Remember the good ol’ rocking chair? Ark Rocker is trying to re-live that good ol’ days through its modern design. It’s a rocking chair that combines traditional craft techniques with digital fabrication technology to create a heirloom object that fits beautifully in contemporary lifestyles. The name Ark came from biblical tale, representing gentle rocking motion of the sea that can take you to another place when you relaxing on this chair at the end of a long day.
Each part of this chair was made using digital fabrication equipment and computer software, it’s a modern interpretation of our classic rocking chair. The designer still wanted to incorporate sensual contours that can only be created by hand just like those you can find in traditional hand-made rocking chairs. That’s why the main human contact points: seats and back of the chair were sculpted by hand small, digitized with 3D capturing technology, fabricated full size, resculpted, and redigitized. Thanks to current technology, computer modeling allows for smooth transition from organic contours on the top surfaces to geometric pockets machined on the underside that interface with legs. In the end, this chair is finished by hand, mixing hand craft techniques with the power and speed of digital fabrication.
With more emphasis being given on finding better training module for athletes and new research is being done in this field. On the same lines hydro training is finding more favor amongst the trainers. It has been proved that water based exercises increase muscular strength with little concussive force on the joints. Buoyancy reduces the weight of the user, load on joints and specific muscular points are decreased. Thus, it makes movement less impacting for patients with injuries. Within water low impact exercise can also prevent users gaining an injury. The water creates additional resistance, overcoming the surface tension of the water where it’s needed. Resistance can be altered via resistance jets, thus providing additional control of the muscle development, and these can also be used to lightly massage and soothe tender muscles. Taking this as a basis comes the Hydro Physio Lifestyle. This is a performance improvement tool and is confidently styled to fit within modern interiors.
For building general fitness, Hydro Physio is an excellent tool. It also offers rehabilitation exercise, with easy entry to the equipment, unlike the situation wherein one has to climb or be lowered into a pool. Different muscle groups can be worked upon owing to variable water heights. So the unit is adaptable to the height and mass of each user using this feature. Adjustability of treadmill speed, resistance and water depth are fully programmable through the product’s intuitive touch screen. A second optional screen can be added for the trainer or physiotherapists use. The workout information of the athletes and patients is downloadable at the end of the program enabling measurability of improvement.
It is easy to install compared to a full fledged pool with underwater equipment. Also the product can be a part of existing training equipment hence this is exactly what the doctor ordered.
This is a very nice attempt of designing the next generation of iPad. The iPad 4 concept is based on Apple’s product line and built to top versatile new products. For this concept, the new iPad 4 features a built-in keyboard that slides at the bottom of the iPad.
It has similar functionality to the existing product but with some new details such as speakers from Bang & Olufsen, a new camera with HD 1080 12Mega pixel, and an aluminum frame, easy to recycle and maintain. The main idea was to design something that can replace not only tablet, but also netbook or even laptop. iPad 4 concept would function very well for your daily needs as if you have a laptop in your hand not just a tablet. Within this product line, this industrial designer also designed a portable hard disk to keep all your data safe.