Lina Trulsson (Sweden) won with her
for ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) treatment.
ECMO treatment is basically an artificial lung providing a patient
with oxygen outside of the body. When life or death can be decided
in a matter of seconds, the equipment needs to be fool proof.
During the research phase, the conclusion was that this is not
always the case. Adoxy is therefore designed to be a compact ECMO
system where the emphasis is put on simplicity, integration and
iF jury statement:"This design has a good
overall look. The designer has studied the problem and come up with
a feasible concept that looks practical and ergonomic."
Ilteris Ilbasan (Turkey) won with his
degree project Ubuntu.
Due to the lack of capacity in hospital beds during the Ebola
outbreak in West Africa in 2014, contaminated and contagious
patients were sent back to their communities and ended up infecting
others. Ubuntu is a proposal for quick, low cost and dignified beds
in case of an epidemic outbreak. The bed is made of locally
produced bamboo, Tyvek® sheet and color-coded plastic zip ties for
rapid assembly, resources that are lightweight, durable and easily
accessible for rapid response anytime.
iF jury statement:"I think that this bed is
a great product because it is environmentally friendly and, with
its simple design, can be used worldwide wherever there is an
epidemic outbreak of disease or health crisis. This makes it
possible to reach people who could not be reached otherwise
Peter Alwin (India) won with his degree
project ASHA. About
7.8 million babies are born in India each year with low birth
weight (under 2.5 kg). The mortality rate is as high as 20%, mainly
due to a lack of literacy, awareness, and poor accessibility to
local hospitals. ASHA workers (Accredited Social Health Activists)
are women from the rural communities who have basic training from
the hospital regarding birth and childcare, but they lack the tools
to measure vital signs. ASHA is a tool that helps these women to
check the baby's vitals easily, accurately and regularly in the
home and to track the baby's progress.
iF jury statement: "Wonderful idea,
great social value, very high level of elaboration. Easy and
ergonomically obvious design, light and friendly."
Ahsen Gülsen (Turkey) won with her
concept CRIC which a new solution enabling first
responders to preform the surgical cricothyrotomy procedure, a
concept she developed during the
Paramedics Project. Surgical cricothyrotomy is a life-saving
procedure performed in order to establish a patent airway through
the trachea. It is an effective but highly invasive procedure that
requires skill and experience. The CRIC concept is based of
insights, feedback and wishes from professional paramedics and is
designed to offer quick and safe handling under the challenging
conditions of pre-hospital contexts.
iF jury statement:"CRIC is a new type of
surgical tool that combines the functionality of the two most basic
tools within healthcare: the scalpel and the syringe, in order to
provide a new, quick and safe method of performing the life-saving
Rik Oudenhoven (The Netherlands) won with
the concept Vario he designed during a
project collaboration on
Strategic Design for Bosch. Vario is a new type of
cooking tool as a response to the increasing urbanization and
people being forced to live in smaller, more efficient spaces.
Through the use of a base plate with an integrated induction ring,
for heat transfer, and a magnetic ring, for rotating motion, one
can combine the most important functions in one kitchen device. A
variety of different interchangeable tops extends the
multi-functionality and enables for customization of the device to
meet individual cooking needs.
iF jury statement:"This project uses a
technological solution to present a kitchen unit with a
multi-functional set of conveniences, but still emphasizes the
action of cooking at home. It is a project that reflects a design
combining a high-quality product with high-quality
Kristjan Juks (Sweden) won an award with
his DuoFlow concept, a new water mixer solution
specially designed for the needs in the healthcare sector where the
work environment can be stressful and where time is invaluable, The
main takeaways from field research were that nurses at times have
to clean their hands 40 times a day, that the water flow makes too
much noise, that motion sensors are badly positioned, that complex
shapes and too many split-lines make cleaning difficult, that
switching between hot and cold is either impossible or difficult on
automatic water taps and there is no way to regularly flush and
clean the system with burning hot water. DuoFlow addresses all of
these issues and was developed during the APD course
Hand Washing in Healthcare Settings.
iF jury statement:"Great idea, very
helpful, high level of elaboration, solid, clinic and aesthetic