Gadgets of the future: From 3D food printers to shape shifting vacuum cleaners

Gadgets of the future: From 3D food printers to shape shifting vacuum cleaners

Summary: Electrolux Design Lab's 2013 finalists reveal their concept ideas to show how we might be using mini flying cleaning robots and wearable air cleaners in our homes in the future.

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  • Atomium

    Atomium is a 3D printer that uses molecular ingredients to construct food layer by layer. The product helps children prepare their own food in a fun and interactive way by turning eating into an 'enjoyable, creative and healthy activity'.

    Children can draw the shape of the food they would like to eat, show it to the appliance which then detects this information and prints food in the desired shape as well as choosing molecular ingredients to construct nutritional balance for user’s body also making eating healthier.

    It has been designed by Lucia Silva studying Bachelor of Design, Federal University of Technology- Parana, Brazil.

    YouTube video of the concept

    Image Credit: Electrolux

  • Breathing Wall

    Breathing Wall is a future-oriented and wall integrated air cleaning concept for people who live in urban areas and want to relax and rest in a home with fresh air.

    The design concept is inspired by the gills of a fish and their movement replicates a fish breathing. The Breathing Wall can be customized to suit individual needs through six functions; weather, memory, reaction, breathing, mood, and general settings by using a smart device app.

    Breathing Wall has been designed by Jeabyun Yeon  who is studying Product Design at SADI University, Korea.

    YouTube video of the concept

    Image Credit: Electrolux

  • Global Chef

    Global Chef is a kitchen appliance and service that connects people and cultures across the globe through cooking using hologram technology. Global Chef enables people to cook together regardless of distance. Whether it is with a friend, a stranger or an elite chef it becomes a 'social experience aimed to reinvigorate the passion in the kitchen'.

    With the help of the appliance you can cook with your loved ones and even take cooking lessons from the world’s top chefs.  The appliance  has a motion detection camera and can project holograms 360° around itself making it a fully interactive experience.

    The main influence of this concept is the growth of single households in densely populated and developed urban areas. People are interested in cooking and want to develop and share their experiences and this cooking 'aiding and connecting' appliance enables creating that connection and encourages creativity.

    Through its social interface platform the user can climb ranking ladders, participate in competitions or simply connect with other food lovers which makes Global Chef a 'truly social cooking experience'. It has been designed by Dawid Dawod studying MA in advanced product design, Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden.

    YouTube video of the concept

    Image Credit: Electrolux

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Topics: Emerging Tech, Hardware

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  • Print 3D cooked bacon...

    And you will be a billionaire.
    bufbarnaby1999
  • Print 3D cooked bacon...

    And you will be a billionaire.
    bufbarnaby1999
  • Well, we sell cheese in a can and it tastes like plastic

    So why not plastic food from 3d printers that use... plastic... to make toys and violate IP laws...

    Who cares about bling vacuum cleaners. Get up and move around. This trash does not provide any real value.
    HypnoToad72