CY-BO - a sustainable, reusable packaging material, inspired by cell biology, by Kenji Abe based in Japan.
Kenji is a graduate of the Tama Art University Product Design Department, now working as a product designer, based in Tokyo.
KnitX – digital 3D knitting of functional, electronic textiles that can respond to visual, auditory, and tactile stimuli, changing their appearance, and providing temperature regulation, by Irmandy Wicaksono (Indonesia, based in USA).
He is an electrical and textile engineer and designer and is currently a PhD student in the Responsive Environments, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.
Terracotta Valley Wind – a terracotta evaporative cooling system for subway stations, using the wind created by trains, by Intsui Design (China, based in Japan).
Intsui Design is a design group based in Tokyo, consisting of Chenkai Guo, Baohua Sheng, Yilei Lyu, Yu Zhang, who are currently studying their Masters at Tama Art University’s Integrated Design department.
InTempo – mitts that use rhythm and music to distract from stressful situations, by Alina Holovatiuk based in Ukraine.
Alina Holovatiuk is a young architect from Kiev who is currently continuing her studies and research at Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture.
Solar Desalination Skylight – a device that uses seawater to emit natural diffused light, to make drinking water, and to produce energy from leftover salt, by Henry Glogau (Dual New Zealand and Austria, based in Denmark).
Henry Glogau is a New Zealander who recently graduated from the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Heartfelt – a device that delivers virtual hugs, long-distance, helping to overcome the anxiety and emotional stress of being alone, by Gayle Lee and Jessica Vea based in New Zealand.
Gayle Lee and Jessica Vea are recent Bachelor of Creative Technologies graduates from Auckland University of Technology.