MAKE is a photography backpack that focuses on customization and organization. The backpack allows photographers to build their own carrying system to fit the needs of different types of photo shoots.
The backpack is comprised of individual cases designed perfectly to fit different lenses, camera bodies, and more. Cases for cord and charger management, computer accessories, and other photography processes can be easily inserted or taken out depending on the photographer’s need. All cases can be transferred between different bags depending on the amount of gear needed. Side and back openings will provide easy access to camera gear.
Researched proved that photographers also want flexibility in how much gear they carry. A removable hip belt can be detached from the backpack for a light weight carrying option. This can be used for short day trips or assignments where space is limited.
PAUSEture Laptop stand for a healthier work setup
Laptops are the number 1 means for work in the digital age today. However, their limited viewing screen height forces users to hunch forward just to get a good view. This unhealthy posture when prolonged causes neck, back and shoulder aches which can lead to kyphosis if left unchecked.
PAUSEture is a laptop stand that is designed to be portable and versatile so users can have a healthier work set-up wherever they may be. Its compact-fold design makes it easy to carry in a backpack and is small enough to fit in a pocket. PAUSEture adheres to any laptop base surface using Nanotechnology and is designed to allow for on-the-fly height adjustments to suit the different work environments or user preference. A built-in adjustable LED timer, pulses to remind the user to take a break for rest and recovery of muscles. These features combined with a stylish and customizable color selection makes PAUSEture the laptop stand suitable for everyone.
A wheel chair designed for terrain and small steps. STEP-UP aids wheelchair users and caretakers alike, assisting with the ascension of stairs. STEP-UP re-aligns the traditional wheel overcome small ground obstacles. The back-wheel stair climber relieves caretakers of stressful lifting, promoting positive relationships. The overall system promotes mental health by engaging the user and allowing them to engage in more experiences daily.
Rein: A smart stovetop fire extinguisher
Fires are an ever-present threat to homeowners, there is a home fire every 86 second in the US, taking an average of 9 lives a day. The kitchen is the most fire-prone area of the house; cooking fires are the cause of 47% of all household fires and the stovetop is responsible for 87% of cooking fire deaths.
Rein is mounted above the stove and deploys as you hold down the button on the user interface. The device will automatically extinguish large fires after vocalizing an alarm, or the user can easily extinguish small fires by pressing the extinguish button. Rein uses dry water mist technology, making cleanup is safe and easy. To prevent unattended fires, Rein detects a sustained large fire and will automatically extinguish after vocalizing several alarms. Finally, to encourage usage and visibility, Rein is visually integrated into the kitchen in a sophisticated and minimalistic way.
Tone Lab - A a hands-on synthesizer kit providing access to digital music making
Tone Lab is a musical synthesizer kit that upends the traditional software-based approach to digital music production techniques. Currently, music making software is structured in a very technical manner not conducive to learning. Complicated menus, idiosyncratic functions, and highly technical options are incredibly prohibitive to young, new artists. Tone Lab is restructured to be playful and informative, teaching the basic tools of digital music production by making them into physical building blocks that users can stack up, hearing how the effects interact with one another in real time. The pieces each have graphical elements that teach real industry terms so that users can acquire useful and relevant knowledge.This service allows new users to access the creative world of digital music making, broadening creative diversity in the field.
Resoap is a zero-waste service for liquid soap retail in large grocery stores. A refill kiosk lives on the soap aisle in your store and is connected to a local water source. It mixes filtered tap water with concentrated soaps, scents, and additional ingredients of your choosing. A touchscreen on the kiosk guides the user through the process of creating the soap and also displays information about the available ingredients and the total number of bottles saved by Resoap users. These examples have been branded for stores like Whole Foods or Lucky's Market. The system removes the need to ship water and use plastic bottles for soap.
With the increases of adaptive activities and rock climbing itself as a sport, adaptive climbing has become one of the fastest growing adaptive sports these years. However, unlike prosthetic climbing, there are many limitations that prevent people with lower body paralysis from climbing through the use of their own bodies. The current methods used to para-climb tend to use one-size-fit-all solution to cover all kinds of disabilities, from physical to mental, which fails to be recognize different climber’s situations and heavily relies on trainers and adaptive climbing event. ASCEND is a system that made for climbers with lower body paralysis, which allows them to climb at the any regular climbing gym without extra help, and make adaptive climbing more accessible and motivating.
Senro. A Classroom Sensory Kit for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
As of 2015, there are more than 76 million children that were born with ASD in the world and 90%, or more, of these children have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). 3 sensory areas that could be affected by SPD, Vestibular, Proprioception, and Tactile. The vestibular system involves receptors in the inner ear that, when not working correctly, can make a child fearful of a space and in need of continuous stimuli. Proprioception involves providing necessary signals to be aware of body position and can cause a child to have difficulty manipulating objects when it is not working correctly. Last, tactile involves nerves under the skin and can cause over stimulation and discomfort. All these systems are unique to every child in that all have different needs in sensory. To accommodate these sensory needs, A sensory kit system that can be customized to a specific child’s needs is crucial. Once sensory needs are satisfied, they will be able to retain a lot more information being given to them in school.
A pathologist is a doctor responsible for examining biopsy samples from surgical patients. At a busy hospital, he/she may look at as many as 200 slide samples per day. Overworked doctors are prone to physical pain and impaired judgement. The Pathoscope alleviates these issues by providing better security and improving process flow and ergonomics.
By consolidating controls towards the base of the microscope, instead of having to change the magnification by turning the objective wheel manually, the user can turn a dial which will automatically switch magnifications. This effectively removes a step from the traditional process flow, saving the doctor precious time. With less time spent reviewing individual samples, a doctor can process more slides per day, each slide correlating to a patient awaiting a time sensitive diagnosis.
Diamond: Equipment Management
Baseball coaches have more responsibilities than more presume. This is a position that people volunteer to take on because they just love the game and want to share it with others. These coaches have families, full time jobs and other responsibilities to take care of, on top of being a coach. There is not any sort of equipment storage in place and nothing to help tailor the user. Diamond is a management system for these coaches that assists in transportation, storage, accountability of baseball equipment and makes the coaching experience more convenient. This system can translate to every level of baseball and is something that these coaches will look forward to having.
Anxiety can manifest itself into a variety of physical symptoms. To combat anxiety and stress, Rise tracks the physiology of the user to track the mental state. Sensors read skin temperature, perspiration and heartbeat to help users track when they have elevated stress levels. These signals are converted into information that the user can understand through the paired app. From there, using the visualization of physiological signals as feedback, the wearable and/or app guides the user through a safe and effective coping exercise that brings their physical symptoms back to normal levels. Over time, the user will learn to manage their emotional state with these coping techniques. The idea of the product is not to eradicate anxiety, because often, that is simply not possible, but to teach the user so they may have a toolkit of methods and exercises that will help them rise above anxiety on a day to day basis.
With the current number of natural disasters occurring and the frequency of power outages in coastal areas and all over the country comes the loss of communication, electric light and overall comfort supplied by electrically powered devices in the home.
Surge aims to prepare and equip people for unexpected power needs in a way that also adds benefit to daily life. It is a preparatory power bank and charging system that integrates into the living space of a home, consisting of multiple power banks that plug into a wall installation to function as room lights in everyday use, while better preparing the user with an on the go power supply for unexpected power outages. Each power bank can be removed and function as a portable power bank, while the wall installed portion can charge larger devices such as laptops.
AXUL Inclusive Tennis Racquet
Competitive tennis costs parents over $5,000 annually, hindering lower class players from entry. Of the expenses to compete, 30% comes from racquets and restringing. During play, tennis strings loosen and are considered “dead”. These loose strings then get cut out and replaced with new strings, an expensive upkeep charge. If loose strings could instead be tuned like a guitar, players could save up to $1,000 a year. With the AXUL racquet, players are equipped to tune string tension on the racquet, extending the life of “dead” strings while reviving quality of play. Tension sensors are integrated as well, allowing players to know precisely how their racquet is tuned without being intrusive to the current system for restringing.
Swivel is a hair clipper that takes a friendly brand approach and an ergonomic solution to improve the reach to any part of the head while trimming one’s own hair. Only 11% of men are cutting their own hair. 76% of men go to a salon or barber shop to have someone else cut their hair. Some of these men get simple buzz cuts, which can cost them up to $400 a year, but money is not the only problem. The same ergonomic shape has been around for 100 years with the focus on cutting another person’s hair instead of one’s own. Swivel redefines the traditional way of cutting your own hair. A 360-degree, adjustable blade, with guard attachments, allows the user to reach any angle without straining their wrist or arm. The handle is designed to fit into the palm of the hand, opposed to the tube-like designs of the past. The new handle shape gives users more stability and control so they can maintain an even cut throughout the entire haircutting process.
Risk of injury is an inherent part of outdoor recreation. When injuries do occur in the backcountry Wilderness First Responders serve as a vital intermediary service, providing medical care when patients are two or more hours away from treatment. Current medical kits are designed without proper and consistent organization making medical supplies difficult to find and easily dirtied. This undermines the skills and knowledge of Wilderness First Responders, leading to less effective injury responses.
WILDkit is an assistant to Wilderness First Responders. As needs change WILDkit adapts, with interchangeable storage sections, allowing the medical kit to honor current personal habits and a range of trips. Defined, color coded sections reduce wasted time looking for supplies and corresponding integrated information supplement training in frantic moments. More frequently used sections are presented first, while retaining quick access to emergency supplies. An easily deployable clean working surface creates a space to place tools and supplies during the response. Throughout the process WILDkit is there to help WFRs better help patients.
ALIS 01, the first generation outer space laundry system will enable astronauts to wash their clothes in a micro-gravity environment taking into consideration the scarcity of resources in space, with the goal of improving hygiene as well as reducing the amount of waste that is generated during the supporting period of a space mission.
Currently, pounds of clothes are being shipped to space periodically to supply up to six astronauts at a time. Each pound can be estimated to cost 10,000 dollars to ship, and these clothes are discarded as waste after a certain amount of reuse.
ALIS is a three part system that is designed to wash clothes in space as well as improve organization and clothing storage at the International Space Station and potentially inside of a traveling rocket.
After dirty clothes ready to be discarded, astronauts will fold them and placed inside of washable garment bags that will store them orderly until a load is ready to be processed. When a load is ready, a user profile can be selected to automatically determine the duration of a cycle and the water and detergent requirements. The washer and drier are able to process a load automatically after a user selection is made, and the astronaut will be free to continue on with more important tasks. After a full cycle is completed astronauts will be able to take ready-to-use washed and dried clothes into their crew quarters for storage.
The process of caring for minor wounds in a non-medical setting can be frustrating due to the time it takes to access and apply the bandage. First aid kits quickly become cluttered with miscellaneous items which makes it difficult treat a wound. The market for first aid items is over saturated with products that come individually wrapped. This means that selecting and accessing options for proper care takes time away from treating the wound.
The goal of my product is to simplify the process of bandage application for a person with a minor wound in a non-medical environment. ON AID is simple to use and easy to restock. The bandage uses a continuous micro pattern with the cotton, adhesive and polymer evenly dispersed along a continuous roll. The dispenser releases the bandage, while rolling away the excess paper that keeps the bandage sanitary. The bandage can be customized to all wound sizes for optimal coverage and protection.