Designed for children with high portability, Roam Lightweight Respiratory Unit features compact size and stylish appearance. It’s a humanized oxygen cylinder that comes with a nasal mask, easy on the user’s face to breath in the oxygen. Roam oxygen refillable cylinder contains liquid oxygen enclosed in an epoxy carbon fiber vessel. Liner-less cylinder offers almost 45% weight reduction compared to conventional tanks, therefore, it’s pretty light weight. Roam is able to expose its coil to convert liquid to gaseous oxygen using just average room temperature, there’s an electronic valve to monitor and control the flow of liquid to breathable gaseous oxygen, no more constant maintenance needed here.
For anyone who suffers sudden asthmatic attacks, oxygen therapy is the fastest way to treat this medical threat. Unfortunately, it remains inaccessible due to its tank physical weight and size. Our existing oxygen cylinders are heavy and large in size, the mobility is limited to where the attachment of the “nasal prongs” (2 plastic tubes leading into the nose) and the oxygen cylinder can move (industrial cylinders are difficult to use and maintain).
Designer : Shan Shan Wang
Roam Lightweight Respiratory Unit has been especially designed for children since they often feel socially misplaced and uncomfortable in their environment with nasal prongs up their nose. This concept medical device is designed and developed as all-in-one product to provide a child great mobility in their daily life without having to feel socially misplaced or psychologically hampered.
The Audi 2Lip is a vehicle for the year 2050 designed mainly for elderly people. The whole architecture comes from the idea revolutionizing the way of accessing the vehicle overcoming possible mobility problems of the users. The front of the vehicle is divided into strips of shape memory polymer, able to open and close like a flower. In this way, the passengers can walk into the cabin, reaching the seats without obstacles. The large front platform moves downward, reducing the space between the road and the bottom of the car, this also means providing easy access for disabled people. Once the passengers have taken place, the bodywork closes gently giving an unusual view from the outside.
The characteristics of Audi 2Lip offer excellent visibility and extreme spaciousness. The entire front area is dedicated to the passengers, while the mechanical parts are gathered inside the large rear wheels. The large transparent surface that surrounds the Audi 2Lip also provides a full view of the road and of the position of the front wheels, enhancing the feeling of full control of the vehicle.
Designer : Davide Varenna
The surface design, determined by the contrast soft/strong, communicates the superior interior comfort offered, but at the same time doesn’t show the fragility of the occupants. The soft curvatures are in fact opposed to the edges of the central frame: elements that give character and project the still strong charisma of the passengers.
The character of Audi 2Lip is also strengthen by the large rear wheels, which create tension into the surfaces and suggest the frontal opening. Their central location allows the simple shape of the side, while providing benefits at the functional level: the two close elements favor more compact and lightweight mechanics and allow the vehicle to have an aerodynamic form. The wide wheels mask the height of the tires, indispensable to ensure a greater level of comfort. The safety level from this futuristic vehicle will influence grandparents purchasing decision, because they would want to engage more in the care and transport of their grandchildren.
Technology can allow us to re-interpret or re-experience the world around us. The Synaesynth project by Melbourne-based designer Daniel Kerris converts color into musical sound. The system comprises a combination of hardware and software that allows the user to explore the imagined musical properties of color within the world around them, their favorite painting, or even their own face.
The Synaesynth experiments loosely with the idea of “porting” one sense into another, but does so in a constricted way – conforming to musical theory in order to generate pleasurable harmonies. The rules that dictate how the output is constricted can be manipulated through function buttons that alter the pitch, scale and instrument used. Additionally, there are play and record buttons which allow the user to capture and loop keystroke patterns as well as a freezeframe button that captures and holds a given frame of video so the user can lock-in a palette of their choosing. The device runs using an Arduino microcontroller interacting with a Processing app via USB cable. It takes a 5v power supply.
The designer has described the device as being “…a kind of playable wind chime, except that the wind has been replaced with colors.”