Signal: Sunqiao

In Shanghai, an architectural company revealed their plans to build a 100-hectare green district which is able to feed over 24 million people when it’s finished. The district uses different techniques such as algae farms and floating greenhouses. This district might be the answer to the question ‘how are we going to keep people healthy in…

Signal: Pill Cap

Pillsy is a Bluetooth-enabled bottle who sends you a message when you need to take your medication. The Pill Cap is designed for people who need to take medication on a regular basis. The user needs to enter in the app, the pill name, the doses and what times it should be taken the app does…

Signal: Call and Check

Email has been more popular than ever before. Making it very difficult for post offices to stay in business, but Jersey Post is taking it to a whole new level by giving free home visits to the elderly. Call and Check is still in it’s testing phase. The service pays visits to vulnerable elderly once a week…

CITY of the FUTURE

55 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. The United Nations website suggests that at the end of 2050 that number will rise to 66 percent, but there’s no space Major issues are rising. Whilst so many people are finding their lives in urban areas the question arises: “Where are they going to…

Signal: The Shelter Box

The Shelter box serves as a bed, chair, table and a bag- all in one. Designed by MIA Onlus, a non-profit organization, that wants the homeless to be safe and warm. The box is designed to be relatively light and protects an individual from moisture and the cold.

Signal: Better Shelter

Designed by John Karlsson, Dennis Kanter, Christian Gustafsson, John van Leer, Tim de Haas and Nicolo Barlera in cooperation with Ikea and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The shelter is designed for people who are fleeing their homes because of war, danger or natural disasters. The ‘houses’ include ventilation, solar power, LED-lights and mobile chargers. The houses…

Signal: Echo Look

Amazon’s latest innovation is the Echo Look. A camera that is voice controlled and takes photos of you with your outfit of the day. Besides just taking the photo is creates a lookbook from your daily outfits and then is able to suggest clothing from different shops. The camera device had also learned how to…

Signal: Knops Ear Plug

A dutch start-up company has made Knops, an adjustable ear plug that lets you turn down the volume in real life. If you’re in a noisy place but you want to study, you can turn down the volume with your ear plug. The plug is quite fashionable and can be worn all day long.

Signal: Sustainable Farming on Mars

NASA is designing an inflatable greenhouse for farming on Mars. Last week the record was broken for the longest amount of time from planet earth. Astronaut Peggy Whitson spend 534 days in space. If in the future humankind wants to spend longer amounts of time in space it’s necessary to come up with new ways…

Signal: Smart Cube

The Smart Cube is Bluetooth smart lock that you can place inside of cabinets, closets or other doors you don’t want certain people to enter. The doors can then be unlocked trough an app on your smartphone manually, or automatically by sensing your approach trough you phone. You can assign each cube when to open. So you…

Play Me A Record

Retro is a word we have heard a lot and in the interior design world it has been and is still really big, so it’s no surprise that the technology in your house is slowly going retro as well. Everybody who grew up before the 90’s probably had a record player in their bedroom or…

Signal: Portable robot printer

Are you ever in a hurry but still need to print some documents? Well, I am all the time. So here is the solution: A portable robot printer, so small it fits in your handbag. The printer is named ZUtA, invented by two students from the Jerusalem College of Technology named Matan Caspi and Tuvia…