Posts tagged "Innovation"
Liftware is a very innovative device for improving the quality of life of those suffering from neurological conditions that cause patients hands to tremble.
Neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, a benign trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk, are heavy burdens in their own right.
But add to that the moments when sufferers try to enjoy a meal with friends or family. The frustration attendant with being unable to keep food on the fork or spoon becomes another consequence of the disorder.
Now a San Francisco startup called Lift Labs is selling a piece of assistive technology that counters hand tremors and lets users have a meal without embarrassment or annoyance. The device, called Liftware, mounts utensils on an active stabilizing platform that diminishes uncontrollable jerking movements.
This month, Lift Labs is matching donations to its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to send Liftware to people in economic hardship. The company will send the devices to the International Essential Tremor Foundation for distribution to those in need. Click through to see the campaign video.
A very innovative camera for solo photographers to capture their own moments.
While selfies have become a major trend in the past year — even leading one Japanese company to developselfie camera stands for tourists — they’re actually a practical way capture a meaningful moment when there’s no-one else around to do it. With this in mind, SOLOSHOT is a robotic camera tripod that automatically tracks the subject as they move, enabling athletes and performers to create dynamic video selfies. READ MORE…
An innovative approach to such disposable items such as wrapping paper and confetti.
Celebrations are a time for indulging in certain luxuries, but they can lead to a fair amount of waste. We’ve already written about Throw & Grow biodegradable confetti — which turns into flowers after it’s been thrown at weddings — and now Christmas wrapping paper is getting the eco treatment, with Eden’s Paper enabling consumers to plant it and grow vegetables after they’ve finished swapping gifts. READ MORE…
A look at a rather innovative Swedish Bicycle helmet.
Sometimes the little innovations make life easier - like a reversable USB plug.
"Work has begun on a new generation of USB that will break compatibility with existing connectors in order to improve ease of use and allow for thinner devices. The new connector, called Type-C, is an addition to the existing USB 3.1 specification and is expected to be finalized by the middle of 2014. There aren’t any images available yet, but Type-C will be around the size of a Micro USB plug and, like Apple’s Lightning connector, will finally be reversible — in other words, no more frustrated attempts to charge your phone with an upside-down cable." (via The Verge)
Glad produces a rather innovative tent that can be used as a trashbag.
The rising popularity of music festivals located in the countryside has meant that the beautiful scenery they take place in is often left looking more like a trash pile once the crowds have dispersed. In order to make it easier for revelers to pick up the inevitable garbage they create over the weekend, waste product manufacturer Glad has developed the Glad Tent — a festival shelter designed to become a receptacle for trash and thrown away after use. READ MORE…