Design Speech

Design Speech featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Klaimber

Klaimber, a person lifting device, is designed to be piece of furniture at home, fusing Scandinavian design with a patented lifting mechanism cleverly hidden in the chair's construct. By its design, Klaimber also works as a regular chair: it becomes an assistive device only when needed, not taking extra space at home or looking like a utilitarian product, which was the design objective.

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Tour

Tour is a crutch designed to help users by providing a better forces distribution among the forearm and wrist, giving more support to stand up and sit, and letting the hand free to interact with objects around it. An intuitive, low-cost gyratory system allows shifting the angle between the handle and the forearm support and the rod. The same rotation also serves as assistance to stand up, reducing the effort needed. A band around the forearm complements the system giving the person freedom to hug, open doors, and interact with other objects without the crutch falling.

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Nana

There is furniture designed for babies, youngsters, grownups, and... the line ends here. There is no furniture adequate for elderly people and their needs. The construction of the fauteuil is made of wood. It has higher seat than usual sofas and armchairs. The back is adjustable. The armchair has cushions on the seat and on the back which are made like mattresses. That means that they are comfortable but not too soft. Cushions come in two dimensions or hights and several materials and colors. Thate makes the chair compatible with aestetic and with physical needs of the user.

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Glide

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Care U

His design is a health product designed for the elderly, which combines body detection and electrotherapy massage. We can see from the product that this design combines a lot of cutting-edge technologies such as musculoskeletal ultrasound detection technology and electronic pulse massage technology. The whole work is mainly white, with distinctive design language and design features. The author's design was inspired by his grandparents. He saw their body aches every day, and he wanted to change this situation very much.

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SafePath

Safepath is an accessibility app that offers real time sidewalk obstruction data to allow users with disabilities to safely plan their routes. Safepath empowers communities to leverage crowdsourced sidewalk data to make informed decisions that enable safe and accessible city wayfaring. Safepath crowdsources information by encouraging communities to record sidewalk or pathway inconveniences, risks, or dangers. By inputting this data, they're helping their disabled neighbours travel safely.

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