Five unconventional designs proving that the best ideas can sometimes be right under our noses.
Kavita was awarded a patent for FreshPaper at the age of 17, and today, FreshPaper is available in stores across the globe.
Paperfuge is a 20-cent hand-powered centrifuge made from simple household materials. It works like a traditional centrifuge and can spin biological samples at enough speed to separate plasma from a blood sample. This is a standard yet critical diagnostic procedure for many illnesses.
"We set out wondering: How do you make a bicycle helmet that is invisible? Then [the idea] just came like lightning," says Haupt.
Hassani recently developed a Mine Kafon drone that he successfully crowdfunded with more than $200,000 on Kickstarter.
Better Place filed for bankruptcy in 2013 mainly due a market penetration far lower than originally predicted. However, the company remains one of the true pioneers behind the booming EV market in cities around the world.
Fenugreen, Hövding (Photographer: Jonas Ingerstedt), Massoud Hassani, Manu Prakash, Better Place, and INDEX: Design to Improve Life®