Every year millions of batteries get thrown into the garbage. It creates tons of garbage and the heavy metals contaminate the ground water. Batteries can easily be recycled, but not everyone does that. The solution is to make it fun to return batteries by using the children’s game ‘Tower of Pisa’. The goal of the game. The player has to add as many batteries to the different levels of the tower. Since the bottom of the tower has a slightly rounded form, the tower has a tendency to tip over if it is not properly balance.
The Beggar Robot has access to areas normally off-limits to beggars, where the richer members of society more often frequent. The hypothesis is that this part of society is only able to show some sympathy towards the marginalized if they communicate from a safe distance and via a technological interface. The project tests and exploits the advantages of robotic interface by bringing the Beggar Robot to public spaces in different countries.
Submitted by Sedlacek Saso
People can be encouraged to do tough, good things by giving them appreciation for it. It's winter, cold, rainy and hard to get up in the morning. Even worse to get on a bike and start pedalling. Even though it's great exercise and an easy way of improving the environment. The solution to this problem is a private fan club that cheers you on when the obstacle seems to big. This could be done by installing sensors and speakers with cheering sounds along cycle paths. You will feel as if the wind was blowing in your back and like it's downhill all the time. Submitted by Maja Petersson
Currently most sustainabile responses are focused on land where we can monitor the proposed changes, while the water which covers 70% of our Earth’s surface tends to be neglected. Since the phytoplankton growing within the oceans provides 50% of Earth’s photosynthesis, ocean vitality is paramount for all life. Already we have lost 30% and 14% of phytoplankton in the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans respectively since the 80s. Specifically, we must counteract the damaging effects of excess carbon dioxide and acidification from our polluting habits.
Stop pedaling for nothing! With this devise while you’re riding a training bike you activate a fan which keeps you fresh and cool while you’re doing your daily workout. And that’s not all you can do with the electricity you’ve produced. You can connect the invention to every household appliance: TV set, toaster, blender and other things. Submitted by Minko Marinov.
Teeth washing is not fun, especially for children!
How to help them to transform that 3 minutes, twice a day, in a good time?
The idea is that a “Dental Care Association” promotes this interactive game: children listen to a story while brushing their teeth and than solve some mysteries on the initiative's website. They follow the adventure every day with a different episode.
The solution proposed is good for health, fun for children and helpful for parents!
Submitted by Daria Cantu'
Shall I take the stairs or the elevator? Whether we are in a private building or multilevel parking or underground station, we tend to be lazy... The idea is simple: replacing the traditional mirrors inside the elevators with distortion ‘fattening’ mirrors.
To encourage people to walk more we need to develop comfortable joggers. As people nowadays are very much interested in i-pods these days what we need to do is develop joggers with musical players in them . THE PLAYER WILL ONLY WORK WHEN WHEN ONE IS WALKING WEARING THOSE JOGGERS and music would stop after couple of seconds as you stop. You can have a wide range of songs in your player. As you walk the battery/batteries of musical player would get charged so you need not to worry for that. You can control the play list, volume and other features using a pocket size remote control.
Turning something icky into something pretty. The Gum Collector is a fun way to dispose of chewed gum without making a mess. It is a user friendly device that will keep out footphaths clean and no more sticky surprises under your seat. Gum Collectors could be placed in schools, at bus stops, on the street, train stations and pretty much anywhere. Submitted by Yvette Messina.
Cities are congested with traffic. The pollution from traffic is high. Parking is scarce and very expensive. What I promote is combined individual transport. People would still use regular cars for longer distances, like from suburbs to near the center. For shorter distances, in parts of towns with dense traffic, or within the center, people would use bikes or tricycles (pedaled or geared by electric motors), which would be foldable, and therefore it would be possible to keep them in the trunk of the car.
Submitted by Blagoja Milosevski
A common problem on the highways is that lots of pedestrian cross the road among cars instead of using the footbridge. This behavior can result in accidents and running over. Would be possible to increase the number of people using the footbridge and to decrease the number of people that across among the cars by making the footbridge cross something funny? This is the objective of the “Magic Footbridge”.
It is known, the expenses on the separate collection of utilized packaging is bigger than the cost of accepted products. The producers are generally needed to increase the cost of packaging increasing the cost of product that will in its turn increase the interest of population to return the raw materials to the producers. But this leads to the reducing of consumer demand.
Turning something icky into something pretty. The Gum Collector is a fun way to dispose of chewed gum without making a mess. It is a user friendly device that will keep our footphaths clean and no more sticky surprises under your seat. Gum Collectors could be placed in schools, at bus stops, on the street, train stations and pretty much anywhere.
Submitted by Yvette Messina.
How do we get more people to excercise? The idea here is to combine a standard step machine with a pinball machine. The machine is then operated by moving your feet to control each arm inside the machine. Hit the ball, get points and have fun!
Submitted by Omar Sotomayor Noel - Peru
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).
Let's make the dogs to be addicts to the right habit! If you place dog shit into this bin, you will hear a sound to step back and it will trigger the brush to come out and take a few rounds around. Next time the dog probably wont miss this place!
Submitted by Adrienn Lencsés
Normally, in a cafeteria people tend to leave their finished plates on the table. It makes the cafe look messy and no one would like to use that dirty table. We want to change their behavior. Take care of your plate and leave the clean table behind. Just wipe off your plate, then use it as a token to play your favorite song on our "Plate Jukebox".
Submitted by Chalit Manuyakorn
The idea is to force people to cross the street during the green light. We want to transform this place ( all these white rectangles ) into a big dancefloor, where peope create light by walking on these white rectangles. More people is waiting for the green light, more fun will be the cross with more light working. Consequently, people interact to each other during the waiting, and the interact during the cross by having fun on the "dancefloor"
Submitted by Bohn.