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February 25 2014

15:31

February 24 2014

19:30

February 17 2014

08:01

February 07 2014

08:01

The Chiro Coach

Patients who experience back pain from over-sitting are often prescribed fitness bands, exercise balls and other tools to aid in their physical therapy, but because of the lack of accountability, few follow through! PILAR is a novel training device that senses motion and directs, challenges, compliments and encourages the user in real time with audible and tactile feedback! The app-based system integrates with mobile devices via Bluetooth and allows for custom programmed rehabilitation.

Designer: Entwurfreich

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(The Chiro Coach was originally posted on Yanko Design)

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January 16 2014

22:55

Design by Nature: How (and Why) Worm Secretion is Making an Appearance in Medicine

WormGlue-Lead.jpgThanks to this little guy, scientists are finding more efficient ways to stitch people up

Design's role in medical discoveries is always an exciting topic of conversation, from design experiments like Jake Evill's 3D-printed cast to DIY solutions like the $15 iPhone hack with the potential to improve 600 million lives. Like the latter, this story begins with the efforts of a group of medical scientists. Through researching various animals that have evolved and mastered the art of staying upright in sticky surfaces (think slugs and flies), they were looking for a more effective medical adhesive that wouldn't have the same destructive qualities as traditional sutures.

Of course, we're used to seeing sutures (stitches, in non-technical parlance) in a more traditional, semi-gory Hollywood context—ripping in and out of skin with cringe-worthy zeal—but when you think about it, that can't be the best option for more delicate fix-ups involving, say, any of our internal organs. Now, a group of scientists have come up with a medical-grade adhesive design straight from nature, inspired by the vicious secretion from the Sandcastle Worm.

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Tags: Medical

January 13 2014

08:01

Human-powered Healing

Exercise can cause tension and soreness in the leg muscles. Energy Storage Heating Knee Pad stores induction-generated energy during exercise, and releases heat energy to comfort aches and relieve fatigue afterward.

This concept makes use of functional textiles such as electro-thermal isolation yarn as well as the principle of electromagnetic induction. A coil and magnets are placed inside the kneepad to form a small electricity generator. The energy storage device can store induction-generated energy during exercise, and release heat energy to comfort aches and relieve fatigue afterward. The device heats up electro-thermal yarn, which can relax leg muscles after exercise.

A blue light indicates that energy-storage mode is on. A red light indicates heat-release mode. A switch on the kneepad activates the release of electrical energy to relieve muscle soreness after exercising. The most suitable temperature for this hot compress is 50 degrees Celsius or lower. A rechargeable lithium battery saves the energy generated by the coil for heating at a later time.

The materials used to create the kneepad include electro-thermal yarn (which heats up to relieve muscle discomfort when the power is on) and ‘Far Infrared Therapeutic’ fabric. Heat from the latter penetrates the subcutaneous tissues to depths of 4–10cm to promote circulation. A silicone-coated cover on the kneepad protects the central part of the knee with anatomical matching to reduce injuries. Velcro straps allow for easy adjustments.

Designer: Prof. Aqua Chuan-Yu Chen, Chou Yi-Jin

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January 10 2014

17:56

Virtual Companion for Grandparents

Dusk was designed to offer seniors and their families peace of mind when it comes to mind and body. The 2-part system includes a health monitoring band that monitors the wearer’s vitals, reporting stats directly back to loved ones and alerting paramedics in the event of an emergency. For interpersonal support, the 2nd part of the system uses a projector for real time video and photo sharing with family members.

Designer: Subinay Malhotra

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January 04 2014

14:00

White Space orthodontic clinic with Corian walls by Bureauhub

Almost everything is pristinely white inside this dental clinic in Sicily by architecture studio Bureauhub, from the walls and floors to furniture, equipment and staff uniforms (photos by Roland Halbe + slideshow). (more...)

January 03 2014

08:01

Wearable Water Reminder

Every new year, one of my resolutions is to drink more water… but every year I end up quenching with coffee, soda, juice etc… If you’re like me and actually want to keep your resolution, this twist on the fitness band is exactly what you need! It’s called tH2O and it playfully reminds you to drink up the good stuff while also keeping track of your daily and weekly hydration. Genius!

Designer: Maeva Berthelot

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December 26 2013

19:01

Edible batteries could make medicine smarter

The creation of edible batteries could lead to a future of smarter (and less invasive) pills, medicine and medical devices.

December 23 2013

08:00

3D-printing BioPen "draws" with living cells to repair damaged bones

News: researchers in Australia have developed a pen to deposit regenerative stem cells onto damaged bone and cartilage in a process similar to 3D printing. (more...)

December 20 2013

09:44

Awesome Blood Group

BloodGroup A image Awesome Blood Group

Awesome Blood Group by Marco Angeles

This is a series of designs that celebrate awesomeness and awesome people. Inspired by blood donors and humanitarian aides, “My Blood Type is A, for Awesome!” has since been expanded to suit other blood groups. Which Blood Type are you?

BloodGroup A model1 Awesome Blood Group

My Blood Type is A, for Awesome! Limited Charity Tee is currently available for pre-order at Teespring.com. $2.50 per shirt produced will benefit Philippine Red Cross.

BloodGroup AB image1 Awesome Blood Group

BloodGroup B image1 Awesome Blood Group

BloodGroup O image1 Awesome Blood Group


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December 19 2013

16:44

Delivery Drones are the Future

Amazon Prime made headlines recently with their vision for delivery drone system, but designer Stefan Riegebauer beat them to the punch almost a year ago! The Smart Aid doesn’t focus on shopping deliveries (yet), rather, it aims to provide preliminary medical aid to those in need before paramedics arrive. The unique tri-copter design is also capable of maneuvering to areas unreachable by medic teams. Check out the vid to see how it works!

Designer: Stefan Riegebauer


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December 18 2013

17:44

Swim Safe App

Everyone loves the beach, especially kids… but parents know that it can be just as dangerous as it is fun! The Harvey Swim Harness app combination now lets parents rest assure that their little ones will be safe playing in the surf. The child’s smart-harness relays GPS and heart rate/breathing vitals to the system which is accessible via parents’ smartphones. Every child wearing a harness is visible to anyone viewing the app, so other parents are alerted anytime a nearby child is in danger to ensure they have the maximum chance of rescue.

Designer: DFW Experience

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November 22 2013

09:30

Evena Eye-On smart glasses will allow medics to see through skin

Evena Eye On smart glasses Evena Eye On smart glasses will allow medics to see through skin

Designed by Evena Medical, the contraption is better known as the Evena Eye-On smart glasses. So, what does the nifty scope entail? Well, as we mentioned before – the glasses offer their incredible skin-penetrating view; which makes it much easier for medical personnel to locate our veins when injecting syringes.

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November 15 2013

08:08

Blood Sucking but Life Saving

Blood type testing is a vital but often overlooked necessity in emergency medical situations. Unfortunately, anyone requiring a transfusion must wait for type results from the lab before one can be given. What if we could test at the location of the emergency, or even on the way to the hospital? Designed for natural disaster situations, the Emertest offers a solution that saves valuable time easily and conveniently. And what better animal to base the design on than…. the leech. Not as gross as it sounds – check it out!

Designers: Efe Erinç Erdoğdu, Rasim Ispirgil, & Mehrafza Mirzazad Barijugh

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November 12 2013

08:01

A Boobie’s Best Friend!

As if the stress of wondering what a mammogram will show isn’t enough, the process is painful and the machinery scary! To make things a little easier, the SOUL digital mammography system focuses on patient-centered design. For their confidence, the patient’s position allows them full view of the procedure.. Soft, rounded edges are found where it counts and contact padding ensures maximum comfort. Colored in gentle pastels and cozy pink, it’s friendlier from the start!

Designer: Jeong Ki-hyun

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October 28 2013

15:56

Breathe Right with Help from the Earth

The DSI dry salt inhaler enables a natural treatment of respiratory diseases by using natural salt crystals from Europe’s largest salt mine in Parajd, Romania. A special feature of this biocompatible medical product is its special membrane, which prevents air from being blown back into the device, causing condensation. The one-way safety valve prevents the salt from contamination and accustoms the user to the right breathing technique in order to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect.
The product also features a removable salt container that makes it refillable. Its captivating design features an organic language of form that is reminiscent of a flat pebble. The white, smooth surface conveys cleanliness and freshness.

The DSI dry salt inhaler enables a natural treatment of respiratory diseases by using natural salt crystals from Europe’s largest salt mine in Parajd, Romania. A special feature of this biocompatible medical product is its special membrane, which prevents air from being blown back into the device, causing condensation. The one-way safety valve prevents the salt from contamination and accustoms the user to the right breathing technique in order to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect.
The product also features a removable salt container that makes it refillable. Its captivating design features an organic language of form that is reminiscent of a flat pebble. The white, smooth surface conveys cleanliness and freshness.

Designer: CO&CO Designcommunication

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07:01

The only time fake can be fashionable!

The Impetus leg prosthetic gives sports-minded amputees not only the capability to play sports again, but to boost their confidence while doing so. 3D printed sections on the design can be interchanged and created precisely for the wearer’s individual taste and style or to carry uniform colors. Designed and shaped to bipedal physics and proportions, it gives amputees ability and aesthetics on the same level as non-amputee players.

Designer: Aurélien Dantin

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October 23 2013

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