Futures Design Lab 2016

6 Scientists. 30 Designers. 1 Weekend.

WE BROUGHT TOGETHER THINKERS AND MAKERS TO ADDRESS A TOPIC THAT TOUCHES ALL OF OUR LIVES: DISEASE. USING SPECULATIVE AND CRITICAL DESIGN METHODS, SIX GROUPS PROPOSED PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND SCENARIOS THAT WE MIGHT ENCOUNTER BY 2026.

 

YOU

AI-based virtual reality simulation that helps you tackle your mental distress by helping you communicate with your subconscious

Judges & People's Choice Winner

Scientific field: Virtual Reality
SME: Dio Gonzalez

Team members: Diana Galvis, Eva Lai, Joy Liu, Mansi Parikh, Micah Tinklepaugh

Description:
What does the future of therapy look like? YOU is an AI-driven virtual reality experience that explores a person's mind by allowing the user to relive his/her thought from a third-person perspective. Leveraging functional MRI and electrode reading, the device is able to create an image using brain data. It then deciphers the image by using a database of existing objects as well as the person's social media to look for people, locations, relationships, and any other clues.

Video:
https://vimeo.com/151465689


Heal

Heal is an imprinted sleeve, made in a bio-elastomer, that helps you maintain optimal health throughout the day

Scientific field: Genomics
SME: Michael Arent

Team Members: Kara Chanasyk, Michael Arent, Azi Hussain, Gon Zifroni

Description:
When we started thinking about disease and health, we asked: what are some of the current technologies and trends in medicine that we think could be transformational?

We settled on these four signals and we traced their arc of progress from now until 2026.

Meet heal.

Heal is a healing platform composed of a 3d-printed sleeve that goes on your forearm, a 3d printer you have at home and an AI that continuously monitors, analyzes, and regulates your body.

Using nano-sensors, vitals monitoring and blood sampling, it monitors your body and understands your biological state. It does so continuously which means that it responds to your biological needs immediately.

It comes with a bio-printer that prints medicine and supplement packs that are attached to the platform. These printed packs will release vitamins, hormones, enzymes, and medicines into your blood stream.  

It also means that your doctor or key family members can follow your progress and help you when needed.

Heal is smart and talks to you like a human.
As you just saw in these sketches. Heal is the healing system we humans are missing, it regulates and keeps your biological state in a healthy balance. Because it starts acting immediately it limits the chances of you getting too sick and helps with managing ongoing diseases without being invasive.


  

  

Vital touch

Vital Touch: Where medicine meets fashion
Scientific Field: Biomedia/Wearables
SME: Kristin Neidlinger

Team Members: Julie Maillard, Matthew Salles, Musa Hanhan

Description:
Vital Touch, where medicine meets fashion. 
Vital Touch is a synthetic biotech wearable (bra) made of a living organic fabric (bacteria)

It helps healing people/elderly with diabetes by:

  • Automatically delivering the right amt of insulin(or medicine) through the skin.
  • Automatically monitoring your vitals and sugar levels
  • Collecting data and sending it to your doctor
  • Helping you visualize and follow your progress
  • It can regenerate as it’s a living fabric.

GKnowMe

GKnow me

A plant that produces fruit based on user’s biometric data & nutritional needs

Scientific Field: Pharmacology
SME: Mary Glanville

Team Members: Annika Bastacky, Mark Gabriel, Alex Mandel, Ben Remington, Maryl Danciger

Description: 
At nexus of machine learning, plant genomics & bio sensing. Explored cultural impact of database of health & nutrition info. Created stories and examples of how people would use GKnowMe. Presented ideas of future models of GKnowMe.

  • A New Medical Paradigm
  • From immediate gratification to a natural rate of healing
  • Deeper understanding of personal physiology
  • A return to natural symbiosis
  • Moving health into popular culture

HYGIA

Scientific field: Information Technology Security
SME: Michael Logan

Team Members: Efrain Ferrer, Ema Pejcic , Mary Lukanuski, Melissa,  Joseph Chang

Description:
A device & service to monitor personal health data. Data is stored locally on the individual. It can be shared and is able to learn about the current state of your well-being.

It will provide feedback on how to improve one’s live or potentially end your life.

 


S&P Life water is a smart bottle with a cap that delivers nutrients based on the user’s needs

Scientific field: Data Science
SME: Christina Brasco

Team Members: Sophia Pang, Shane Zhao, Joseph Koon, Raphy Loren, Connie Yeh

Description:
The bottle syncs with your phone to give in-depth info on your vitals. Your biometrics are sent to your physician. Over time, the bottle collects data & learns about your body and seasonal symptoms that it can help prevent by changing the water formula. With the user’s consent, the user can submit data to a cloud which can then learn about the health of the global community and track the spread of disease. This would allow the drink formula to improve over time and provide preventative medicine in future updates. The app can also alert you of diseases in certain areas.Users with specific immunities can contribute their data to improve formulas for specific illnesses. The bottle also comes with a personalized label and an interface with live analytics of its formula.

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