The Apex Exosuit is made for workers in the logistics industry to fight fatigue in the workplace. Designed without motors or batteries, the science-backed Apex weighs just 3.4 pounds and can reduce over 50 pounds of strain on the back. The mechanism for the load absorption is powered by a combination of mechanical hardware and elastic latex bands that act like artificial muscles. The backpack-like design keeps workers cool and comfortable, is intuitive to put on and take off, and has a low profile that allows for a wide range of motion. The modular design accommodates 56 size adjustments, addressing a wide range of body shapes and sizes, including gender-specific fit options.
Designed by: Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, Ryu Tomita, Paul Reamey, and Aybuke Sahin of the Interwoven Design Group and the HeroWear team
The BDR100-20 is a mobile construction-waste recycling system. It crushes, screens, meters, mixes, presses, molds, and palletizes construction waste, quickly transforming it into different types of bricks. The bricks are suitable to use on-site for the garden and nonbearing walls. It features a high degree of automation. Each unit can cover five to six house construction sites. This one-stop recycling process can bring considerable economic benefits to users. By repurposing construction waste, it saves disposal, recycling, and transportation costs. The negative-pressure dust collection system, coupled with the vibration-based breaking and vibration-damping features, minimizes its impact on the job site and local residents.
Designed by: Rumiao Liu, Mingjie Wang, and Minliang Kang of Guangdong Bright Dream Robotics Co., Ltd. for Country Garden Holdings Co., Ltd.
Level Bolt is an invisible smart lock. It was designed to be installed inside a door in minutes to transform an existing deadbolt, using the existing bezels, into a smart lock. The battery is creatively hidden inside the bolt to make the occasional battery change simple. Level Bolt lets homeowners get all the benefits of a smart lock and still maintain the design integrity of their home. With the app, homeowners can use their phone to lock and unlock their door, share access with family or friends, and keep track of who’s coming and going.
Designed by: Feiz Design Studio in collaboration with Level Home Inc.
The Blackmagic Fairlight Desktop Console is a complete audio mixing surface that enhances the post-production workflows of Hollywood cinema, streaming television series, and live broadcasts. Costing just $3,595, it offers intuitive mixing of complex audio productions with a clear, familiar layout that empowers novices, smaller studios, and independent sound engineers. It features 12 custom motorized faders refined for optimal ergonomics, allowing subtle track adjustments that can be monitored on high-resolution LCDs above each channel. Capacitive touch encoder knobs are completely silent, vital in sensitive audio studios. The bespoke search dial with adaptive electronic clutch provides fast, responsive navigation of complex timelines, while illuminated buttons are rated to over a million operations.
Designed by: Blackmagic Industrial Design Team
Safety Welder transforms traditional industrial welding equipment into a portable cordless welding pen for welding enthusiasts. The design ensures the safety and health of DIYers. The built-in filter purifies the harmful smoke generated during welding. The inlet glass tube enhances suction and prevents nonprofessional users from scalding themselves by accidentally touching the welding head. The tube can also function as a magnifying glass. Its cordless design extends the range of use.
Designed by: Guoqiang Wang, Jiahui Hu, Xiqiang Li, and Chen Zhao of Shenzhen Fonu Industrial Product Design Co., Ltd. for Ningbo Zuobiao Creative Technology Co., Ltd.
Mirion AccuRad is a handheld personal radiation detector (PRD) designed for law enforcement, fire rescue, and other emergency responders. Designed to be carried on a first responder’s tactical belt or webbing, it automatically detects illicit manmade radioactive and nuclear sources, alerting the user when a threat is detected. Its localization technology provides directional-source pinpointing using a built-in radar screen so you can locate trouble faster. Built to be discrete, the AccuRad PRD has dual displays with an easy-to-read top screen that enables users to glance at the reading without removing the PRD from their belt, preventing unwanted curiosity and fear among people in public spaces.
Designed by: Mirion Technologies, Inc. and THRIVE
Secure access plays a critical role in the safety, security, and day-to-day operations of businesses and organizations worldwide, adding a necessary layer of security for the protection of employees, assets, and facilities. Verkada Access Control combines hardware and software to regulate permitted entrance into buildings. The hardware consists of a door controller and a door reader. The controller has a simplified wiring layout and a removable cassette system, making it faster for installers to connect the controller to the doors and readers. The door reader was designed with a minimalistic approach for clear communication of reader states.
Designed by: Verkada Hardware Design Team
The Geko G100 is an intelligent wall-putty grinding robot that uses automatic path-planning and obstacle-avoiding technology. The grinding module was optimized with an adjustable rotational speed and grinding area. It features a powerful vacuum cleaner that can capture dust to increase worker health and the air quality of the surrounding environment. The high-quality carbon steel improves its structural strength and withstands the harshness of a construction site. The control system monitors its status and improves grinding efficiency through multi-machine scheduling. As a smart, environmentally friendly grinding robot, it complements the construction industry’s trend toward automated, intelligent technology.
Designed by: Xin Li, Huihuan Li, Mingjie Wang, and Minliang Kang of Guangdong Bright Dream Robotics Co., Ltd. for Country Garden Holdings Co., Ltd.
The WeChat Pay P1 is a smart device for checkouts that can serve as a stand-alone device or be integrated into existing point-of-sale systems, taking merchants’ digital business capabilities to a whole new level.
Designed by: WeChat Pay of Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
The MOVINCOOL Portable Air Conditioner is still designed for emergency situations—when the AC goes out in a hospital, for instance—but now features an upgraded, modern design with Wi-Fi connectivity.
Designed by: Michael Lozano, Michael Gouth, Dustin Garrett, Sugie Suzuki, and Yukihiro Kajita of DENSO International America Inc. Creative Design