Inspired by Serge Panchenko’s popular custom designs, Spyderco has come up with Spyderco C188ALTIBBKP Dog Tag Folding Knife. It’s a pocket knife that features a chisel-ground CPM S30V blade with titanium handle. If you know Spyderco knives, then you would know this model is a departure from its typical folding knife, the handle is constructed from solid titanium that accurately replicates the size and shape of a military dog tag. The center of the handle scale is machined in order to create an integral spring bar that houses a steel bar bearing from the blade’s detent mechanism. The top of the handle, there’s an aluminum back strap that controls blade’s movement both the open and closed positions, giving user protection from the edge when it is closed.
Both, the blade and handle, are coated with black titanium carbonitride. It is also designed with Spyderco Round Hole trademark to allow for easy opening while the subtle swedge and a decorative fuller near the spine add a nice style. The round aluminum disk at the pivot offers stability and strength as well as an aesthetic touch to the overall appearance.
Do you know that in the USA alone, approx. 150,000 people die from stroke annually? Stroke is also the leading cause of serious long term disability. Around 1/3 of stroke patients suffer from hyperthermia which is an abnormal increase in body temperature. Otivia is a conceptual medical device specifically designed to cool down and stabilizing body temperature of stroke patients suffering from hyperthermia. It works by increasing blood flow in the arm while at the same time drawing heat from it. The blood flow in the arm alone is enough to cool down the entire body, avoiding abnormal fever and other dangers associated with it.
The arm unit Otivio prevents hyperthermia in stroke patients, reducing mortality and disability. This is accomplished by cooling down and stabilizing the body temperature over a 24-hour period after the stroke patient arrives at hospital. The unit consists of two main components: a disposable glove and an outer shell. Temperate water circulates in the disposable glove while negative pressure is generated in the outer shell. The pulsating pressure expands the veins in the patient’s arm. This increases skin blood flow locally, while the water acts as an effective heat-transfer medium. Treating just the arm can cool down the entire body.
Patient rehabilitation is dependent on early physical movement, so flexibility is a necessary quality of Otivio. The layered disposable glove allows for a controlled amount of water to flow through a predefined pattern, which reduces the amount of water required and thereby reduces weight. The device also needs to be airtight and stiff enough to withstand the generated pressure, yet it must also allow movement. Otivio’s mesh structure covered with a sealing textile satisfies these requirements.
Otivio is connected to an external control unit with two small tubes providing continuous temperate water flow. The control unit is also responsible for generating the pulsating pressure.
Jamie Tomkins was challenged to create non-emission vehicle for this high and increasing populated country that meets the needs of urbanites as well as complying with Chinese government policy. After a research trip to China, Jamie developed vehicles based on a future concept of the city – the Beijing Boom Tower which is designed into three tiers or social classes. On the top tier live the wealthiest residents, in the center are the middle-classes, and at the bottom live the working class. A vehicle for each level was designed.
Jamie Tomkins took on the bottom level and looked at the ubiquitous Chinese bicycle as a starting point for his design. His hybrid bicycle has a metal and plastic frame with plastic detachable parts that can be changed to create a unique style. The use of plastic means the hybrid is lighter and with interchangeable parts it is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye.