FoldScope is microscope that can be assembled from a flat sheet of paper. It costs less than a dollar to produce, can provide over 2000x magnification, and requires no external power. The tool aims to help diagnose diseases in developing countries and to make science education easily accessible to people around the world.
Frog reimagined the pay phone to better connect New Yorkers with essential services. Beacon is a hands-free device that can display neighborhood maps, hail cabs, deliver local news, and translate content into a wide variety of languages.
Lunecase is able to harness the electromagnetic energy of the iPhone to show notifications for calls and messages.
PillPack pre-sorts your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and vitamins into personalized packets, organized by date and time. This makes it easy to take the right meds at the right hour, either at home or on the go.
Hippo is a toy created for seniors who have recently gone through physical trauma. Hippo’s playful nature provides a new way to observe an elderly person’s altered needs and abilities. The toy encourages creative interactions and social engagement, both of which can be beneficial when attempting to recover from a stroke or injury.
There are coffee machines that make great coffee and there are coffee machines that look great. Ratio is the first machine that truly embodies both excellent form and function. Designed in Portland, Oregon, every Ratio machine is meticulously assembled by hand and is designed to last.
Usit is a stepladder that integrates seamlessly with contemporary interiors. Stepladders often look too utilitarian and are quickly returned to storage after being used. The Usit does not have to be packed away- the beautiful design is worthy of being put on display and can also function as a seat.