The Video Otoscope, MD SCOPE® is a handheld medical device for family, ENT and veterinary doctors that shows the digital image of a patient’s ear, nose or throat. Camera tips of different lengths and of flexible material allow viewing of different portions during diagnosis. In addition to the built-in monitor, it can be connected to an external display or computer to provide two simultaneous images as well as records for electronic medical history.
Credits: Charles K. Huang and Johnny Chen of APPLE BioMedical Inc. (Taiwan)
EPS wave is a lamp made of expanded polystyrene that has a surprisingly lighting texture when turned on. While aiming to promote the undiscovered attributes of expanded polystyrene as a translucent beauty, this material-based project also took manufacturing process and recycling efficiency into consideration to ensured the design’s practicality.
Moducool is a modular vaccine backpack designed to aid in the transport and distribution of life-saving vaccine vials in rural areas of developing countries. Vaccine vials must be kept between 2 and 8 degrees; anywhere outside this temperature and they start to lose potency. With Moducool, the vials are stored in air-tight removable insulated modules that house custom-made icepacks that encapsulate the vials and ensure that they are stored at the optimum temperature.
Credits: Ian Friday of Loughborough University (United Kingdom)
The Autonomous Railroad Probe examines the main structural elements of a railroad track using a vision- and laser-inspection system, in addition to a contact-free transducer module system. It stores and processes the scanned data to detect defects and provides GPS coordinates with the defect data to the operator. The operator can then analyze the data and schedule maintenance.
Credits: Regimantas Vegele of Umeå Institute of Design (Sweden)
JONAH DISEND (@jdisend) Founder and CEO Redscout Ventures
Jonah Disend, a highly sought-after brand strategist and innovator, leads Redscout’s ability to imagine and realize new futures for companies. In 2000, Disend founded Redscout, the brand development shop, with offices in New York City and San Francisco and was featured on Ad Age’s “Ones to Watch” list. Redscout has been an integral part of the development of inventive and successful new products, services and experiences for a wide range of clients including PepsiCo, Diageo, Domino’s, Starwood and Kate Spade. Before founding Redscout, Disend was planning director at DDB Worldwide. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree from New York University. He has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Billboard and WWD.
Roo Rogers and Jonah Disend will discuss the issue of the designer’s role in collaborative networks. Rogers, the famed author of What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, will cover the benefits of collaboration and crowd sourcing design, a process of joining together to design as a community for the community. Disend will discuss the importance of the designer's expertise and how design is not something everyone can do. Said Disend, "We (as consumers) have to watch shitty Super Bowl ads because they've been outsourced to the collaborative network."
Roo Rogers launched Redscout Ventures in January 2010 to concentrate on creating new projects, support existing entrepreneurial companies with their growth plans and advise private equity firms. Rogers most recently served as the co-founding partner of OZOlab, the fund and incubator for environmental start-ups and as the CEO of OZOcar, the eco-friendly car service. In 2004, he founded we:nited magazine. In 2000, he launched Drive Thru Pictures and Drive Thru Films, the award-winning British and American film company. After working for Medecins Du Monde/UNICEF in South Sudan, he co-founded UNITY TV. Rogers is the co-author of What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, delving into understanding the exploding economy of collaborative consumption. He received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College and his master’s degree in economic development from University College London.
Sometimes it takes us great effort to use a wrench. But it you could lengthen the arm of a wrench, you could increase its force. That’s just what E-SPANNER does. It is a wrench with a retractable arm that gives users more leverage to tighten stubborn nuts. It also lengthens users’ reach in order to get into high or narrow places.
Credits: Jia Peng, Yu Zhigang, Lv Changfu, Zhu Lin, Fan Jianjun, Zhao Bin, Liang Hongyu, Chen Jian, Jia Shenghui, Zhou Hailun and Liu Zheng of Jiangnan University (China)
Primo is a customization platform for action sports that allows BMX and skateboarding athletes to fine-tune specific footwear performance features. Similar to customizing a setup on equipment such as a skateboard or BMX bike, athletes have the opportunity to fine-tune their footwear as a piece of equipment to maximize their performance. Athletes can select from a menu of performance options, and their footwear is created to the exact order and received in three to four 4 weeks.
The Neonatal MRi concept is a noninvasive imaging system for diagnosing medical conditions. The infant, caregiver and family are the focus of this design in scale, interaction and experience. Along with soft materials and gentle curves, the use of wood speaks of the home nursery. The handle securely and clearly locks the bed in place, and the portable display rotates to suit caregiver needs.