Pedestrian Bridges are there to help us cross the road in a safe way, but most people ignore them. By making a little change we can make more people use them, reducing accidents in that way and also the people doing so will get more exercise! Using a modification of an arcade game will change their behavior for the better.
Submitted by Maria Jose Felix Vega.
Bugs have a 80% population in the world of animals. Do we know all about bugs? This is an opportunity to meet some of them virtually. How fast they are, what kind of color each bug has, what kind of diseases each can bring etc. Have some warm up jogging to catch the bug, get knowledge afterwards.
Submitted by Berke Ozoguloz
Instead of getting up by a blasting and annoying sound, customized jokes (diverse) should hit the first note. After an increasingly drifting laugh the user should turn off the "alarm" by hula hooping it with whichever part of her/his body she/he wants to exercise. Thus, the product won't only promote a funner but healthier morning wake up.
Submitted by Francisco Ramirez-Rosales
WHAT'S NEW is fun way to help people remember things and improve their memory. It works equally well for kids or older people or families. The principal of the game is extremely simple: All you have to do is recognize the last thing added to a picture. For a demonstration, please visit: http://igamebank.com/cust/wn/whatsnew15fp3.htm
Submitted by Brad Ross, USA
At work we have had a huge problem with recycling cans. The tech department consumed so much Mountain Dew that we didn't have time to recycle them all. A lot of them were thrown away. The solution: I built office chairs made from car seats, as comfy as can be. People could hand their cans to me for recycling and got a raffle ticket for every 10 cans, with a chance to win a chair. The results were amazing. I've had 42 people participate and one person even brought in 800 cans. A huge difference made possible through a little fun.
Submitted by James Crofts
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, between their morning and afternoon runs, a group of Bus Drivers from Broward County Schools, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, take a ride themselves. The "Wellness Bus" transports the drivers from their worksites to Body Mechanics, a local gym that participates in the employee free gym membership benefit for school board employees. They excercise, receive complimentary personal training services, belly dance, stretch, and do Pilates.
It often happens when you are working on your computer that it suddently crashes. This is pretty frustrating, isn't it? You would like to punch your computer or throw it away... this would relieve you of your frustration. From now on, with the computer airbag you can actually do it. Feel more relaxed, relieve your rage against your machines! :)
Submitted by Marco Righetto
Crossing the road solely on pedestrian crossing? Not crossing with the red light? Unfortunately these rules are not always followed! Let's play the pedestrian while waiting for the green light! It's a game of ability and precision. Pedestrian should take a coloured gun located at the base of the traffic light and try to fire the red light on the opposite side of the road. Pedestrian compete with each others and could contribute to turn the green light faster when shooting well. The redlight turns from red ,orange ,amber and finally to green.
The bubble machine would connect to the rear of the bicycle and physically tie in to the pedal gear near the front. A short tube on the back controls the air flow and allows the bubbles to exit from its end, again a visual similarity to the way exhaust leaves the back end of a car.
The bubbles are the opposite of peoples perception of exhaust. Instead of polluting the air, the bubbles appear to clean it. This becomes a visual pun on the idea of riding a bicycle as being a cleaner mode of transportation.
Submitted by John Vickers
The Digital Reward System rewards boring activities with a free download of a good that is related to that particular activity.Digital Goods such as Mp3-music, E-books and Software are easy to distribute, through mobile or web platforms and infinitely multipliable, which makes a ridiculously cost-effective incentive system. This system can also be customized for any brand and integrated with all areas of marketing.
Since cigarette butts are a big problem today, as it represent more than half of the litter thrown in the streets , I propose to make a “cigarette cemetery”. This means that there will be small bins that can be attached to the street lamps, garbage bins, traffic lights or panels from the bus stops. After you smoke a cigarette (you kill the cigarette) it would be nice to burry it in the “gravebin”. So when you throw the cigarette butt it should be played a part from the funeral song, or a voice could say “may it rest in peace”, “it was a good cig” and other things like this.
The machine will take any kind (and color) of plastic bags. It will compress them towards the walls of a transparent bin tube. the bin will also be in various shapes (animals, cars, trees etc) There will be a whole line of shapes for the bins, so that in each location it will be different and new! When enough plastic bags are thrown inside, a colorful statue will be created.
How many times have we walked past a ton of trash sitting just feet from the nearest trash can? How hard would it have been to "pitch in"? Sadly, pitching in seems a chore. And yet, simply crumpling up a piece of paper seems to convert us: suddenly we're the Shaq Attack, and making baskets is our thing. This little psychological quirk is so strangely affecting that people around their world populate their iPhones with a virtual version of trashketball! With the trashketball can, we can turn a real life task into a really fun sport.
People are not recycling their cans and bottles.
I think a fun way to recycle would change everybodys attitude by making a hockey recycling net. Its basically a hockey net loacated at a Recycle Depot. You have to shoot your cans and bottles in the net and you get points. Its fun and your helping the evironment!
Submitted by Dev, Brian, Chris
Imagine you and I everyhwhere, children and adults alike, gathering leaves, newspaper, cereal boxes, grass, papyrus, "plastic" or anything with fiber or oil in it. Take all this MUST BE TRASH & throw it in THEtrashmagMIXER@HOMEbag.com which pulps whatever you incorporate & combines it with some glue, or tree (pine-needles) sap, or we could even add our own special ingredient (TBA) for a small free. In minutes, out comes multi-colored-sheets of paper. 'Sow' now, you & the rest of the kids can planet, SELL it, share'em, BUY'em &/or give away your HOME MADE bags.
People like motor sports and especially car racing. How can they get in a car race and be a part of that? They can wear a styrofoam racing car on there hip and race on the track, with sector and lap times to be simultaneously shown on the lcd screen.
Running against a racing car is fun...
Submitted by Berke Ozoguloz