Ironing clothes can be a boring task and getting the creases removed from your clothes perfectly is next to impossible. Now all you need to do is place your shirt on a customized iron board with sensors. You need to define the task. What is to be ironed? Shirt, trouser etc. The board defines your play area with lights depending on your selection. Creases are highlighted. Place the mini road roller iron on the shirt, sit back and let the fun begin. With a remote control you need to guide the road roller around the highlighted creases. If you move out of your play area, you lose points.
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.
Did you ever walk on a street, through a park or any other public place and suddenly stepped into something a lovely little dog left right there? Of course you did, the streets are flooded with ... well, doggie's leftovers. Everybody thinks it is disgusting, but nobody feels responsible for it. Even though free bags are available everywhere to pick up those leftovers, they are not used. So why not add a little twist to picking up your dog's gifts? Many people love competition, especially when it comes to their pets.
Making fresh-squeezed orange juice can be fun, healthy and easy to do. Orange Fresh Stepper is a vending machine for fresh, healthy orange juice and it's powered by mini stepper. The machine can be placed in hotels, food stores, schools and juice bars to offer freshly squeezed orange juice, during making an exercise. Electronic display shows strides per minute, counter, timer and the amount of juice squeezed. Inskickad av Zornitsa and Boyan.
The idea is to teach compassion in a fun and interactive way. This is a video game that has three choices of play: (1)Three ethics questions, (2) Choosing the ending of a video scenario or (3) Viewer watches a short video depicting life as the member of a selected group (Autism, other disability, homeless, other culture). Machine would be banked with MANY scenarios and information – as so not to become predictable. Original purpose: autism awareness, but can be used for various other reasons.
Yay! is an online game that helps accomplish goals by encouraging users to completing tasks each day via a fun graphical interface and community interaction. Users get points for deciding to take on tasks, accomplishing tasks, encouraging others, and being encouraged by their friends. The application would run in Facebook and on an external website, yaythegame.com, utilizing Facebook Connect.
Inskickat av Polly Hall, Jennifer Salcido, Grego Thompson
The problem is that sometime people go to the restroom and they donot wash their hand with soap. The solution is to make the soap machines fun. My soap machine have four buttons, you have to figure out which one is the one that gives you liquid soap. Every time you click in one of the four buttons and it doesnt give you the soap it will take out bubbles and make the sound bip and said it is wrong. If you click in the correct one it will give you the liquid soap and advice that why it is important to use soap and it will make more bubbles.
It often happens when you are working on your computer that it suddently crashes. This is pretty frustrating, isn't it? You would like to punch your computer or throw it away... this would relieve you of your frustration. From now on, with the computer airbag you can actually do it. Feel more relaxed, relieve your rage against your machines! :)
Inskickat av Marco Righetto
Folk föredrar ofta att ta bussen även om man bara ska en liten sträcka som man lika gärna kunde ha gått. På så sätt missar man den extra motion man skulle ha fått.
Om man skulle skapa en cykelbuss som ser ut som en vanlig buss men har trampor under alla säten skulle man både bidra till att fler motionerade samt att utsläppen skulle bli noll.
Inskickat av Dobromir Hristov
We all seem to be in a rush, especially in busy metropolitan areas. In all aspects of this modern life, the temptation to cut corners and take shortcuts is too great. Pedestrians place themselves at great risk when they fail to use crosswalks just to shave a few seconds from their journeys.
Since 1975, over 180,000 pedestrians have been killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. The majority of pedestrian accidents occur at locations other than intersections. Jaywalking can be deadly.*
This is an idea for sinks that will sense the movement of a person washing there hands which will then affect the music playing in the restroom. Examples could include beat mods, scratching, loop play, pitch change, tempo control, etc (cross your eyes to match the pictures of the sink and view in 3d). Inskickad av Matt Vaughan.
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 society today, there is a great deal of concern over the spread of germs and viruses. This “fear” is increased amongst people globally, by the widespread media attention & coverage of viruses such as H1N1.
On a daily basis, many people do not wash their hands after using the bathroom, or before consuming food. In airports, we have noticed that fewer people wash their hands after using the bathroom, than people who are using public bathrooms elsewhere. We believe that this occurs, because people are often in a rush when travelling.
Kids are eating less vegetables and more meat and fast food products. These refined foods are bad both for the organism and because of the intensive resources they require. This behavior should be changed towards eating more fruits, vegetables and less refined products, from a young age.
This is way kind should be motivated to eat vegetables. The idea is to let the kid choose what to eat and then give him/her pencils, in each of the colors of the chosen foods, and a contour figure to color. Varied food intake, more colors for drawing!
Remember those kits with double-sided tape and clear plastic sheeting that you put over your window and tighten with a hair dryer? They're a great way to save energy and keep your house warm in the winter -- but they're such a hassle that it's easy to get halfway through the winter before getting around to them.
The flying bicycle is an entertainment thermometer. It invites people who are overcrowd in the traffic or people that simply are passing by. It’s a proposal to generate sustainable and clean energy, using your own body. It is for all the ages, white and costless. Just get on and ride, the energy that you produce whill you twirl the pedals is like the energy which pushs the pinwheels. The more you ride, the more the pinwheels move! The flying bicycle is a proposal to change minds through a different life style. Use your energy, move foward and go far! Submitted by Rasputines.
My 82 year old mother will never own a laptop or a cellphone, but she does have a television. The only technology most households on earth have in common is television. There should be a TV network devoted to sending and receiving messages and this would be called the Communication Station.
Here's how it would work:
- Grandma is watching the Nightly News. Suddenly a flashing envelope appears in the corner of the screen.
- Using the special remote control she received when she signed up for the Communication Station, she clicks on the envelope to open it.
Turning something icky into something pretty. The Gum Collector is a fun way to dispose of chewed gum without making a mess. It is a user friendly device that will keep our footphaths clean and no more sticky surprises under your seat. Gum Collectors could be placed in schools, at bus stops, on the street, train stations and pretty much anywhere.
Inskickad av Yvette Messina.
The problem is that most of the people take a lot of time taking a shower, like five minutes-fifth teen minutes. And we waste a lot of water taking a fifth teen minute’s shower every day.
My solution would be taking a shower against the clock. The clock would have a little chronometer in the bottom of a common clock, that chronometer would take you the time you take a shower. After the shower, a little machine is outside the bath room and that little machine gives you more and more money or candies each day if you take fastest shower.
How it will change the behavior?