According to studies, the risk of contracting Alzheimer’s disease by the time you’ve crossed 75 years of age is as high as 51% in America. There is no current cure for this terrible disease, but there are ways of preventing it or delaying it… if detected in advance.
The ever-amazing spectrometer (remember the phone that has x-ray vision?) proves to be extremely handy in scanning parts of the brain to detect early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Band, envisioned by Brandon Lewandowski puts two spectrometers in a wearable headset that looks like a VR wearable for your brain. The spectrometers rest against your temple, scanning the brain tissue underneath it for anomalies. Imagine the potential for something as low-cost and effective as this being used to save lives! The future could have Alzheimer’s bands capable of detecting not just Alzheimer’s disease, but also cancer, psychological disorders, or even hemorrhage it its early stages, allowing people to prevent diseases rather than cure them!
Designer: Brandon Lewandowski
Anyone who regularly takes a commuter ferry knows what a cattle car it can be! Traditionally, they’re more utilitarian than comfort focused. The Dolphin Sea Transportation Vehicle aims to achieve both by offering commuters and residents an attractive alternative to the ever-increasing congestion of roadways and trains.
The solar and electric powered gentle giant stands out with its multi-level sitting area that offers panoramic views from the comfort of an enclosed and secure glass structure. Modular seating allows for up to 300 passengers in a variety of combinations including desktop workstations.
Designer: Çağrı Oğuz İnce
Never thought you’d see footwear in the Technology section, did you! Life certainly has a bunch of surprises for all of us. This one’s called the Altra Torin IQ. Unlike your current setup of running shoes coupled with a fitness tracker that gives you bio-stats of your workout, the Torin IQ goes completely into the nitty-gritties of your run. The smart shoes give you insights into data like your impact rate, landing zone, and ground contact time, becoming like a specialized coach for you and allowing you to make marginal improvements to your performance (sometimes there can be just a millimeter’s difference between first and second place).
The footwear has a set of sensors embedded into the midsole, thin enough to go unnoticed, yet powerful enough to produce stunningly accurate data. The data gets relayed to Altra’s IQ app, allowing you to record your performances and more importantly, your guaranteed progress!
Designer: Altra Footwear
BUY IT HERE: $220
A string of drug busts in Minnesota involving marijuana being smuggled across the border in brand new Ford Fusions has triggered an ongoing investigation. It is believed that the cartel of former drug lord “El Chapo” is involved.
The next time you complain about spending thousands of dollars on a precision camera lens, stop and think about all the all hard work that went into its design and creation. As camera maker Mats Wernersson reveals, were you to make a lens yourself, you’d be spending days ensuring every last component was flawless.