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Tag: Concept

Car & Bike Horn Mod is Bleepin’ Loud

Car & Bike Horn Mod is Bleepin’ Loud
Peter Olt nearly got into an accident when a car suddenly cut into his lane, unable to hear – or perhaps ignoring – his honking and cussing. The incident prompted him to make some noise, so to speak.

Transient Electronics: This Gadget Will Self-Destruct

Transient Electronics: This Gadget Will Self-Destruct
Scientists at the Tufts School of Engineering and at the University of Illinois have created simple electronic devices that harmlessly dissolve after a set period of time. The scientists call their invention transient electronics, devices which could have a huge impact on medical devices and on the environment in general.
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Finger-Mounted Sensor & Camera: You Got the Touch

Finger-Mounted Sensor & Camera: You Got the Touch
The explosion of touchscreen devices have not made the mouse obsolete. But what if you could use your finger as a mouse on any surface? That’s the point of Magic Finger, a concept device made by a team from Autodesk Research and the University of Toronto that can sense touch, motion and texture.

Robotic Wheelchair Can Use Its Wheels as Legs: Clearly an Autobot

Robotic Wheelchair Can Use Its Wheels as Legs: Clearly an Autobot
A group of researchers at the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan have figured out how to make an off-road wheelchair. They created a robotic wheelchair that can use its wheels as legs, thanks to its four-wheel drive and its two axles.

Wrist-mounted Sensor Enables Touchless Multi-touch

Wrist-mounted Sensor Enables Touchless Multi-touch
Microsoft unwittingly kicked off a revolution in multi-touch and 3D tracking when it released the Kinect. It seems the company is still innovating on those fronts, as it has teamed up with researchers from Newcastle University to create a wrist-mounted sensor that tracks the wearer’s hand movements.

The Bicymple is as Simple as a Bike Gets

The Bicymple is as Simple as a Bike Gets
Forget all of the complicated parts on your bicycle. The gears,the chain,the frame. Sure, they seem important, but you really don’t need them. The Bicymple is as uncomplicated as a bike can get.

Smart Guide Cable Management Works Even Inside a Computer

Smart Guide Cable Management Works Even Inside a Computer
I have to admit that my cable management system is basically non-existent, and the cable squid is set to take over the rest of my apartment if I don’t manage to do something about it soon.

BendDesk: Combines Workstation with Multitouch Computer

BendDesk: Combines Workstation with Multitouch Computer
To be honest, I’m never satisfied with my workstation. Most of the time, I say to myself that it will do for now, but there’s always room for improvement. Check out the BendDesk, which merges a desk with a computer workstation in a most efficient manner.

Real-time Motion Capture on Unreal Engine: That’s Unreal All Right

Real-time Motion Capture on Unreal Engine: That’s Unreal All Right
Microsoft’s Kinect sensor has proven to be quite versatile and accurate, but in the end’s it’s only one motion sensor. A company called Yost Engineering Inc. or YEI recently showed off how multiple motion sensors can be used in videogames, enabling real-time motion capture and virtual reality.

Go Dutch Bill Lets You Split the Tab, Literally.

Go Dutch Bill Lets You Split the Tab, Literally.
It’s pretty common for big groups to go out and eat together, and then split the tab afterwards. But the process of splitting up the bill can be pretty tedious, since someone usually has to break out the calculator (or calculator app) and add up the amount that each person has to pay.

This Gadget Eats Your Leftovers to Feed Your Plants, Everybody Wins

This Gadget Eats Your Leftovers to Feed Your Plants, Everybody Wins
Humans are wasteful. We throw away so much food without a thought as to others who are not so fortunate. Well, I don’t have an answer for feeding the world, but this concept gadget wants to take your waste and feed plants with it instead.

Electrolux Doorless Refrigerator Concept: The Future Hates Fridge Magnets

Electrolux Doorless Refrigerator Concept: The Future Hates Fridge Magnets
We’ve seen a handful of wacky concepts for refrigerators entered into the Electrolux Design Lab competition over the past years, and this year is no different. What you see below is the Impress, a refrigerator that has no doors.

Mind-Controlled Cat Tail Designed for Humans: Yep, You Heard Me.

Mind-Controlled Cat Tail Designed for Humans: Yep, You Heard Me.
We can thank the Japanese for another wacky gadget that has just been unveiled. The device is called the Shippo, and is a concept right now. It’s a white, fuzzy cat tail that reacts based on the wearer’s mood.

Exhaust Burger Might Just be the Grossest Way to Grill a Patty

Exhaust Burger Might Just be the Grossest Way to Grill a Patty
I love it when people come up with designs and gadgets that make it easier and convenient to do stuff that would normally take a while, like grill a burger. But the Exhaust Burger – I don’t love.

Skube: The Last.fm & Spotify Radio

Skube: The Last.fm & Spotify Radio
If you’re like me, you’ve probably got some tunes playing while you tackle your daily workload. Depending on if you use Last.fm or Spotify, the Skube might be an interesting way to share your music. It has a lot of retro design appeal, and the skewed cube look is pretty neat.

EnableTalk Gloves Translate Sign Language to Spoken Language: Sound of Silence

EnableTalk Gloves Translate Sign Language to Spoken Language: Sound of Silence
A few months ago we saw a concept for a camera-based device that is meant to recognize sign language and translate it into spoken words. A Ukrainian-based team has something better: a working prototype of a smart glove with the exact same capability.
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