In this issue: "Unlikely... but not Impossible", Asap, OLEV, Flyknit running shoes, Ruilbank and more
Asap (named after the acronym for "as soon as possible") is a rescue craft for lifeguards. It's designed to be a "pollution free" alternative to the Jet Ski while still being significantly faster than swimming.
Online Electric Vehicle is an electric vehicle using electromagnetic induction. The researchers from The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology launched a public transport system using a "recharging road". Electric power strips have been buried 30 cm deep under the road surface and connected to the national grid. Pick-up equipment underneath the vehicle then collects power through non-contact magnetic induction which is used either to power the vehicle prime-mover or for battery charging. Interesting and challenging, but what was wrong with the old trolleybus than? More at /
Symphony is non-invasive (needle-free), wireless, continuous glucose monitoring system designed to provide accurate, real-time blood glucose data conveniently, continuously and cost-effectively. It does not require insertion of its glucose sensor and thus does not give rise to the risks or discomfort associated with needle-based systems.
Following skin permeation with Prelude, a biosensor is placed on the permeated site. After a brief warm-up period Symphony wirelessly provides the patient's glucose level every minute to a remote monitor. The monitor then tracks the glucose levels and rate of glucose changes and provides visual and audible alarms if the patient's glucose levels move outside the target range, which can be personalized for each patient. More at /
This is a slim, hand-held, pocket-friendly camera with two fish-eye lenses, one at the front and one at the back. There's no need to aim, focus or point the camera, users just hold it at any angle and press the shutter button on the front. The one shot spherical image produced can then be viewed on a synced iPhone, uploaded to social networks or transferred to a computer.
Midi controlled musical interactive surface that mainly focuses on bringing back the control of music to the listener. As the designer explains, “instead of being witness to music, the user can now interact and immerse them selves within the sound – bringing tactile back into the aural.”
The device is a 3D printed black rubber surface juxtaposed with a Rosewood housing. As you explore it with your hands, the underlying circuit is triggered and the music playing is effected in varying degrees depending on the sequence and spread of the triggered signals.
Coffee cup for zero-gravity
A new cup, designed especially for astronauts, would make it possible for them to pour hot coffee and enjoy . The mechanism for the action is provided by the liquid's surface tension along with adhesive forces shared by solid and liquid.
The team approached the principle and made the cup with an interior corner that was sharply angled. It is being claimed that the cup when positioned with lips rightly, allows the coffee to travel along the corner through capillary action.
Limited to only 16 pieces globally, this is the finally completed 4N ref. 4N-MVT01/001 watch that took several years to create. The fully mechanical watch is in 18k white gold and uses a series of discs to digitally indicate the time.
"Unlikely... but not Impossible"In this ongoing series titled Unlikely, artist and photographer Giuseppe Colarusso imagines bizarre and humorous objects, each of which is either technically impossible, improbable, or simply useless in its proposed design.
He hopes each image will make you stop, think and hopefully bring a smile to your face, which is definitely a worthy cause.
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A small product which helps you not to forget important things as passport, tickets, chargers, headphones, keys or anything else.
Lithium-ion batteries in the size of a grain
The batteries' anodes and electrodes are made from two types of electrochemically active ink, which are extruded through a printer nozzle that’s narrower than a human hair. The ink used to create the anodes contains nanoparticles of one lithium metal oxide compound, while nanoparticles of another such compound are present in the ink used in the cathodes.
Rock sweet pony
Perfect for horsing around in the kitchen on gently flattened dough!
Flyknit running shoes
NIKE free flyknit is an expression of natural performance principles, combining a supportive, sock-like upper and a flexible midsole and outsole that move with the body. The compression fit brings the foot closer to the sole for better lockdown and propulsion.
Ruilbank from amsterdam’s design studio pivot creative is a design intervention for public benches, which promotes social interaction and connects people through the exchange of reading material.