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Uber For The Elderly Offers Transport With Friendly Care

Lift Hero has created a peer-to-peer lift service that uses trained or studying medical professionals to drive the elderly safely to their...Read More

A Robot Called Ray Will Park Your Car

Ray is a robot valet at Düsseldorf Airport that will safely store travelers’ cars and have it ready for them when they return. Available to...Read More

Flexible Travelers Can Rent Cars For Free

Transfercar is an online vehicle relocation service that reduces costs for rental companies while offering a free way for consumers to travel. Car...Read More

Visual Search App Lets Homeowners Find The Right Parts

Partpic lets consumers or businesses simply snap a photo of the broken part they need and lets them know where they can order a new one. For many...Read More

Shelfie Could Put An End To ‘Out of Stock’ Items

Shelfie gives customers rewards for tracking empty shelves, delivering the data to stores to help them avoid stock deficits. Developed by...Read More

Visual Recognition App Acts Like Shazam For Furniture

LikeThat Decor is a visual search app that will present consumers with items similar to those featured in photos they upload. To get started...Read More

Soccer Ball Helps Kids Finish Homework

The Soccket is a soccer ball that generates electricity- 30 minutes of play can generate enough power for 3 hours of light. For thousands of years,...Read More

Desk Lamp Doubles as Emergency Flashlight

Trioh is a stylishly designed device that serves as both a wireless desk lamp and a flashlight that’s always on hand. When the power goes out,...Read More

Coke Bottle Lightbulb Could Help Illuminate Africa

The Lightie is a system that uses an empty bottle and a solar filament to provide cheap light in the places that need it most. Created by South...Read More

Knit Sessions Combine the Creativity of the Young with the Skills of the Elderly

Netherlands-based Granny’s Finest is pairing young designers with elderly knitters to create new products, and foster community spirit in the...Read More

Neighborhood Mailbox Stickers Let Communities Display Items To Share

Pumpipumpe is a Switzerland-based project that is encouraging residents to place stickers on their mailbox to denote the goods they’re willing...Read More

Paris To Launch Bike Sharing For Kids

Scaled-down bicycles get kids involved with eco-friendly initiatives. Bike sharing is an initiative that’s proven popular around the world,...Read More

“Eyes on the Road”

Mobile use is the leading cause of death behind the wheel. To drive home this point, Ogilvy Beijing and Volkswagen created an interactive PSA called...Read More

Car Detects If Drivers Are Falling Asleep At The Wheel

Spain’s Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia has now created the Harken project, which places sensors into seat belts and car seats to track...Read More

Navdy Is Google Glass For The Car

Navdy is a heads-up display for car owners, helping them to keep their eyes on the road while remaining connected. Navdy can be used with any car,...Read More

To-do App Actually Schedules Your Day

Timeful uses smart suggestions to manage users’ daily tasks for them, recommending the best times for each activity. Those downloading the...Read More

App Enables Citizens To Report Water Waste

Everydrop LA wants to avoid drought in California by encouraging residents to report incidents of water wastage. Rallying citizens to take a part in...Read More

App Gives Moms The Power To Lock Kids’ Phones

Ignore No More is an Android app that enables parents to remotely shut down their child’s smartphone until they return their calls. Created by...Read More

Software Testing Firm Only Hires Workers With Autism

ULTRA Testing, a for-profit debugging company out of MIT, has introduced a policy that gives those on the autism spectrum a chance to apply their...Read More

Opera Is Designed For Kids With Autism

Victorian Opera in Melbourne has piloted a series of performances that cater for the needs of young kids with autism. Children with autism often...Read More

Tactile Interactive Product Helps Communication

This sensory communication device could lead to better care and increased comfort for those with autism. For industrial designer Jeffrey Brown, who...Read More

Self-Driving Cars Can Protect Humans From Themselves

Google has been working on its self-driving car project for a few years now with the goal of transforming how people drive cars. The company’s...Read More

Caarbon Is A Personal, On-Demand Valet Service

Caarbon enables drivers to safely store their car by summoning a valet service to any location through their smartphone. Drivers in any...Read More

Ad Proves Self-Driving Cars Are Here

“The Empty Car Convoy”™ video by Hyundai showcases the motor company’s latest smart technology in a convoy of self driving cars....Read More

Wearable Tech Uses Shocks To Exorcise Bad Habits

Pavlok is a smart wristband that tracks owners’ behavior and delivers an electric shock when they fail to commit to their goals. Created by...Read More

Virtual Pet Can Only Be Fed Through Walking

Wokamon is a virtual pet app that requires kids to walk and exercise in order to keep their creature alive. Getting children to exercise instead of...Read More

Smartphone-Charging Exercise Desks

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has installed desks that enable passengers to charge their devices through pedal power while they wait for their...Read More

The Drinkable Book

Nearly 3.4 million people die each year from water-related diseases. To help prevent this problem, WATERisLIFE and DDB North America created a guide...Read More

Park Benches Charge Phones and Offer Local Area Information

Boston-based Soofa is turning urban furniture into solar-powered information centers and charge points for cities’ public spaces. As well as...Read More

Newspaper Printed With Mosquito Repellant Ink

Sri Lanka is a country that’s been ravaged by Dengue fever over the past couple of years, in 2013 alone, the disease infected 30,000 people. As...Read More

Uber For Families Provides Lifts Home From School

Shuddle is a service offering safe rides home for kids whose parents aren’t available for the school run. Working in a similar way to other...Read More

Latvian Taxis To Offer Service For Cyclists

Baltic Taxi is now equipping its fleet with bicycle roof racks, in an effort to better accommodate cyclists. The taxi company recently launched its...Read More

Taxi Fleet To Be Made Kid Friendly

As part of its Safe Baby initiative, BalticTaxi is equipping its fleet with child safety seats, in an effort to better ensure a safe and comfortable...Read More

Colorful Boxes Provide Disconnected Communities With Books

Ideas Box is a new scheme that aims to help communities disrupted by war and crises continue to learn with mobile boxes containing educational,...Read More

Shopping Bag Encourages Consumers To Donate Clothing

Swedish label Uniforms for the Dedicated has introduced The Rag_Bag, a shopping bag that can be turned inside out to become an envelope to send old...Read More

Old Cardboard Boxes Used To Create School Bags That Transform Into Desks

Aarambh is using discarded cardboard waste to create school bags which unpack into small desks – designed to improve the posture of children...Read More

Outdoor Equipment Sharing Platform Makes Camping Affordable

Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, The OX is a subscription service for borrowing outdoors gear such as tents, kayaks and fishing equipment. A...Read More

Bike Lock Alerts Emergency Services

Skylock offers smart locking, theft prevention, and detects crashes and calls for help if it’s serious. Skylock looks much like a typical...Read More

Skateboard Is Made Of Debris Trawled From The Sea

California’s Bureo Skateboards is working with the Chilean government to create Minnow, a skateboard whose deck is made entirely from abandoned...Read More

“Ghost” Road Barrier Tricks Drivers Into Stopping

Laservision’s Softstop is a projection that aims to stop drivers from ignoring stop signs by giving the illusion of a physical barrier across...Read More
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  • 5G Is Finally Coming to American Homes September 18, 2018
    A 5G small cell deployed by Verizon in a neighborhood in Indianapolis. (Image source: Verizon) If there was one takeaway from Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA) 2018, it's that companies are very excited about 5G...very excited. Carriers like Sprint and Verizon are ready to provide the connections, while suppliers like Ericsson and Nokia are ready […]
  • Additive Manufacturing Can Reduce Part Counts Significantly September 18, 2018
    Designing a complex product (or assembly) always presents challenges. Creating a design that requires as few parts as possible—while retaining full functionality—can be even more of a challenge. In general terms, reducing the number of components in an assembly contributes to a better manufacturing process—an imperative for all manufacturing. However, performing part count reduction exercises […]
  • Using Bacteria to Convert Light to Energy September 17, 2018
    Solar cells are a good way to harvest alternative energy for electricity. But most conventional cells still have trouble converting solar energy when the skies are overcast. Researchers have of course been trying to overcome this problem. In a recent effort out of the University of British Columbia (UBC), for example, a team has used […]