UGO Social Animal Is Designed for Patients with Alzhemeir’s

UGO Social Animal is a concept project designed specially for patients with Alzhemeir’s. The transition between home and the EHPAD (or Accommodation Facility for Dependent Elderly) can be really difficult for patients with Alzheimer’s, they need help to adapt to their new social and spatial reference points.

UGO is a social animal integrated in the practices of AAT, in particular for people with dementia. During the day, this little animal can be used as cushion for the residents, and it sleeps at night. This toy can be used to promote communication between the residents and their care takers, touching different areas of body of UGO can result in different reactions, including different facial expressions or sounds. There are six main human expressions: joy, sadness, surprise, fear, anger, and disgust. Each facial expression is associated with different song to express corresponding feeling.

Designer : Baptiste Chevalier

UGO Social Animal by Baptiste Chevalier

UGO Social Animal by Baptiste Chevalier

Even though there are already similar products on the market, UGO design offers low manufacturing cost, it can be mass produced easily since it consists of standard components and other 4 recyclable molded plastic parts. UGO is shockproof and is resistant to cleaning products due to its silicon material.

UGO Social Animal by Baptiste Chevalier

Tuvie has received “UGO Social Animal” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.




Barbeque Party Is More Fun with BBQ 360 by Marco Marotto and Paola Oliva

BBQ 360° is a product that combines design, comfort and optimization of the spaces without sacrificing ease of use and even simplifying the operations of cleaning and cooking different foods. The starting point was a simple shape but at the same time could contain within it everything it needs a system barbeque, in particular:

  • A system for regulating grid (simple and fast) at different heights by means of vertical cuts, in order to be able to differentiate the cooking of various dishes
  • A shelf support retractable for each type of need
  • A drawer, directly connected to the drum-ash (to speed up the cleaning of it), removed for disposal
  • A box that houses the tools provided (dustpan, brush, fork and spatula)
  • Navigation system on wheels (totally removable for maintenance)

The BBQ 360° was created around the person and can adapt to various user needs.

Designer : Marco Marotto and Paola Oliva

BBQ 360 by Marco Marotto

BBQ 360 by Marco Marotto

BBQ 360 by Marco Marotto

BBQ 360 by Marco Marotto

BBQ 360 by Marco Marotto

BBQ 360 by Marco Marotto

BBQ 360 by Marco Marotto

BBQ 360 by Marco Marotto

BBQ 360 by Marco Marotto

BBQ 360 by Marco Marotto




OCE (One Common Energy) Electric Car Concept

This new car concept which was a participant at the Michellin challenge design 2009 is one that is modern in functions yet contemporary in design. The car runs on the new energy system known as OCE or One Common Energy wherein the complete system runs on the same type of smart battery. The system consists of a battery, CPU with customized interface for user communication and function which in itself can replace the need for the regular battery, engine and other control systems found in today’s cars. The car has been designed by Korean born Yongbang Ho.

oce electric car

oce electric car

oce electric car

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oce electric car

Designer : Yongbang Ho






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