We are not so enthusiastic to wash our hands before eating or after using toilets. Whereas, we intake thousands of germs everyday through these hands. Therefore, this initiative is to make hand washing FUN. If we some how can see all the germs strolling in our hand then we will certainly paying attention to wash our hands. Because, we believe more what we see. My idea is to install a special kind of hand basin in schools, hospitals and restaurants.
Eletricity Generator BICycle will replace all seats in the subway train. This way people instead of just sitting down and getting fat or sleeping, they can make sports, generate eletricity for the train, and of course have lots of fun. You can even get a discount ticket for the subway when you have generated enough eletricity watts. Submitted by Diego Santos.
The problem is ...when we go to fast food or any restaurant where the food is consume in containers of plastic or paper we produce lots or garbage that can be recycled but nowadays is just throw in litter bins without care if this is paper or plastic o organic garbage... and is boring to just throw it :( The proposed prototype is a funny recycling litter bin where you can throw your garbage but clasifiying it. The funny dump has a touch screen and when you recycle the screen show you a different puzzle that you can arm in few seconds depending of the puzzle.
People throw garbage in parks, in exactly the same place where you may come to relax with friends or play with your child.
By this gesture they nourish new inhabitants: germs, bugs, worms etc. And they keep asking for more…garbage. We wanted to prevent this behavior in a funny way by confronting people who throw garbage with the direct consequences: a luxurious life for germs.
To illustrate our idea we chose common park scenes: parents playing with children, seniors playing chess, friends having lunch.
Submitted by Alina & Eva
Keeping a happy outlook towards each other is hard in these stressful times. We propose to create a magic mirror to reflect and enhance people’s daily expressions. Our invention is a digital camera with smile detection software, linked to a projector behind a mirror. The display will show the visitor walking by, just like any mirror. But if the visitor stops and looks, a red smile line will be drawn on his or her image, reminding them that it’s up to everyone to inspire each other with fun and good cheer! Submitted by Greg Fichter.
A more fun way to recycle your newspaper!
Many people around the world appreciate to read free newspapers when they travel with the subway. The problem is that too many people don’t recycle their newspaper when they’ve read it. This is damaging the environment and costs lots of money to clean – Money that raises ticket prices.
Can we get people to change their behaviour by making it more fun to recycle their newspapers?
Submitted by William Törnqvist
In many countries people enters the bus form its front door, making it easier for the driver to identify if there's an elder person getting in. People don't always give away their seats to an elder. The idea here is that when the driver sees an elder he will activate the ELDER SHAKE! button, making all the seats to shake a little bit to let people know they should give away their seat(s) to an elder person.
Submitted by Raphael Santos
Our modern live is full of mobile electric devices. But all those devices needs electricity. Too much energy, at a time where we have global ecologic problems. Based on the concept of zero-emission multimedia, it was created a static device, where you can produce and get your own green energy - Instantly Spinning his wheel you produce the energy. The touchscreen, which is positioned at the head is an interactive panel to communicate with Buddy. Through this he gives you the instructions for use, It shows you the quantity of produced energy, and for what you can use it.
The problem: public water fountains are used less because many people buy bottled water under the impression that it is better, when in fact bottled water often comes from the same source as tap water. The difference is, bottled water has lower safety standards, is harmful to the environment, and costs up to 1,900 more per liter. What if drinking from water fountains was fun and educational?
Recycling is important, but imagine if we could actually see what happened to the cans and bottles after they're put into the machine. Today we hear some crushing sounds, but we miss out on the visual pleasure. Solution: The Recycling Crusher - the transparent recycling machine. Put your bottle in it and let it fascinate you with its effective flattening mechanisms.
Submitted by Tobias Fors, Sweden
This recycling bin uses the sport of basketball to attract users. Everyone loves throwing trash at a trash can anyway, so why not make that the point of the can, rather than a side product? It will not only bring more use to the recepticle, but also make users more concerned about missing, and make them want to retry a bad shot, instead of leaving trash on the floor. The hoop, over the recepticle can also be oversized to help prevent missing.
Very often it happens that you are away from home and just when you have to make an important call, your cell phone is discharge. The pedaling battery charger is a sort of phone booth that allows you to recharge every type of phone. Inside you can find several attacks and certainly there will also be your among them. The pedaling battery charge looks like a bicycle: by speed and force with which you pedal you recharge more or less quickly your phone.
Tackles two important issues of modern society, environment and sedentarism. Imagine a park with loads of gymnastic bikes put to common usage, would be nice right ?It gets better though, all the bikes are connected to a electric generator, which supplies the park energy usage, so by exercising you are helping to save some electricity!=D Submitted Bruno Galli Miranda.
An Openworld "Game of Your Dreams" aims to engage players around the world in virtually defining what they see as workable ideals - projects to develop exemplary areas where self-funding innovations in learning, health, water, food, and the environment can be introduced.
Downtown, there are many public places which have become so famous that they people use them as meeting spots. No problem so far. Every person who come here is waiting and doing things in order to make minutes pass. There is also no problem in the fact that the main activities people do while waiting are chewing gum and smoking cigarettes.
Uses a big Perspex dome with a long tube built into a slider leading from a side easy insertion level to a point just over cone leading to the base centre. Like a telescope observatory. At base centre in interior an old wood chipper motor/blade or shredder, geared to be connected to a cycle-powered input. You 'load' PEP bottles into the tube. You then slide it upright (using screwed in 330ml bottle handles) to drop into the cone.
In bathrooms, many people don't like using the hot hand dryers vs. the alternative paper towel. There has to be a way to make those more fun. Perhaps instead of just hearing air blow out of the thing, maybe music instead, and not just the same song over and over. Use different songs that many people will like. They might actually use the dryer longer so they can finish the song, thus drying their hands effectively.
Submitted by Rachael Peck
Everyone knows that a huge aesthetic problem on the streets in all cities is the chewing gums. People are so lazy that they just spit out their gum on the street not bothering to trough it in the trash bins around town. Therefore we have come up with a solution to this problem. A giant fortune cookie will be placed on places were there can be expected that a lot of chewing gums will end up, usually on squares and other big spaces like train stations and bus stops. A bin is placed right in front of the fortune cookie were you are supposed to put your used chewing gum.
A “I bet you can’t “ campaign to spread over the most different issues, such as doing more exercise but also taking care of the environment. Fun is game, game is challenge. People are much more intrigued and motivated if they are ‘teased’. Messages can be displayed on car hangers, stickers, sidewalk signs, public toilets, etc.