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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  • Kitchen Hub

    Kitchen Hub is a device designed to help the family to eat better, healthier and reduce food waste. It has been designed by Francisco Barboza Grasa who is studying for a mechanical engineering degree and a Masters in advanced design, IED Turin.

    The food stock app controls information of the ingredients you have at home and stores the individual diets of each family member to assist with food shopping. The easy-to-clean smart stand-ring can be easily used in the kitchen and all information, including recipes, is stored in a smart phone app.

    YouTube video of the concept

    Image Credit: Electrolux

  • Mab

    Mab is an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots that can clean all types of surfaces. Mab flying robots will scan and clean the house using paying extra attention to dirty areas.

    The mini-robots clean surfaces by trapping the dirt particles to ensure maximum cleaning. Mab has been designed by Adrian Perez Zapata studying at Universidad San Buenaventura Medellín and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia.

    YouTube video of the concept

    Image Credit: Electrolux

  • Nutrima

    Nutrima kitchen scales analyse your food's weight and levels of certain toxins. Nutrima helps you to eat in a healthy way and share this information with others. Nutrima has been created by Janne Palovuori who is studying industrial design at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Finland.

    The appliance calculates the nutritional values and freshness of your food and ingredients. It is portable and is supported by an app which maps your experiences and gives nutritional tips. It can be charged by bending before use. 

    YouTube video of the concept

    Image Credit: Electrolux

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