The stuul is a toilet-stool that makes your ‘morning business’ easy-breezy

The first ‘job’ (we’re a family site and I’ll stay clear of the word!) of the day is usually a tough one. Some people first need their morning coffee, with other people it’s like clockwork, and for the rest of us, it’s just guess-work. Either way, stuul promises to make the journey easier. Designed as a two-part stool, the stuul occupies a fraction of its intended space when not in use, and transforms into two foot-stools when you’re on the John. Using stuul helps elevate your legs in a way that resembles the squatting posture that’s clinically proven to make the job easier. stuul’s design helps position the legs at the desired angle to help promote a healthy bathroom routine and prevent diseases like IBS.

With a design-conscious approach, the stuul is styled less as a clinical product and more as something fitting of being in your well-decorated bathroom. The two tripod-stools fit together into each other, becoming a single form that’s easy to stash somewhere for later, while its faceted design gives it a decidedly premium feel. The stuul is made from a special material with a high strength-to-weight ratio in a sustainable factory with a carbon-neutral manufacturing process. The material is naturally warm, soft, neutral to the skin, is relatively inert, and doesn’t leave any marks on your tiled floor. Moreover, stuul is 100% recyclable. Available in 5 colors to complement your bathroom’s decor, the stuul is easy to use, great to look at, saves on space, and sets you up for a great beginning to the day, if you know what I mean!

Designers: JUUCE (Ralph Christian Bremenkamp & Daniel Thomas Kövary)

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stuul – Re-thinking the Toilet Stool

stuul is the first attempt to disrupt this important product area through an innovative and holistic design approach. It is a known and proven fact that the toilets we use in our western society are a contributing factor to irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids and even chronic bowel diseases through an unfavorable ergonomic posture of our 90° seating position.

The solution to this issue is quite simple: just place an ergonomically fitting footstool in front of the toilet that forces you into a more natural and healthy squatting position.

A foot stool put in front of the toilet forces us into a healthier squat position which happens to provide an effective quick fix to the issue. stuul actively supports your wellbeing and health while being a contemporary and beautifully stylish addition to any modern bathroom interior. stuul’s high tech material is warm & soft to the touch, neutral to skin acids, non-reacting to cleaning substances and 100% recyclable.

stuul consists of two identical stools that can be inserted into each other. The innovative and award winning two-piece design takes up far less space in the bathroom, is beautiful and discreetly unobtrusive.

More practical: stuul is out of the way when not in use, and the high tech material is warm, soft, neutral to the skin and unaffected by exposure to most chemicals. It also has a very high strength-to-weigh ratio, withstands impacts without damage and won’t leave any scratch marks on the floor.

More beautiful: stuul is the first toilet stool designed to fit modern, premium bathroom interiors.

More ecological: stuul is a 100% climate neutral product and sustainably produced in Germany. All production-related emissions are reduced to a minimum and all remaining CO₂ emissions are offset with climate protection measures. In case anyone ever wanted to dispose of it, the makers invite their customers to send it back to their production site so it can be directly fed back into the material cycle.

More economical: Our product consists of more than 90% pure air – which is not only good for your back when handling it, but also for the environment. The small amount of material saves natural resources and allows for a very low use of energy for its transport.

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These gel-filled casts are breathable, waterproof, and look incredibly cool!

Shattering the archaic approach to plaster/fiberglass cast-building for fractures, Cast21 believes it has a much better alternative to traditional casts. Practically a standard for decades now, plaster-casts are required to sit on your body for months at an end, and considering they aren’t really water-resistant (and your limbs remain 100% enclosed), they begin working up a stench over the months of not being able to wash them. Given their impenetrable nature, casts cause great discomfort over the weeks and anyone who’s worn one will tell you what a pain it is when your skin begins itching and there’s no way to reach in there for a satisfying scratch.

Chicago-based startup Cast21, however, has a much more elegant solution. Designed as a sleeve that fits over any hand, Cast21’s cast takes shape around your hand once it’s filled with a patented gel that hardens over time. Doctors select a sleeve-size based on whether the patient is a child or a fully-grown adult. The sleeve is slipped on, and filled with a patented mixture of resins that become a malleable gel after a while. The doctor can then adjust the gel to perfectly hug the limb, giving it the support it needs. Patients can even choose between gel-colors, opting for combinations and gradients, breaking the stigma that casts need to look horribly clinical. The resins harden through an exothermic reaction, providing soothing heat to the limb as the cast begins to take shape. The outer sleeve itself has a crisscrossed design (almost resembling a pear protector) that allows it to remain breathable while still providing a robust structure around the broken limb. Cast21’s casts are completely waterproof, which means you can shower or even swim in them and their partially-open design even allows you to satisfy an itch, were you to have one! Plus, it provides a decent canvas for scrawling messages on too!

Cast21’s gel-casts are currently limited only to ‘distal radial fractures’ or DR fractures that occur around the wrist. They’re working to develop different sleeves for other parts of the body, while they hope that the technology replaces traditional casts that look, feel, and smell atrocious. The Cast21’s solution has widespread applications, especially for military, outdoor, and first-aid use, since the resin and sleeve are relatively easy to carry around and administer on-site, rather than having to travel to a nearby hospital.

Designer: Cast21

This portable medical device independently detects Malaria parasites, saving millions of lives!

Malaria; a word that quite literally fills dread through our veins. In 2017 approximately 660,000 people died due to it, and even today 40% of the world’s population is at the risk of it. Developing nations especially Sub-Saharan Africa are Malaria’s most affected victims, and these countries are the most ill-equipped to deal with it. The tests currently available to detect malaria are highly limited and not at all economical. Specialized testing instruments and highly trained medical staff are required to actually handle and judge blood samples. Unable to meet these requirements for the detection of Malaria, developing nations are rampant with it. Hence Detroit based product designer Minwoo Lee designed ‘Aria’.

Aria is a portable medical product created with the sole purpose of detecting malaria utilizing Infrared Light. Aria eradicates the need for medical specialists, expensive equipment and highly trained staff. It performs the functions of all. Lee chose infrared light as the hero of the day, because it can be used to detect the presence of Malaria causing parasites in the blood, and can even ascertain the number of parasites present. ‘Attenuated Total Reflection-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy’ is a test that harnesses infrared light to detect parasites through the molecular vibrations they create. The light increases the amount of oxygen in the blood, in turn killing the viral, bacterial and fungal toxins in the blood.

Shaped like a capsule, Aria contains a smaller plastic capsule or a mini Aria that is used for the collection of blood. Simply smear the blood sample onto mini Aria and insert it into the larger capsule. The infrared light activates and a digital microscope examines the blood. The microscope provides details and observations, and this final result is then displayed on the screen. The images of the blood cells on the screen will help to determine whether they have been infected by Malaria or not.

The actual benefit and functionality of Aria are unparalleled. It is a game-changer for the medical field, enabling the quick and efficient detection of Malaria, allowing it to be treated in its early stage, and thereby saving the lives of millions. This is a concept that needs to be transformed into a tangible product pronto! Aria is not just a design concept, it’s a future lifesaver.

Designer: Minwoo Lee

Ford GoRide Health shifts to autonomy and shuts down in five cities

It seemed like things were going well for Ford's GoRide Health, a service that offered non-emergency transportation to hospitals and other health care facilities. This spring, it outlined a plan to expand into 40 cities over the course of four years....

The iDream 5 relaxes your eyes and head with massages, vibrations, and hot-compresses

Perhaps the best headset to wear after an hour or so of wearing a VR headset (or spending too much time in front of a screen), the iDream 5 gives you a relaxing head and eye massage to help you calm down after all that stressful work and blue-light exposure. The VR Headset-esque device sits cleanly on your head like a helmet, with three modules on the front, top, and back, respectively. With a wide variety of settings, you can select between routines, choosing to knead your scalp for better blood circulation, massage your eyes for relaxation and better sleep, or use a series of vibration and heat-pad routines for stress and pain relief. The iDream 5 packs a week’s worth of usage on a full charge and even comes with in-built speakers to play relaxing music for the full experience and can be entirely controlled via a panel on its side, or by a smartphone app… besides, if you’d like to use the iDream 5 while working, watching TV, or reading, the goggles unit is completely detachable, freeing up your eyes while giving you a full head massage.

Designer: Breo

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Always stay prepared with this EDC first aid kit functioning as a flashlight and compass!

First aid kits are essential, especially when we hop on an outdoor adventure. However, lugging around the usual box-like first aid kits can be quite cumbersome. Hence VSSL launched it’s new First Aid Kit, built for extreme environments. One look at it, and it’s hard to believe it’s a first aid kit since it looks like a regular flashlight! Created from military-grade aluminum, the indistinct looking device functions as a first aid kit, flashlight, and compass. Far from your typical first aid kit, it features a sleek fire red body measuring 9 and 3/8 inches with a diameter of 2 inches. One end of the VSSL’s First Aid Kit boasts a powerful 200 Lumens LED light, it’s flooding beam is strong enough to light up large spaces. The flashlight has four lighting modes: bright, dim, red and SOS. From a subtle dim mode it can jump to an alert SOS mode, imperative in sending out distress calls. On the other end, you have an oil-filled precision compass! The hardy compass can operate in all weather conditions from -10°C to +50°C. With a flashlight to illuminate your way and a compass to guide you, you’re sure to never get lost with VSSL’s First Aid Kit.

And of course it’s most important component, all the crucial first aid gear needed to survive a night in the woods lays snugly in between the flashlight and compass. The impact-resistant kit is equipped with 46 first aid essentials! It contains several types of bandages to deal with all kinds of cuts and scrapes. In fact, it even consists of an adventure tape that can be used to cover wounds, mark trails and repair any gear! Equipped with antiseptic wipes, antibiotic and burn cream, as well as Advil and Aspirin, the kit is sure to handle any dilemma our body might find itself in. Finally, tweezers, safety pins, and an emergency whistle to call for aid, wrap up the nifty little kit. Boasting a lifetime warranty, VSSL has curated the perfect set of outdoor specific first aid components, packed in a waterproof body that can be easily tucked away in any corner, but can handle every situation in the wilderness!

Designer: VSSL Gear

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An air purifier you can wear as a necklace!

Today clean air is becoming more of a luxury than a bare necessity needed to survive. With the Earth’s atmosphere deteriorating by the minute, the health hazards are increasing manifolds. Lung cancer and cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death in the world. 6 million people die annually from smoking, 500,000 of those due to passive smoking. Pollution in large cities can take away 2-3 years off life expectancy. Moved by such dreary numbers, designers Jordan Steranka and Tai Geng decided to do their bit in moving towards a healthier and prolonged life for everybody. They created ‘Breathe’, an air purification product that provides us with clean air with every breath we take. Shaped like a nifty whistle, the primary goal was to make ‘Breathe’ as minute and handy as possible, without restricting airflow. Portability and physical comfort of the user were of the utmost importance. Equipped with a carbon filter that is connected to air sensors, and a removable mouthpiece which allows us to inhale through ‘Breathe’, it filters unclean air to allow it’s purest form to enter our system. The open structure allows for consistent airflow through an oblong airway, which also directs the airflow.

Huge attention to detail was given to the form factor of ‘Breathe’. The aim was to create a functional and fashionable product through the use of simple geometry. A braided necklace loop allows us to wear ‘Breathe’ around our necks! Looking like a trendy necklace, it bears minimal weight and is extremely convenient to carry around, unlike other current filtration devices which tend to be heavy and cumbersome. It’s a new form of an otherwise traditional wearable mask, which can be quite uncomfortable to wear and carry around. One of it’s most appealing features is that it comes along with a partnering app! The app displays how beneficial ‘Breathe’ is to our health. The device stores and collects data while in use. Once it is plugged into a smartphone via the audio jack, the data is uploaded automatically onto the app. The app exhibits all the particles, gases and toxins that are prevented from being inhaled by us, and where they can be found most commonly. Not to forget, Breathe’s battery is being charged throughout this! Highly functional, portable and convenient, ‘Breathe’ could literally be a lifesaver and will surely pave a path for a new era in air purifiers, replacing the age-old conventional masks!

Designer: Jordan Steranka and Tai Geng

What if a specialized medical gadget could guide you through CPR?

Slightly more than half of the American population claims to know how to perform CPR. That means there’s roughly a 50% chance that a bystander would know how to resuscitate you. CPR First Aider aims at being able to increase those chances. Not only does it help people who don’t know CPR, it helps people who do know CPR to perform it efficiently. The CPR First Aider is an extensive kit that includes a breathing mask that automatically delivers oxygen while assisting the patient to breathe along with a CPR module that has 4 legs and chest straps to ensure stable, sustained and effective pressure to the patient. An LCD screen on the top guides you through the procedure, while also displaying the patient’s stats blood oxygen concentration and electrocardiogram in real time. Designed to fold into a compact device, the CPR First Aider could easily be stored anywhere a fire extinguisher could be placed. If used correctly and on time, the CPR method could help save lives and prevent trauma from hypoxia. The award-winning CPR First Aider concept helps pave a way to that future.

The CPR First Aider is a winner of the Red Dot Design Concept Award for the year 2019.

Designers: Fang Di, Li Pengcheng & Yu Yuanyi

RaDoTech lets you perform a full body scan to see how healthy you are on the inside

Yes, your smartwatch can read your heart rate, but does it know your stress levels? Does it know how your lungs are performing? Or whether your liver is okay? Or how about your pancreas, bladder, or even stomach. Designed to help you get a more holistic view on your body, vitals, and internal organs, RaDoTech is a simple hand-held device that can, in a span of 5 minutes, help you perform a full body scan to see how healthy you are on the inside. Bring it in contact with certain acupressure points on your body, and the RaDoTech reads electrical currents to judge the health of your internal organs. The clinically tested results are sent to your phone, allowing you to see how each individual organ is performing, giving you an accurate health reading, along with personal, actionable insights to help you live better.

The RaDoTech could be labelled as a consumer tool that’s great for everyone’s health, but it’s best suited for people who want to keep better track of their internals. They could be medical patients, fitness freaks, or just people who want to take better care of their loved ones and themselves. Designed to work by simple touch, the RaDoTech helps you examine your body right down to the organ level to make sure you’re living your best life possible.

Designer: RaDoTech

Walking cane by day, resting stool when needed!

This nifty walking stick can turn into a stool when you need! The Tri-cane considers the needs of the person using it, offering more than just support. The cane’s innovative design allows the handle to open up into a seat, while the cane itself comes with three collapsible legs that open outwards, turning it into a tripod-stool.

Designer: Jordan Lau Tsz Chun

“Current solutions available are mainly generic walking-cane-and-chair hybrids that are often bulky and unwieldy. They also expose too much of the users’ dependence on an object for assistance. Feeling stigmatized, many are discouraged to use them in public. As an alternative solution, Tri Cane is an assistive product that easily disguises as a lifestyle item due to its slim and understated appearance,” Jordan told Yanko Design.