Student Designs


Sayvor is an easy-to-clean nested smart cookware set designed to seamlessly transition with you throughout each step of the cooking process (prep, cook, eat, store).  

Designed by: Jordan Christensen, Keith Dandridge, Diamond Greer, Emily Hoffmann and Aren Thompson of  Northwestern University

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Apollin Smart Dental Delivery

Apollin is a smart dental delivery system designed to provide an optimal working space for all dentists, ensuring that it is pleasant, ergonomic, adaptable, safe, and sustaining of the dentist’s health. 

Designed by: Sunghyun Lee of University of Bridgeport

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The Trilight was designed for small apartments. The lamp can be adapted to the activity at hand, such as reading, eating, or watching movies, to create the optimum environment for the moment.

Designed by: Tianning Zhao for ArtCenter College of Design

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Ayama is an emotional healthcare device that helps people with workplace or social anxiety to meditate. It guides users through rhythmic breathing by expanding and contracting in their hands. 

Designed by: Wenxi Qi of Rochester Institute of Technology and Hengbo Zhang of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Word Up Up

Word Up Up is a puzzle to help children learn English. Through rich illustrated pictures and easy operation, children can search and interact with word elements and learn while having fun.

Designed by: Xiaofang Li, Bo Liu, Zhao Liu, Zhuolin Gu, Weiwei Ma and Zhao Liu of BiBoBox for Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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In the summer and fall in Southeast Asia typhoons bring heavy rainfall and strong winds. The CYCLONE CATCHER was designed to turn the fierce wind and water into energy. Generally, small wind turbines can't withstand the strong wind speeds caused by typhoons and are often damaged or destroyed. The CYCLONE CATCHER is composed of a triangular outer wall for stability with a hydroelectric power system and a wind power system. The wind power system contains a generator, an accelerator, and an emergency deceleration device to produce power during a typhoon. The Hydroelectric power system, with its generators, water tanks, and pumps, uses the water collected during typhoons to produce power during calm weather. 

Designed by: Chih-Ting Yeh and Lang-Wen Ma of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

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Internally displaced persons camps in Nigeria currently house over 500,000 babies. Premature births and hypothermia-related incidences are claiming many lives as temperatures drop at night and medical services cannot get there in time. INCUBE is a temperature-controlled low-cost incubator. It consists of a cardboard cot and a bag filled with hot water that heats a beeswax pouch, which regulates the temperature of the cot. The pouch can be quickly heated using equipment readily available at the camps (a pot filled with water over a fire) and provides enough warmth to keep the baby alive until medical assistance becomes available. 

Designed by: Aditya Kujal Walia of Northumbria University

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Illusory Material: transform material experience in everyday products

Imagine designing everyday products with impossible materials that only exist in the digital world. Imagine a future where designers can manipulate the color, texture, and reflectivity of materials across time and different viewing angles. Imagine that the future of color creation is not based on layers of chemical paints, but a combination of 3D-printed optical lenses and simple color blocks. These are just some of the possibilities capable with Illusory Material. It uses computation power with the most advanced 3D printing technology in the world, multi-material voxel printing, to allow designers to play with CMF or even material properties that have never existed before. 

Designed by: Jiani Zeng and Honghao Deng of MIT and advised by Axel Kilian of MIT Architecture and Stefanie Mueller of MIT CSAIL for Stratasys

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Visual Land

With the rapid development of technology, children's concentration has gradually declined. Visual Land was developed to use children’s free time at home to improve their ability to focus, overcoming the shortcomings of current treatment methods. It incorporates eye scanning technology with games to train children while keeping them engaged. The training content of the games are divided into three categories: graphic identification, numerical calculation, and language learning. The training data is also provided to parents to help them understand the progress of their child. In addition, via cloud transmission, the therapist can review the current training achievements and adjust the training scheme accordingly. 

Designed by: Yi-Jie Chu, Yang-Chen Hsieh, Jia-Hong Wang and Pei-Yi Wu of Visual Land for Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology

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Core Patient Care System

Core is a digital health record system where patients can manage their health information in a private, secure, and confidential space. It is composed of an insurance card, access hubs, and a universal patient portal. Access hubs are placed at every department in a hospital where a patient interacts with their care team. When a patient goes to a doctor's appointment, they scan their insurance card or phone at an access hub, which acts as a trigger to release health record information into their universal patient portal. Patients are also able to document their treatment journey. 

Designed by: Jesse Palma of Purdue University

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