I am submitting additional information to further describe a concept I submitted in October. This concept involves a container to receive newspapers, magazines and other paper for recycling. The container would have a large opening to put the paper in and include a camera above the opening to take the persons picture showing them on a screen below with the headlines reading:
How can we get children to wash their hands after using the toilet? We involve them into a quiz: When they push the soap dispenser they hear the question "Who is it?" Then, when they turn on the water for washing their hands they will here the typically sound of an animal. (The animal sound changes each time, so that they do not automatically know the answer) After washing the hands for 30 seconds they will get the answer (the name of the animal). If they wash their hands too short they do not get the answer.
Can you make people less grumpy while waiting in the queue? The idea is to take advantage that the ticket is printed with a number and add some jokes, riddles or funny quotes. In case of a riddle when the person gets to be called to the desk the answer is revealed. Inskickat av Rui Miguel Conde
Approximately 35 billion batteries are used throughout the world each year and despite efforts to encourage consumers to recycle rechargeable batteries, about 179,000 tons of battery waste ends up in US landfills alone. Because batteries in municipal landfills and trash incinerators can disperse significant amounts of heavy metals and other toxic substances into the air and water, battery waste prevention and recycling strategies are essential. Welcome the Battery Beast a friendly, battery-eating monster who makes safe battery disposal and recycling FUN.
When it is raining, most of the big scale shopping malls would place an "umbrella plastic bag stand" at the entrances, prevent the wet umbrellas bring the water to make the floor slippery. Even it would prevent accidents, but it produces loads of plastic bags in a very short time when the customers leave the mall.
Instead we can use Dog the dryer!
Bigger umbrella can use a bigger size dog.
Smaller dog for a rather short umbrella.
Just simply place the wet umbrella into the dog body,
grab the tail of th dog, then,
On average, one person uses 166 disposable plastic water bottles each year. The consumption of disposable plastic bottles places enormous strain on our environment and only 90% of these water bottles are recycled. Chemicals in disposable plastic bottles are also toxic to human health but many people are hesitant to use drinking fountains because they are uncertain of the water quality. However, in a number of countries across Europe and the US, there are more regulations governing the quality of tap water than bottled water.
“Simon Says Maybe A Free Ticket” is a large LED screen that flirts with possible participants by randomly giving compliments and to passer-byes to get their attention and make them smile.
The screen is connected to 5 sets of rubber footprints. When there are 5 pair of feet standing on them, the game gets automatically activated.
The 5 people are required to work together to memorize and repeat a 3 minutes dance step routine.
It‘s dangerous to walk when traffic light turns red but some people do. The idea was to stop people walking as soon as the traffic light turns red. So I invented the idea that the red traffic light is going to tell funny jokes to keep people waiting until it‘s green. So they are enjoying the stay and there is no more danger anymore.
Inskickat av Elisabeth Dietrich.
Everyone wants the best parking spot. Typically, the best spot is closest to the destination (the mall, the park, the school, the gym). This simple idea rewards those drivers who park furthest from the destination. They get protection from sunlight, rain or snow, keeping their car cool and dry. What's more, they get energy from the extra exercise and fresh air they receive walking to their destination. This canopy would span the back parking spaces of the parking lot. It could be used for advertising space for either the destination or for major marketers.
Skin cancer is on the rise. Dermatologists have 2 big concerns: 1). People don't put on enough sunscreen 2). They don't reapply often enough. To raise awareness in a memorable way, FunScreen can be set up at public pools and beaches, either temporarily or permanently. A misting product (much like a spray tan), FunScreen offers full UVA/UVB coverage that is applied in a unique way. People stand beneath the FunScreen "shower head" and activate it by pulling a string. A highly danceable tune begins playing as the FunScreen sprays the person beneath.
What happens when you throw something in the trash? Well, a small gnome stores it underground, that's what happens. In a long trashcan with a monitor on top, deposited trash first falls to a platform with a blue-screen where pictures from several angles are taken and a 3d model of the trashed object is then built and inserted into a 3D animation where a gnome/monster stores the trash carefully. further interaction could be acomplished by enabling reaction from the gnome to sound or movement.
Inskickat av Jose Garduno
What is the matter? We would like people to recycle their cans. But how? The can crasher combines two things: the first one is a trash. When a can is put in, it follows a funny path and lands on a platform. The second thing is a punching device. Smash it with your hand hard enough to reach the top. If you do so, the bell rings and a heavy metal piece falls down and crashes your can! It can then be recycled. If you are not strong enough to make the bell rings, ask a friend or a man who is passing by! Everyone can take his chance to crash the cans!
Inskickat av Morant Sebastien
By using competition and social networking, we can make walking places more fun, encouraging fitness and a reduced reliance on cars for short trips. This is a pedometer (step-counter) that can be either an application for a smart phone or a separate USB device. It counts your steps through the day, then uploads them automatically to a website that tracks everyone's steps. On the website, you can compete against others, as well as create groups to compete against each other groups, so your office or school could have competitions within itself and with other schools and organizations.
This is an interesting fun way to make people get interested about the subject of the course. The teacher devide the classroom into groups-teams that after the lecture will compete each other with the help of a computer (would be like the Photoplay machines). If the group paid attention to the lecture they will be able to answer all the questions of the machine and get the prize which will be not to get examined the next day in that subject!
Disposal of Cigarette Ends: How can we make it fun? Through the Zischer. The Zischer is located at bus stops or other public venues. It is a trashcan designed specifically for cigarette ends. Above the Zischer, there is a sign, asking people to throw their cigarette ends into a hole at the top of the can. When the cigarette enters the hole it passes a light barrier, which activates the mechanism. The electronics and motor are set into motion and soap bubbles come out of holes on the sides of the Zischer each time a cigarette end is disposed.
Using Augmented Reality technology, our project is to make the crossing street only in crosswalk a fun habit. With two video cameras and two big screens, the crosswalk will be filmed on-line, the pedestrians will see their own images on screen, in front, stepping in exciting scenarios during the crossing, in both directions.
Air-drying on a clothesline or rack instead of machine is an easy way to cut energy usage and also save money. With "Who Wants to be a Laundry-naire?" you can turn a chore into a game show! Watch the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" style gameshow on the clip-on screen, and buzz in your answers by pressing the letter keys beside each clothes line (can play with a partner...good incentive to turn laundry into a social event with other family members).
Our modern live is full of mobile electric devices. But all those devices needs electricity. Too much energy, at a time where we have global ecologic problems. Based on the concept of zero-emission multimedia, it was created a static device, where you can produce and get your own green energy - Instantly Spinning his wheel you produce the energy. The touchscreen, which is positioned at the head is an interactive panel to communicate with Buddy. Through this he gives you the instructions for use, It shows you the quantity of produced energy, and for what you can use it.