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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  • 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

  • OZ-1

    OZ-1 has been created by Wei Kiat Law, a Major in product design at the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. OZ-1 is a portable air purifier and stress reliever integrated into a fashion piece.

    While showing their fashion style, the user can choose to personalise the device with different cover designs to match their clothing. OZ-1 has a secondary function of emitting scent which can help the user to relieve stress levels and tension.

    The air purifier and stress reliever all integrated in a fashion piece that you wear headphone style or hidden under your collar and ensures that your 'experience of breathing in clean air will never be the same'.

    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