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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

Brake Light Warns Rear Drivers of Upcoming Traffic

Ford is testing an early warning system that signals other cars to slow down. The ‘Electric Brake Light’ transmits a wireless signal that...Read More

“Eyes-Free” Personal Assistant Delivers Feedback Through Steering Wheel

Personal assistants are on the up. Now the trend is moving into the automotive industry with ‘Jeane,’ a smartphone-operated software that...Read More

Nescafe Turns Its Instant Coffee Container Into An Alarm Clock

Usually people depend on their cup of coffee to jolt them awake in the morning, but a new 3D-printed coffee lid has given the whole morning coffee...Read More

Coffee Machine Only Brews Coffee When Two People Are Waiting

The Coffee Connector is designed to help complete strangers start a conversation. Conferences can be awkward – especially when you go alone....Read More

Coffee Cup Sharing In NY Aims To Cut Paper Waste

New Yorkers alone throw away around 7 million paper coffee cups every day, which is why there have been plenty of recent efforts to get consumers to...Read More

Two-Way Bib Creates a Portable Picnic Table

The Napkin Table is a small, lightweight, portable table/ bib that makes outdoor eating a convenient and social activity. Created by graduates of the...Read More

Inflatable Suits Act As Argument Mediators

Making sure that a discussion between two or more people stays balanced isn’t always easy, and can often lead to great ideas being lost in the...Read More

Cow “Backpacks” Capture Methane and Turn Them Into Green Fuel

Argentina’s INTA governmental research body has developed cow backpacks that trap the methane they produce in order to turn it into green...Read More

Print Ad Is Also A Wristband That Tracks

The NIVEA Sun Kids magazine ad can be ripped out and turned into a trackable wristband that warns parents if their kids stray too far. Back in 2013,...Read More

Smartwatch For Seniors Tracks Their Daily Routines

CarePredict has created a smartwatch-like device that tracks the daily activities of seniors and alerts loved ones if something’s not right....Read More

Tamagotchi-Style Wristband Encourages Active Play For Kids

Leap Band is a digital pet that responds to children’s activity, tracks their performance and teaches them about healthy eating. Designed for...Read More

Donate By Doing

Several years ago, do-gooder Hermione Taylor and a friend participated in a cycling challenge to raise money for the environment. Neither wanted to...Read More

Rewards For Studying

StudyPact gives students financial prizes for completing a set amount of work each week, with penalties for missed deadlines. Users can set the...Read More

Sports Goods Are Paid For With Exercise

Getting consumers to exercise is much easier when there’s an incentive, and especially if it’s a financial one. Chile-based dairy brand...Read More

Nissan Creates The World’s First Self-Cleaning Car

Nissan Europe has developed a version of its Note MPV with a special coating that repels mud, rain, oil and dirt. Although some may consider washing...Read More

Design-Your-Own Car Decals Enable Easy Personalization

Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, StickOut offers large, easy-stick decals designed by professionals and personalized by the consumer....Read More

Smartphone Charger Can Also Jumpstart Your Car

UNOJUMPR is a smartphone accessory in the form of a portable charger, that can also be used to jumpstart a car in the case of a breakdown. Created by...Read More

Trackable Sunglasses Can Never Get Lost

Tzukuri is an Australian sunglasses company that has released a line of trackable sunglasses with embedded Bluetooth Low Energy technology, so very...Read More

Cancer-Detecting Glasses Light Up Tumors

High-tech eyewear developed at the Washington University School of Medicine helps surgeons detect cancers cells, which glow blue when viewed using...Read More

Glasses Enable Customization Through Magnetic Arms

Japanese design group Nendo has created its Magne-Hinge spectacles, which use magnetic hinges to enable wearers to easily swap out the arms as they...Read More

Posters at Bus Stops Collect Change For The Less Fortunate

Troco Coletivo – which translates as Payback Collective – enables commuters to leave their small change at bus stops or on buses so the...Read More

Hostel’s Edible Business Card Cures Altitude Sickness

Peru’s Kokopelli hostel has developed an edible business card that counteracts the effects of altitude sickness for those climbing the nearby...Read More

Connecting Doctors and Patients Around the Globe

TraveDoc enables vacationers to find doctors that speak their language while they’re in a foreign country. Vacations can often be marred if an...Read More

Wireless Blocks Create The Foundation For A Connected Home

AngelBlocks are a cost effective, comprehensive set of wireless building blocks that work together to make your home smart, securing your property,...Read More

Washing Machine Orders Detergent When It’s Running Low

Designed by Berg, Cloudwash is a prototype washing machine that is connected to a web platform, giving people the option to set up wash loads and...Read More

Money-Saving AC For The Connected Home

Quirky and GE have developed a smart window air conditioner called Aros, which can be controlled from a mobile device and helps owners save on costs....Read More

Vending Machine Salads Are Made Fresh Daily

Farmer’s Fridge is a vending machine that delivers healthy, gourmet meals made from fresh, high quality ingredients each morning. The...Read More

Pharmacy Goods Will Be Delivered Via Drone

San Francisco’s QuiQui is set to offer 24/7 delivery of pills and prescriptions via drone. Launching in the city’s Mission District...Read More

USPS Food Delivery From Farm to Table in 2 Days

FreshRealm is hoping to cut out supermarkets and distributors by delivering food straight from producers to consumers by mail. Consumers can use the...Read More

Fine Wine Goes Casual With Single-Serve Pouches

Two US companies – Nuvino and Spotwine – are now repackaging premium wine in convenient juice-style pouches to make it more accessible...Read More

This Machine Turns Water Into Wine

The Miracle Machine is a device for the home that makes a bottle of fine wine from simple ingredients in a couple of days. Created by wine experts in...Read More

Subscription Service Enables Wine Tasting Events At Home

Wineist is a new subscription service from Slovenia that is enabling curated wine tasting sessions at home. Each delivery features a range of six...Read More

Renault Concept Car Comes With A Flying Drone

A lot of drivers are more interested in paying attention to their smart phone screens or dashboard displays than focusing on the road. Automated cars...Read More

Video-Streaming Mirror Offers a Clear View of the Road

Nissan is giving the traditional rearview mirror an upgrade by developing a Smart technology that displays a live video feed from a camera located at...Read More

Google Glass App Prevents Dozing Off At The Wheel

DriveSafe provides visual and auditory notifications if it detects that the Google Glass user is falling asleep while driving. To detect whether the...Read More

Subscription Box Replaces The Traditional Care Package

Pijon is a subscription service that lets parents regularly send products to their college-age kids to keep them healthy. The service comes in two...Read More
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    Smart manufacturing is connected manufacturing. During the session, Challenges & Best Practices in Deploying IIoT, at the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Expo in Cleveland earlier this month, David Iyoha, director of software solutions at Fortech, spelled out the considerations that must be in place to make sure the manufacturing enterprise is connected effectively. “Smart manufacturing […]