His modular concept for a computer that can transform between mobile and home computing configurations claimed the People’s Vote Award in the ReGeneration: International Green Computing Design Competition, sponsored by Dell and endorsed by IDSA.
xBand is an ultra-low-cost flat-packed leg splint system for use in disaster situations. In natural disasters, medical supplies are often in short supply due to their high unit prices and the difficulty of shipping them to the disaster site. In order to address these problems, xBand uses high-speed die-cut manufacturing and a flat-pack design to maximize the number of units in each shipment. Production to delivery and use can be achieved within the critical first 72 hours of a disaster.
When 14-year-old Leo Chen began dissecting computers in his native Taiwan, he had only a faint idea of what design was. His Chinese upbringing did predispose him to understanding harmony. With that deep appreciation of how things flow together, he has emerged from the University of Houston (UH) as a certified problem solver.
Arvin is currently working out of Boston, Massachusetts for Essential Design.
Originally drawn to industrial design by an interest in people, Arvin is a generalist who combines creative tools and technical skills to create simple solutions for systems-level design problems. He is an explorer in pursuit of discoveries that reveal opportunities for innovation.