Development of Zyphr Rescue Scooter was a direct result of identifying the needs of billions of people on earth who do not have quick and easy access to medical care. The majority of the world’s population still lives in impoverished areas where it is not easy to provide medical attention. ‘Minimal’ and ‘practical’ were the keywords while designing this scooter which proved to be the most convenient and accessible way to transport those in need of medical attention. Special emphasis was placed on improved suspension for bumpy terrain, and allowing the stretcher and trailer to be portable for fast access in tight spaces.
We think that Urban Beehive concept from Philips is an ingenious design to keep bees at home. The concept allows you to have a glimpse into the fascinating world of these industrious creatures while at the same time you can also harvest the honey that they produce. This concept is sustainable and eco-friendly while it also has educational effects from observing the bees in action. Aside from honey, the other benefits for the city would be pollination.
The design of Urban Beehive is modern, appealing, and respect the natural behavior of the bees. There are 2 parts: the entry passage and flower pot outside, and the glass vessel containing an array of honeycomb frames inside. The glass shell filters light to let through the orange wavelength which bees use for sight. The bees can build their wax cells from the frames that provide a honeycomb texture. In order to calm the bees before you can open this beehive, smoke can be released into it.
You should know that global bee colonies are declining slowly, Urban Beehive design will contribute to the preservation of these beautiful species, encourage the return of the urban bee. Bees produce honey and propolis, once people understand the health benefits of honey and propolis, we’re sure, this Urban Beehive can have an important role in the home apothecary.
During emergency situation when someone needs medical attention, every second counts. Alec Momont, a Dutch industrial designer, has made an attempt to add drone technology to the ambulance force in major cities around the world. This futuristic project explores the possibilities to use high-speed drone network to deliver emergency supplies to any location in only minutes. The question is, could drones improve global health?
In Europe, the response time of emergency services are approx. 10 minutes, unfortunately, brain dead or fatalities usually occur in less than 6 minutes. If you think the emergency services are not fast enough, you should take a look at African continent where response times can take about 4 hours, that’s when an ambulance even shows up at all.
After extensive research and many interviews, Alex Momont believes that we can take advantage in the speed of deployment, accuracy, and automated flight in the field of EMS. Ambulance drone concept features custom foldable frame that transforms this UAV into a compact flying toolbox with essential supplies inside for advanced life support. The first prototype focuses on most pressing use case that is the delivery of an automated external defibrillator, this might increase the survival rates up to 10%.
Ambulance Drone has been designed to be able to deliver a defibrillator to a patient within 12 square km radius in less than a minute, hopefully, increasing the survival rate from 8% to 80%. This small flying robot is also equipped with real-time camera where an operator like paramedic can monitor, talk, and instruct those helping the victim through on-board phone. These drones when used in major cities might be able to save lives by becoming an extended emergency infrastructure.