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A tool to remotely monitor and support the rehabilitation of mastectomy patients
Pia Nyakairu has developed a wand-like product and app, which allows physiotherapists to monitor the progress of mastectomy patients over a digital platform.
Ugandan industrial designer Pia Nyakairu focuses on remote rehabilitation for breast cancer patients.
The Aerîal network uses Wi-Fi waves to track changes in your home
The Aerîal sensing network uses your home Wi-Fi signals to safeguard your space, focusing on security, elderly care and baby monitoring.
Adam Hoens draws lines between old and new school Hip Hop
Using his pencil and paint, Canadian-born artist Adam Hoens recreates the biggest names in the Hip Hop industry.
Holiday display reveals the stark reality of domestic violence
This holiday display shows the ugly truth about domestic violence during a time synonymous with joy.
Temple is a place of worship connected to the wind
Temple was designed using oil drums and recycled materials to give it a unique look, sound, and experience.
Story Pod is a moveable reading nook for the community
Story Pod is a reading nook and book exchange by day and a community lantern by night.
Mini-washing machine powered by peddling
Yi Jiang’s Drumi is a washing machine that uses less water than a normal washing machine and no electricity.
The Break Poverty Hackathon promotes mobile technology as a vehicle for social change
Developers across the world will compete to build mobile apps that address education, business and farming issues in rural Kenya.
Julien Vallée: Art in motion (Part 2)
The cofounder of animation studio Vallée Duhamel talks us through a surreal personal project about a girl dressed in yellow.
Julien Vallée: Art in motion (Part 1)
Canadian graphic designer and art director Julien Vallée is known for creating lo-fi, humorous animations.
Autonomous tree-planting robot to tackle forest restoration
Two university students embarked on a labour of love to create an independent tree-planting robot.
The same, but different: queer identical twins in video installation Factum Tremblay
Identical twins Natalyn and Jocelyn Tremblay talk candidly about their lives and the experience of coming out in simultaneous interviews on a split screen.
Family builds self-sufficient floating home
Over the last twenty years, a Canadian family have assembled a floating home made up of living quarters fortified by greenhouses.
The Drinkable Book can provide clean drinking water for a year
The pages of The Drinkable Book, developed by Dr Theresa Dankovitch, work as safe water filters and provide the vital information on waterborne diseases.
Bionic Lenses, the next step in eye treatment
A Canadian optometrist and inventor is on the precipice of producing a bionic lens that could revolutionise eye treatment.
Tyler Pratt: Bringing enjoyment to everyday life through experimentation
Canadian industrial designer Tyler Pratt's products are designed to be simple, practical and to bring enjoyment to their users.
Tyler Pratt on designing simple things to solve everyday needs
Carleton University industrial design graduate Tyler Pratt makes simple, elegant products that solve everyday needs.
#DITakeover on Instagram: Marije Vogelzang
Food, a musical swing and red stockings populated our Instagram account as “eating designer” Marije Vogelzang took over.
Tips for entering design awards
In the last of three blog posts, Marian Bantjes gives us her tips on entering design competitions.
Marian Bantjes: Inside design awards
In the second of three blog posts, Canadian designer Marian Bantjes talks about the process of judging a design competition.
Marian Bantjes: Why I judge and why I don't enter design awards
In the first of 3 blog posts Marian Bantjes, famous for creating typography in sugar, gives us the inside scoop on design competitions.
Tyler Pratt is a Canadian industrial designer known for his use of clean and simplistic design principles.
Ian Murchison on wooden knives and bendy bicycle racks
This Canadian industrial designer talks about finding the freedom to develop products that question everyday perceptions.
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