Short Introduction about Some of the Exhibits
Design for well-being
The HemoLinkTM revolutionizes the collection process and removes many of today’s challenges. Instead of making appointments and traveling to the clinic, patients receive a self-testing kit at home. Instead of painful and traumatic collection procedures, patients place a friendly device on their upper arm and simply press a large button to collect a sample. Most importantly, the collection is nearly pain-free, with patients routinely rating HemoLink as the least painful option when compared to finger sticks and venipuncture.
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The Owlet Smartsock uses the same pulse-oximetry technology long used in hospitals to monitor vital signs. The sock is wirelessly connected to a base station and the user's Apple device and immediately sends out an alert when vital signs fluctuate.
The Owlet was designed to be an intuitive piece of technology that compliments the aesthetic of a baby's room, attire, and accessories. It's easy to use, comfortable to a baby's touch, and the recharging base station even doubles as a soothing nightlight.
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The 3D Printed Scoliosis Brace addresses the vital social and emotional component to the function of the brace. It was designed with fashion in the forefront, complementing the patient’s sense of taste and style. Due to the clean form, the brace disappears beneath clothing, allowing discretion. The lace pattern – chosen by the patient - allows the skin to breathe, improving comfort.
Because the patient remains more comfortable discrete when desired, and beautiful when viewed, the patient willingly wears the brace over a longer duration, and therefore improves the chance of successful treatment.
Good design new technology = improved medical outcomes.
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Prosthetic limbs solve the human mechanical challenge of limb loss by re-enabling a person to walk, run, and stand. But because they are often mechanical and utilitarian by design, they neglect another human component : to feel comfortable with one’s body. As a result, amputees often hide or disguise their prosthetic limb, avoiding the incongruity of its appearance in the context of the human body.
Fairings address the human need to feel natural, normal by recreating symmetry in the body. But, by demonstrating a deliberately designed appearance, they never express shame or disguise, but confidence and acceptance of the user’s body. They transform a mechanical solution into something akin to jewelry or fashion, intending to be seen, appreciated, admired and accepted.
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