The Rescue Breather is designed to safely assist the untrained rescuer with CPR. It supplies the victim with oxygen to prevent brain damage and death until emergency services arrive. The Rescue Breather has only a few simple controls and a mostly automated system that allow anyone to be able to use it, especially in panic situations.
Made of zamac, a strong metal alloy, the XtremKey USB key can resist almost everything: extreme temperatures, falls, water immersion and pressure. Memory modules are shielded inside a 2-millimeter casing and sealed with wear-resistant screw threads and a rubber O-ring. With its impenetrable shell, the XtremKey is the perfect USB drive for the most demanding users.
The Welcoming Vehicle Control System controls access to buildings and residential areas. An RF reader identifies residents as they pass by the controller, automatically authorizing their entrance and exit. Visitors use the interphone to call the person they are visiting, who authorizes their access to the site. The vehicle controller plate sensor number monitors and records the vehicles that pass in case of accidents or a disaster.
The Hyper Variaxis can completely machine a work piece, including multiple surface machining, from raw material to completion in a single work-piece setup to provide improved productivity in the production of complex components, such as those found in the aerospace and automotive industries.
Credits: Yamazaki Mazak Corp. (Japan) and of Ken Okuyama Design Co. Ltd. (Japan)
The design goals for the Windows Phone 7 were to bring a radically new experience to the smartphone market, one that connects with end users, and to make the phone a recognizable brand that users are interested in. The designers sought a better user experience, one that revolves around who the users are rather than what they do.
Credits: Jeff Fong, Bill Flora, Jae Pum Park, Jeff Arnold, Greg Melander, Joe Belfiore, Ryan Bickel, Alfred Astort, Kat Holmes, Albert Shum, Mike Guss, Mark Gibson, Lori Kratzer of Microsoft
As a point of focus for information sharing, Nine helps fathers to share in the pregnancy in a new way. The light on outer surface of Nine grows over nine months, developing as the baby grows, while the base can detect and separate the faster frequency of the growing baby’s heartbeat. The father can place Nine on the mother’s stomach and view a real-time simulation of the heartbeat and fetal movement, creating a tangible connection for the father.
Credits: Laurie William G Howell of Loughborough University (United Kingdom)
The Chilote House Shoe’s highly innovative low-tech manufacturing methodology and aesthetics speak directly to the conscious consumers’ sensibilities that expect highly responsible and ethical production models to manifested noble, useful and beautiful products. It uses free-range Patagonian sheep wool and repurposed and up-cycled salmon leather combined with guided craftsmanship to appeal to the growing eco-premium market.
The QTD-40 2 is a 21.5-inch widescreen ultra-slim LED monitor that uses the smart panel concept. Rather than using a back cover, the back of the smart panel becomes the cover itself, thus reducing the panel’s width to 0.97 cm. The visual contrasts formed by the square body and curved stand and the different materials used on both the front and back add to its slim and sleek look.
Credits: QisDesign/Qisda Creative Design Center (Taiwan)
The Viola Park Kitchen System is a modular kitchen system that is sold directly to consumers in a simple straightforward way. Viola Park’s unique online layout tool makes it possible for customers to easily create superior designs without the help of a designer or architect.
Credits: Scott Hudson, Virginie Remy and Dylan Davis of Henrybuilt Corp.
Intended as a resource for public schools, ReBox is a die cutting machine and system for building, learning and inspiring. Teachers will instruct students to die cut components for constructing a toy from cardboard (reclaimed from the school’s waste stream). Students will create bridges and structures from these parts to learn how science can affect the strength of their designs.