LEOTUS A/C is a modular home air-conditioner that offers smarter energy consumption. It will benefit users by the restored use of windows, easier installation, modern aesthetics and quiet operation. The double loop system separates its working parts into two units linked together by a connector. The outdoor unit generates a cold temperature while the indoor unit stores and dispenses cold air inside.
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.
Medical Shower not only functions as a regular showerhead, it also helps take care of the skin. Designed with a compartment to hold traditional Chinese medicine, this showerhead enables water to be infused with nourishing herbal remedies as it flows out. The medicinal parcel is inserted into the plastic cover on the front of the showerhead, making a medicinal shower as easy as making a cup of tea.
The ReCoil Workout System combines two existing fitness products: a dumbbell and a resistance band. A resistance band is coiled up inside each pod, which are color-coated based on their level of resistance. Each pod can screw onto either the specially designed dumbbell or curl bar, allowing the users to customize their own dumbbell by screwing on the desired pods.
Credits: Emron Jackson Henry and Professor Bryan Howell, IDSA of Brigham Young University
The facts+patterns project consists of various everyday objects that all have one thing in common: They convey valuable facts via their decors and patterns and thereby enable an innovative and vivid access to different subjects in everyday life. For instance, the infographic pattern on a dress can convey information about working conditions and low labor costs in many garment-producing countries.
Credits: Christian Busse of HTW Berlin (University of Applied Sciences) (Germany)
The Coral RASA is a coral reef monitoring device for environmental organizations, local governments and community groups. It features a 360 degree rotational camera, a hydrophone, a water testing unit and coral bleaching detection. The device is places on the ocean floor beneath the coral reef. The audio and video can be viewed online, and data is recorded on the embedded hard drive for later downloading.
Credits: Derek Bennion of the College for Creative Studies
Hug is a new system for childhood vaccinations that employs an emerging technology for drug delivery with microneedles. Hug patches are efficient, heat tolerable and, most importantly, painless. The Hug vaccination system creates a stress free, informed experience for parent and child so they enjoy this intimate lifesaving moment together rather than the stress and anxiety normally associated with injections.
Credits: George Wilson Ressler of The University of Kansas
In critical situations in public, such as in subways, when dense dust or smoke can make it difficult to breathe or see, people often panic, not knowing how to escape. The design of Light Breath is similar to a snorkel respirator to help people recognize how to use it intuitively. They simply hold it between their teeth to breathe in clean air. The attached LED on the front is turned on by the pressure of biting the device, giving people use of both of their hands.
Credits: Ju Jieun, Lee Jaebin and Choi Woojoo of Samsung Art & Design Institute (South Korea)