Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Shower Belt - You Can Take a Shower Everywhere

The effect of a full body shower is not only that of washing the dirt of your skin. A shower is also a ritual that offers the chance for relaxation and meditation. When in transit such a shower is rarely available. This forces most people to resort to dabbing their faces with wet wipes or soaked paper towels in order to achieve some degree of refreshment.

The shower belt offers the possibility of a more substantial cleansing that leaves the user as invigorated as he or she would be in any other shower. The end of the belt easily attaches to any faucet while the buckle acts as a shower nozzle. Practically any public restroom can be transformed into your own private space for washing and relaxing. Make use of the waiting time between transport to take a shower and feel fresh inside and out.

Designer: Carl Hagerling, Claes Nellestam & Martin Prame

source : yankodesign.com
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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Nutrition Counter - Knowing Your Nutrition

Perfect Portions Digital Food Scale is an incredible nutritional food scale and calculator in one; a built in database of nearly 2,000 foods lets you quickly track what you eat. Whether you track calories, carbs, sugar, fiber or sodium – this digital nutrition scale allows you to count, and customize! Put away the books, the calculators and the clunky scales forever. All you need is this sleek and stylish digital nutrition scale. No bigger than a pad of paper, this nutrition food scale instantly tells you the info you want to know about 2000 of your favorite foods and ingredients, plus 99 custom foods as well

source : technologyinnovationsite.com
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Friday, 15 July 2011

IN - Electronic Newspaper in the Future

IN is an innovative newspaper concept that is based on a flexible display and comprises Wi-Fi technology for its operational efficiency. The screen is attached with a frame that shows current time and other related information into a LED display. The frame can be fitted in front of your bed with embedded, and the device will wake you up alarm at your desired time with an updated feed of news on its large, crystal clear LCD display. This IN Newspaper design has won Bronze award from IDEA

source : it-tech.org
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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Swing it to Recharge Your Battery

Mind you, this is not a “Green” concept and neither does it claim to be “Eco Friendly”. It’s just a helpful solution for a tricky situation. The situation being: you running out of juice on your mobile phone. So what do you do? Remove the battery from the back of the phone; give it a few good turns around your index finger and its gathered enough power to last you a conversation or a safe trip to your charger and electric point.

Designers: Song Teaho & Hyejin Lee

source : itechfuture.com
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Monday, 11 July 2011

Snappy Dresser - Future Wardrobe Design

Snappy Dresser was born out of the idea of a wardrobe that doesn’t act only as a piece of furniture but also a smart home appliance. Living in a small space can be a bit challenging to some people, however organizing small living space can be easily done if you know how. One of clever tricks to make your small living space feels more spacious is by having objects that serve multiple functions. Snappy Dresser rejects the idea of a wardrobe as a mere piece of furniture, it takes traditional wardrobe to a new level via cutting edge technology that offers a wide range of functions.

Designer : Nelly Trakidou

Have you ever had a problem when choosing what to wear for a particular event? Well, we think most of us do. We just simply stand in front of our wardrobes, imagining would this outfit look good on us for the special occasion. Snappy Dresser addresses this problem by giving suggestions based on user’s history. The system is able to mix and match clothes styles and functions needed for any context. Snappy Dresser utilizes RFID tags to recognize user’s clothes where all information such as brand, material, color, etc. are kept to later be used to suggest the outfits to its users.

The main feature of Snappy Dresser would be virtual rehearsing of clothes. Before deciding which outfit to wear, user will have the ability to see how he or she will look in that outfit without actually having to wear it. In this way, user will have the ability to try many combinations of clothes without having to take all clothes out of the wardrobe. For this feature to work, Snappy Dresser will have to get input from 3D scanner of user’s body measurements. In fact, user can also take feedbacks and advices from friends as this futuristic wardrobe can also connect its user to the internet.

source : tuvie.com
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Saturday, 9 July 2011

Sajjadah 1426 – Technology for Moslem People

A prayer rug is a small and portable carpet that Muslims put on the floor when they perform their prayers. Its main function is to provide a clean and isolated platform for the prayer. With the specific patterns on its surface, it also aims to bring the atmosphere of a mosque to wherever they take it.

Muslims pray five times a day. The only product they need to perform their prayers is a prayer rug. And there is one thing they need to be careful about: the holy city of Mecca a” the direction towards which they should perform their prayers.

As one of the main aims of a~Sajjadah 1426′ was to emphasize the values of the patterns on the prayer rug, lighting those patterns up was considered as the main approach from the very first stages of the concept. There were several technology alternatives to achieve this effect: mini LEDs, fibre optics, EL wire embroidery and EL panel. After the experiments done, the most appropriate one turned out to be the Electro Luminescent Phosphore Printing technology. EL wire embroidery has also been explored during the research part and a~mini glow wire’ was ordered from the UK-based company Surelight Ltd.

‘Sajjadah 1426′ indicates the direction via the data coming from a compass module embedded inside it. The closer to the direction of Mecca it is turned, the brighter the patterns illuminate.

‘Sajjadah 1426′ enriches the praying experience with the illuminated patterns on its surface. The word ‘sajjadah’ is a Persian/Turkish word meaning ‘prayer rug’ and the number ’1426′ stands for ’2005′ in Islamic calendar.

Designer: Soner Ozenc

source : yankodesign.com
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