The final lap is about a motivation for people to do exercise. It consists in placing flex panels along the racing track with several movement sensors, while activating them will project several images and the corresponding sound from speakers and canyons, so when the runner pass through will suddenly appear.
There are many options that will change weekly, for example: other race competitors running with you simulating a real race, or you could run with the Forrest Gump famous character. Inskickat av Alejandra Gonzalez
Cleaning the shoes at the doormat is good way to leave the dirt outside and also to save a lot of water, cleaning supplies and manpower inside a building.
The doormat can be used for normal house entrances (also as a substitute for the doorbell, meaning the sound can be heard inside as well) or even for big entrances of offices or public buildings (here the composition may be recorded and the next visitor may listen to it before making a new one).
Every time we go to a recycling point we will be given a fact about ecology, or what is happening to the earth and solutions that could be done.
Recycling points must to be part of our daily life. We sometimes don´t know anything about the importance of recycle, so the bin could help us to know more.
Funny that a bin can speak to us, and educational for everyone. Inskickat av Veronica M. Guerrero
Can you make more people use the public transport? What if a bus would have an interactive karaoke system? This bus would know how many people would be inside it and would light or make a sound either on the seat or on the handle where a person would be located. This would mean that it the person would be the one to sing. Screens would be located in different places in side the bus. This could be an attraction to make more people leave their cars at home and at the same time arrive work with a smile!
Inskickat av Rui Miguel Conde
The problem is that people are always going up the escalator and not the stairs. How can we make them change? We can make the Billy Jean stair case. The Billy Jean stair case is a set of stairs that lights up around your foot when you step on it. The Billy Jean stair case should make people stop useing the escalator because it is fun to do.
Inskickat av McLean Masuch.
In this project two Daily urban experiences are joined together in this case a pedestrian and a car driver, drivers waiting on a red light and the monotonous crossing for the zebra from part of the pedestrians, are clearly two situations that we all have experienced. For this reason we have decided to develop a dynamic in which the driver entertains himself during the red light while the pedestrians enjoy and respect the pedestrian crossing zone.
As you may already know, in some countries people don’t see an immediate benefit from recycling. Here I present to you the new Paper-Maker Machine that will allow people to recycle paper and obtain a recycled paper notepad in exchange! Feel the magic and let your children believe! The machine is made to look like it fabricates the notepad just right there. How it works? The machine has a weight scale that allow you to learn how paper much you are recycling. Depending on the weight range, the mechanism activates and gives you in exchange one model of notepad.
Teeth washing is not fun, especially for children!
How to help them to transform that 3 minutes, twice a day, in a good time?
The idea is that a “Dental Care Association” promotes this interactive game: children listen to a story while brushing their teeth and than solve some mysteries on the initiative's website. They follow the adventure every day with a different episode.
The solution proposed is good for health, fun for children and helpful for parents!
Inskickat av Daria Cantu'
A fun game to play at the traffic lights. You have to get to 20 points by pushing the right buttons in the right order. You can play against the clock or versus an opponent on the other side of the street. When you get enough points to win, the lights change to green so you can cross.
Inskickat av Matthew Venn
Close driving is one of the greatest hazards on the road. Sometimes, because of distractions or lack of depth perception, people aren't even aware of how close they are to another driver or object. The Proximity Stereo detects when a driver is coming up too quickly on another object or car, and switches the music in the car to something the driver does not want to hear, not allowing the driver to return to his or her favourite music until the driver has backed off to a safe distance from the object.
Inskickad av Chandra V. Paetsch.
Could it be that men are not concentrating enough that is the reason behind disgusting men's rooms all over the world? Hopefully, the placement of a target in the toilet bowl can speak to men's competitive side and make aiming carefully a little bit more fun!
Inskickad av Jessica Olsson.
The behavior I would like to change is spending too much time in the shower. The solution would be a smart shower system that initiates the 'shower routine" when you turn on the water. It indicates what part of the body to wash similar to a gym program. You can choose from various voices and style to fit your perfect trainer image. When you complete to current "exercise" you say "done" and the coach moves to the next one. You get a score depending on the water volume used, and a round of applause each time your get a big score! Inskickat av Irina Dumitrascu
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Asia, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true. This makes them popular gifts for special friends and family.
Treadmills and exercise bikes at the gym are a great way for people to work
out regardless of the conditions outside. The problem is that they're boring
and monotonous, and there's no incentive to push yourself (unlike running
outside, when there's always someone to try to catch up to).
The solution: Treadmill Racing.
Network a series of treadmills and exercise bikes so that each one knows how
fast its user is running/pedaling in relation to the other users. Project
this data on a big-screen "track" in the front of the gym so that the gym
A huge problem for any parent couple - to make children wash their hands every time they get dirty.
To solve this problem let's think of a carrot and stick method of teaching - however this time only about the carrot part. There should be a strong motivator of why a youngster must wash his hands.
What if s/he could get something out of the soap after using it? This would facilitate him/her to wash hands as frequently as possible to wash the soap off for getting what's inside it.
At work we have had a huge problem with recycling cans. The tech department consumed so much Mountain Dew that we didn't have time to recycle them all. A lot of them were thrown away. The solution: I built office chairs made from car seats, as comfy as can be. People could hand their cans to me for recycling and got a raffle ticket for every 10 cans, with a chance to win a chair. The results were amazing. I've had 42 people participate and one person even brought in 800 cans. A huge difference made possible through a little fun.
Inskickat av James Crofts
The idea consists in using gravity to make an escalator without using electrical energy.
It can be used in a place where people want to go up and down, like the entrance of a subway.
We concentrate people that want to go down in a platform, then the people that want to go up stay in another platform .
These platforms are connected by pulleys in order to guarantee that the weight of people wanting to go down will generate enough potential energy to move the platform with people that want to go up.
The balance can be upheld by cords, that people can pull to control the movement.
Currently most sustainabile responses are focused on land where we can monitor the proposed changes, while the water which covers 70% of our Earth’s surface tends to be neglected. Since the phytoplankton growing within the oceans provides 50% of Earth’s photosynthesis, ocean vitality is paramount for all life. Already we have lost 30% and 14% of phytoplankton in the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans respectively since the 80s. Specifically, we must counteract the damaging effects of excess carbon dioxide and acidification from our polluting habits.
Över hela världen säljs miljontals kapsyler tillsammans med flaskor varje år. Flaskorna pantas men kapsylerna försvinner. Ett sätt att förhindra att de hamnar i naturen eller på fel ställe är att skapa en plats för dem att återanvändas i.
Ett sätt är att bygga ett spel på ”Kapsyl fyra i rad” där man använder kapsylerna för att spela med. Två lag kan spela mot varan – kanske efter man druckit upp ölen med kapsylerna – och använder sedan kapsylerna till att spela med. Ett kul sätt att göra något vettigt av kapsylerna. Varje liten del gör skillnad!
Inskickat av Sebastien Delva