This modern take on the gurney/stretcher aims to make rescue and recovery easier for paramedics, especially in solo operations. The modular design features two tank-style tracks at either side that provide traction and control for moving down stairs while keeping the seated patient stable and safe. Ideal for time-critical emergency situations, a simplified joystick control can be operated by a single medic while additional support is in transit.
Designer: Mauricio Ercoli
One of the reasons why whales get stranded at beaches is because the signals that they send out gauge the depth of the waters may be distorted in areas where the shores are gently sloping. What happens is that they lose their way and bearings and end up washed onshore. The Whale Whispererr hopes to fix this problem.
This self-sufficient device (harnesses power via solar energy and from the waves), needs to be placed near coastlines where whales usually end up getting disoriented, due to the gentle slopes in the sea bed. They help in emitting the right feedback to the sonic signals sent out by the whales, thus preventing any accidents. Cool!
Designers: Ye Haoyu, Gu Xin, Shao Dandan and Ye Zhuoqun
As a watch enthusiast, I have always questioned, why would men give up their sole symbol of prosperity and class to an e-ink display? The prime real estate in questionthe wristis worthy of a mechanical creation that screams haute horology. However, my mindset changed when I came across the Kairos Mechanical Smartwatch, the World’s first and only mechanical smart watch hybrid.
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Sounding almost like a contradictory statement, Mechanical Smartwatch is a term that if full of promise when played right, if you balance both the smart and the watch aspects, you have a winner on hand. Picture yourself wearing a Mechanical Watchyour pride and joyshowcasing the movement in an exhibition caseback. And at the same time, in comes a call and your watch display transforms to a digital screen, informing you that your ex-girlfriend is calling and giving you the option of answering it or not.
DonGo is the stripped-down, bare-bones bike for those who like to DIY! In petrol and electric versions, either of the skeletal design can be delivered as flat-pack ready as possible. Certain components, like the frame and engines come standard, but the basic build of the rest of this modular moto makes it easily upgraded or modified to the user’s liking and riding preference. Better yet, it’s simplicity makes it affordable and incredibly easy to maintain for a lifetime of use.
Designer: Otto Polefko
If you’re like me, then you haven’t used a landline phone in years! The entire experience is sort of pedestrian and banal, but I do daydream daily about how nice it would be to not have a dropped call every other time. The Hello Cord phone combines the best of both worlds with the user-friendliness and convenience of your mobile device and the reliability of a landline. It works in tandem with your smartphone via an app that lets you access all your contacts and dial straight from the screen. No more looking and punching numbers, and more looking and punching numbers!
Haute horology is synonymous with timeless design and a watch-making legacy that is at least half a century old. Which is why when new watchmakers step into the arena, finding firm grounds is sometimes a challenge. For sure, Im glad that Waves Design Studio has risen up to this and designed the perfect tribute with the TESORO Automatic Mechanical Watch.
Look around your office & you’ll likely see a striking number of people carrying 2 bags: 1 for work and 1 for the gym. This is because most bags aren’t suited for both. The Aer Duffel Pack fills this unique gap with thoughtfully designed compartments & a demure aesthetic that you can take anywhere. The main zipper gives you full access to the interior while the side pockets give you quick access to smaller items. At the bottom is a ventilated pouch for used clothes/shoes. For work, a padded compartment at the back cradles your laptop, books & papers. All this & it still maintains a slim profile that’s perfect for commuting!
They say words have powerfor example dont call it a bowl of veggies, call it a bowl of stir-fried exotic vegetables with tangy sauce, dollops of butter and a dash of crushed pepper to spice it up. Salivating? Likewise, new-age refrigerators are Intelligent Food Conservation Systems with a dash of Innovation. The Izotz is one such appliance that has some interesting featuresread on to know more.
The Izotz is mounted on the kitchen wall and sits half inside and half outside. The appliance is such that it takes advantage of the outside temperature and adapts to it. For example, during winters it takes advantage of the cold temperature outside to sustain the internal cooling of the fridge and thus lower electricity costs. And during summer it takes advantage of the solar energy to power the fridge.
The appliance even sports an herb bed that breaks down their internal cellulose, an organic compound, which Izotz later converts into a biopolymer. When we store some food inside the system, it gets coated with the biopolymer, which in turn vacuum seals it to retain freshness. This layer can be easily removed and is recycled by Izotz. This project is one of the shortlisted Top 35 Electrolux Design Lab Competition entry for 2014.
Designer: Iker Legarda Gabiria
It’s one thing to have someone dog-sit when you’re traveling, and another to have someone keep an eye on your fish! Kinda silly, right?! The Automated Fish Feeder is an ingenious device that gives a helping hand with you’re out of the house. Mounted on the edge of the tank, the device uses wifi and an app on your smart-device so you can trigger it to dispense food into the tank at specified intervals. Better yet, a built-in camera lets you keep an eye on your finned friends directly on your smartphone or tablet!
Designer: Sushant Rajendra Darake
Whether it’s to save space or keep things looking tidy, we have a natural tendency to push our at-home body scales right up against the wall. Great, except that when it comes time to weigh-in you find yourself in an awkward, almost laughable position against the wall trying to see the results! The Comfy Gap solves this problem with a sliding surface that automatically puts users at the perfect distance away from the wall without sacrificing space. Simply step and slide to get your results. It’s 2014 after all, so of course it also works with an app on your smart device to keep track of your progress!
Designer: Youngkwang Cho
A wise man once said, Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music. How many of us can really hear the musicthe true sublime sound! This is one industry that continues to innovate and expand with the next best invention. Today we take a look at the Kusky Electroluminescent GloSync Headphones, which are the World’s first ever lifestyle headphones with a patented dynamic glosync technology.
Living up to their claim of headphones that promise supreme sound quality, the patented Kusky EL GloSync Headphones feature enhanced advancements in noise reduction technology. In lay terms it means that they are the quietest set that you can lay your hands on.
The Rubber Glove Clip is one of those designs that you gowhy didnt I think of this before! Yes, weve been a dud about it. I have lost one too many cleaning gloves to wear and tear while drying them on the laundry line with a clothespin attached to them. This clip design should minimize my losses!
Designers: Yunjo Yu and Seonghyun Kim
What is this? Hmm yes its a Samsung Concept. Any guesses?
Oh yeah! You got itits a concept home theater design! Strategically called Morphological buds, they lend flair of sophistication to the system. Neat!
Designer: Kyuho Song
Chopsticks have gone widely unchanged for thousands of years, but Yuan Design has given them a functional facelift that’s also here to stay! Introducing, PenstiX – the retractable, reusable chopsticks you can take anywhere. Easier and more compact to carry around than a fork or even wooden chopsticks, PenstiX are minimally designed to be no large than a pen, making them perfect to take in your gym bag, on a camping trip, or to the office. One version even does double duty as a stylish stylus for your touch-screen devices. MUST-SEE video after the jump!
Designer: Yuan Design
InkCase+ is a stand-alone 3.5-inch e-ink screen that can either be inserted into a dedicated smartphone case or used as an auxiliary second screen. The design will also let consumers infinitely personalize their phone case with images and allow notifications to be pushed to the low power e-ink screen. This means that when users want to check their notifications or even read a book, there’s no need to power on the main screen as the InkCase+ is always on. On average, smartphone users check their phones 110 times/day. By moving this to the low-power display, InkCase+ also saves battery life!
With the advent of technology, the simple art of writing notes using pen and paper has literally gone down the toilet. Look at us, always with a stylus or on a keyboard, but never with a pen in hand! The Exchange is an innovative device that bridges this gap. It allows you take digital notes with a special pen, and can store it or let you share it with others in real-time.
The Exchange even doubles up as a scanner; it can scan notes or drawings and document them as digital journals.
Designer: Jeff Brown
While adjusting the temperature of the water, most of us waste a good bucket or two. To make sure we dont do this kinda stupid wastage, the Eco-shower features an additional holding unit, that takes in the first rush of cold water and heat it up for you. Its a neat idea and hopefully by the end of this year we should see a working prototype.
Designers: Yu Kwang Kang and Se Cheon Lee
Ever dreamed of being able to cook like the pros in your own kitchen? It’s a nice fantasy, but if you’re like me, then it’s only ever a fantasy because all the effort that goes into it is daunting! Until now! Juvo is a sous vide cooker that makes it possible to whip up a mouth-water meal with almost no effort at all thanks to an easy-to-use app. From dessert to multi-course dinners, t’s jam-packed with great recipes. Simply add your ingredients and control the device and settings from wherever you are with your smartphone. See it in action —>
Designers: Adam Alexander & Ben Hall
This sporty yet sophisticated luxury powerboat concept takes inspiration from its land-bound cousin, the super sports car. Aside from its flared fender-like frame, the highlight of the auto-inspired design is a cockpit fit with racing-style bucket seats, a center console, proper dash and creature comforts like climate control. Though the interior is more akin to a Fisker Karma than a fishing boat, the design is contrasted with classic nautical features like its beautiful slatted, wraparound deck. DO WANT!
Designer: Pietro Russomanno