Designed for the modern DJ and studio professional, the Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Pro headphone are acoustically tuned for professional use in recording studios or in the club. The premise behind the brand is that artists and producers work hard in the studio perfecting their sound but most headphones can’t handle the detail and the dynamics of modern music.
Credits: Robert Brunner, IDSA, Gregoire Vandenbussche and Kenny Sweet of Ammunition, David Leung of Monster Cable Products and Chris Fruhauf of Alloy Product Development
AirCheck is a powerful, portable wireless tester for front-line computer network technicians that allows them to quickly and easily troubleshoot wireless networks. It provides details into the available access points, their security and strength, and possible interference sources (like microwave ovens and RF cameras). An optional directional antenna helps locate rogue access points.
Credits: Derek Silverio and Tracy Kearsley of Fluke Networks
Markhor is a prosthesis for amputee rock climbers. It consists of a prosthetic leg with a hiking foot attachment that allows climbers to hike to the wall and a climbing foot attachment for when they are ready to climb. The hiking foot takes the form and function of a hiking boot while the climbing foot attachment takes the form of a hoof, which allows more control on the rock face.
Credits: Sydney Minnis of Purdue University for DePuy Orthopedics
Motivate-Me is a handheld device that motivates people to adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle to eliminate obesity. The device tracks how long users have been inactive and vibrates to encourage them to work on daily goals. Users can receive daily goals and exercises from their doctors and relay back to doctors their progress.
Credits: David Lewchanin, Alex Mecker and Garret Miller of Purdue University for GE Medical
The aim of Therasleep is to ease discomfort and improve posture for sufferers of cerebral palsy. It provides the optimum sleeping environment through temperature, angle and high-resolution pressure control. By continuously correcting posture, Therasleep has the potential to reduce long-term health affects and improve the daily quality of life by helping those with cerebral palsy get more restful sleep.
Credits: Chris Barnard and Eric Chalko of Purdue University for General Electric
The Arc Keyboard was created to feel more like a home accessory than a computer peripheral. Designed to fit the changing behaviors of people as they use their computers everywhere in their homes, it combines comfort with an interior design aesthetic. Small enough to move easily and styled to integrate with the other elements in its surroundings, this device looks at home wherever its used.
Credits: Microsoft Hardware User Experience Team of Microsoft and One & Co for Microsoft
Swoop is a collection of lounge seating and tables that offers a wide range of options: a fully upholstered modular lounge group, a lighter-weight pull-up lounge chair, ottomans and stools. These along with modular and movable task tables provide a combination of elements that can be configured to create an endless variety of seating vignettes.
Credits: Brian Kane, IDSA of Kane Design Studio for Herman Miller Inc.
STÂGE is a kitchen knife that seamlessly integrates the fundamental practice of sharpening into the food preparation experience with a single compact tool. Stowing the sharpener within the knife handle provides quick access to a proper sharpening tool and negates the need for separate storage. The smooth transition between sharpening and cutting provides for a better overall cutting experience.
Credits: Jacky Kaho Ling, Ryan Nussbacher, David Donghee Suh and Zackary Yao-Tsung Yu of Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Canada)
The U.S.B. (Ulterior Survival Bag) is a bag that transforms into a boot. Two U.S.B.s combined together form one bag, and when separated from each other they provide protection from frostbite and other common foot ailments when proper shelter and footwear is not available. The inspiration for this design came from working with the homeless community in Detroit where the need for winter boots exceeds the available supply.
Credits: Mike Forbes for College of Creative Studies