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CES 2017 highlights growing concerns over global air pollution and its associated health impact

2/Feb/2017

CES 2017 highlights growing concerns over global air pollution and its associated health impact

With more than 80% of people living in urban areas and air pollution a hot news topic, it was no great surprise to see that one of the biggest themes at CES this year was ‘air quality’. But it was not the global brands picking up on this theme; instead it was interesting to see some exciting products from startups addressing the global air pollution problem. In fact, the most popular area of the event was in the EUREKA area where there were a few hundred startups. Read more

The future of 3D printing for medical applications: Additive manufacturing opportunities realised

9/Mar/2016

The future of 3D printing for medical applications: Additive manufacturing opportunities realised

The hype surrounding 3D printing has swelled substantially in the past few years, largely driven by accessible design platforms, customisation and distributed manufacturing. While aesthetic design applications can be fascinating in their own right, are all of the functional benefits of 3D printing technologies receiving the attention they deserve? Read more

Green, skinny and a bit spaced out – the future of homes

20/Jan/2016

Green, skinny and a bit spaced out – the future of homes

For the first time in history, more people live in cities than outside them. Rapid urbanisation, resource scarcity and key climatic changes are adding to the pressure on policy makers and those tasked with designing, planning and constructing urban environments. At the same time, a growing number of consumers are coming to demand and expect to live and work in spaces that are not just good for their health and happiness, but are also energy efficient and respectful of the environment. Read more

FDA: Outlook on legacy devices

24/Nov/2015

FDA: Outlook on legacy devices

Chris Vincent and I recently attended an AAMI training course held in Dublin on Human Factors for Medical devices. EU manufacturers and consultancies all attended with the hope of having some questions answered by the FDA. Read more

The promise of Eastern beauty

22/Oct/2015

The promise of Eastern beauty

Continued global interest in East Asian skincare and beauty regimes has boosted the development of new products, and leading the way is South Korean cosmetics company, AmorePacific. Read more

HOME - The changing landscape of UK’s urban garden

29/Jun/2015

HOME - The changing landscape of UK’s urban garden

Our expectations of the home as a place of work, rest and play have evolved as family dynamics shift, new needs arise and technology advances. In this series of blog posts, we are taking a deep dive into the home and discover the products at the forefront of innovation. In this second post we look at the garden. Read more

The potential of Wearable Tech in the workplace

1/Apr/2015

The potential of Wearable Tech in the workplace

A few PDDers and I attended the Wearables 2015 conference in London, which was a great chance to see the latest trends in the wearable tech field. A range of exhibitors from startups to industry giants were displaying impressive devices such as Open Bionic’s 3D-printed Prosthetic Limbs and Samsung’s Oculus Rift-based VR headset. Read more

Right concept, wrong time

10/Dec/2014

Right concept, wrong time

Sometimes consumers demand it and companies want to create it, but the technology just isn’t good enough to live up to the hype; a look into products released ahead of their time. Read more

Links from the studio: How wearables can make technology more personable

11/Aug/2014

Links from the studio: How wearables can make technology more personable

Wearables have once more caused a stir in the studio; with always more potential but also unexpected (and sometimes questionable) applications being revealed every day. Wearables still need to come of age, but one thing is certain: they make technology ever more personal. Take Google’s ‘smart lens’ technology, released earlier this year, which could make wearables less about a you interacting with a worn device and more about the worn device serving you, seamlessly blending with your life. Read more

The why of wearables?

15/Jul/2014

The why of wearables?

Catching up on my LinkedIn newsfeed, I see a link to a video entitled, “Smartwatches could be a perfect home for augmented reality.” As there are few really good applications for AR, and even fewer for smartwatches, I thought I’d see how the designers envisioned combining two questionable technologies. Read more

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