Shift is a low tech and low cost walker designed to provide gait assistance and enhance sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit transitions, offering an alternative to early wheelchair use. The improvement on the transfer maneuver is due to the products structural features: an extra handlebar and the posterior feet design, which provide a secure lift movement. Its style was designed to shift from social stigma related concepts to an independent and social living.
B.my.jet is a multifunctional printer device, gives a solution for the blind and partially sighted people to get access to visual content at an affordable price and gives complete freedom for them to print and “see” whatever and whenever they want from the privacy of their own home. B.my.jet is based on a powder deposition system. This technology allows depositing well-controlled amount of powder in a certain heap onto a surface in a wide range of quantities and sizes.
New-arm is a rehabilitation assistive device which infuses gamification to an arm skate to motivate post-stroke survivors to regain their upper limb mobility. The novelty lies with pairing it with a non-immersive virtual reality game that complements the arm-skate device to provide a rewarded, goal-directed task to motivate post-stroke survivors where users could undertake point-to-point reaching tasks, performed on a table; encouraging users to engage socially on fun and meaningful rehabilitation therapy.
Fingertip Touch is a new product in which the design of this ceramic cup is a sample of caring design. It can bring convenience to the blind, its handle has a groove connecting the inner part of the cup body, this groove is used to let the blind feel the temperature with their fingers. When hot water is poured into the cup, it will flow into the groove which the blind finger can feel the temperature. Blind people sense the temperature and stop pouring water to avoid being scalded by overflowing hot water. A simple structure design which can bring safe life experience to the blind.
Blind people are a large group of vulnerable in society, and they deserve more social caring. The new design sure will bring a new dining experience to the blind. Because of the visual impairment, the blind cannot enjoy the experience of tasting each dish at the table alone. They all mix the dishes in a container, which is unfair for them. The designer took this into consideration and rotated the separated petal-shaped plate to bring each dish to the blind by rotation for their convenience.
The Bariatric Project challenges conventional aesthetic of medical devices by a sporty design, hiding technical details, reducing the impact of outsized proportions, reshaping the silhouette of the user by the wheelchair. Invacare believes in motivating overweight people to stay physically active and promoting a better quality of life. Providing a self confidence and self esteem for overweight people, reducing stigmatization and giving a sense of autonomy with key features of an active product.
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