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Water from thin air

Water from thin air

France’s Eole Water has created a turbine that can condense water in the air and make it safe for drinking.

Aside from the obvious environmental benefits a wind turbine offers, the company’s WMS1000 sucks in passing air that goes through a cooling compressor in the generator compartment, which then condensates passing airborne moisture. The water is then collected, filtered to World Health Organization drinking standards and delivered through a tap at the bottom of the turbine. According to Eole Water, the turbine can produce up to 1,000 liters a day.  
 

Why it matters

Today, 150 million of people worldwide live in remote areas without any access to safe drinking water. For communities situated in regions where there are low water supplies, the turbine could prove to be a vital resource. When it comes to social causes, should brands partner with existing sustainable innovative company to be more efficient?
 

France
One World
Well Being
Social Cause

Tick tock, body clock lenses

Tick tock, body clock lenses

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.
 

Why it matters

Jet lag and sleep problems are a modern worker’s ailment. This innovative idea can help solve the problem and allow people to have more manageable lives. Could companies offer the glasses to its workforce? Could airports offer these glasses to passengers to help prevent jet lag? How could brands – such as airlines - get involved further in the wellbeing of their customers?
 

Instant Gratification
Well Being
Healthcare
Spain

Kinect surgery

Kinect surgery

A new project at the Hospital Evangélico de Londrina in Brazil is helping surgeons control vital on-screen imagery with gestures to save important time in the operating room. Surgeons can keep their gloves on while using the Microsoft Kinect technology and swipe to the information they need without having to physically touch anything and risk infecting a patient.
 

Why it matters

This system makes the process of retrieving and displaying important key facts and visual cues for surgeons easier, quicker and more hygienic. With this emerging technology, is it possible that we will see an almost touch-free medical working environment soon?

Germany
Well Being
Healthcare
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