Monday, November 14, 2016

BIOSYSTEMS: Biomimicry Design

For this project, students researched the unique abilities of species and systems in nature, and then shared 3 different products inspired by multiple life forms and their biological problem solving with the class. Of the 3 ideas presented, a student’s final concept was decided by class vote, and finalized into a fully developed product concept using biomimicry as the method of wild invention!

ADRIA DOMINE

“The Web Eco-City is a physical re-design of cities based off the Web of Life. It has been designed in order to create an efficient, eco-friendly city in which all parts work together in order to grow and improve.”

PATRICK HOWARD

“The HexoPod Housing System is inspired by multiple bio-organisms. The key feature is that the systems produce a water and energy surplus. Th structures are built as the HexoTower as the powerhouse creating the surplus, and the system is essentially a living and breathing organism which goes stronger over time.”

KATIE MAHER

“The Care-Meleon bracelet is a personal health care system that is inspired by chameleons. The key feature is its ability to communicate mood through its changing ability (especially valuable in situations where communication is difficult or impossible).” 
JEN HANCOCK

"Duexiéme Peau (French for Second Skin) is a breast support system made from a new material called SKIN2. Its connective inner layer is inspired by cotton and mycelium, and its supportive outer layer is inspired by echinoderms and sea sponges."

PAIGE POLZIN

Bee Happy is a re-invented aroma-therapy delivery system inspired by bees and plants with the added benefits of photo-therapy.”

ZOE ALEXANDER

Clari-Tea combines lessons from nature in the body and mind to help cure cancer.”


SOPHIE WEBER

Vibro-Wear uses sound waves that travel through body chains to send frequencies through the body. These frequencies can shift your emotions and heal your ailments.”
CHARLENE VANG

“My project is the development of shrink and expand technology. People have a difficult time selecting their clothing - often our clothes won’t fit anymore - but my project allows for the creation of clothing that will shape comfortably to your changing body.”

ROB STANLEY

“The Turtle Car is the ultimate all-terrain vehicle. It can go on water and land, and it is submersible for underwater use. Completely biodegradable, the Turtle Car causes no pollution or waste. Its shell makes it great for emergencies, like tornadoes, floods, etc. Powered by sound waves, the Turtle Car will last a lifetime and beyond (like a turtle)!”

SARAH HORMANSKI

No-Slip Slime prevents you from slipping on ice and snow in the winter, car accidents, and injury. When your car starts sliding, the pressure you put on the steering wheel pushes the slime button to eject slime from your tires, gripping the ground instantly.”

KASEY LYONS

“The Zombean is an invention that is inspired by a dogs sense of smell, and can detect cancer cells and zombie cells in the earliest stages.” 


NATE MALISCKE

"Bio-Phone is the start of a new wave of biologically inspired technology! Biophone is made of all organic material that requires no outside source of energy to work! You'll never need to charge your phone, have a phone plan, worry about not having service, or running out of space on your phone again!"

DANI THERALDSON

Reveal-Ink - an all-natural, safe tattoo ink made of melanin with the ability to change colors from hormone signals indicating physical and emotional conditions happening in the body.

OMAR RUIZ

TELA - a superhydrophobic material inspired by spider webs that only certain objects will be able to cut through. TELA can be used on roadways, doubling as a handicap for traction. Future applications will include a new system of tread for tires and rubber chemistry for the soles of shoes.
LARRY PHIRAVANH

Tright - biolumenescent street lighting

BAYLEE HOPKINS

Incu-Blankie - an infant warming blanket inspired by the human circulatory system

MADELINE HENDRICKS

Loved - a bracelet inspired by the psychological effect of the heartbeat and bioluminescence






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