Archive for the "Ideas" category

With this application the calories you save are donated to a food bank

May 19, 2015

foodtweeks

foodtweeks

One of the best things about technology is that sometimes it not only helps us in our lives, but can also help to improve the lives of others.

That is the basis for the application FoodTweeks which helps us to eat healthier food by saving calories in the dishes we prepare, while it makes donations to a food bank to feed those who need it most.

The way it works is very simple: you tell the application the food you are going to eat, and the application gives advice on how to reduce the number of calories for that meal, for example by removing some of the ingredients. If you accept to remove those ingredients, the application will donate the eliminated calories to a food bank. Also, if you share the calories you have saved for each meal in your social media, you can double the number of calories in the food bank.

A fantastic idea that uses technology in a very productive way.


María Mazariegos fromideas4all

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Celebrating Internet… #InternetDay

May 17, 2015

Internet is vital in our lives and there’s too much to celeberate. In addition to the celebration in October, we encourage people to celebrate in May too, this Sunday 17th May.

For instance, in France, is the “Journée mondiale de l’internet et des télécommunications & de la société de l’info”, in Germany, the “Heute ist der Welttag des Internets u. Welttag der Telekommunikation u. Informationsgesellschaft”… This means, World Day for Internet and Telecommunications & Information Society #InternetDay #WTISD (source: @FACE_fr).

2015 marks also the tenth year celebrating #InternetDay as “Día de Internet” in Spain (in the begining, in October, then moved to May)… with lots of activities.

Here are the events promoted by Diadeinternet.org (content in Spanish).

On Monday May 18th in the Senate of Spain, besides the award to Carlos Barrabés (Internet Award 2015) for his personal career, as a pioneer in electronic and digital processing trade models, there will be the debate “The Internet influence in the creative process”, which professionals from the world of design, music, theater, fashion and literature such as Elvira Lindo, Vanesa Martin and Josema Yuste and others.

Senate of Spain event (content in Spanish).

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Smart boxing gloves that measure your strength

April 27, 2015

Puncho


Puncho

The only limits to technology lie in our own imagination, and yet another example of an object we might never have thought could have technology applied to it are the classic boxing gloves. Puncho are these smart boxing gloves with incorporated sensors that tell you the strength and speed of the punch you throw. The information is transmitted to a mobile app that evaluates and measures your training.

A screen on the surface of the glove shows live data on your punches and movements.

This original combination is one of the winners of the Reddot Design Award 2014


María Mazariegos from ideas4all

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A belt with airbag to protect the elderly in falls

April 21, 2015

activeprotect

activeprotect

One of the typical injuries for elderly people when they fall is a broken hip, which normally entails surgery and a prosthesis, and then the exhausting rehabilitation process. But at last someone has had the great idea of protecting this vulnerable part of the body thanks to a belt with an airbag: Activeprotect.

Any fall can be made less serious by reducing the impact by 90%, according to its inventors, thanks to a system similar to the one used in cars, cushioning falls before the impact.

A fantastic idea that can be used not only by elderly people, also by fans of sports like skiing, cycling, etc.

María Mazariegos from ideas4all

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Mix up 300 cocktails from your mobile phone

April 14, 2015

Somabar

somabar

The title can sound like an exaggeration, but that’s exactly what you do with Somabar, which is something like an evolution of a cocktail shaker that takes full advantage of current technology to offer us, through our smartphone, the possibility of mixing up to 300 different cocktails.

The mobile app lets you select your favorite mixes, but it also offers suggestions for new cocktails you can try, or shows you recipes shared by other users.

The six “Soma Pods” is where you place your six favorite drinks you like to mix, not necessarily alcoholic.

somabar

This original idea developed thanks to crowdfunding, may very well be the new small appliance we all want to have in our kitchens.


María Mazariegos from ideas4all

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A smart mirror to compare clothes we have already tried on

April 9, 2015

memomi

We already spoke in this blog about smart mirrors like the virtual make-up mirror by Sphera or aiMirror. Today we bring you another version of a smart mirror called MemoMi.

This new mirror lets you compare articles you have tried before thanks to its 360º recording.

memomi

Since it is a mirror for clothes stores, it also offers the possibility of seeing how clothes would look on us in the different colors available in the store.

This is the perfect idea for anyone who is a little lazy about shopping, as you only need to try something on once.

María Mazariegos from ideas4all

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The 4×4 wheelchair

April 2, 2015

grit

grit 2

The wheelchair is one of the most important inventions in recent history, but one that can surely still be improved upon. The future will bring new developments in design and functions, but there are already wheelchairs like the one we share with you here, although we’re still some way from seeing most wheelchairs replaced by something like this.

In the meantime, we bring you an idea that takes the classic wheelchair to the next level: GRIT Freedom Chair is an “off-road” wheelchair designed for people who want to overcome the limitations of difficult surfaces or terrain. The enhancement works on the traction mechanism with two levers connected to the wheels via a chain, like in a bicycle; this makes movement much simpler and efficient.

It also includes a third wheel at the front to increase stability, mobility and rotation.

Thanks to people who innovate, there are less and less physical obstacles for people who depend on a wheelchair in their everyday lives.


María Mazariegos from ideas4all

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#MuseumWeek: a blank canvas to promote innovation

March 23, 2015

The great celebration of art is kicking off in Twitter. At ideas4all we wanted to get started with #MuseumWeek one week early, talking to museums and giving them ideas that will help bring art to audiences of every kind.

Over one thousand museums are taking part in this initiative. Their visitors are also asked to share their experiences from inside the exhibitions.

Avant-garde ideas make their way from the canvas to the exhibition hall.

Recently, the Museo del Prado has made the international news after creating tactile replicas of their works of art for blind visitors, an idea we already saw posted in ideas4all.

Museums seek ways to make art more democratic, another reason for which they are increasingly present in social media. In fact, the London Museums Group, which brings together all of the museums in the British capital, has published an article on the importance of involving visitors and promoting their participation through the creation of digital environments.

Social media are allowing us to take art exhibitions to the homes of each visitor in any part of the globe, making museums global regardless of their size, location or budget.

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#MuseumWeek: over 1,000 museums connected to promote art in Twitter

March 16, 2015

Over one thousand museums in 44 countries are joining the second edition of Museum Week in Twitter; #MuseumWeek, an initiative that seeks to promote art and museums around the globe from March 23 to 29.

To this end, the organizers of the initiative are calling all Twitter users to share their experiences inside museum exhibition halls. As part of the initiative, every day of the week will have its own themed hashtag, which you can check here.

Just like last year, at ideas4all we want to participate in this celebration of museums, speaking directly to them and offering our ideas to make them an even richer experience. And since you are the ones who make ideas4all, we invite you to share your ideas these days, in order to make our museum visits a special experience.

Happy Museum Week!
#MuseumWeek will be held from March 23 to 29. Official website of the initiative.

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The umbrella of the future will use air to keep us dry

March 12, 2015

Air umbrella has surprised everyone with its innovative design. This isn’t the first creative design for an umbrella that we share with you here: umbrellas that fill water bottles, theft-proof umbrellas and even the umbrella that turns completely inside out. But this new umbrella is, by far, the most innovative of all.

It uses compressed air, which exits the umbrella in the opposite direction to raindrops, protecting you from the rain. A lithium battery ensures hours of protection, although the current prototype only lasts 30 minutes. All this in the slightest weight (800g) and size (50cm when closed, 80cm extended).



María Mazariegos from ideas4all

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