Among the tools that won Red Dot Awards this year were a respirator and particle mask. They perform similar functions but are miles apart in terms of their technology. The AIR+ Smart Mask is a dust or surgical mask—with an unusual extra. The CleanSpace Respirator is an industrial-grade personal protective
Pillo empowers people of all ages to better manage their health. He can answer your health and wellness questions, connect you directly with healthcare professionals, and securely manage your vitamins and medication; storing, dispensing, and even ordering refills when you need them.
Senior Interaction Designer Your team At Philips Design we believe that good design is about creating solutions that satisfy people's needs, empower them and make them happier, all of this without destroying the world in which we live. The Philips global creative force
The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices organization is seeking a multi-faceted, exceptionally talented, user-centered Senior Manager, Industrial Design & Human Factors (IDHF) who is passionate about improving the quality of people's lives through compelling design experiences. This position will be located
Design grants us the power to change the world - and, for many designers, their world is their children. Every parent wants their child to be safe, happy, and healthy, and this year saw a notable effort from designers to try to ensure just that. Many honored projects were centrally
Join designers, innovators and medical experts who are creating a sustainable future for healthcare and addressing what people really need to thrive in an ecosystem for health. Transform addresses tough questions, connects a broad spectrum of perspectives, and inspires change through action. Transform reaches beyond medicine to better understand health.
Of life's taboo topics, death has always been the most perplexing. Although we are all effected by death's slow creep or sudden onslaught, in the United States there is little formal consideration paid to how one can prepare for the end of life. In 2013, IDEO began exploring ways they
Job Title: Lead UX Designer - Prototyping (Maplewood, MN) 3M is driving creativity and design as a competitive platform for innovation and brand globally to enhance design-driven solutions for people and the world. We are looking for a Lead UX Designer (Prototyping) for our Health Care Business
Commercial equipment could reasonably be considered the unsung hero of industrial design. In designing a remarkable commercial equipment product, functionality supersedes trendiness, while practicality takes precedence over flashiness. Commercial equipment products impact lives in a number of ways- from increasing safety, streamlining efficiency, and improving health. Specifically, for our Commercial
This is one of the craziest tests of manual skill that we've ever seen. It's distinctly different from, say, the masterpiece-building required of German craft students because a) there is no design theory involved, and b) it does not rely on previously-practiced skills and focuses only on raw talent, by
We think of flatpacking practices as being the domain of furniture manufacturers. Compressing a large bureau down into a small box is useful for bringing down shipping costs. But as researchers at Brigham Young University have realized, flatpacking has a much wider range of practical applications ranging from space exploration
Open sourcing as a result of the proliferation of digital fabrication may be a big part of the near future, but there are still some possibilities that seem out of reach—that is until someone proves you wrong. One such example? New Jersey Institute of Technology student Amos Dudley. You
As the devastating effects of football-related concussions become better understood, many are worried that one of America's great sports is in danger. Non-football-fans likely don't care, as it's easy to dismiss football players as knuckleheads; but to the American communities and youths who are bound together and individually shaped by
School of Visual Arts (SVA) Products of Design MFA graduate Berk Ilhan's thesis, Uplift, addresses the quality of life of cancer patients—identifying opportunities that cultivate joy and happiness, and strengthening the support group around the patient. Berk investigated how design could touch people at an emotional level, especially in situations
The new face of terrorFew people would think of applying a CNC mill to dentistry. However, your dentist does occasionally need to poke around inside your mouth with a drill, and what is a CNC mill but a very fancy, precise drill? Thus Russian inventor Semenov Dahir Kurmanbievich has applied
Two years ago a doctor fixed my sleep apnea with a special mouthpiece. If I had a more severe case, I'd have to sleep hooked up to the decidedly design-challenged CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. Take a look at your average CPAP: I'll say you have to already be
Back in my ambulance days, we were taught to wash our hands after each shift in warm soapy water—while mentally humming a segment of "Yankee Doodle Dandy." This would take us, they reckoned, to the 30 seconds required for the soap to kill whatever germs might have got past the
I suck at cooking, make a mess while doing it, and frequently screw recipes up. Whenever something calls for adding a teaspoon or tablespoon of liquid into something, I always spill while attempting to measure it out. Trying to pour a precise amount of liquid into a spoon requires the
I never cared for the floor-level squat-style toilets I encountered in Italy and Japan, but those who owned them swore by them. The body position one must adopt, they insisted, allowed for more natural elimination. I'd also heard claims that the squatting position contributed to better colon health. But absent
If you played sports as a kid—or have a kid who plays sports—you're probably familiar with the cheap, ubiquitous and not terribly effective "boil and bite" mouth guards sold at most sporting-goods stores. The Chicago-based designer Scott Wilson was certainly familiar with them—he remembers watching his daughter struggle to mold
Occupying the Imperial College Union Building and its leafy courtyard just south of the Royal Albert Hall, scientists, designers and engineers showcased their projects aiming to enhance the basic ingredients for a better life. Research topics included 'Freedom to explore', 'A place to call home', 'Space to create', and 'Health
The premier medical design event—the IDSA Medical Design Conference—takes over the state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa, FL from Oct. 21-22, 2015. A pre-conference, Experiential Symposium (additional registration required) is scheduled on Oct. 20 with a hands-on operating room/animal lab experience and a contextual usability
Biomeme's vision is to give the world literacy in the language of life—the ability to read DNA. The Biomeme one3 turns the iPhone into a DNA analysis engine, giving scientists, doctors, and enthusiasts the ability to test the genes of any organism.
From both personal and professional experience, I know how hard it can be for users to keep track of their medications. And when something goes wrong, it can be a major problem. So I'm always pleased to see designs that make medication management easier. None of these are foolproof solutions
According to the American Diabetes Association in 2012, more than 29 million Americans were living with diabetes. Of that group, 1.25 million were living with type 1 diabetes, a number that is made up primarily of children and young adults. For those of you unfamiliar with the disease, type 1
Haiti is both a land of beauty and a land of suffering. Among the awe-inspiring mountain views and coastal areas, eroded lands and deforestation are abundant. Five years after the devastating earthquake, a slow reconstruction continues. The...
If you haven't seen it already, BeMyEyes is a wonderfully promising and impeccably presented app allowing fully sighted individuals to 'lend their eyes' to someone with a visual impairment to help them through their day. As the slick promo video above introduces beautifully, the app connects those in need...
I once got stabbed in the head with a wooden knife. It was an accident that occurred during a martial arts training exercise. I'd heard that head wounds bleed badly, but as I waited for the taxi to take me to the hospital (an ambulance is not what you take...
Advertorial content sponsored by Dassault SystèmesWith the explosion of wearable technology and legislation like the Affordable Care Act, the medical product industry is rapidly evolving. Healthcare is seeing unprecedented changes, creating new opportunities for devices that connect consumers and doctors to information faster, easier, and more efficiently."It's coming to a...
Advertorial content sponsored by Dassault SystèmesTaking a step beyond static X-ray images, the OrthoSonos™ system detects friction across a joint's full range of motion, giving surgeons a clearer picture of patients' joint health. Designed by Karten Design.Bringing a consumer product to market is a challenge in and of itself—taking an...
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