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Blue Field Bio-Magnetic Jewellery to keep illness at bay

Posted: 17 Feb 2012 04:30 AM PST

Asmita Prasad:

Infomercials for bio-magnetic jewelry are a dime a dozen with a new range of health boosting jewelry that uses "ancient oriental wisdom" popping up by the hour. Though a lot of these are quick cash making schemes that use fake precious stones and don't really have any real scientific technology incorporated in them, the field of bio-magnetic therapy itself remains one of the most hotly investigated areas in terms of alternative medicine. The Blue Field Jewelry Line for the year 2035 by designer Geoff Wright investigates how the controversial therapy can be incorporated within items of daily use such as jewelry and other fashion accessories to ensure that the user gets optimized health benefits from it.

2035 Jewelery
2035 Jewelery

The jewelry line basically consists of two pieces, one of which is a manufactured piece and the other is customized piece. Inspired with a vision of what life in the year 2035 would be like, the jewelry line comes fitted with bio-magnetic technology that can stimulate blood flow and optimize the benefits of exercises and other alternative therapies. Bluefield separates blood cells ensuring that the blood can release and absorb more oxygen because of the increase in surface area to volume ratio. By naturally boosting the body's oxygen absorption capacity, the jewelry helps users maximize the natural capabilities of tissues and organs without the aid of any chemicals.

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2035 Jewelery
2035 Jewelery by Geoff Wright

Currently, deep breathing yoga exercises are the best source of boosting oxygen absorption within the body without resorting to chemical or medicinal aids. But just like any other form of exercise, deep breathing yoga also requires people to set aside some time to devote to it and often requires one to be in a peaceful location with fresh air. It means that anyone stuck in an office or busy with work at home would not be able to perform these exercises without compromising on the extent of its benefits. The Bluefield Bio-Magnetic Jewelry looks to provide with the same health benefits as deep breathing yoga on the go.

Constructed entirely in silicon, the jewelry easily wraps around the user's shoulder and a skin friendly adhesive helps it stay in place through the course of the day. The magnets are placed in the mold at strategic locations, so that when the user wears the piece on their body the magnets sit over the arteries which are close to the skin neat the shoulder. Once worn, the Bluefield stimulates blood cells flowing through the arteries so that they absorb and release oxygen more efficiently and stimulate blood flow through the user's entire body.

[Cheers Geoff]


Neo modular wheelchair to assist disabled in the most efficient way

Posted: 17 Feb 2012 04:25 AM PST

Shallu Sharma:

Disability is a challenge in itself and maintaining more than one wheelchair for both indoor and outdoor activities becomes more difficult and expensive. A modifiable wheelchair concept that could be customized according to the needs of the users has been designed to ensure mobility to the physically challenged. Named as Neo, the modular wheelchair includes flexible modules which could be removed easily to pack it in small volume.

Neo modular Wheelchairs
Neo modular Wheelchairs

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Neo modular Wheelchair
Neo modular Wheelchairs for aktive people

This wheelchair comes with a bag specially designed for it, with a concealed zipper that reduces the chances of theft to almost zero. The zipper of the bag could only be opened when it is pulled on the legs and emptied with ease, giving more security and liberty to the user to keep their valuables. Another attractive part of this wheelchair concept is its integrated table. The bag could be re-attached to the back of the chair using magnetic closures. Unlike other wheelchairs that come with backpacks mounted on the backrest which makes filling and emptying difficult, the bag attached with Neo Wheelchair is simpler and easier to manage.

This wheelchair not only saves money by accommodating home wheelchair and sports wheelchair within a single unit by just changing its modules but also occupies very little space in your room. Its foldable nature makes it quite easy to transport in private as well as public transport. Once brought to the market this concept could prove to be a real boon for the physically challenged.

Via: James Dyson Award


Pod Conceptual Transport System doubles up as sightseeing tourer

Posted: 17 Feb 2012 02:54 AM PST

Asmita Prasad:

With the summer Olympics all set to grace London with its mad, fever-pitch frenzy in a few short months, designers are hard at work trying to come up with innovative concepts that would make the experience more enthralling for visitors to the British capital. The Pod Conceptual Transport System by Luke Spillett is one such design that explores the possibility of making mass transport as easy to access and people friendly as possible to handle the influx of visitors at such a large scale.

The pod
The pod

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The pod
The pod by Luke Spillett

Currently in concept stage, the design comprises of a structure that is built to be compatible to the environment and looks to create an emotional bond with people who use it to travel. The inspiration for the design of the Pod comes from the movement of air and the energy created via this movement. The poetic flow of air thus becomes synonymous with the flow of people who use the transport system in the daily lives.

The Pods move inside the spiraling tracks via magnetic levitation. Since the Pods are not physically attached to the tracks, they require the minimum amount of electrical current to provide propulsion and allow the mass transport system to stay low on environmental impact. Thanks to a gyro system, the Pod stays upright even it is moving around the underside of the spiraling track. This graceful floating motion allows people to get unprecedented views of the city of London and enjoy the mundane daily commute.

[Cheers Luke]


Flower Sofa to snuggle you in most comfy way

Posted: 17 Feb 2012 02:50 AM PST

Shallu Sharma:

Taking inspiration from blooming flowers that always fascinate women, this cuddling flower shaped sofa has specifically been designed for female folk. An intellectual attempt has been made to blend comfy customer experience with emotional appeal, through this sofa nestling you in its cozy arms. Designed by Albina Basharova, this project was focused on women as they are the main buyers of furnishing accessories in every home.

Sofa Fiori-divano
Sofa Fiori-divano

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Sofa Fiori-divano
Sofa Fiori-divano by Albina Basharova

The shape of the sofa resembles a lily flower with three beautiful petals. The petals could be used as a stand to keep light objects like books, magazines etc. It has a comfy back and a very cozy seat. Its back can take two positions, one at 90 degrees for comfortable sitting and other at 120 degrees for reclining. Petals shape can be customized according to the needs of the user. They can be used as a pillow under your laptop or can form a "house" with a roof and walls. Lamp on flexible metal stem adds to its style and is quite useful. It is run by rechargeable batteries so you need not worry about it being getting discharged.

Another attractive part about this couch is its mood changes with the lighting. In the evening, it enlightens the couch in a romantic atmosphere and during the day it looks like a comfortable place to relax. It is best to entertain kids and soothe your tired body.

The sofa completely follows the slogan "All the women-the Queen!" and there could be no better place to comfort your drained body and relax your stressed mind. The slogan aptly demonstrates the sofa as no better thing could rejuvenate women and liberate them from stresses than flowers. The idea of closing its petals at night and opening in the morning would definitely remind you of blooming flowers all the time.

Source: Albina Basharova


HomeCom makes working from home a breeze

Posted: 16 Feb 2012 11:50 PM PST

Rohit Ram Singh:

Work from home is now becoming a new work lifestyle. Not only it increases your productivity it also provides a sense of comfort and more family time. It also cuts down a lot of transportation cost and hence less traffic during office hours. Ben Harvey from Plymouth University has come up with a new communication device that would help people work from home. The designer has named it HomeCom.

Innovative communication device
Innovative communication device

The device has a touchscreen with a small voltage applied on each corner. When the screen is touched current is drawn from each corner to locate the coordinates of touch. The device works with a virtually projected keyboard and track pad. The virtual keyboard is projected on the table with the help of DOE (Diffractive Optical Element). Your finger movement is tracked with the help of CMOS camera in the device. The laser diode in the device would measure the distance of the fingers. The device can be clipped on the clothing or could be opened to stand on a table. It also has standard sound input and output in form of built in microphone and speakers.

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Innovative communication device
Innovative communication device by Ben Harvey

This device has a caller ID that distinguishes callers with color and sound, so you don't have to look at the screen to know if you want to attend the call or not. Another great feature of the device is external monitor support. You can hook in a bigger screen like a computer monitor to view documents and the HomeCom screen can be utilized for opening and closing documents. This would definitely increase the productivity. HomeCom can be configured to be used as a keyboard for your computer hence reducing computer hardware.

HomeCom has most of the things needed for office work. You can browse internet, send and view emails, work on documents and spreadsheets, send fax etc. The designer did a market research to incorporate the elements that are needed to provide full functionality on the device. A thinner screen on HomeCom would result in a portable device. Another variation of the design includes a folding design. The screen can be opened and then the clip would help it to stand upright on the desk. This design would also feature the same virtually projected keyboard. The designer has also thought of incorporating a physical keyboard in the device which would increase the usability of the device over time. So with HomeCom you work at home would be a breeze and your work desk will not be messy anymore. This portable device would also make you mobile and you can sit and work wherever you want.

[Cheers Ben]


Clouds, an architectural marvel to enliven 2014 Winter Olympics

Posted: 16 Feb 2012 11:44 PM PST

Jaspreet Kaur Walia:

Giving the charm of floating clouds to the 2014 Winter Olympics is Asadov Architectural Studio, which has come up with mesmerizing design named Clouds. The breathtaking design was fashioned for the Aerostatic Architecture Competition that took place in the year 2010.

Clouds
Clouds

Cloud can be placed in various ways. It can be arranged in a longitudinal fashion over the foot parkway or in a circular manner over the Olympic area. The structure can also act as tribunes for the press as well as VIPs in the mountain ski area. After the Olympics, the same structure can be exploited as an overlapping of city streets during festivals as the bottom part of the cloud is used to display media shows. It will provide shade by acting as a canopy structure.

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Artificial Clouds
Artificial Clouds for 2014 Winter Olympics by Asadov Studio

The design comes injected with lot functionality and comprises of a system of modules, which is universal in nature. These modules can further come together and split even at great heights. The basic structure consists of an aluminum skeleton that is fixed by a membrane fabric. It has been split into various compartments for further use. The overall structure gets the much needed stability from rigid connections that form between the clouds, which lend stability to its vertical moving.

The bottom part of the design can accumulate moisture because of the presence of a set of rain funnels. This accumulation can be made to drop down in form that looks like rain and will also prove to useful in case of fire. The top layer comes smothered with solar elements, which will harness energy from the sun. The collected energy can be used for various purposes, like lighting up the structure when dusk sets in. Clouds will fetch a lot of attention at the Olympic complex at Sochi and is definitely an architectural marvel.

Via: Evolo


MTH 500 motorbike focuses on technology and performance

Posted: 16 Feb 2012 10:43 PM PST

Jaspreet Kaur Walia:

Zooming on a bike comes tagged with an altogether different pleasure, which is definitely an unmatchable experience. Here to set the roads on fire is a sizzling creation by Stephane Fougere, which is a true example of innovation and style. Christened the MTH 500, it has been heavily inspired from the 2007 Yamaha R6 that promises to send chill thrills when its wheels roll on the roads.

MTH 500 Concept
MTH 500 Concept

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MTH 500 Concept
Yamaha MTH 500 Concept

MTH 500 has been crafted to steal glances and make eyes roll in surprise. The bike means performance and comes fitted with a 500cc engine, which will make it roar on the streets like an angry devil. The presence of a hybrid system will result in an energy efficient ride that will be truly sensational. The usual hydraulic forks have been given a miss while designing MTH 500 and in turn it features an anti-dive hub center steering system. The presence of KERS or Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (inspired by Formula 1) further gives the bike some wicked traits.

The curvy creation will melt hearts and make bike lovers drool all over the creation. The mechanical parts present in the lower section and the organic body shell of the upper part have been made to blend in an eye appealing way. The bike can touch high speeds and will unfurl pure performance. It has been specially made for people who lead an active lifestyle and embrace technology real tight. MTH 500 is a hi-tech motorbike, which will endow the user with an out of this world riding experience.

Via: Carbodydesign


Innovative office design ideas

Posted: 16 Feb 2012 10:40 PM PST

Soubhik Chakrabarti:

With the changing time, the lifestyle of people has changed as well. People look for better prospects now. Some of these people venture out to have their own business. Yet, having your own company office with the necessary office infrastructure can be quite a headache. What you need is to find a great office at the perfect location. So here are some office design ideas to ensure that you do not have to spend a lot while designing the perfect office.


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