designed by Qing Xu, Jian Shi, IDSA, Yunman Gu, IDSA, Weijing Zhao and Holly Chisholm of Savannah College of Art and Design
The Link 500 - Railtrack Layer is a machine that makes constructing railway tracks easier, safer and faster in emerging economies. It lays prefabricated concrete slabs cyclically along a GPS mapped route, taking the heavy work and human error out of railway construction. LINK 500 enables railroad construction workers to focus their attention on lighter tasks, while the machine links together up to 500 meters of track per workday.
Designed by Apurba Pawar of Umeå Institute of Design for Volvo Construction Equipment
EATWELL-A 7-piece tableware set designed to help people with Alzheimer's to eat better helps people maintain their dignity and alleviate some of the burden for the caregivers. The bowls and spoons are designed to help users get food more easily and to prevent the food from dropping out of the bowl. The cups are designed to prevent them from being tipped over.
Designed by YenChih Yao of SHA design/ Academy of Art University
Icebergs - a pool toy system for kids was designed to provide older children an enriched play experience. It encourages social interaction and creativity in free play, and helps to build confidence in the water by inspiring children to try new things. Icebergs is a modular toy system containing panels and identical connectors. The variety of shapes enables children to embrace their imaginations.
Designed by Wyanne Tsang of Academy of Art University
ELANA is a wearable continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis treatment device. It features an open/close valve that also works to switch between draining and filling. The redesigned transfer set reduces the number of steps in the process, eliminates unnecessary tools, and employs physical and visual cues to communicate the stages for new users.
Designed by Pachara Kangchirdsri of Pratt Institute
Using directional guidance, Loop serves to connect the individual participants to the collective flow of the crowd. Loop is a directional haptic feedback accessory in the form of an armband. It has vibration points that guide the user through rotating pulses. Loop pairs with an app that uses GPS and Bluetooth technology to network other Loop users.
Designed by Joseph Weissgold and Kathryn McElroy of the School of Visual Art
Safe Train is an interior design for a safer train carriage environment. Its design focuses on solutions already applied in precrash testing, which reduce major injuries during a crash. It also helps facilitate evacuation for rescue workers. Safe Train includes efficient and safe evacuation routes, a seat system, a luggage system and a table solution.
Designed by Cindy Sjöblom of Umeå Institute of Design for Dräger
The Water Roll is a water container that enhances the experience of collecting and transporting water in refugee camps in Africa. With no water in the camps, people need to transport it over long distances. Through research and interviews, the proposed solution is reusable and lighter in weight with a faucet for easy pouring.
Designed by Qunxi Huang and Yolegmma Marquez of Rochester Institute of Technology School of Design
The House Is Not Clean air purifier works by catching and accumulating unclean air that is difficult to see and then revealing it as a fun, humorous and friendly ghost face in the filter. Users can easily check the image of the filter and clean it. The ghost image indicates that it is ready to be cleaned.
The Smart tea bag. uses a unique color-coding system to help steep the perfect cup of tea. A color-coded word on the tea bag matches the hue of the tea in its perfect state. Once the word is no longer legible, the tea is perfectly steeped and ready to enjoy.
Designed by You-Yi Lin of National Taipei University of Technology