Paul Verhaert Award
Boeiend – Pauline Rooze (2018)
‘Fascinating’ (or ‘Boeiend’ in Dutch) is a product-service combination consisting of an application, wristband and interactive swimming line. Through a unique combination of these 3 items, swimmers will be personal entertained and guided in the swimming pool. The needs and wishes of every swimmer are converted in a tailor-made training program. By the way, the swimmer shouldn’t purchase the product. The whole product-service combination is based on ‘access over ownership’. A training in the swimming pool has never been so fascinating …
O2NOME – Cedric Van Steenkiste (2017)
O2NOME offers a total solution for today’s problems concerning mobile oxygen supply in hospitals. It implements intelligent oxygen cylinders, intermediate units and a filling installation in one product. There is data communication between these 3 links, which is permanently monitored by tracking software. In this way, a hospital becomes self-sufficient for mobile oxygen supply and the logistics of oxygen bottles is optimized.
ModulAir – Jeroen Vanwinckel (2016)
Every generation is responsible to preserve art treasures from all over the centuries. With the current changes of our climate, we have to pay attention to the environment in which these works of art are stored. To prevent damage it’s important to map the parameters that have an impact on the degradation process of artworks. ModulAir is an air and climate measuring device that can measure a large number of parameters from the environment. The system is modular, so a museum can select the parameters of its interest and create a tailor-made instrument.
NAVU – Jonathan De Clercq (2015)
Navu is an intelligent bicycle steering wheel developed for the enthusiastic cycling tourist who likes to discover new routes and areas. The result is a sensory interpretation of the influence that the contemporary digital and electronic world has on the bicycle sector. The steering wheel is equipped with an integrated navigation system that guides the cyclist in an intuitive and tangible way. The corresponding smartphone application ensures that the necessary navigation signals are generated in the background and forwarded to the steering wheel via Bluetooth.
Monodo – Ornella Poponcini (2014)
Monodo is a new applicator for the treatment of Otitis Externa, an infection of the skin in the outer ear canal, that replaces ear drops. Monodo is a nebulizer that packs the medication per dose primarily in disposable capsules. The capsules are packed per three in a daily strip. The output of Monodo is a mist that makes its way through the ear canal and attaches itself to the skin. Monodo offers patients a higher level of therapy loyalty, higher user comfort, accurate and independent dosing and a strong maintenance of hygiene.