Student Designs

Nature Steps

Nature Steps combats the sedentary lifestyle by delivering continuous physical and sensorial stimulation that encourages you to move.

Designed by: Joonyeon Cho and Song A Lee of Royal College of Art

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Designed for people experiencing expectation and romance over the dream of rebuilding their lives, this design conveys a sense of newness and pleasantness imbued with warmth.

Designed by: Shim Keun Young of Architects601

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Nurture keeps parents with gestational diabetes aware and in control with an ear-clip sensor that measures blood glucose level, a mobile app for dad and a tablet app to review the data.

Designed by: Yin Wang, Christin Carolina and Mady Bucher of ArtCenter College of Design

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OmmO was designed to increase grip strength to make lifting windows effortless regardless of age and physique.

Designed by: Jeongbin Im of Pratt Institute

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Stream Stove

With the Stream Stove, water washes away dirt generated during cooking by inserting channels in the stovetop for water to flow.

Designed by: Shih-Hsuan Huang of Rochester Institute of Technology

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VEA - Home Influenza Management System

VEA is a compact, convenient, connected product that can be used at home to accurately detect flu and share the results with your doctor.

Designed by: Sumistha Das of Academy of Art University

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Vivi - The CPR training system

Sudden cardiac arrest outside the hospital is a leading cause of death worldwide. Early CPR provided by a bystander can double or triple a victim’s chances of survival. Yet despite training efforts, 70% of people cannot perform it correctly three months after being trained. Vivi is a training system that helps companies maintain their workers’ CPR skills. It consists of a mannequin, interactive app and service to ensure more frequent and relevant training in the workplace.

Designed by: Marc Saboya Feliu of Umeå Institute of Design

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Regression is a set of fashionable travel bags that incorporate Chinese culture. Rattan made using Nanhai weaving techniques from the South China Sea comprises the main elements of the suitcase and backpack. The rattan is sprayed to enhance its toughness and durability. Lycra is also used; it flexes to conform to the shape of the contents, allowing users to stuff more in. Adjustable buckles secure the contents, and Italian leather straps comfortably hold the backpack on your shoulders. 

Designed by: Zidi Chen of Shantou University

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Pencil sharpener

When sharpening pencils, the shavings are usually ignored or discarded. This pencil sharpener celebrates them. It was designed with a hood at the end that cradles the shavings as they unfold like a blossoming flower. Once your pencil is sharp, the sharpener, with its long central shaft, can stand on your desk like a vase, proudly displaying your pencil flower.

Deisgned by: Di Lu & Junfeng Wang of Southwest University of Science and Technology

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Odyssey is an augmented reality (AR) product and platform designed to nurture kids’ spirit of adventure and imagination. Many children pass the day inside passively immersed in digital content. Odyssey entices them to play outside with their friends and family with exciting stories and activities that let them become the main hero in exciting AR adventures. They can explore their surroundings by searching for hidden objects using sound and interact with the objects when they finally locate them. Parents can set up the game to exclude unsafe areas from the play zone, such as the road, and receive notifications when a child steps outside the designated area.

Designed by: Kyungtae Kim, Heejae Choi & Angie Kim of Hongik University

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