2017/6 Design Magazine

Čezeta





The Čezeta Type 506 electric scooter combines timeless design with sophisticated technology, it’s a retro-modern scooter that connects with you. It’s an iconic Czech scooter, the Čezeta offers a simple ride with advanced technologies, is easy to maintain as well as to ride.



Upsee





The Upsee allows infants and small children to stand and achieve repetitive walking training with the support of an adult. It includes a harness for the child, which attaches to a belt worn by an adult, and specially-engineered sandals that allow the parent and child to step simultaneously. Debby Elnatan, a music therapist whose son Rotem has cerebral palsy, said the idea for a support harness came from her own “pain and desperation”, but will go on to make lives easier for countless families across the world struggling with disability.



Nakefit







Hypoallergenic adhesive pad for walking freely wherever you want.



Kardia





A tiny ECG reader that works in conjunction with your phone to give you heart-rate readings. Simple in its design, with just two textured sensor-pads for your fingers, the device takes readings of your heartbeat. Place your fingers on the sensors and in about 30 seconds, you have a medical grade EKG reading, to be monitored for irregularities, or shared with your doctor.



Skorkl





Skorkl is a game changer in underwater breathing device. Designed by scuba diving enthusiasts, this device is like a dream come true where you can breathe underwater for 10 minutes without having to carry heavy diving equipment. It is lightweight and refillable using hand pump or from a scuba tank.



Alice





This aircraft focuses on maximizing flight efficiency, and reducing energy consumption. With a philosophy of “electric from conception” e-viation has rethought the design of the plane’s airframe, propeller and motor to conserve more energy. Made entirely from composites, the whole craft is designed to be ultra light, making it 300 times more energy efficient than other planes of the same size.



Cosmos







A simple series of toys: wooden blocks of different shapes and colours with built-in magnets. The blocks can be arranged in different ways, changing into all kinds of spacecraft, satellites, stations and telescopes.



Aer asthma





People with asthma are often reluctant to take their asthma inhalers, this could result in unhealthy situations for not taking their medication properly. Aer asthma management system offers modern design that encourages people to be more compliant with their medication.



Ultra-thin camera creates images without lenses





At Caltech, engineers have developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA). The OPA does computationally what lenses do using large pieces of glass: it manipulates incoming light to capture an image.



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