Students created the Self-Reliant glove to help people living with trembling and degenerative disorders

January 19, 2016 by  
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Trembling severely limits and challenges the elderly and people suffering from degenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. The inability to perform even smallest of everyday chores, like holding a glass of water, opening a bottle cap or buttoning a shirt, can have a depressing impact on one’s sense of independence and self-reliance. Self-Reliant glove is a sensor and actuator equipped smart glove, which amplifies and translates the faintest motion guided by fingers into robust action. Self-reliant glove uses the sense of touch, pressure and position to reinforce the strength, delicacy, and complexity of the human grip. It is meant to conform to natural hand movements, is lightweight and intuitive. This glove would be crafted from a high-strength polyester nano-fiber that offers excellent frictional properties, soft texture, as well as absorption and diffusion of moisture for added comfort. Since the actuators are soft, not rigid, finger movements are aided but not controlled by the glove. + IF World Design The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Forget Facebook: The All-Electric ‘Grass Printer’ Will Mow a Status Update Into Your Lawn

March 17, 2014 by  
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Mowing the lawn is usually considered a chore, but with a new award-winning device, it could become your new creative outlet. Recently named a 2014 Red Dot Design Award winner, the ‘ Grass Printer ‘ is an automatic electric lawn mower that makes it possible to manicure your yard without getting up from your seat. But we’ve seen intelligent lawn mowers before. The big difference between those other guys and the Grass Printer is the onboard touchscreen that makes it possible to mow graphics into your lawn based on a customized image. Read the rest of Forget Facebook: The All-Electric ‘Grass Printer’ Will Mow a Status Update Into Your Lawn Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: decorate your lawn , electric lawn mower , future lawn mowers , grass printer , Red Dot Design Awards , unusual lawn mowers        

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Miniature Teacup Pigs are a Cruel Scam

March 17, 2014 by  
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Miniature “teacup” pigs are a trendy pet, presented in ads as an adorable alternative to the family dog , but they are also a complete scam. What those ads fail to mention is not only will those adorable little porkers not stay tiny, they can grow up to 100 pounds (or much more) and don’t always settle into life with human companions. Despite that fact, images of cuddly little piglets with celebrities like Paris Hilton and Honey Boo Boo have convinced buyers to seek out the pigs, only to be forced to give them up when the pig outgrows them. Read the rest of Miniature Teacup Pigs are a Cruel Scam Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal issues , companion animal fraud , companion animal rescue , companion animal scam , companion animals , miniature hogs , miniature pig fraud , miniature pig scam , Miniature pigs , Miniature potbellied pigs , pet fraud , pet issues , pet pig fraud , pet pig rescue , pet pig scam , pet pigs , pet scam , pig fraud , pig rescue , pig scam , potbellied pig rescue , potbellied pigs , teacup hogs , teacup pig fraud , teacup pig scam , teacup piglets , teacup pigs , teacup potbellied pigs , tiny hogs , tiny pigs , tiny potbellied pigs        

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The planTree Hydroponic Cultivator Helps Households Grow Organic Food Indoors

October 23, 2013 by  
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Designed by  Nur Y?ld?r?m  for the kitchens of  the future, planTree is a hydroponic based system that allows homes to grow organic food from seed. The system uses automatic water and nutrition circulation to reduce the need for maintenance and plant care, and vertically combined modules provide space efficiency and flexibility. A simple interface also lets users set up values such as pH, moisture and light for optimum growing. By allowing people to grow the vegetables and greens at home, planTree promotes a greener lifestyle while contributing to the health of living spaces. planTree was honored in International Design Awards 2011 with Silver Award in Kitchen Appliances Student Category. + Nur Y?ld?r?m The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: growing food at home , Hydroponic Cultivator , hydroponics , planTree , urban gardening , urban gardens        

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The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

July 9, 2012 by  
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Celebs, CEOs Hit Red Carpet at Global Green Awards

November 15, 2011 by  
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Last night’s Global Green Awards in New York City showcased this year’s top innovators in sustainable design. Sprint, Starbucks, Fisker, 350.org and actor Adrian Grenier. “Global Green’s annual Sustainable Design Awards…

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Buildup To Greenbuild: See The Winners of the Toronto Urban Design Awards

September 20, 2011 by  
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30,000 green building professionals are coming to Toronto for Greenbuild in October; this series will try to explain Toronto to them. Every two years the City of Toronto presents the Urban Design Awards, with an independent jury choosing among dozens of submissions. Many of this year’s winners are within walking distance of Greenbuild. This year’s jury, (Ralph Giannone, John Lorinc, Ronji Borooah, Greg Smallenberg, Christine Abe) must have had a tough time; there was some great stuff submitted and some difficult choices made. Like the one above, the Salvation Army Harbour Lightbox by Diamond and Schmitt Architects and du Toit Allsopp Hillier… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Ecohome Design Awards Test Meaning of Term "Sustainable"

August 17, 2011 by  
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For years I have been asking my students at Ryerson School of Interior Design to define the term Sustainable Design , in the hope that someday, one of them will come up with one that makes sense. I am still waiting. EcoHome, the AIA’s green housing magazine, recently released their 2011 EcoHome Design Awards that “span the spectrum of sustainable design and high-performance features.”They certainly do…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Insect Snacks Get Safety Tests in European Union

August 17, 2011 by  
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Photo by dichohecho via Flickr CC Last week we took a poll of how many of you TreeHugger readers would eat insects if given the option, and for those of you who have, what you thought of them. The majority of you said sure, you’d try them at least once if not more and that they’re a pretty decent snack. Overall, we can agree that insects are an option for getting some protein, and they already are a popular snack in many cultures. The west has yet to really take to them, but that could change after the leggy snacks undergo safety testing in the EU a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Infographic: How Much Backyard Is Needed To Feed A Family of Four?

August 17, 2011 by  
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Image: One Block Off The Grid (1BOG) With food prices at an all-time high (and stirring up social unrest worldwide), you might be considering growing your own food, but wondering how much land is actually needed to provide you and your family food for a year. Though the precise figure of acreage to feed a family of four can vary from one source … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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