November 25, 2011

Ingredients 5-  the latest issue from Chris Lefteri is now available. always a great read!


The Jawbone UP Fails, But Teaches 3 Golden Rules For Experience Design | Co. Design.

Interesting review form

seems Jawbone missed a trick or two

the design of the wrist band was one that had caught my attention, so it will be interesting to see if this has legs for the future.







Polymer Opals | Colours

November 25, 2011

Polymer Opals | Colours.

researchers at the Cavendish Laboratories with DKI are working on industrially scalable structural colour materials for decorative security and sensing applications



TMD – Today’s Medical Developments : News.




TMD report on the use of 3D scanning techniques and RP in prosthetic design and fabrication.

Traditionally, making a prosthetic ear involves making a plaster casting of the good ear, and using that as a pattern for hand sculpting a mirror image for the opposite ear, which will be the pattern for the new ear. Now anaplastologists can send the plaster casting directly to DDI, who then scans it, mirrors the design digitally, and sends the file to be rapid prototyped. The new ear arrives within days, saving the anaplastologist a half day to a whole day of effort, which can be focused on higher value activity.

This helps in reducing costs, waiting times and offers greater accuracy.

Pendant Phone By Josie Baker « FGadgets.






Seems like there’s a rash of wearable devices which clip onto clothing at the moment. Here’s another the pendant phone by Josie Baker. Magnets hold the device on (so not for those with pacemakers!) and its made in a silicone casing. Not usre how colours hwere chosen!!


Synthetic skin spun from spider silk | SmartPlanet.

spider dragline silk is being used as a new material for artificial skin. spider silk is 5 times stronger than kevlar, and is not rejected by the human body. researchers at Medical school Hannover in germany have managed to cultivate two types of skin cell types when placing them on silk meshes woven onto rectangular steel frames

via live science via smart planet

An Oxygen Dress For Surviving The Apocalpyse In High Style [Slideshow] | Co. Design.

Personal Air units! How long before these actually catch on?