We’ve scoured the internet for you to find the most innovation designs this month to inspire and excite you!

Here’s our top 5

5 Tesla for Homes

A technology-driven home-building company in California says it is "doing for homes what Tesla is doing for the car".  

By using digital tools to streamline the design and construction process, Cover's ultimate goal is to "make living in a thoughtfully designed and well-built home a reality for everyone".

"We're doing for homes what Tesla is doing for the car – using technology to optimise every step of the process, from design and sales, to permitting and manufacturing," 

Read the full story here at Dezeen

4 Breakthrough Brain–Computer Interface Technologies

For the last decade, APL has led the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Revolutionizing Prosthetics (RP) Program, and in the process created the most advanced neurally controlled prosthetic limb in the world.

Using this technology, patients whose bodies are paralyzed have been able to feed themselves, reached out to loved ones and even control a flight simulator.

A new project in Facebook’s Building 8, focuses on developing a silent speech interface that will allow users to type 100 words per minute — five times faster than typing on a smartphone — using only their thoughts.

Read more about this story at NewsWise

3 – Remotely monitoring patients with rare diseases

The London-based startup Aparito is developing wearable technologies and mobile apps to remove some of this discomfort experienced by patients, with a special focus on people living with a rare disease. 

Their watch collects relevant data from the wearer, and sends the information to a smartphone via Bluetooth. The information is uploaded to the cloud so clinicians can analyze and monitor the patient’s progress. 

The app can also be updated with patient-added data, such as dosage change or symptoms like seizures, reducing human error when patients are asked when or what triggered a specific symptom, or what day they forgot their medication.

Read more about this at Minds of Malady
 

2 - Design for the ear not the eye—throw away what we know about design today & start fresh

Every few years, a big shift in how we interact with computers arrives. In the 1970s we swapped out punch cards for terminals, and then moved on to using a mouse and desktop icons in the 1980s. Today, touch screens and mobile devices are the face of computing.

But in the near future, voice technology and artificial intelligence will bring about another huge change, says Paul Cutsinger, who is head of voice design education for Amazon's home assistant, Alexa.

Find out more in Fortune.

1 G2 Designer wins Innovation Award

We couldn’t end this month’s innovative design collection without mentioning our very own designer Emma Hartley, who we give our coveted first place to.

Emma won first place in the Nottingham University Ingenuity17 competition and the Engineering in Business award amongst many others earlier in April.

Emma’s redesign of the defibrillator makes the lifesaving device more portable and simple to use, so those without formal training would be able to access it in remote locations should an emergency arise. 

The next step for Emma is product development.  We’re proud at G2 Innovation to support Emma to bring this to market, both through giving her time to develop and the use of our resources.  We’re proud to be part of developing a product with Emma that will ultimately save lives.

To read the full story click here.

And finally, we’re pleased to see that innovation has finally been put on the map.  In amongst the blogs and news articles about how innovation is an overused word like passion and bespoke, we’re pleased to see that the University of Cambridge is looking for first professor of innovation.

We work with businesses across technology, heavy engineering, software, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, gas and nuclear to support them to bring their ideas to life and profit from product design. 

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