Snap is a reconfigurable, environmentally-friendly chair with only three components: metal frame, expanded polypropylene seat half and plastic stopper. The snap-assembly allows the user to change colors and configurations at any time. The entire lifecycle of Snap was considered during the design process; it is 99 percent recyclable and made of 100 percent recyclable material.
The VacuAide is a portable fluid suction device for use in emergency response or home-care situations to remove fluids from the airway or respiratory support system as well as infectious materials from wounds. The device creates a vacuum that draws fluids through disposable tubing into a sealed one-time-use collection canister for the EMS version or into a dishwasher-safe reusable canister for the home care version.
Hum. Minds at Work™ is an open-plan desking system that fits people's minds as well as their bodies. Focusing on both individual thought and collaborative team tasks, Hum provides four unique elements: personal workspaces, see-me screens, terraces and meet-me spaces. They each allow easy shifts back and forth between working alone and working as part of a group without changing place or losing context.
Mia is a drip stand for medication management. Nurses, pharmacists and patients use Mia to support pumps, monitors and solutions for critical care and infusion therapy. Mia sits beside patients when they are resting or travels with them when they are ambulatory.
GoStudio turns an iPod into a two-channel portable audio recorder. It is especially useful when a larger mixer is impractical or an electrical power outlet is not available, such as a journalist recording an interview, a scientist recording sounds in the field, a singer-songwriter recording with a guitar and microphone, or a student recording a classroom lecture.
Satellite to Go is a compact, portable system featuring an LCD screen, receiver and satellite antenna in a single unified case. It is designed to be used by emergency service organizations, such as FEMA, the Red Cross, police and firefighters, to provide satellite information when ground-based communications have been compromised.
The 360 Paper Water Bottle is a versatile container concept made from food-safe, recyclable materials. Its design strategically decreases the energy consumed throughout the product life cycle without sacrificing functionality. It also gives consumers access to an environmental friendly experience.
REturn is a simple, elegant waste processor that makes composting food waste inside the home convenient and rewarding. Diverting waste from the trashcan and returning it to your backyard as nutrient-rich compost reduces the burden on landfills and sewage treatment plants. REturn is a self-contained system that works without the traditional slop bucket or outdoor compost pile, making it feasible for urban dwellers.
QwickSwitch is a conceptual line of light switches and receptacles that can be removed and replaced without tools and without turning off the power. With QwickSwitch anyone can change a standard light switch to a dimmer, or replace a standard receptacle with a built-in night light. For hospitals and other high-use environments, the ability to replace outlets and switches without turning off the power can provide significant time and cost savings.
The VP II-X is an entrance security system that uses hand-vascular biometric technology. An infrared optical system analyzes the vascular pattern on the back of the hand to verify a person's identity. The VP II-X achieved dependable ergonomics with trustworthy aesthetics through a simple and robust design with an intuitive user interface that doesn't require any special effort to learn.