Razer develops concept for transparent light-up face mask
Technology company Razer has developed a conceptual design for a clear plastic face mask with lights and a built-in sound system to improve social interaction during the pandemic.
Rado launches True Square FormaFantasma watch
The True Square Formafantasma looks back to a time when watches kept their delicate mechanisms concealed behind a protective outer casing.
Syrinx is an artificial larynx that mimics the wearer's former voice
Japanese engineer Takeuchi Masaki has developed a wearable voice box called Syrinx, which can be strapped on like a neck brace so that people who have lost their larynx to cancer are able to produce speech.
Dots is a gesture-recognition system for people with disabilities
Three graduate designers have developed Dots, a body movement-recognition system that enables amputees and people with disabilities to use gesture-controlled smart devices more effectively.
Pebble Pods are earrings to keep AirPods in place
Jewellery designer Suhani Parekh has created a series of earrings that wrap and clip onto Apple's AirPod headphones to stop them falling out of ears.
LG creates face mask with battery-powered air purification system
South Korean electronics company LG has integrated electronic fans and HEPA filters into a face mask, in order to turn it into a wearable air purifier.
Tong is a wearable mouth device operated by tongue
Designed for her master's degree at Köln International School of Design, [In]Brace is made from a custom dental retainer fitted with a ball with a magnet on a set of rails on the underside. A wire connects from the brace to a Wi-Fi transmitter that hooks behind the ear.
Stealth is an identification gadget that grants access to devices via the roof of your mouth
A team of design graduates have developed a wearable device that is hidden in the mouth as a "surveillance-proof" authentication method that could replace fingerprints and facial recognition.
IRIS headphones use algorithms to enhance human performance
A pair of wireless algorithm-driven headphones by audio technology brand IRIS. The highly engineered product, called IRIS Flow Headphones, features integrated technology that aims to engage the human brain.
Sara Sallam's Orwell jewellery thwarts invasive surveillance technology
Sara Sallam has imagined a collection of jewellery to protect the user's identity from facial recognition, heartbeat detection or gait-tracking technology while still being visually appealing.
Inflatable face shield designed for socialising post pandemic
MARGstudio, Alessio Casciano Design and Angeletti Ruzza have designed a colourful, inflatable face shield that could be used to allow people to socialise following the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Plastique Fantastique's iSphere mask is informed by 1950s sci-fi comics
Berlin-based art collective Plastique Fantastique has created an open-source, retro-futuristic face shield shaped like a fish bowl to protect wearers against coronavirus.
Guardian G-Volt masks use graphene and electrical charge to repel viruses
LIGC Applications has developed the Guardian G-Volt, a face mask with a graphene filtration system that can be sterilised and safely re-used.
MIT creates reprogrammable ink to make objects change colour
Consumers could change the colour of their cars, shoes, clothes or other belongings at will, using a new light-responsive ink from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.