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AmoeBAND became a 2012 IDEA Award Finalist by innovating every possible aspect of the plaster (band aid).

The design revisions were:  

- Strategic cut-outs shape to fit fingers in such a way that it is easy to bend them and not disrupt the bandage.

- An intelligent dressing material allows you to regularly check wounds from the outside, without upsetting the healing process.“According to research, the when an infection of a wound is detected, the pH value is between 6.5 and 8.5. AmoeBAND’s indicator cross turns purple, alerting the user needs to change it immediately.

- Since the bandage material used exudes a leather-like feel, availability in different skin-tones helps it blend in, without overly highlighting the injury.

- The packaging has been redesigned to a matchbox style and includes Braille instructions.

Hat tip to designers Tay Pek-Khai, Hsu Hao-Ming, Tsai Cheng-Yu, Chen Kuei-Yuan, Chen Yi-Ting, Lai Jen-Hao, Ho Chia-Ying, Chen Ying-shan, Weng Yu-Ching and Chung Kuo-Ting

Part of STEM is the innovation behind the fields — asking students to build a better mouse-trap, encouraging the kinds of thought processes that can do everything from keeping juice fresh in a package without a refrigerator to sending people to the moon.

This is just such a perfect example of the everyday of this concept.  It’s a “Whoah…why didn’t I think of that?”  It’s a “Wow, HOW did they think of that?” Maybe for some of your students it will be a “Hey — I could totally do that!”

At any rate, it’s if nothing else a reminder that STEM isn’t just awesome, it’s awesomely practical and awesomely everywhere.

(via anightvaleintern)

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