The number of patients who suffer from sudden cardiac arrest increases year after year, but fewer than 1 out 10 of those patients undergoes CPR. If a person receives CPR within six minutes of a cardiac arrest, the chance of survival increases three-fold. But if done inaccurately, it puts the patient in jeopardy. Heart Vest is an auxiliary CPR device that ensures everyone can perform CPR easily and accurately, even without training. Sensors and lighting on the vest intuitively guide the user through administering CPR.
Designed by: Kang Yejin and Kim Seyeon of Heart Vest Design for Gwangju Design Center KDM
Flying can be a stressful experience for any traveler, but older adults in particular often face a variety of psychological and physiological challenges that complicate their ability to travel. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a potentially life-threatening condition, is one such challenge. Older adults are at a higher risk of developing DVT within an airplane cabin than the average passenger. The ELEVATE Economy Class Active Seating System aims to address this issue by tracking the user’s movements, informing them of long periods of inactivity and providing movement methods to increase blood flow, reducing the risk of DVT. These methods range from straightforward onscreen follow-along stretches to interactive games controlled by the movement of the person’s legs. This smart seating system aims to reduce barriers to flying while ensuring a more enjoyable and accessible experience for older adults.
Designed by: Robert Shudra of Carleton University
Edge is a combined hair dryer and iron for business travelers. When traveling for business, people usually prefer to bring a small bag that they can easily carry, rarely leaving room for a hairdryer or iron. Edge solves that dilemma. It has three modules: hair dryer, iron and the handle that powers both.
Designed by: Park Chanhong, Lee Taekkyung & Cho Yonghun of Konkuk University, Seoul
As a woman's body changes during pregnancy, she eventually must buy maternity clothes, whose useful life is short. COAT+° is a coat that is suitable for pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and after delivery. It can be reconfigured to suit the gradually changing body shape of women as they advance through their pregnancy. After the baby is born, COAT+° can be reconfigured again. For women with limited financial means, there is no need to buy a coat specifically for pregnancy.
Designed by: Liyuan Bao, Aihong Wang, Qianqian Ma, YuanWang of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute
New technology paradigms often collide with established behavior norms. The AV Cycling Jacket looked at how to increase the detectability, visibility and safety of cyclists by autonomous vehicles as this emerging technology moves toward maturity. The answer is the AV Cycling Jacket Concept, an apparel-based solution. Worn by cyclists, the jacket features integrated machine-readable retro-reflective bar codes that are detectable to AV camera sensors in situations where visibility and correct identification would normally be hindered: at night and in heavy rain, fog or snow.
Designed by: Philip Siwek
The WikiArt app gives users a brand new experience when searching for artwork. It is building a dictionary of artwork from around the world. The database has a clear visual layout, making navigation easy to learn.
Designed by: Yaman Hu of the School of Visual Arts
The Smart Cabin Cart provides flight attendants with convenience through ease of use and information about such things as meals for passengers. This allows airlines to offer higher quality service to travelers.
Designed by: Jae Seung Lee, Jae Hun Lee and Chang Ho Jeong of Keimyung University
SEESEA is an AR-enabled swimming goggle that enables children to explore the myriad forms of life that call the sea home, from a touch pool filled with sea cucumbers and starfish to spectacular reefs. It creates an immersive and live experience of swimming and makes swimming cool and fun for children.
Designed by: Ma Wenbo and Yang Qihang of Moonback Innovation
Fit Lighting is a versatile lighting solution aimed at providing ideal lighting for different users, contexts and scenarios. Fit Lighting is perfect for any indoor location and is more versatile than other lamps.
Designed by: Clay Simonson of the University of Wisconsin Stout
Ellon discourages the use of disposable utensils in public dining situations. It limits access to the disposable utensils on the left side, highlights the reusable silverware in the middle and draws attention to the utensil washing device, which is suitable for both the provided silverware and self-carried ones.
Designed by: Xiaoyong Wang and Jie Qian of Pratt Institute