The Cypher Massive Performance Series of men’s boardshorts features a new fly design whose extra row of eyelets gives the wearer two sizing options for a precise fit. Developed specifically to accommodate surfing at the highest level, the boardshorts also update Quiksilver’s rash-reducing Diamond Dobby technology and offer four-way stretch panels and a Lycra hem to maximize flexibility and minimize binding.
Agilis is an upright walker for people with cerebral palsy who have low to moderate mobility with their legs. It is custom fitted to the users and takes a percentage of their body weight off their legs making it easier to walk. By encouraging them to exercise, it can reduce the onset of muscular atrophy, a common condition for these patients.
Credits: Andrew Clemenson, Nick Smigielski and Yinghuan Peng of Purdue University for GE Medical
The Mudan LED Bay Light is ideal for warehouses, gasoline stations, indoor recreational facilitates and underground passages. The lamp base fitting is designed for direct replacement of conventional bay lights without having to modify present lighting fixtures.
Pronto-7 is a palm-sized handheld device designed for quick and easy noninvasive spot checking of hemoglobin. It requires no needles and is complete in less than one minute. It involves no time-consuming laboratory analysis, no blood contamination, no hazardous medical waste and no patient discomfort.
Credits: Marcelo Lamego, Abe Kiani and Greg Olson of Masimo Corp.
The Oceanic Cleaning System is a autonomous unit that is designed to capture plastic particles in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The system consists of satellite units that move in a specific pattern and collect plastic particles in the surrounding water and a base unit that stores the plastic. A service ship regularly empties the store of plastics and performs maintenance.
Credits: Erik Borg of Umeå Institute of Design (Sweden)
SEESAW is a water-saving faucet. In public bathrooms and kitchen sinks much water is wasted when users let the water run while they are soaping their hands. With SEESAW, the faucet doubles as a soap dispenser. Press the right side of the faucet to dispense soap; in this position the water flow is locked out. The users must then press the left side of the faucet bar to initiate the flow of water.
Credits: Chanhee Han of Hanyang University (South Korea)
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: The Windows phone family and friends of Microsoft
Inspired by the Japanese art of the fold, GorillaMobile Ori for transforms effortlessly from a flat, protective case to a versatile iPad stand. Continuous hinges maximize screen visibility with adjustable viewing angles, a swivel pivots between landscape and portrait orientation, and the stand elevates the iPad up to 14 inches high for eye-level display.
Credits: Eric Hale, Noah Balmer and Fred Polito of Joby Inc.
The JZY\T\R-HLCGA gas hob was designed for family cooking use only. It can be powered by gas, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and artificial coal. It offers two burners, each with columnar pot supports. The black stainless steel construction is durable and easy to clean.
Credits: Gas hob work team of NINGBO FOTILE KITCHEN WARE Co. Ltd. (China)
The Town of Kansas Bridge Enhancement at its core is an engineering solution that became a design opportunity. It is a landscaped bio-retention garden, seating area and bike rack that collects and distributes 800 cubic feet of excess storm water from adjacent buildings and the beginning of Main Street. The design also establishes the entry to the pedestrian bridge as a trailhead to the newly completed series of riverfront parks below.