Offering your seat to elderly or disabled passengers has never been so fun. Just stand up, grab hold of your ‘handle bars’, twist the grips and race other considerate Tube passengers all the way to Ealing Broadway. Submitted by Chris Whitehead.
The problem that a lot of people do not do is recycling. Right now we really need to help the environment. So we have come up with a really fun way to get a lot more people to recycle a lot more. We are doing this because we are very concerned about the environment. Our solution (or theory) is to get people to recycle plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and bottle caps. We want to make it as fun as possible so that way we can get a lot more people enthusiastic about recycling and how it can be really fun. Here is what we plan to do.
People do not move and they ar weakly. In the bus forward of chair will be a pedal of cycle and on back of char will be a screen(monitor) and comuter. in computer will be a game: cycle racing.when somebody twirl the pedal the game will start(switch) automatic and as fast he or she twirl(turn) a pedal as fast gous a cycle. Submitted by Kakha KhabeiSvili
Problem: Germy hands spread disease.
Solution: A robot dispenses high fives and hand sanitizing goo.
As you approach the robot, he senses your presence and calls out to you in a synthesized voice.
"GIVE ME FIVE, DUDE."
"DON'T LEAVE ME HANGIN', BRO."
His hand contains a multitude of pore-like orifices that ooze hand sanitizer. Slap him five, and your hand is covered in goo. And since the slime on the robot's hand is alcohol-rich, even if it gets tainted with dirt and ice cream, it's still sanitary!
Submitted by Jonathan Murphy
Public washrooms are not generally places known for being pleasant or hygienic. Part of the problem is people neglecting to flush the toilet after they have finished their business. This device will encourage toilet flushing with prompts and a prize (of the non-tangible variety). When a person enters the stall, a screen above the toilet will pose a question. These can range from riddles to true or false questions. The answer to the question will only appear once the toilet has been flushed (triggered by a cord, attached to the device).
Millions of bottles of beer are consumed around the world every year. The bottles are often recycled, but what about the metal beer tops? The idea here is to build a game of connect four into the side of the beer crate. The bottle tops can be used as the counters to the game and returned with the empty bottles.
Submitted by Sebastien Delva - Belgium
The main idea is to encourage people to donate used books using fun, music and interactivity!
A collecting depository will be installed on a very crowded street or avenue. On the top of the machine, a big and wide LCD screen with cameras shows the message bellow.
“Books are light and imagination. Share them and be a star!”
When a book is deposited, the donor chooses a kind of music (jazz, rock, pop, mambo, classic, etc.). After pressing the rhythm button, music starts and the image of the public is displayed by the LCD Screen.
Admit it: When you put your glass bottles in the recycling bin, you do it with just a little more force than necessary just for the joy of hearing things shatter. The Smashcycler promotes glass recycling while providing that same thrill in a safe environment.
Submitted by Frederic Savioz & Greg Christensen
The Pitfall Crosswalk is inspired by classic Atari game Pitfall. The idea is to make it fun for people to cross the street in the right places. In cities such as mine, Rio de Janeiro, people have made dangerous crossing a habit. My wish is to influence people for their own good. Submitted by Rafael Medeiros
How can we reward people who stay for the green light and also get them to interact in the mean time?
In a busy crosswalk we often tend to be impatient for the cross light to turn green. But crossing a red pedestrian light can be dangerous.
Our solution: The Kwik-e-Green!
The Kwik-e-Green is a square made out of six pairs of green feet shaped panels with sensors underneath, placed at the side of the curb. When six people stand on the panels the sensors react on the weight pressure of the people and instantly rewards them with a Kwik-e-Green light for them to pass the crosswalk
People are sad and grumpy in the subway. There's probably no real reason to be so other than being tired or tired of waiting for the subway. However, you can be less grumpy or even smile if there is something to provoke it!
So, do you know the mirror reflection on the opposite window when you sit in the metro? That could be made into something that can light you up in a second:
- distorting mirrors: admit it, they are addicting!
- drawn figures with a mirror where your face is. A giant bug is so cute if the mirrored person has a beard!
Submitted by Irina Dumitrascu
Talking trash cans! Problem: the problem is that many people through trash on the floor instead of putting it in the trash can. Solution: it’s a talking trashcan that when you through the trash in the floor it will call your attention and sing a song. Behavior: it will change the reaction of people about recycling and it will help the environment. Submitted by Daphe Santillan and Paula Gallegos
There is an obvious trend in public restrooms around the world: clean bathrooms stay clean, and dirty bathrooms get dirtier. Imagine throwing a paper towel and missing the wastebasket. How likely are you to pick up the towel if the bathroom floor is filthy? Let’s apply the same logic to a public toilet stall. How likely are men to lift the seat – to avoid dripping during a standing #1 – if the seat is already wet? Not very likely. So the question becomes: How do we get men to lift the toilet seat, consistently? The answer should be obvious: By making it fun!
Once every year, for example November 1st, children and grown-ups together gather up in communities in order to repair and create new stuff out of old, unused stuff . This day could be celebrated all over the world, so that people can drop in and meet new people, discussing ideas, swopping, making, and developing old boring stuff to fit new needs. Pair up together with someone you don't know well, young or old, start inventing and write down ideas that make the world better.
Submitted by Linda Aslund
PROBLEM: The majority of Junior High students and High School students too, hate that sometimes you forget your combination or maybe your lock doesn’t work very well and gets stuck all times. Well is time for that to stop. We deserve to have fun when we want to open our locks
The Theory: This idea is to encourage the average person to incorporate social music/rhythm/sound into their daily commute, instead of having everyone isolated in a personal bubble, This would hopefully lead to more interpersonal interaction, not necessarily through speaking but through music. The Plan: On a subway car, incorporate different areas which form different sounds. (snare drum, piano cords, guitar sounds, etc..) These areas can be anything from a pole, to a small section on the floor, or even part of a seat. They would be touch sensitive, and light up when touched.
Make people to applaud in public! How?
Using 3D projector to create an environment that full of mosquitoes, when people walk into the area, they will try to hit mosquitoes by clapping hands, run and jump, the applaud will bring joy and healthy blood circulation. Everyone is free to dance with mosquitoes. Enjoy it.
Submitted by Agua Chou
Stairs nowadays are usually accompanied by adjacent escalators/elevators. They're mostly intended for the disabled though many have adopted the 'why walk when you can ride' mentality. Well let's give them a reason to exercise. Have a big red button which is to be pressed at the bottom of the staircase and another similar one at the top (people love pushing buttons, especially when they don't know its function). The button at the bottom activates a hidden stopwatch and the button on top stops the stopwatch. An LED display will show the final time of the persons hike up the stairs.