Get ready to have intelligent crockery with you, wherever you go. This crockery can analyze the sugar, fat and lactose level available in your food. This intelligent shaft has three different types of add on including spoon, fork and knife. The spoon adds the weight of food eaten, the knife can measure temperature and the fork can take small probes of the food and analyze the components of fat, proteins, and sugar. The device is equipped with Bluetooth and that is why it can easily send the data measured and displays it on a personal nutritional agenda website. This type of product can help you out in having healthy food everywhere you go.
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Imagine having always intelligent cutlery with you, giving you a feedback, no matter where or what you eat. That is IC3. An intelligent shaft has 3 different add ons: spoon, fork, knife. Each add-on can also fulfill another duty: the spoon adds the weight of food eaten, the shaft adds it. The knife can measure temperature and the fork can take small probes of the food and analyze it by its components like fat, proteins, lactose, sugar. Being equipped with bluetooth,the intelligent shaft can send the data measured for example to a personal nutritional agenda on the website of someone.
IC3 is not only a help for people suffering from diabetes or lactose insufficiency, but could help everyone to feed healthy everywhere. Located in the near future – e.g. all technology exist nowadays, only food analysis has to be miniaturized a step further. IC3 was chosen to be displayed at the “Designparcours Munich 2008″ at the “Forum for Young Design” same year.
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Plica is a zoological term referring to the folding of a body part. This concept smart phone has double the screen capacity of the I-phone giving the user a more ample interface. When folded with the screens out, Plica functions as a phone and internet device. Two screens provide the user with all the functionality of a mini laptop. USB and headphone ports are located conveniently in the double hinge.
Using soft materials, this Soft Phone concept is a finalist in Tancher Award 2008. The interface features its fabric material, to define the function modules by extrusion and fold. This soft phone concept is based on the fabric digital display technology, which will lead to a new experience in more flexible cell phone operation. Jian Qian says “The Bluetooth earphone buckled to the string can charge the phone by Electromagnetic Induction. The material of the interface is fabric while the one of clip and circle is silica gel, which makes the phone very soft and portable.”
Different directions of extruding make different functions for the phone and the camera.
Camera Usage (Extruding vertically)
Extruding to a little extend: focus (take photos) ,
Extruding to a larger extend: pulling the trigger
Release: Photo finish