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10 sustainable design examples that improve our lives
We present some projects that where submitted to the Index Award, the prize with the most important economic endowment in the field of sustainable design.
3D printed inhaler cap
Jasper, Drew and Luke explored asthma. After an exhaustive research, they identified a problem many students with asthma face and developed a creative solution.
Google Science Fair – Smart wound care for the future
Anushka wanted to create a sensor that could help doctors analyze the state of a wound without removing its dressing, and after multiple iterations on her design, she created an ideal sensor design that is cheap to build and biocompatible.
MakerNurse, the first maker space at a hospital
To encourage creativity, "MakerNurse" supplies several hospitals with portable prototype carts with tools, velcro and the electronic necessary. This is how the first medical maker space was established, the MakerHealth at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Google Science Fair – Beating breast cancer with better tests
Anika is excited to offer a solution for predicting breast cancer that could eliminate costly and painful invasive procedures for women while helping them enjoy healthier, longer lives.
Flashlight that powers without batteries
After learning how a lack of access to electricity had affected family friends in the Philippines, Ann decided to work on finding an energy source that wasn’t dependent on money. She came up with the “Hollow Flashlight”; a battery-free flashlight that generates light from the heat of the human hand.
e-Health Sensor Platform for Arduino and Raspberry Pi [Biometric / Medical Applications]
Discover the new eHealth platform MySignals, changing the future of medical and e-Health applications.
3D-printed prosthetic limbs: the next revolution in medicine
As 3D printing continues to transform manufacturing, doctors are hoping it could also help the 30 million people worldwide in need of artificial limbs and braces
Needdo – Tweetfunding platform for necessary projects
Needdo is an incubator platform for social projects created by International Cooperation to encourage social entrepreneurship among young people through a new concept of crowfunding without money: tweetfunding.
How 3D printing can revolutionise the medical profession
Groundbreaking 3D printing and scanning techniques are improving access to fully customisable artificial limbs.
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