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Icane

Icane is the digital cane designed to assist users who need a second hand to get their destination, especially for those who have vision disorders or suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases. The device utilizes AR technology for a navigation system which detects, analyzes, warns objects on the screen to the users.

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Connect Walker

The Connect Walker provides improved navigation and independence for people living with mild cognitive impairment and early stage dementia. Connect Walker, an internet of things enabled IoT product, supports navigation through an easy to use sister application and connected walker design. Connect's auto braking system improves safety while seated through a unique auto braking function. A front facing camera records a visual journey diary to support memory recall and training. A Home button allows immediate navigation to a home address and communication with a care provider or loved one.

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All Can

The All Can offer an inclusive, interactive design to empower people with disabilities to lead healthy, active lifestyles. Its universal design provides sensory processing and creates a space that embraces all members of the community enabling them to live healthy, playful lives to reach their fullest potential. In doing so, it allows people to interact with others in a happy and fun way without being excluded. The aim of the All Can, which is to create a social effect that brings people closer, comes from these unique features.

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Ancer Dynamic

Ancer, the bedsore preventing wheelchair. It focuses not only on the fluidness of its movements, but also the comfort of the patient, especially those who are using it for an extended period of time. The innovative design along with a dynamic airbag built into the seat cushion, and rotatable handle, differentiates it from the regular wheelchair. With much effort invested, the design of the wheelchair was completed and proved to help prevent bedsores. The solution and design principles are based on results collected from wheelchair users, which makes leads to an authentic user experience.

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Taste of the Old Times

There are about 60% of the teenagers in Taiwan had seldom/never interacted with their grandparents. To draw closer between Them, "Old Time Memories Calendar" gathering the unique items belong to Taiwanese elder's era (1930s to 1970s), Convert them to illustration, make a Chinese distich and "dos and don'ts" related to each illustration for grandparents and grandchildren. This calendar is designed for generation interaction. It's not only a tool for improving family's atmosphere, but also a fun and learnable which includes lots of old Taiwanese culture.

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Evolution

Degradation of the elderly's mobility is a long process. How to provide a device to help them have a better life quality is very important. This composite assistive device design that combines the functions of a rollator and a wheelchair which is designed to accompany the elders in the process of gradually losing their vitality. Users can find corresponding solutions depending on their physical conditions. At the same time, increasing the elderly's willingness to go out. It can greatly improve their health, social and emotional connection with their family.

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Good designs create value for society. Everyday we feature a special design project that demonstrates excellence in design. Today, we are pleased to showcase an award-winning design that makes a positive difference. We will be featuring more great and inspiring designs daily. Make sure to visit us everyday to enjoy new good design products and projects from greatest designers worldwide.

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