Overview: The Hexis is a multi-purpose kitchen appliance that serves as a mini-refrigerator and a meal cooker that cooks according to your nutritional needs.
What’s This: The Hexis is a two-in-one kitchen appliance that can store food in tiny hexagonal compartments by compressing the very atoms of the food, making it physically smaller, and at the same, use these “food particles” as ingredients for healthy meals. When storing food, the Hexis analyzes first the nutritional components of the food, and then store them according to what food group they belong to.
Hexis also acts as a nutritional analyzer that can perform an in-depth scan of the user’s body with only a touch of the hand. It can quickly analyze the user’s nutritional needs, and based on acquired data and stored food particles, be able to come up with a list of recommended meals for the user to consume.
As an automatic meal cooker, the user can pick from their personal recommended list of meals the dish they want Hexis to prepare. Factors such as: the age of the user, the time when Hexis was used and certain medical issues can also affect how Hexis would prepare the healthy meals.
The Push: At present time, people are so busy rushing in between schedules that they tend to compromise their health. Often, people have would just opt to buy processed and unhealthy food, to fit into their busy lifestyle.
Having a machine that could address this problem would help people to enjoy a healthy lifestyle without disrupting their busy schedule. Hexis is designed for this sole purpose: to help people achieve optimal health lifestyle without sacrificing much of their precious time.
Designer: Anna Klarissa Abjelina
Wanna know more? Visit : Electrolux Design Lab (Hexis)
Overview: Like the name suggests, the Smart Sign Language Interpreter is a convenient device that allows hearing-impaired people to communicate with those who are can hear, using sign language. Apparently, Sign Language is the first language learned by hearing-impaired people and as a wristband device it makes use of an EMG sensor, a gyro sensor, and a distance sensor to decode hand signs. How awesome!
Small distance sensors are applied to the tips of the user’s fingernails.
When a hearing-impaired person uses signs to communicate to a non-hearing-impaired person (who can not use sign language), the signs are tracked, converted into voice or text data, and sent to the recipient’s smartphone.
The device also contains speakers that can transmit the voice data directly.
When a non-hearing-impaired person speaks to a hearing-impaired person, their voice is converted into text by the device, and displayed on its built-in screen.
The text can be converted into signing diagrams.
Designers: Jeon Sung-Su, Ku Ja-Yun & Lee Seo-Young
Overview: Ephemeris, nano filaments that adapt over time and feelings.
What’s This: In the year 2024, 24 earthlings will settle on Mars as part of a mission called MARS ONE. Life in a reconstituted eco-sphere, a limited and slight area is closer than we think. The concept of “home” will radically change. Between intimacy and community life, relations will change. Changes of mood and humor will have a bigger impact for each other. Could air counter-balance space sickness ? Could scents in the way of Madeleine de Proust allow to respond to a state of soul and spirit ? The device consists of the interaction between a sensor of emotion particular to the consumer, and an object generating space in response to it. During the use of this device, the emotional data is read and activates the deployment of nano filaments. It cleans the air as the consumer comes through. Thanks to the friction and the electromagnetism of filaments, the consumer is physically washed while the dissemination of scents through the filaments soothes the psyche.
The Push:The device integrated into a living space can be seen as an aside in a day. Consumer can relax and reach the notion of pleasure within a few minutes through this new space. The device is present but discreet, evolutionary and activated only in the goodwill of the consumer. Senses are disturbed, smell is tested and touched. Feelings of “déjà vu” will be initiated by the experiment, a daily ritual such as daily grooming: washing one’s troubles away.
Designer: Berthome Tiphaine
Overview: Pure Towel is a scanner that applies UV rays and a high speed dryer fan to eliminate bacteria and humidity from a towel after use just by hanging it.
What’s This: Pure Towel features a safe system that only detects fabric to avoid activation by human contact. This gadget is a ring shaped scanner with 360 deg. UV ray and a circular fan that works by hanging the damp towel right after use on the smart hanger that recognizes it measuring matter density and sending an activation signal to the ring, which starts scanning in a vertical motion to cover the entire towel surface completing the cycle in ten seconds. This product has a sum of benefits such as energy saving by eliminating the use of household dryer, and water consumption will decrease by not having to use the washer.
The Push: In the time we are living every second counts and for the person that doesn’t have the time to go through the whole process of cleaning an item that is used daily and has a direct contact with the skin Pure Towel presents a solution for a more practical and hygienic lifestyle. It also has the advantage of being applied in hotels and public places giving the consumer the certainty that they are using a 100% bacteria free towel.
Designer: Leobardo Armenta
Wanna know more? Visit : Electrolux Design Lab (Pure Towel)
Overview: ENYO is a flexible solution for future food preparation – it enhances the social culinary enjoyment aspect by bringing cooking back to the table.
What’s This: ENYO celebrates the social aspect of cooking and dining by gathering people around the table. The furniture-like aesthetics make it fit into a living or dining room, whereas it consists of a free-standing table plus ceiling element. It supports both a timed self-cooking mode as well as a social cooking situation and features a flexible cooking mat in the center of the table. A projector in the ceiling element projects onto the mat and creates an interactive cooking experience by giving feedback and offering subtle guidance throughout the cooking process (e.g. integrated scale, ingredient analysis). The flexible structure underneath the malleable mat allows movements and changes in shape – therefore it can shape up different cooking moldings in order to replace pots. ENYO is a space-efficient solution to suit future living trends and it encourages users to explore fresh and healthy cooking – and can be a platform to support a paradigm shift in eating habits (e.g. preparing insects).
The Push: ENYO is a forward-looking and space-saving solution to meet future living trends and visually appeals to consumers through its clean and furniture-like aesthetics, opposed to complex kitchen solutions. On top of creating a pleasant and convenient cooking experience, which supports healthy cooking and shifts in eating habits, ENYO subtly educates users and features a timed self-cooking mode for busy days. The table can also be transformed into a work table with an interactive center surface.
Designer: Aaron Wansch
Wanna know more? Visit: Electrolux Design Lab (ENYO)