Until now, band aids and dressings had to be taken off regularly to ensure the wound had not become infected. All this could become obsolete with new plasters invented by the Fraunhofer Research Institute (EMFT). When a wound has become infected, the pH levels change and the new plaster indicates this by changing colors.
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“Intelligent materials” are making our lives easier and the trend for autonomy in health shows no sign of stopping. How can brands innovate products so that they answer consumers ever growing need for control in their own health?
Re-Timer glasses emit a soft green light into a wearer’s eyes to reset the body’s internal clock. It is meant to reduce the effects of jet lag, increase energy during long winter months, overcome sleeplessness, and manage fatigue if you’re a shift worker.
The glasses have an ergonomic and lightweight design with a rechargeable battery in the frame and a USB cable for charging. The light stimulates the part of the brain responsible for regulating the 24-hour body clock.
It’s recommended to wear the glasses for 50 minutes either in the morning to advance the body clock, or at night to delay it.
“Sauna Tram” recently opened in Milan, is the world’s first tram sauna. Created by public transport designers QC Termemilano, it has all the characteristics of the original carriage.