This digital inhaler is a practical and innovative asthma device created by design firm Cardboard Helicopter for Global Prime Healthcare.
From the designers: Global Prime Healthcare approached us with the desire to add an innovative delivery mechanism for self-management of asthma and COPD. We developed a digital inhaler to include a digital readout to allow patients to know more about the inhaled dosage, the amount of pumps that remain, as well as insight about the optimal moments to use the device, all in real time. The intuitive application was also developed to detect impairment in medication usage, and boasts enhanced product stability and increased lung penetration of the medication. The back lit LCD screen links to a cartridge, providing a consistent readout for patients so they won’t ever be without medication when they need it. The design went through months of hands-on testing and ethnography development to ultimately produce an inhaler that was easy to use, ergonomic and intuitive for asthma and COPD sufferers of all ages.
Having completed extensive research on the difficulties of using an inhaler, we wanted to design the first inhaler to allow users to use their entire hand to apply pressure, instead of just an index finger. This provides children, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities or arthritis with an easy and pain-free way to delivery medication through the device.
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The Torsion chair by designer Natalie Musorina is designed to be made out of one single strip of plywood, painstakingly bent along a defined 3D curve to create a Mobius strip-esque shape. The concept of torsion comes into the way the wood is bent. The chair’s fabric is weaved into this very wooden strip providing a tensile seating device within a torsion bent wood strip.
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SYOU is a dynamic new sneaker concept by with each collection inspired by and made in a different country. Every pair of SYOU sneakers is 100% locally produced, using locally sourced materials, they work in collaboration with local talent on the ground – from copywriters to visual artists – to create SYOU sneakers and the entire story around the product and country.
The latest range of SYOU sneakers is 100% made in Colombia from 100% Colombian materials. The rubber soles are made in Medellin. The canvas used in the upper is also made of Colombian material. Inspiration lies inside each SYOU sneaker, with a poem penned by Juanita Olivera from Bogotá written on the insole. Even the SYOU box has been co-designed, with José Argotty from Pasto creating the box for the Colombia collection. Every pair of SYOU sneakers also comes complete with an organic cotton bag, handmade in Colombia.
Next up might be Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Ghana, Cambodia or The Philippines. “The opportunities are limitless. We are forever surprised and humbled by the depth and breadth of talent around the world and these are just the first steps on a worldwide expedition of discovery”.
The Copenhagen is a stylish bluetooth speaker for women designed by studio Design-People for sound systems brand Vifa. Inspired by Scandinavian design and created for women, the speaker comes in 6 colors and is covered with a special-woven textile material produced by Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles, Kvadrat.
“Creating authentic sound has been our passion for more than 80 years. Copenhagen weaves years of refined craftsmanship with contemporary lifestyle. With its light Nordic design, the loudspeaker plays elegantly together with the surroundings. Simple to use and portable, Copenhagen lets you create the atmosphere to suit your moment. It’s pure enjoyment in every detail.”
Copenhagen will be available soon via website.
The Evolution Door by Austrian artist Klemmens Torggler is an invention based on rotating squares, The special construction makes it possible to move the door sideways without the use of tracks. This technical trick opens up new applications for the door. To understand how it looks is best to look at the video.