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NuWave

Millions of people are affected by permanent hearing loss and become frustrated by everyday tasks. NuWave is an assistive hearing device designed to eliminate the stigma associated with hearing loss. The eyewear, a trendy solution for those with or without prescriptive lenses, utilizes bone conduction to provide the user with crisp, clean sound. This technology translates sound waves into vibrations which travel through the skull bones directly to the cochlea. With its classic style and innovative use of technology, NuWave is the perfect solution for individuals of various hearing abilities.

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PushPin

PushPin Tray allows a user to place anything on it, and it will hold it in place. A grid of pins compress down when something is placed on them, then they simply pop right up, once the object is removed. The independent pins allow for any cup, bowl or shape to be held in place. Pushpin is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably on everyone’s lap. It’s modern design with concealed handles has elevated the dinning experience closer to the user, so they may enjoy a more sensory meal in any room in the house. A carefree tray, fit for all users; kids, adults, elderly and the disabled.

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One-Handed Plate Set

This plate and bowl set is the ideal tableware solution for one-handed users. Its unique design, allows the user to cut their food directly in their dinning plate, keeping the meal hot and tasty. The ambidextrous design of the cutting edge not only serves as an elegant plate partition, but also an anchor for the bowl. The versatile bowl is fixed into place for ease of use. Allowing the user to enjoy any soup, noodle, salad or snack in a stable and elegant plate setting!

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Woodle

This designed educational toy, whether for a child who is visually with sight or not, is one which can allow for all children to play together, and without differentiating the two. The toy Woodle, suitable for children who are 3 years and older, has been designed so that when children write the correct name of the animal they have also created its shape at the same time. In a method which is both fun and educational, it is also believed to develop cognitive and emotional intelligence.

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Marlene and Maurice

Walking sticks were fashion accessories for centuries. They were pieces of art, beautifully crafted and were made of expensive materials and decorated with precious stones and pearls. In the second half of the 20th century, walking sticks lost their fashion component and became simple helping tool, a sign of weakness and/or old age. Marlene and Maurice are walking sticks are simple yet beautiful: they are made of contemporary material- (engraved)Plexiglas, with added LED-light in the base of the stick. The light turns on when the stick is pressed to the ground so the stick glows in the dark.

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Penguin

Assisting senior people is always inspiring. Two months were spent in a care center to find out the major problems of the elder people. Continuous communication between seniors and caretakers is critical which is not practical specifically when the elders are assumed to be in their beds. Falling down and leaving bed occurs which are potentially harmful specifically for the ones with Alzheimer and sleepwalking problem.The Team have designed a sensor-based WiFi-aided light,the Penguin,to gently light the room and inform caretaker by a vibratory bracelet.The Penguin can also be used in hospitals.

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