August 26th, 2014

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.

July 27th, 2014

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.

June 11th, 2014

Fabrack is a hanging storage solution for refrigerators. It puts food on display so that fresh items aren’t hidden in drawers and forgotten.

May 1st, 2014

Lunecase is able to harness the electromagnetic energy of the iPhone to show notifications for calls and messages.

April 27th, 2014

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.

March 18th, 2014

Designer Fabienne Felder wants to replace solar panels with potted plants. Her process uses electrons captured during photosynthesis to power everyday objects. 

February 15th, 2014

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.

January 7th, 2014

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.

December 23rd, 2013

Quick! How acidic is the dirt in your yard? Soil IQ knows. It’s a little solar powered sensor on a stick that assesses your plot, recommends what plants will grow best, and monitors them for you. If they need water or if the soil pH gets too low, you get a text.

December 18th, 2013

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. 

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