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Innovation By Design Awards 2017

Innovation By Design Awards 2017

Fast Company’s sixth annual Innovation By Design Awards drew more than 2,500 submissions. The 299 honorees, chosen by expert judges in 13 categories, represent the best products, services, interfaces, and ideas of 2017. Read on and get inspired.

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Innovation By Design 2017 Categories

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Work created while attending either an undergraduate or graduate program, or within a year of graduation.

Winners

Tabla

Tabla

A platform for diagnosing pneumonia.

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Finalists

Cilllia

Cilllia

Created by the Tangible Media Group at MIT Media Lab, Cilllia 3D prints dense hair structures with programmable functions.

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CivilServant

CivilServant

From the MIT Media Lab, a social bot that seeks to prevent online harassment, reduce the spread of misinformation, and manage other complex digital interactions.

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Decompressed Design

Decompressed Design

Concepts for introducing more human nuance to digital messaging, mapping, and more.

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Ripple

Ripple

A wearable device meant to make it easier to meet new people.

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Stash.ai

Stash.ai

Stash.ai's mobile app organizes your internet bookmarks with machine learning, like an AI librarian.

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Synthetic Sensors

Synthetic Sensors

From the Future Interfaces Group at Carnegie Mellon University, a system for creating smart, context-aware environments from a single sensor.

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Honorable Mentions

Data Selfie

Data Selfie

A simple tool to find out what Facebook knows about you.

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Masque

Masque

A wearable device that help users regulate their emotions by manipulating how they perceive their breathing.

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Nume Personalized Nutrition

Nume Personalized Nutrition

A conceptual personal nutrition system, consisting of a wearable device, a mobile app, and a device that 3D-prints daily “nutri-drops.”

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Ori - Design for Death

Ori - Design for Death

Ori is a device for recording memories in an audio format, designed to strengthen the bond between a person and a loved one who has passed away.

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Paper

Paper

A portable, easy-to-use printer.

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Peer

Peer

A mixed-reality educational experience.

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REheat

REheat

A suite of wearable products that can create personalized microclimates.

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Robotic Symbionts

Robotic Symbionts

Wearable devices that add programmable robotic joints to a human hand.

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The Dermal Abyss

The Dermal Abyss

Color-changing tattoos that monitor your health.

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The Internet Phone

The Internet Phone

A device that combines the interface of a rotary phone with the most basic functionality of the web.

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TreeSense

TreeSense

A sensory VR system that lets you experience what it might feel like to be a tree.

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Wolverine

Wolverine

From Stanford's Shape Lab, Wolverine is a lightweight device for grasping objects in VR environments.

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Zooids

Zooids

An open-source, open-hardware platform for developing tabletop swarm user interfaces, a new type of human-computer interface composed of many autonomous robots.

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