Smart bag can stop shopaholics from overspending
Sometimes, humans just can’t control themselves and end up doing things they know they’ll regret later. Ideas such as the Kitchen Safe have previously helped homeowners hide snacks from themselves, and now iBag is a handbag that automatically locks owners out if it detects they’re about to splash the cash. READ MORE…

Smart bag can stop shopaholics from overspending

Sometimes, humans just can’t control themselves and end up doing things they know they’ll regret later. Ideas such as the Kitchen Safe have previously helped homeowners hide snacks from themselves, and now iBag is a handbag that automatically locks owners out if it detects they’re about to splash the cash. READ MORE…

Platform helps schools and parents better communicate home time plans
The school day in the UK typically ends at 3.15 in the afternoon, but parents don’t typically finish work until after 5pm or can have a change of schedule which means they need to alter their plans for collecting their child. 3Fifteen is a new platform that helps parents quickly and securely get in touch with schools to let teachers and children know of any last-minute changes. READ MORE…

Platform helps schools and parents better communicate home time plans

The school day in the UK typically ends at 3.15 in the afternoon, but parents don’t typically finish work until after 5pm or can have a change of schedule which means they need to alter their plans for collecting their child. 3Fifteen is a new platform that helps parents quickly and securely get in touch with schools to let teachers and children know of any last-minute changes. READ MORE…

Pop-up cycle lanes add safer bike routes to any road
Although painted bicycle lanes are meant to be designated safe areas for cyclists, they can often be full of potholes and ignored by motorists. Hoping to change this, Copenhagenize Flow is a system of modular tiles that enables bike riders to establish a flat cycle lane surface anywhere, on the fly. READ MORE…

Pop-up cycle lanes add safer bike routes to any road

Although painted bicycle lanes are meant to be designated safe areas for cyclists, they can often be full of potholes and ignored by motorists. Hoping to change this, Copenhagenize Flow is a system of modular tiles that enables bike riders to establish a flat cycle lane surface anywhere, on the fly. READ MORE…

Breathing mask, lamp and alarm in one can be activated in 5 seconds
We recently wrote about the Bulb Flashlight, which gives LED lighting extra practicality by turning into a torch in emergencies, and now we’ve come across another device that combines useful tools in the event of a fire. Hailing from South Korea, the 5aver helps evacuation by providing air, light and an alarm within 5 seconds of activation. READ MORE…

Breathing mask, lamp and alarm in one can be activated in 5 seconds

We recently wrote about the Bulb Flashlight, which gives LED lighting extra practicality by turning into a torch in emergencies, and now we’ve come across another device that combines useful tools in the event of a fire. Hailing from South Korea, the 5aver helps evacuation by providing air, light and an alarm within 5 seconds of activation. READ MORE…

Invisible bike helmet is now available to buy
Helmets are enough of a hassle that some cyclists refuse to wear them, and encouraging them to do so is tricky. We’ve already seen Netherlands-based EGG make the devices more customizable in an effort to get kids wearing them, but now the team behind the Hövding — a wearable airbag for cyclists, packed away while riding and activated in the event of a crash — has just announced that the innovation is available to buy. READ MORE…

Invisible bike helmet is now available to buy

Helmets are enough of a hassle that some cyclists refuse to wear them, and encouraging them to do so is tricky. We’ve already seen Netherlands-based EGG make the devices more customizable in an effort to get kids wearing them, but now the team behind the Hövding — a wearable airbag for cyclists, packed away while riding and activated in the event of a crash — has just announced that the innovation is available to buy. READ MORE…

In the wake of Fukushima, radiation-proof underwear
Since the devastating earthquake and subsequent nuclear meltdown at Fukushima in Japan in 2011, the country has been hard at work developing ideas to help its citizens in case a similar catastrophe happens — whether it’s emergency food by subscription or a radiation-detecting smartphone. Now the Yamamoto Corporation has created an underwear and swimsuit set that is made of fabric that can block out the harmful effects of radiation. READ MORE…

In the wake of Fukushima, radiation-proof underwear

Since the devastating earthquake and subsequent nuclear meltdown at Fukushima in Japan in 2011, the country has been hard at work developing ideas to help its citizens in case a similar catastrophe happens — whether it’s emergency food by subscription or a radiation-detecting smartphone. Now the Yamamoto Corporation has created an underwear and swimsuit set that is made of fabric that can block out the harmful effects of radiation. READ MORE…

Device locks cyclists’ helmets and keeps their seat dry
One of the things that puts riders off wearing a bike helmet is that they are cumbersome and have to be carried around when not cycling. Denmark’s Helmmate is hoping to change this perception by enabling cyclists to lock their helmet with their bike, while also putting it to use in keeping their seat dry. READ MORE…

Device locks cyclists’ helmets and keeps their seat dry

One of the things that puts riders off wearing a bike helmet is that they are cumbersome and have to be carried around when not cycling. Denmark’s Helmmate is hoping to change this perception by enabling cyclists to lock their helmet with their bike, while also putting it to use in keeping their seat dry. READ MORE…

From Australia, car slows down when drivers lose attention
In the early 1990s, Western Australia had the lowest number of road deaths per 1,000 people in the country – now, it has the highest. In order to find a solution to this problem, motor insurance company RAC has developed the Attention Powered Car, a vehicle that detects when drivers are becoming distracted and slows it to a stop. READ MORE…

From Australia, car slows down when drivers lose attention

In the early 1990s, Western Australia had the lowest number of road deaths per 1,000 people in the country – now, it has the highest. In order to find a solution to this problem, motor insurance company RAC has developed the Attention Powered Car, a vehicle that detects when drivers are becoming distracted and slows it to a stop. READ MORE…

Parking lot barrier only opens if drivers pass a breathlyzer test
We’ve recently seen a couple of examples of campaign using innovative ideas to curb drink driving, such asspecial labels on Steigl bottles and AmBev’s Beer Turnstile. Now Belgum’s Responsible Young Drivers (RYD) initiative has developed a car park barrier that only opens if drivers pass a breathalyzer test. READ MORE…

Parking lot barrier only opens if drivers pass a breathlyzer test

We’ve recently seen a couple of examples of campaign using innovative ideas to curb drink driving, such asspecial labels on Steigl bottles and AmBev’s Beer Turnstile. Now Belgum’s Responsible Young Drivers (RYD) initiative has developed a car park barrier that only opens if drivers pass a breathalyzer test. READ MORE…