Bone conduction earphones that monitor your health

Meet Duo, the earphones that offer so much more than your regular pair of earphones. These earphones are designed to boost the intriguing technology that is bone conduction while also using this technology to bring more to the user than just the enjoyment of music.

Taking the bone conduction technology further, Duo has an abundance of features and capabilities being crammed into its compact casing. The integrated Na+ ion sensor monitors hydrations levels and can inform the user of their metabolism. This, paired with the heart rate and blood pressure sensor, makes it an ideal companion for sporting actives! However, it’s the add-ons that really elevate Duo’s functionality; the Aid Loop uses bone conduction and wired earbuds to amplify environmental sounds in an efficient manner, whilst the Glass Adapter allows for the device to be used comfortably with glasses- something that some earphones don’t allow for!

But it’s the careful consideration to the varied target uses that really makes Duo a desirable product. They can choose if they want to stand out amongst a crowd or unobtrusively blend in by choosing the loops that best suit their individual style!

Designer: Louis Berger

About Duo

Duo is a set of modular wireless bone conduction headphones with built-in LTE connectivity. The concept builds upon the observation that more and more key features of smartphones transcend into smaller more independent health and activity focused wearable devices.

Duo looks into a future in which mobile personal computing evolved from mainly GUI based interactions into audio and motion-based interactions.

The headphones are designed to be expressive yet unobtrusive, making them a reliable, neutral tool, as well as a personal object that is customized through colors, materials and a variety of wearing options.

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Heart Rate & Bloodpressure Sensor

The arteria temporalis superficialis located in front of our ears is among one of the best places to get accurate heart rare readings. Using an imaging process that not just monitors the frequency of blood flow, but also the changes in arterial volume could allow Duo to measure blood pressure with good precision.

Advanced Fall Dectecion

The two Duo drivers constantly communicate with each other, in order to understand your heads movements in space. In combination with other body-worn sensors and personalized digital movement patterns, Duo could detect falls while they happen and users using neuro haptics.

Made for You

Duo can adapt to individual tastes and demands by offering an open system that can be used with other personal accessories like glasses and headbands. The goal is to optimize the device for daily wear and all day use. Duo Loops features a variety of different colors, sensors and specific user-centric solutions.

Ear Loop

The standard Ear Loop is made from a robust, water and UV light resistant elastomer with shape memory. All Ear Loops double as antenna elements. Flexible, three-dimensionally interlocking wires inside the Loops allow for easy adjustments and an optimal fit.

Health Loop

The Duo Health Loop allows for a series of advance health tracking features. With an integrated Na+ ion sensor and with help of a digital medical reference profile, Duo could help you to keep track of your hydration, blood sugar levels or inform you about the metabolization status of your medication.

Neck & Head Loop

The Duo Neck & Head Loop are designed to have a very secure fit, made for the use during sports.

Aid Loop

The Duo Aid Loop uses bone conduction and wired earbud to amplify environmental sounds in the most effective and specific method possible. With this loop, your virtual assistant, your headphones are hearing air are combined into one device.

Glass Adapter

Wearable technology has to carefully find an individually and socially acceptable place. With the Glass Adapter, the Duo headphones can fuse with an object that you already wear. Different Adapter side frames for various types of glasses allow you to be connected without noticeably changing look.

A turntable fitting for the 2020s

As a fitting companion to our favorite (and perhaps the most controversially popular) music playback device, the Elbow Cassette Player, Louis Berger’s oTon is a quirky playback device for serious design junkies and audiophiles.

With a design that’s audacious enough to get me to quit Spotify to listen to LP discs full time, the oTon is vertical, exposes most of the vinyl disc, and is practically completely transparent… a design choice that makes the album art on the vinyl discs visible during playback. The oTon works by wirelessly sending audio to a nearby speaker (it doesn’t come with an in-built speaker, as you’ll clearly be able to see), but another interesting little feature is the oTon’s ability to rip audio from the vinyl discs and export them to your phone, to listen to while on the go!

Designer: Louis Berger

This modular PC aims to repurpose and lessen our electronic waste

New technologies being released every day promise a futuristic look that is years ahead of the current devices. But with the speed at which our technology evolves, the same devices begin to feel out-dated and due for a refresh within a couple of years. The Level is a modular Home PC concept that explores how users can be encouraged to retain their devices for a longer period of time, even after their primary use is over!

The modular and highly adaptable home computer’s flexibility centers around the building blocks that provide even the least experienced users to upgrade the aging hardware; The pyramid of blocks is neatly concealed within the aesthetically-clean casing. It isn’t just the extended life-cycle of the product that has been considered, but also the user experience has been explored in great detail; from adjustable articulation of the screen through to the intuitive and fuss-free user interface, it’s certainly a device we would love to see in our homes for years to come!

Designer: Louis Berger

Smart Lights for a Smart Home

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With smart-home accessories gradually crossing over the threshold in our homes, we have seen an influx of smart devices that have been designed to complement the existing furnishings within our houses, while simultaneously bringing them into the 21st Century! Disk is no exception. Composing of three lights, this family of products is ready to bring light into our homes in a very smart manner!

Featuring a detachable base, the user has the option of where they would like the lights to be positioned; this could be on the wall, ceiling or on the table… the potential is plentiful. As you may have noticed, buttons are absent from these products; the lights are controlled by simply touching centre of each disk. This adds to the fuss-free design.

It’s also important to mention the added functionality of one of the three lights; positioned on its top is a shallow dish, this makes for a convenient place for keys and loose change to be held, while the area around it is gently illuminated.

Designer: Louis Berger

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Let’s Do³ Something

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Designed to cater to the needs of both professionals and non-professionals, do³ takes personal and desktop manufacturing to a whole new level! Contained within the sandblasted plexiglass cover, that protects the user from debris, is a 3-in-1 manufacturing center to help bring ideas to life.

The user can take advantage of the filament 3D Printer, Laser Cutter and CNC Milling Machine that do³ offers. Its fully modular designs also allow for system upgrades or enlarging of the system, as each project varies in size and complexity.

do³’s advanced capabilities may appear daunting to some users, but thanks to its intuitive design and clear interface, they are guided through the manufacturing process. To assist them further there is a sensor array that is integrated into the 3D printer’s extruder nozzle that monitors the object’s geometry. This allows it to detect irregularities and makes the user aware of the possible issues before continuing. This could easily become a designer’s best friend!

Designer: Louis Berger

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do³ is fully modular. This means that it is possible to change, upgrade, or enlarge the system, to fit the needs of individual projects.

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You can use do³ not only as a filament 3D printer but also as a laser cutter or a CNC milling machine.

The sandblasted plexiglass cover holds the lower assembly, protects from debris and dust and is used as the main visual interface while do³ is working. A small in the x-Axis embedded projector displays the GUI on the cover.

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The 3D printing extruder nozzle features a sensor array that keeps an eye on the object’s geometry.

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Some movable parts need lubrication from time to time. All motors have easy to spot lubrication holes.

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do³ building blocks are specifically made material packs for all possible build platform sizes and work volumes.

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do³ can be used by professional and non-professional users alike. You can interact with do³ utilizing CAD/CAM tools or start making things without any additional software knowledge using the do³ app.

Move Over Laptop, Meet Taptop!

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Even the skinniest desktop computer looks like a clunker next to the Taptop computer concept! This desktop PC design ditches the big box CPU that collects dust in exchange for a compact device that’s also at the center of the user interaction.

It fuses the usual cursor optimized desktop interface with a multi-touch control strip that also functions as the Dock and Touch Bar. This way, users can interact with he actual device, not just with peripherals. Better yet, it brings the familiar concept of having all your apps at your fingertips!

Designer: Louis Berger

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Clearly Cool Vinyl

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Introducing “o-ton”, a vertical, wireless turntable which lets you import and digitally enhance your vinyl records. It’s almost entirely translucent, so you can see all the inner workings and, of course, your vinyl’s unique cover art. The design features a digital stylus that automatically turns your device on if you insert a vinyl. With an integrated optical sensor, the stylus can identify and jump individual tracks. Simply plug it in, pair your device, insert a vinyl, select your speaker and DANCE!

Designer: Louis Berger

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Far-out Space Food

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Imagine yourself as a part of a new multi-planetary species, traveling throughout the solar system. What would your eating experience be like on such a journey? The Zero G concept brand sheds light on what meal time might look like for future humans in space… and it’s more about preservation than presentation.

It provides food and beverages as well as onboard recycling services. It features magnetic trays as well as food and water packaging with straightforward labeling. Each is made from highly recyclable, ultralight materials specifically designed for use in weightless conditions.

Designer: Louis Berger

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Photography You Can Feel

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The Fusion camera was conceived for smartphone photographers who want something more professional but don’t want to sacrifice their instantaneous social sharing! It simultaneously delivers high quality images as well as integrates seamlessly with your smart device ecosystem.

Sure, it features a “smart lens” which allows for faster lens changing and easy hardware upgrades… a 26mm touch and pressure sensitive button control… a high definition touchscreen with content aware UI… integrated user training… an adaptive UI… and MORE! That’s a lot, right?! Still, what we love most about it is a truly innovative tactile capturing system for the visually impaired!

Aside from taking pictures, it allows blind and visually impaired individuals can capture moments in their own familiar way. It records audio and haptic memories with short audio samples via two stereo microphones as well as a changing braille screen that uses tactile graphics to allow users to feel objects or vibrant colors.

Designer: Louis Berger

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Finally, a Pretty Projector

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U-G-L-Y, projectors ain’t got no alibi! Seriously, if you’ve ever shopped around for one, you know the options look like something straight out of that Short Circuit movie from 1986. Unfortunately, they’re also not convenient to hide within paneling or a wall because they radiate so much heat! Orbit, however, is one you won’t mind having on display. After all, the whole idea behind a home projector is so you don’t have an TV eyesore dominating your room!

This modern projection system transforms unused walls and blank spaces into a smart home interface and blends in to the surrounding architecture seamlessly. Unlike other boxy builds, the system is housed in a recycled aluminum circular case with a minimalist puck style remote and aluminum balancer. Simply move this magnetically attached counterbalance to change the angle of projection and to keep it steady. Its integrated battery is capable of delivering four hours of video playback which means it’s not only capable of being floor or ceiling mounted, but also completely portable.

Designer: Louis Berger

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