The Hero Pump
Enteral feeding is a hot topic in the medical field, nowadays and is used by patients of all ages and medical conditions. Various consumer and FDA reports back up the statement that current enteral infusion pumps are not durable, intuitive, or reliable.
The goal of this project was to solve these various design challenges in a way that enhanced the user experience with an enteral infusion pump. The project centers around refining the user interface and ensuring that the final design allowed for portable, home, and hospital use.
The Hero Pump, a rotary peristaltic, positive displacement pump, named after the Greek mathematician and engineer, The Hero of Alexandria, bridges the gap between home and hospital use. All of this is made possible through the choices made for the dovetail mounting system, control-locking features, and the cassette-style pump set, among others. The intuitive interface and mechanical cues also ensure that the user understands and easily remembers how to use the pump
The Safepak is designed to help novice hikers feel more comfortable and prepared for whatever may happen in nature. The front pocket is a pre-packed first-aid kit, allowing users the ability to get out and go without needing to worry about if they packed all the necessary items. On top of the regular pocket where the user can store whatever they like, there is also a sturdy frame that can serve as a brace for splinting a break or a sprain should an accident occur on the trail.
The pack is round, making it look inviting, and can hold 24 liters of gear, making it perfect for up to a full day out in nature. With the Safepak, anyone can be a hiker.
The Caire Safety Syringe
The Caire Safety Syringe was developed to protect healthcare workers from sharps injuries. With ~600,000 occurring in the U.S. annually, the threat of needle pricks and contraction of a bloodborne illness such as HIV or Hepatitis B/C present a huge risk to those working with and around these implements every day.
This product aims to reduce that risk further, with automatic needle retraction upon release of the device.
Caire provides safety where most other syringes fail, during the short window after the cap has been removed and the shots administration. While some alternatives immediately retract after full depression of the plunger, they leave the user at risk when there is a combative patient, the syringe is dropped or if it isn’t immediately disposed of in a sharps container. With the Caire, all you have to do is let it go and you’re protected from harm.
Natural disaster shelters are a high stress environment, where people have very little personal space. With very little space, and floor mats and cots being uneasy to fold up or store away, many victims end up staying on their sleeping space the entire day and night. This makes their sleeping space become very unsanitary.
Compack is a natural disaster relief product that would be distributed in a disaster shelter. It is a sleeping mat that folds up into a bookbag with ease. It also has 2 detachable pockets that stores a first aid kit and a pillow. The mat being easy to fold up, allows users to fold up and store away their sleeping mat during the day, allowing users to use their given space for other activities. The goal of Compack is to help improve disaster victims’ living condition and experience in a shelter.
SIGNAL Intelligent Bicycle Light
SIGNAL is an intelligent bicycle light working to combat cycling collisions. In 2013 there were 48,000 injuries and 743 fatalities to pedal-cyclists due to motor vehicle accidents. 39% of these fatal crashes happen during low light conditions between 6:00pm and 12:00am. To combat these statistics, SIGNAL increases visibility and informs drivers and pedestrians of your intended movements. Sensors that read you determine whether you are turning or braking and if it is a low lighting condition. With a simple rotation, the head of the light can be directed to the rear to accommodate straight and drop bars. SIGNAL is a handlebar-end cycling light that is designed to be as intuitive as riding a bike.
Women's Lacrosse Helmet
Women's lacrosse has a shockingly high rate of head injuries and concussions, and players currently wear no protective equipment except goggles to cover their eyes. A women's lacrosse-specific helmet is needed in the sport to keep players safe. This design uses a compressed foam material to offer a lightweight and minimal solution that protects WLAX players from the types of hits they're most likely to suffer from. It offers a dial adjustment system to make sure that it can fit any size head comfortably. The separate, moving piece also allows for an opening in the back for players to wear their hair in a ponytail (the way they're most comfortable) without hindering protection.
Haul of a Show
“Haul of a Show” is a concept for a mobile venue that allows artists and performers to consolidate the resources of a stage, sound equipment, and lighting into one trailer-sized package. Having these three resources in one place makes renting and transporting equipment much easier. During my research I found that a lot of valuable time is wasted the day of a performance in setting up equipment, running cables and setting queues that could be arranged the night before. This venue is meant to be used within the context of a local flea market or food truck festival. With the rising popularity of these local events, local musicians and artists could use the resource of this trailer as a more affordable means to share their art.
Better Solution For CPAP Mask
Aerate focuses on solving people the physical issue of sleeping health. This product provides the unique structure to the connection between the mask and hose, and the connection between the mask and straps. The ballshape connection provides a wider range of motion which allows user make a movement during the sleep. It also avoids the problem of unintentional disconnection with the hose. The connecting part between mask and straps simplifies the complicated steps of wearing and adjusting the traditional mask. It gives feedback for the correct connection. This design can be applied to different types and different sizes of CPAP mask. All the parts can be detached and replaced easily. Aerate provides the user a comfortable and safe sleep experience.
The idea behind The Go-Locker came after looking behind the scenes of large-scale football equipment management and transportation. A tedious process that requires an immense amount of planning and organization each week as the team transports 16,000lbs of equipment to away games.
Current methods of equipment transport include utilizing varied crates, bags, and rely on manual labor. The Go-Locker aims to minimize the physical and mental stress that comes with this current process. A two-in-one cart product, The Go-Locker securely transports the players’ uniforms and bags. After arrival, the cart can be split into its separate parts for efficient navigation and direct locker setup.
The function of the Go-Locker is to aid in several stages of the equipment transport process as a whole. Not only aiding in efficiency and innovation, but also creating a more enjoyable environment for the people involved.
High chairs have many problems with safety, comfort, and cleanliness, especially the ones people use in restaurants. There needs to be a better high chair for commercial use that satisfies both customers and restaurant owners.
Tri-Chair solves the current problems with high chairs.
Tri-Chair provides extra safety with its wide base, ideal height for the restaurant table, safety straps, and lower front leg which create less gaps between the baby and the table (or parents).
The steam bended wood parts give the structural interface, and each plastic parts are made with GFN, EVA, PP, and ABS materials for its cleanliness, durability, stability, rigidity, and efficient manufacturing processes.
Tri-Chair is designed for longevity and versatility. By rotating the seat, Tri-Chair can grow with the child. It gives three different child seating solutions for the newborn, infant / toddler, and preschooler. With Tri-Chair, it is easy to find the best fit for the child in the restaurant!
Diaper Change Station for Public Restrooms
Changing a child’s diaper is often a hassle, not to mention having to do it in an unfamiliar and public place. The Loon Diaper Change System is designed with both the child and caretaker in mind to aid in the process of changing a diaper in a public restroom from prep-time to cleanup.
The Loon table features an antimicrobial, vinyl resting area for the child to keep him or her comfortable and safe during changing. Entertainment is provided by the embossed balloon pattern and transparent cell phone viewing shelf. The table is easy to wipe clean through its soft and playful form while the curved design feature allows the caretaker to stand close to the child and keep changing supplies within arm’s reach.
The addition of Loon accessories increases productivity before, during, and after changing, reducing the amount of time spent in the restroom.
A one time use device that is marketed to supplement, not replace the current spectrum of load bearing climbing equipment.
It is a load bearing piece of equipment that inflates to take the contour of a crack system.
The current paradigm in climbing protection involves forcing metal pieces into crack systems in rock, the Airbag allows for more surface contact with the rock. This makes for less of a chance for a piece of equipment to wiggle out of place while not bearing load
A malaria rapid diagnostic kit designed for travel.
From my first hand experiences in Tanzania and research conducted at The Ohio State University, I was inspired to create a malaria diagnostic kit for travelers and backpackers. The product is designed for portability and is meant to help travelers avoid underdeveloped hospitals in third world countries.
While abroad, travellers face many issues with medical facilities and personnel. In many malaria-endemic countries, the lack of resources is a major barrier to reliable and timely diagnosis. Health personnel are under-trained, under-equipped, and underpaid. A clinical diagnosis of malaria can be time consuming and challenging due to the non-specific nature of the symptoms and crowded health facilities.
The mosquito diagnostic kit aims to solve these problems by encasing all of the components a traveller needs to diagnose themselves with malaria and a detailed instruction booklet in a waterproof, portable container.
Easy Clean (Cat Litter Box)
30.4% of households in the United States own one or more cats, and the total number of cats in the country is in excess of 74 million. The number one concern of can owner is inappropriate elimination. The current process of cleaning the litter is complicated and inefficient, leading to less frequent cleaning, making for an unpleasant environment for humans and cats. The new design replaces the traditional scooper and combines both closed and open features, saving cat lovers time and energy as well as providing a better experience of cleaning and maintaining the litter box.
Senior Electric Shopping Cart Solution
Electric shopping cart in the current market could not meet most of seniors’ needs. Seniors’ health condition is different from younger consumers’. They walk to stores getting tiring experience; they have vision reduction; they are lack of muscle training and are unable to reach items or carry bags. Therefore, electric shopping cart should be designed to make improvement for seniors.
Care cart is created to provide safe, sturdy, reliable, electric shopping carts for worry-free senior shopping-care services. Seniors with medical conditions could use cart more efficiently and comfortably. The highlighted features of care cart are movable chair and basket, which offer users more flexibility. Also other features, for example cloth storage, ergonomic control system panel, provide comfortable feeling for users.
Atlas Grocery Caddy
Getting an entire trip’s worth of groceries inside the house is a tedious task. Even when you manage to grasp every plastic loop in one try- it is heavy, your fingers get crushed, it’s difficult to close the trunk and lock the car, and fishing out your keys and trying to open and close the front door is a nightmare. The Atlas aims to alleviate all of that. It is a simple solution for moving and organizing groceries.
Senior lifting mobility solution
Senior mobility issues affect every aspect of senior life. They face inconveniences to basic movements such as walking, sitting and standing to hand-assisted movement like going upstairs and picking up items. More importantly, most mobility issues can result in severe safety concerns.
Current products, like walkers, only focus on solving one mobility problem at a time. Although it helps seniors walk, problems still remain when it comes to switching between sitting and standing. Walking, standing and sitting have yet to be addressed as whole, which has ignored by most designers.
The Levelator provides a straight forward solution to align the orientation of walking and sitting together and enhances the user experience at the aspect of accessibility and comfortability.
Exercising is the most basic and efficient way to stay in good physical condition, especially for seniors. However, weather conditions, health conditions, lack of equipment, limited knowledge, and other reasons may keep the seniors away form doing exercise. Senifit aims to provide a better exercise experience for seniors.
Senifit senior exercises equipment has two parts separately used for upper body and lower body exercises. The upper body part focus on arm, forearm, wrist, and finger exercise, while the lower body part is for exercising thigh, knee, shank, and ankle.
Both parts have simple motion exercise with light scale resistance appropriate for senior daily workout. With easy to operate form and supporting parts, exercises for senior become safe, efficient, and encouraging.
The project aims at creating an environment suitable for making a sightseeing tour bus into a more relaxing place for people. While doing so, the design won’t sacrifice the bus’s practicability to achieve this goal. Overall, this project’s focus is on creating a positive service or experience by altering the environment of the bus.
The shade works as a barrier for rain and winds. Since it is translucent, the barrier it provides doesn’t block the sightseeing of those on the bus.The design of shade slides allows for the option to cover more space, while the rotation of the slider simultaneously allows for the top layer to double over the bottom layer to provide stronger shade coverage. The system adjust how much sunlight goes through by changing the each layer’s position.
SWE-BUS can redesign the first floor to a customizable area; in this design, SWE-BUS features a food service center design that creates a new sightseeing travel experience.The food service center in this design may change based on food service needs for different routes.