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Jellyfish at Bay

Jellyfish at Bay

Going to the beach, a constant worry, especially if you have toddlers, should be jellyfish. Getting stung by these cute, harmless little creatures bring on some heavy hitting pain. Some species’ of jellies can even cause fatality for us humans! They seem to mindlessly wonder into places that they probably shouldn’t be, for instance, our(…)

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3D-Printed Prosthetics

3D-Printed Prosthetics

A lot of those who have to use prosthetics seem bothered or embarrassed by them. Usually they look plain and oh so boring looking. This 3D- printed leg is arguably better looking than the genuine legs that the majority of us have. This model is shaped to define the natural looking muscles we have in(…)

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Make Contact

Make Contact

For those of us who wear contact lenses, getting your lens inside out can be incredibly irritating. But the lenses are so hard to see, and telling which side is which is nearly impossible. Not so with the Mirror Contact Lenses by Huang-Yu Chen & Shih-Ting Huang! Contact lenses are typically clear and can be found(…)

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Embrace the Power to Help

Embrace the Power to Help

Wearable tech is becoming a standard accessory for numerous people, from smart watches to advanced daily health monitoring devices. A combination of these 2 things, Embrace is an elegant-looking bracelet that tracks activity, stress, and other factors to ensure an overall balance in your health. Most importantly, it can help to detect seizures in those who(…)

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Safe & Stylish Smog Mask

Safe & Stylish Smog Mask

As more and more urban-dwellers in China find the need to wear smog masks, so comes the need for masks that are a little more fashionable (and less grim). Simply named “Air”, this active-information respirator protects its wearer by incorporating a particle detection system that communicates air-quality information with your smartphone. You can also receive(…)

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Provide Constant Care with This Wearable Tech

Provide Constant Care with This Wearable Tech

Connecting caregivers to their loved ones even when they are apart, the “Near&Dear” is an ingenious piece of wearable technology in the form of a lovely bracelet. Near&Dear provides comfort for the patient and peace-of-mind for their family, as well as up-to-date information on the patient’s health and immediate communication at all times. To be(…)

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A New Device for New Skin

A New Device for New Skin

In effort to ease the pain and healing process for those who are in need of skin grafts, the “ReSkin” device has been designed to incubate stem cells and airbrush them onto the patient’s skin. Much faster than the current methods used for the same kind of treatment, the initial process can be done in(…)

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First-Rate Baby Incubator for Third-World Countries

First-Rate Baby Incubator for Third-World Countries

Sadly, more than 10,o00 newborns die every year because of insufficient incubation; particularly in third-world countries and refugee camps. But this number of losses can be dramatically decreased with the right aid. Inspired by a BBC documentary on Syrian refugees who deal with the tragedy of premature births and deaths, a product designer named James(…)

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Take Care of Body and Bandage Pains with this Rolling Patch

Take Care of Body and Bandage Pains with this Rolling Patch

The “Rolling Patch” is an amazing innovation on pain patches that lets you choose the size of the patch! While pre-formatted patches are often bothersome to use because they either cover too much or not enough of an area on the body, the Rolling Patch lets you determine the size you need. Simply press a(…)

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3D Printable Prosthetic

3D Printable Prosthetic

What began as a project to create a limb for one young woman has resulted in the creation of affordable prosthetics for many people with “Printhesis”. Designer Roel Deden noticed a girl who used simplistic pliers instead of a heavy fiberglass prosthetic because they were lighter and easier to use. This inspired the concept of(…)

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Finally, a Brace That Isn’t a Pain in the Neck

Finally, a Brace That Isn’t a Pain in the Neck

Those who have ever had to wear a neck brace know that they are heavy, uncomfortable, and cumbersome. Not so with Handsome’s new design, which causes the weight of your head to rest on your sternum rather than your collarbone. It also uses a lightweight nylon build that is both cooler, lighter (at only 80(…)

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Stylish Wristband is Actually a Medical Device for Diabetics

Stylish Wristband is Actually a Medical Device for Diabetics

More and more people are being diagnosed with diabetes, and medical equipment companies are offering new solutions for living with this disease. Perhaps one of the most ingenious is the “Gluco(M) Wristband”, a concept device providing 3 functions to its wearer: non-invasive instant glucose readings, injection trend data collection, and an insulin chamber with syringe(…)

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A Carbon Fiber Wheelchair for Easy Usability

A Carbon Fiber Wheelchair for Easy Usability

Designed for active, independent wheelchair users, the “Carbon Black Wheelchair” was designed by Andrew Solerance as the lightest and easiest wheelchair to operate manually. The chair is made of carbon fiber, with a minimalist structure that makes it easily moveable and transferable from place to place, boosting the confidence of its user. The chair is(…)

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Relieved Transfusion

Relieved Transfusion

Transfusions are not a fun process and often stir a lot of fear amongst patients. Here to help both them and their medical care staff, the “Relieved Transfusion” device monitors the situation and anc can alert the nurses of any need for changes or the end of the process. This helps everyone to breathe a(…)

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Wearable, Automated Insulin Delivery Device

Wearable, Automated Insulin Delivery Device

Dealing with insulin delivery is tough and time consuming for those who live with diabetes. Devina Kothari has created a solution by designing wearable technology to administer insulin without even having to think about it! Using a closed-loop delivery system, the device monitors your blood-glucose levels and disperses the  insulin dosage at the proper time.(…)

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