The Living Home India - Launchpad Study Kit is a folding desk for children designed to encourage study habits in the home by providing an appropriate work surface with proper lighting. It has a minimal footprint when packed away, a rechargeable light that enables children to study through frequent blackouts and tools to help children organize their belongings.
A Better Working Environment for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) enables CNAs to safely dispose of the bowel movement of elderly residents during their shower routine. It is safer, cleaner and reduces the burden on the CNA by cutting back on the number of steps they need to take if the unexpected happens.
The Oblikk hard hat suspension was designed to protect the wearer from rotational and lateral impact with progressive dampening and added comfort. With a simple twist of the knob on the back of the helmet, the wearer can resize for comfort. The Oblikk is applicable in fire safety, law enforcement, medical, sport and construction.
The One Degree High Performance Dinghy Shoe was designed to protect athletes in high-performance sailing fleets against the sport’s strain on the feet. The shoe aims at being more durable, more flexible, lighter and equipped to drain water without sacrificing protection or body warmth. Current footwear used by sailing athletes fulfills only a limited number of needs. One Degree’s design targets a hybrid solution, taking the benefits from a variety of different styles of footwear to address a greater number of sport-specific expectations. Sailors are often left borrowing performance products, and in particular footwear, from parallel industries. The One Degree shoe targets the needs of the sport itself at a competitive price. The shoe is more durable than the competition and was directly designed with the demands of the sailing athlete in mind. Users do not have to compromise on comfort and protection for flexibility. One Degree represents the launch of a brand effort that provides high-performance products to sailing athletes. The brand aims to grow from footwear into apparel and digital training in an effort to champion the sport at a global scale and lower the entry barrier to up-and-coming athletes. The biggest challenge with the development of One Degree was creating the business case for launching a brand from the ground up. With the industry of high-performance sailing being relatively small in comparison to parallel industries such as surfing, the space for a profitable innovative product remained small. It was essential, however, to launch an effort that stood free of existing brands on the market. Current sailing athletes are rather isolated geographically, thus assisting greatly in the sport’s segmentation, allowing for only the more traditional and mainstream sailing look to be applicable to audiences outside of the sport. This has pushed nautical apparel brands to develop very little technology, while making most profits off of sailing lifestyle apparel. Subsidizing the costs of manufacturing while still promising a durable, reliable and performance-driven product was the foremost challenge. Working on site with Hong Kong manufacturers ensured that the design would be competitive. The shoe is easy to manufacture, easy to assemble and easy to disassemble. A common problem is the fast deterioration of neoprene often forcing users to purchase an entirely new shoe: In this case, the neoprene lining is replaceable, allowing for a longer-lasting product with easily interchangeable parts. The aesthetics of the shoe are also trend-defining and are designed to appeal to a younger and more extreme audience.
The Aiguille Short Track Speed Skater Headgear was designed specifically for high-performance professional skaters who participate in competitions. It features a crumble zone that absorbs the impact rather than distributing it, a flexible structure that improves aerodynamics, and added comfort and stability without the discomfort of a chinstrap.
The Soleus Prosthetic Leg for Adaptive Bobsled Athletes is the only prosthetic leg for adaptive bobsled athletes that enables weight-bearing and energy-return capabilities. It uses an air shock and elastomer rubber band as replacement for the calf and ankle, which equals the energy return of an abled leg. Additionally, it has an elegant, natural design that helps reinforce psychological performance.
The TailWind is an electric bike conversion kit that enhances the experience of novice cyclists by increasing their effectiveness and reducing the sweat and strain. The motor design was inspired by the magnetic levitation system of certain trains. It is easy to install, promotes health and gives people the opportunity to experience the freedom and ease of cycling.
The MYCRO: electric microvehicle for commuting and recreation by college students was designed to meet the needs of college students. With two distinct modes (closed commute and open leisure), users are able to meet their commuting and recreational needs. Prolonged drives and short, scooter-like jaunts work with the MYCRO.
The KOMRAD Respirator is an intuitive, effective and portable respirator designed for independent artists, designers and students. It features a built-in zipper lock that increases portability and sterility, a micro-sensor that monitors air purity inside the mask, triple exhalation valves for heat build-up, and a Geckel adhesive face seal that removes the need for uncomfortable upper straps.
Ox: Helping the Farmers of Kenya is a rugged and modular multitool vehicle designed to assist farmers in Kenya to transport their produce to market, which helps reduce spoilage and increase the success of small farmers. A few of the tasks the Ox can accommodate include cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, dry storage, animal transport and an electricity source.