Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Posted by Kamran at 4:30 AM
Imagine yourself in a FernGully-like leaf vehicle, chairs enough for you, your betrothed, and a single animal friend. This is almost exactly what you’ve got here in the Nissan NUVU concept car. … I mean if you close your eyes and imagine, of course. In reality, the outsides of this car, along with the insides to much greater extent, are uniquely elemental to a degree that will make you think you drove right out of elvendom on Earth.
First, the outside. Looks a lot like a Smart car. The big difference being the nearly-totally transparent top. The wheels are pretty much standard, but then again, look at the doorknobs. They are flowers! Take a look inside at the steering wheel for a closer look at what the flowers do.
Inside we’ve got a little tree-house, basically. The roof is held up by a branch in the center, the lines from top to bottom: organic. Three sears and a shelf space. Massive utilization of the space.
Designer: Creative Box
Gluos is a non-invasive blood sugar meter with a detachable sensor for more flexibility. As a diabetic you really want to measure fast, easy and unobstrusively. The small device measures sugar levels using a display with an LED scale between a low result and a high result in different colors. Low sugar levels are shown in red. A normal level appears in white white and a high level goes orange. It stores the result and transfers it via bluetooth to a mobile phone and computer so your doctor has instant access.
The flexibility comes in how you measure your levels. A detachable sensor clips to your earlobe and gives you auditory feedback when your levels get to high. The same info gets transfered to your phone and computer. If your blood chemistry gets out of hand, a call can be made via your mobile to alert your doctor.
Designer: Tobias F?rtsch
One of the reasons behind developing the Animate project was to motivate the obese-TV-Video Games-addicted-generation to move their butt and get some exercise. I don’t buy that theory. My point is, if Wii Sports couldn’t get me toned and slim, then nothing can! However, besides this Animate is cool gadget that kids on the block would love. It’s got a camera, MP3 player, watch band, communication feature and videogames. When you play the spy-detective kinda game, you get the opportunity to win some cool avatar credits that that motivate you to be active and on your toes!
Designers: Hugo Kretz & Marc Haldemann
Electric Bike + Laptop + Phone
The Amur Leopard. Ryan McGinley’s solution to all of the modern Beijing resident’s electric bicycle needs. So you ride an electric bike all the time, right? You know it’s kinda basically difficult to transport anything other than yourself. What this little thang has is a spot for your laptop case under the seat. Not only that, it’s got a built-in navigational/communication device for you drive n text n crashers.
The spot under the seat is big enough to fit up to a suitcase down to a laptop case. Don’t put cats in there though, there’s no air holes.
The map device is basically the same as a smart-phone, but it’s built into the bike. Email, internet, and maps. Fashionable.
Designer: Ryan McGinley
Guide Dogs for the blind folks generally come trained for taking them around the neighborhood and maybe an extra distance. This surely curtails mobility and independence in case they want to explore more than their usual territory. The Peepo GPS Device gives these people a certain degree of freedom to travel beyond the normal route. The GPS system charts the course and guides the dog to the desired destination using a series of vibrations to steer him.
The two-part device comprises of a handheld GPS unit, which uses vocal commands to register the destination and map it. The second attaches to the guide dog’s handle and gives subtle directions via vibration zones; L= Left, R= Right, F= Forward and up on arriving the destination, the zones simultaneously vibrate.
The biggest USP of this device is that it has a touch “return home same way function”, which is quite reassuring.
Designer: Jason Perkins
Friday, July 17, 2009
S-Vision is a concept phone, specially designed by concentrating on business peoples, allowing to be carried out their presentations directly on its surface through projection. The extraordinary shape of this design phone holds sheer elegance and an exceptional format. S-Vision features an integrated LED Micro-beamer that helps projecting the presentations. This technology has already been introduced with some products available around but this phone is stimulating its functionality to the max. The projector activates by folding the side out of the mobile, therefore, the surface starts to adapt itself. The user can navigate easily through the screen by using the backward and forward keys.
Designer : Felix Runde
With the widespread of diabetics among almost all range of people around, medical equipment manufacturers are introducing various products everyday. The Gluco(M) Wristband is a concept medical device that offers three major functions to diabetics: non-invasive and instant glucose reading, storing previous readings history with averages, and an extremely useful insulin chamber with loaded syringe cartridge. This innovative product is featured with ‘Reverse Iontophoresis’ technology and collects glucose samples from body fluids by using an electric current flowing throughout the sensors. The readings are shown on the back-lit LED display and different required buttons for operating this device are placed at the edge of this device.
Text from Eli :
The Gluco(M) is a medical concept that provides diabetics with three functions: instant and non-invasive glucose readings, history of previous readings with averages, and an insulin chamber with a loaded syringe cartridge for injections.
Diabetics must monitor their own blood glucose levels times a day, to determine how far above or below normal their glucose is and to determine how much insulin(s) they may need. This is usually done by placing a drop of blood from a skin prick onto a glucose strip and then inserting the strip into a glucose meter, a small machine that provides a digital readout of the blood glucose level.
The Gluco(M) uses a technology known as “reverse iontophoresis.” By using an electric current running throughout the sensors, it collects glucose samples from fluids in the body. The device is then able to read the sample and give a reading. With this technology, diabetics can keep a much closer watch on their glucose levels and avoid the problems that may occurs from having levels too high or low. The Gluco(M) enables users with the convenience of checking blood-sugar levels more frequently throughout the day, thus yielding for better control of glucose in the blood stream.
Designer : Eli Hariton
Nanus might seem like a conceptual project, but this time, it has been designed for real auto market. Nanus is an electrical concept vehicle with sleek and polished silver colored body, specially designed keeping the busy traffic situation of urban areas in mind. The vehicle is light, small and economic, can house two passengers, and have all the characteristics that may require to maximize the city mobility along with stimulating the green technology. The main intention of this concept is to acquire a reliable and dynamic appearance for a three-wheeled car that can stand aside from other poorly designed cars.
Designer : David Vega
What do you want? The perfect phone. How do you get it? Magic! It’s the “Magic Stone” telephone. It’s any shape you want it, it’s any color you want it. Within reason, cripes! You order the phone up, it’s sent you you in the mail, and wah-la! There you have it! Also it’s got not only a touch-screen, a holographic display, constant internet access, storage space, games, and it’s charged wirelessly or by sunlight, intercepted by it’s outer case. Enough?
“Absolutely any shape” is what you can accomplish with this phone, as well as any color, patterning, pictures, etc. for the case. This case is also covered with a “nano material” converting the sunlight into the energy your phone needs to function. The phone can also be charged wirelessly with electromagnetic fields.
Sound alright so far?
The big screen is a holograph projector (ala Star Wars) created by a series of lasers. The lasers can read motion within their field, allowing additional functionality. This is what we call “going there” so that one day, others may “go there” - not just in concept, but irl.
Designer: Aleksandr Mukomelov
The Expressionist Plus is a compact speaker system that is able to perform incredibly great with MP3 players and computers providing deep, powerful and rich sound. The main objective of this product is to offer enhanced music experience as well as boost the visor of your home interior. The 2” satellites are precisely engineered in a stylish manner and adjustable characteristics that can deliver distinct full-spectrum pure sound. Besides, the 5.25” desktop subwoofer will fill your place with deep bass, while saving a considerable amount of space. The ideal place to tuck the small subwoofer is under your desk to get the maximum output. Setting up this speaker system is simple.
From : Altec Lansing