Category: Innovation

Notification scrambler app.

push notification scrambling app

Sometimes you see to much on your phone what you don’t want the people around you to see. For text messages on iphone it’s possible to amend that but for most apps, you don’t control it. The notification scrambling app enables you to define whether you want to see the type of message, the sender and/or not the contents.

Whistle purse.

Robot Handbag

It’s a modern, stylish purse or handbag where your cards, money, beauty and other stuff can be stored simple and you can find anything back by it’s screen on top that shows you in 3d where a specific card is located.  While everything needs to be equipped with RFID tags, the purse itself can be located via an app or by simply whistling, than it returns a sound, so you can locate it.

Virtualisation of phone numbers.

types phones for virtualisation idea

This idea started out as a Home phone redirect app.I  don’t want to have a home phone anymore but sometimes there are some advantages you can’t ignore. I call for free with my home number but I don’t have a phone to call with it. What would be nice is a home phone number that i can control via a dedicated app. It could turn on when I enter my house, and send me subtle notifications when I’m out of home.

It would be the start for accumulating all your phone numbers. Your office phone, your fax, your skype, your google hangouts, your home phone etc would be centralised in the app and with strict rules you control what number one can access between certain times, locations etc.

Translator mediator app.

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Today, I had a pretty nice encounter with two Portuguese sales girls of the Phone House. They didn’t understand me at all. I just wanted a data sim card so I could post a one idea a day. But they wanted to sell me a mifi, a bundle and a sim card. The language barrier made me laugh more than once but I also spend almost halve a hour there.
The Translator Mediator app connects you instantly with professional translators so any question for information and sales answers are quickly understood. After you have called upon the translator mediator service, you receive a full transcript of the original conversation, together with an invoice based on the characters used.

Innovation Co-working Corners.

Corporate Innovation Co-working spaces

Every company that owns or hires an office building has space that isn’t used. I would suggest to offer it a new destination. A co-working space for innovation, Innovation Co-working Corners, I’d call them. The goals is to find people within the firm, extended with freelancers and external consultants, to collaborate on solutions that the company is benefitting from. The idea would be that people from outside the company spend one hour a day to discuss and explore the resident (corporate innovation) co-workers. In return they can use a desk, the wifi, toilet, meeting rooms, … to build or work on their own business. Assuring the influx of new ideas, something nice could come out of these innovation co-working corners.

thebetterscheduler.com

Scheduling time can be a pain in the ... but then there is thebetterscheduler.com

You know those days packed with meetings, work assignments, etc? For me they are a harsh reality.

Any time scheduler/planning tool lacks intelligence. With this idea, I want to create a better scheduler, an intelligent planner that takes into account travel times, previous encounters with the same persons (analytics of the time planned and spent both from my perspective as for the other) and anticipates changes. Planning meetings, or time in general, is something that is theoretically right. Once you start your day, it rarely happens that you can keep up with all your good intentions. Thebetterscheduler is an agenda 2.0, a helpful tool that synchronises reality in real time with your planning, while with an add-on you can track time effectively and invoice accordingly. The better scheduler – plan you life better.

Hyperpersonalised pills platform.

hyperpersonalised drugs

With extreme personalised diagnostics and the current evolutions in e-health, I thought generic drugs don’t make much sense anymore. Or you get to much of a certain substance, or too little. Or it is combined with something someone is allergic too.

My idea is to create a platform in which doctors can create hyperpersonalised pills for patients based solely on the substances the patient needs. The platform offers statistics on the dosages used for treatments so a benchmark is set and can be compared. By making the data anonymous but not the doktors, responsibility is with a new breed of doktors/scientists who perfect drugs to the patient conditions. For fun’s sake, patients can choose the color of the pills.

Underground bottle parking for all kind of vehicles.

Underground parking spots

 

The idea is to create a bottle parking principle in which you don’t need much space above but only beneath the ground. This bottle parking principle with elevators makes more sense as it saves space and is much safer as the risk on theft and vandalism gets reduced to (almost) zero. It can also be used for bicycles. Imagine the places where you can’t get through anymore because the bike parkings are just so crowded. Another nice advantage is that you never have to look for you bike again.

How would it work?

You go to the ‘Bottled Parking Spot’ entrance, you drive in your vehicle, create a code and your vehicle gets stored to or retreived from the underground.

vHost transporter tunnels.

Tunnel of data

When I was in San Francisco last week with the HOWEST students, I visited VMWare. It wasn’t that inspiring but the quote we ‘abstract the abstraction’ keeps on tumbling in my head.
VMWare is all about secure environments that you spin up instances instantly. But there is one thing that I really lack. It’s not really possible to set up a tunnel between different vhosts and move selected date between these vhosts.
Open vmware secure transporter tunnels for selected data should solve that. It would take away the last gap in what i see lacking in their for the rest great virtualisation software.

Sun Tan Tights: Suntanning panties.

Sun Tan Tights

When the sun comes out, temperatures are rising, skirts and dresses are all over the place. One can only be in favor… But it seems that a lot of women and girls fear showing off their legs as they are not tanned. They put on panties to protect their legs but that makes the difference between suntanned arms. face and legs even bigger. What I think would be nice that in case they fear this, they actually keep on wearing panties but suntanning panties. Or they make sure sunlight gets through, or (and) they make sure they stimulate a sun tan so they can lose the panties.

Diagnostic Pills & app.

diagnostic pill

Sensor pills that you can swallow and where you can follow all diagnostics in a full report app on your smartphone. It doesn’t stay in the body and it goes in through the mouth and you just shit it out. Everything that has to do with the way it passes (digestion system for instance) should be possible to diagnose. (Inspiration HT for this idea: Scanadu)

Parking space optimising through augmented reality

optimizing parking spots in public parkings

Car sizes are different. Parking spots are pretty much the same everywhere. This concept idea obliges people to park their car exactly where the algorithm says. When entering the parking, the car gets recognised, dynamic (augmented reality/video) arrows guide the driver to their parking spot. As the driver approaches the parking spot – the spot gets drawn on the floor, taken into account some movement place to exit and enter the car, so the parking space can be use in the most optimal way. People who still can’t park their car correctly, get charged more.

The goal is to reduce and remove all friction of people parking cars poorly.

ADSS: animal door security systems

pet door with animal recognition I know quite some people who have animal doors in the home. That’s a serious security breach. They hear it when it clacks but it remains a potential thread because it’s often used by burglars to get access to a house. ADSS wants to provide you with products to enhance the safety of animal doors. That can be done through auto-animal detection through sensors, video etc. It can detect whether it’s in fact your cat that’s entering the house. Animal recognition at the outside makes sure your animal is the only one entering the house. For other animals the door would remain locked.

Glass lenses: Extend your brain with video archives.

video contact lenses

What if the world you see would be filmed 24/7? What if you could recheck any situation for your own use? That would be totally awesome!

How many times do I want to recheck something. Whether it’s a professional meeting, deal closing, an argument or beautiful personal memory moment.

iGLove: Your second skin smartglove.

iglove: the smartglove

We are used to operate almost all things with our hands. That’s why I believe an iGlove would be a great addition to the smart gadgets collection (smart watch, smartphone, google glass, …). It would work gesture based to control all the functions and apps you associate with ‘smart’ gadgets. Even more should be possible. You can type without a laptop in front of you. You can work with any visualisation in a 3D environment via your google glass. You can use it like a pebble. You can display an itinerary on it and have them using color codes when in the right/wrong direction. The next step would to integrate it in a second skin. The bionic hand is not far off anymore. I call it iGLove!

Ask any ‘type of person’ ‘your question’ exchange plugin.

ask questions

Forums always have been big. It the online enabler for platform communication. I tend to believe that all great things online started out as fora. When it succeeded to build communication and a community around it, the potential was huge. Off course the ask-answer platforms evolved over time. From obscure topical forums over blogs to the Quora‘s of today. I don’t think this idea is revolutionary but could work additionally to the existing question/answers communities with a separate business model.

When you have people with questions, they look for answers. What if you provide answers in case one doesn’t want to search. Or the question is too difficult to be found in the myriad of the web? Any person can just ask their question while paying two cents. Any person that answers the question, and its answer gets approved receives 1ct. One can cash out at 1 euro, use it to post their questions or change them into miles and more.

The challenge is in the profiling of the people so the API will plug into existing networks like LinkedIn. By positioning itself as a plugin (cfr. Disqus), it connects human knowledge and facilitates a human p2p network on top of existing networks and services.

 

Facade facelift with walldecals for houses.

facade facelift

I don’t know if you know this but Belgium is a country with a lot ugly houses. Throughout the years everyone could do pretty much what he wanted with his house. And even today, this is still a reality where a myriad of styles are being planted at an alarming rate. When seeing all those ugly houses with their ugly facades, also old buildings in decay, i was thinking on how we could improve their sight at low cost.

Facade wall decals could be definitely a great option. I believe house owners, commercial entities and the government could drastically change the outlook of their houses, industrial buildings and even whole parts of a city. A wall decal can be made by anyone. You upload a picture of the house, add the exact measures of your facade and you create you own custom design via the wizard where you choose between existing templates or create one based on pictures you upload yourself. When done, you order the wall stickers in one go.

Wall decals can be placed by people themselves but the site also facilitates a partner network of professionals who are trained facade wall decal contractors. The practical side of things is something to investigate but I believe this is a really well thought out idea that could potentially disrupt the market of house facading.

iCard: a swiping e-wallet card

icard - augmented reality e-card

iCard is a piece of intelligent plastic which is basically a two-sided screen on which you can browse through the cards that you would normally carry in your wallet, such as your identity card, your driving license, your fuel card, your loyalty cards, your payment cards, library pass, etc. The iCard mimics the numbers on it and its functionality through NFC. No need for more than one card anymore, the iCard is everything you expect from it. Small, easy to use and cheap. The business model is 1ct per card activation and gets billed on a monthly basis.

Enhancing the Oculus Rift experience.

Enhancing the Oculus Rift experience

The Oculus company recently got acquired by Facebook, after it was one of the first giant Kickstarter crowdfunding successes. It a genius piece of hardware which opens the world to a whole new reality as a platform. But its main product, the Oculus Rift, is just to trick your eyes. What it lacks is an environment experience for the body. Therefor I hereby invent the Oculus moving mat, a round rubber mat in the form of a disk that works like a tank track but in a 360 degrees kinda way. This moving floor area anticipates your movement in space to enable you to physically participate in a dreamworld, sports game or action drama. At first, it comes with a suit filled with sensors that calculates your distance from the walls so the moving mat knows where you’re heading (or where you should be heading) at what speed, but over time you can equip your dedicated room with camera’s so the suit becomes obsolete.

I can imagine people reserving part of their homes for their escaping ventures in Oculus realities.

The O-chair; an all-in-one office chair.

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With office space expensive in a lot of area’s and people working mostly as digital nomads space can be used more optimal.

A comfortable office chair with small tablet as desk, a hydraulic arm with a second (large) screen that can be deployed from the back, plugs for any device and electricity plugs under the seating that get powered by batteries in the wheels that are powered by floor contact or through an additional plug for supercharging reduces desk space with a factor between 3 and 5. Furthermore when equipped with a GPS, it can anticipate constant movement. By including your calendar appointments, you will move automatically to the meeting rooms in time, without being distracted from what you do and thus save productivity time. Over time, more intelligence could be build in so it analyzes everything you and your colleagues work on in real time so clusters of work will group people more logically on the floor. Adding the layer of wellness (massage buttons, media center,…) makes sure you never want to leave it again. Except when you feel the urge to spend a penny… 🙂

Square plastic bottles and cans.

Square perfectly fitting bottles and cans

It’s amazing how much space bottles and cans take up so today’s idea is to reduce the lost space that bottles and cans provide.

Square perfectly fitting bottles and cans uses optimal storage space. At the bottom there is a indent that fits the shoulder of the bottle or the can so the volume space is used for 100% (piling the bottles and cans) both in height as in width.

(Google) Talking Thoughts

Thoughts to action.

Dunno whether Google is the right organisation for this idea but they’re certainly crazy enough to create it and put it in some kind of alpha experiment.

Talking Thoughts is an idea in which everything you say out loud gets recorded so you can make plans, resumés, to do lists, meeting minutes, appointments,… anytime, anywhere, on the go and on purpose, via voice commands (start now, last ten minutes,…). It can be build as an extension of current technologies such as google glass or the smartwatch, or it can be launched as a stand-alone connected device (pin, badge) that seamlessly works with a web service accessible via mobile and desktop.

The goal of Talking Thoughts is to facilitate thoughts into concrete actions by simply expressing them.

A Twitter feature: Read later to specific list functionality

I want to read that

Today, Twitter added a new feature to it great service; four photo’s to one tweet and tagging people (who than get a notification). It was Sofie Geyskens tweet that brought it to my attention and they seems also to be experimenting with a share functionality. But it’s not what I neccesarily want from twitter. The one I miss most is a simple read later to list functionality. I follow a lot of people who are sharing interesting content but I check twitter mostly on the go, meaning I don’t have much attention or time to read these interesting articles they post. Mostly, I favorite interesting content but I never go back to these to check them when I have more time…

The simple add to list functionality could be a fourth icon in the series of reply, retweet and favorite that opens a choice to add it to specific read later list.

So Twitter, follow me in this request, pleeeeaaaasse! 🙂

The Central School Library.

school library

Every school of some scale has a library. It represents a big investment for schools and new books are limitedly acquired. This idea is about a centralization all school libraries in one place and make it available as a digital 3D library in which students can wander, discover books and reserve them. They can either choose to get the e-book or the physical one. The e-book is delivered immediately via download, the physical book is delivered the next day at school. 

The distribution center needs to be close to a daily school delivery service system, such as the food delivery, so a system of coopetition can be explored to deliver the books together with the food. 

Binocular glass.

binocular glass

It’s a simple binoculars with so much more app functionality. This concept high end binoculars offers google glass functionality, such animal recognition, Wikipedia & Google earth integration and several razor functionality including infrared vision, heat vision, night vision,…

Modular floor furniture.

Giant Causeway Ireland rocks

I was thinking about the Ireland rocks my dad and sister showed me after they had visited some whisky farms. I find it fascinating how erosion got to make this one giant rock shape so beautifully.

This idea is a dedicated furniture concept for Quinze and Milan where one of my palls is currently working. It’s a moving floor structure like the piles of this rock which forms  the furniture you want. The material used should be firm, but soft (like QM Foam?) so it can the furnitures piles can form chairs, tables, sofa’s, a bar,… By rising from the floor, the elementary piles give support to each other.

With a dedicated app you can select what composition the room you want to have. A dining room? A living room? One living area can suddenly be turned in a different setup for multiple purposes. Also for events, a giant cube with top floor compositions is a guaranteed eyecatcher that everyone wants to visit.

I’d like to see this happen… So Bram, what are you waiting for? 😉

 

Skip to the next sequence: a video feature.

video feature - skip to next sequence

I sometimes (not very often) watch online movies on the YouTube‘s and Vimeo‘s of this world and there is one feature i’d like to add to them. It’s a function that makes me watch it faster. When I watch compilation movies of heavily edited commercials, sometimes I don’t want to wait for the next sequence, I want to skip to the next sequence in it. Especially for (almost -not- a) fail compilation, the duration of some sequences is just too long so I loose interest and skip to another movie. This would be solved if I could just skip the current sequence and the video resumes when a new sequence (camera point-of-view or edit change) is being identified.

Programmable paint.

Pieter Vermeersch illustration for programmable paint

My ‘Glow in the dark’ paint blogpost is one of the most popular on this blog. If you believe in WordPress statistics… But this blogpost will prove to be even better. 😉

Programmable paint is paint that puts a network of sensors on any surface so you can program its color. By adding it wall per wall, you can identify and create collections of programmable wall paint. But it can also be used on furniture. Turning a white rack to funky red and back to black, the possibilities are endless. If you like interior changes, try changing colors. You can use programmable paint pretty passively; program it once and leave if for years. But you can also use one of standard programs that changes the color during the day/night or to its place in the collection. A bit like the works of Pieter Vermeersch who creates emotion and sentiments by coloring rooms, such as I saw at ‘Happy Birthday, Galerie Perrotin’ at Museum Tripostal in Lille some time ago.

So whether you want it a piece of furniture in some bright or just sober color, a wall that behave to your quickly changing interior moods, programmable paint is the way forward.

This programmable paint can also be connected to a mindreader – a device that is connected to your head and transforms brain signals into wall or table colors that can be linked to the emotions you feel. Could be interesting in therapy to faster discover the sentiment of people or when applied in interrogations with suspects.

WebSkinners.com

website skinners

All those websites we use everyday are not always as nice to look at and to say the least, not so very easy to use. Although not as they could be. The idea of Website Skinners is to set up a website in which people can both add new web designs for common and less common used services. Ideally, websites with great webservices can and will be revamped when people think they’re better than the actual design.

Website skinners offers a website skin  for commons websites and webservices such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. People can choose between different lay-outs, minimal, selected or maximum functionality. Website skinners helps to improve the user interface and user experience of existing services.

Better Mornings coffee machine.

David Lynch quote on coffee

That feeling in the morning when you put on the coffee machine but it lacks beans so you first have to fill it up again. Or the water container needs a refill. Or just then, you have to empty the dripping coffee drops tank. It happens to everyone. These are things I don’t mind doing after having enjoyed some espresso’s, whether it is morning, afternoon or evening but only then.

The Better Mornings espresso machine gives you insight. It’s learning as you use the machine and it hints you when you can do best what, in counts of cups of coffee to optimize your morning ritual. How difficult can it be to add a simple display telling you in how many cups time you have to perform one of the actions you just don’t want to do in the morning?

Autowave: the automatic microwave.

Autowave: the automatic microwave

Today, I only checked my twitter account once and this was the tweet I saw that gave me this idea. So thanks, Annick!

The automatic microwave is a microwave oven that scans and decides what needs to happen with its content. Whether it’s a cup of hot water or a bowl of soup, uncooked potatoes or a lamb shoulder, it exactly knows what to do with it, for how long, and the result is that it comes out perfectly hot, cooked or defrosted.

All ofcourse automatically, you don’t need to push a button for that. Also when you’re in front of the autowave, it doesn’t beep.

1 second beep microwave

The intelligent motor helmet.

ihelment

The intelligent motor helmet is a motorcycle helmet that has an earphone, microphone and a google glass-like visor that you can control with your voice and simple controls at the moto steering wheel. The first app i can think off is a clever GPS that boths combines itineraries planning, itineraries and speeding traps announcements. For the rest, it’s has some entertainment center functionality included (music, social media streams, …). I call it… the iHelmet. 🙂

Sensorkeys.

Sensorkeys

With nanosensortechnology, the possibilities are endless. I was pondering whether it could be used in a home or office context and I see an opportunity in creating programmable keys with this technology. If they communicate with doorlocks, you should never use it anymore. Doors would automatically open when you’re near them. In addition to it, you could also have an app for your smartphone in which a control panel displays where your keys are at any moment and what locks are closed and open. In an office context, it could be connected to a time tracking tool and agenda. Any room could be fitted with extra sensors so the keys can also take into account time spend for lunch, toilet visits, smoking breaks, meeting times, etc.

The business model is both in providing the products and creating services around it. The marketing story could be built around convenience and safety.

Rope connectors.

Connecting ropes

I was a scout once. For almost 3 years but it wasn’t something I really enjoyed. However the basic to knots is something I will never forgot. My idea today is one that resolves the problem of not knowing what knot  you need when tieing knots. I would like to introduce 2 new type of ropes. Ropes with magnets at the end to be reused and ropes with superglue at the end that connect by consequence of a chemical reaction.

Solvable chewing gum.

chewing gum

No matter where you look, you see gum. If you walk the sidewalk, cross a market place or just stand in line at a bus stop, chewing gum is sticking to the ground everywhere.  It makes the environment look less nice. The white, over gray to black spots on the pavement… It’s a real garbage problem and tt doesn’t go away in a couple weeks, gum only resolves after at least 25 years.

My idea would be to invest research time in finding a way to automatically solve chewing gum when consumed. There must be a way to find a substance that increase the resolve time of chewing gum drastically. A molecule that is activated by saliva perhaps? Or by air?

The way to earn money is simple, get the ip on it and convince governments to force chewing gum manufacturers to use it.

Ailurl, give e-mail wings.

ailurl - give email wings.

Ailurl solves e-mail clutter. Ailurl is a technique in that indexes e-mail and creates a unique ailurl per e-mail that you can use to refer to. It can be used privately and publicly. You can use an ailurl in individual mails or as public links to e-mail messages. You can bundle ailurls to labels or create custom list of ailurl’s so you can organise your conversations better.

When e-mails are send to teams, you get diffused answers. It happens so many times that one refers to another mail that was send. It just needs a better organisation. Ailurl works with piles where you can direct your messages to.  If the world would start using ailurl, we will not waste time using e-mail but make it more efficient. E-mail is not something of the past.

Open up e-mail. Go public. Give e-mail wings. Make your mailbox swing. With Ailurl, your email indexed.

The business model: Sell to Google.

Spot-a-date.com: Spotify’s dating service.

Find spotify love

All people I know love music. It’s a giant part of yourself. A form of self-expression, discovery and a topic to talk about. In every conversation with strangers, when you get interested in each other, you talk about music. Or you go dancing. 🙂

Music brings people together. Every good film has a great music score. Whether you’re going to a festival, or when you enjoy an intimate jazz concert or when you’re listening to Spotify…

Spotadate is a addon/plugin/app for Spotify where that uses the streams of people. It analyses the music taste and sentiments from people. It uses it to present people you don’t know yet that could compliment or amplify yourself. It serves you people that can be friends or potential dates.

You can plug into other people’s streams to get familiar with their musical tastes and genres. And you can swap any stream to another one.

You see anonymously what people are listening too. You could tinder your way around people’s profiles, follow people’s stream. When you like someone’s taste of music, you can use the ‘identity myself with …’ button. When this person uses the same app, (s)he gets a notification to listen to your stream. When there is a match a chat functionality launches.

You can choose to use the app anonymously or with your real name. Find Spotify love with Spotadate!

Human Body Dryer.

human body dryer

You know that feeling when you’re leaving the swimming pool and go for the dressing room? The moment you finally have your towel and start to dry yourself. It’s not nice. You’re a bit cold, feel clam, and whenever you have children… Well, that moment lasts even longer. All of these make the swim-experience not my favorite sport (but also I’m not good a swimmer).

It would be much better experience if these moments could be anticipated with Human Body Dryers. It’s a tunnel that air-dries  your body completely on a gentle temperature. Ideally, it’s placed between the showers towards the dressing rooms. It could gain cleaning time and definitely you can diminish the amount of changing rooms.

For swim-customers, the time gained for customers is a plus and the drying experience is something like one can enjoy a jacuzzi in certain swimming temples but for free.

Stylus by MontBlanc.

Stylus By MontBlancStylus by MontBlanc would be a stylus pen, stylish and expensive. Equipped with a pen, a soft brush and a precision stylus. A great gift for business people. And a great extension of the MontBlanc writing instruments range.

Social Bargain Hunters.

shopping running

Whenever you look for something, someone else can find it cheaper, definitely. Social Bargain Hunter is a P2P market place where people can add what they want to buy, where they will buy it. Then it gets challenged by the social bargain hunters. It’s not about the right price, it’a about the best price. A social bargain hunter looks for the best (read: cheaper) deals. The difference between the original price and the found price is shared between the publisher of the loot and the hunter who has found the best deal. A percentage is kept by the platform.

This means you can start to make money by shopping. A woman’s wet dream, no? 🙂

Shopping

MyByo: your biography page

the one and only

About.me was not always here. I remember ASL.to; a simple webpage service where you stated your Age, Sex and Location. Oh, and you could enrich your nickname with a pic of your dog. Nothing much changed since then… 🙂

MyByo is an attempt to create a semantic bio for yourself. A wikipedia of biographies that put owners in control of their page. It’s linked to your digital ID so you can take control of what you want people to see. It will be encourages by governments and internet services that you maintain this page yourself. When people want to refer to you in a digital context, this will use this preferred link that automatically evolves as you grow older. You will have a public MyByo and a private one. You can edit and enhance your MyByo. By connecting MyByo to other services, you can choose to update it automatically. You can also set reminders every few years to update it when you’re not so active online.

MyByo guarantees you your digital biography is always up-to-date and current. If I add the TheWriteID aspect again you can use it to create variations and personas and even keep them for personal references per era.

Battery walls exchange service.

Batteries Exchange Vending Machine

With modular systems on the rise, phones and tablets will be able to use the same parts in different brands of technology. I foresee a standardisation of batteries. And my next idea anticipates it with a technology parts sharing society;

Battery walls are vending machines with charged batteries. When you enter your old, you get a ‘new’, charged one. Every battery that gets returned gets checked on optimal life expectation. If it’s below a certain threshold, it will be recycled.

The business model works on very small subscription fees & a transaction cost. It could be placed at entrances of business parks, in office buildings, on parkings next to highways, high traffic consumer places, etc…

 

WeddiMeddi-ring; your health file(d) on your corpse.

WeddiMeddi Ring

Wearable stuff is what it’s all about right? The WeddiMeddi is a ring with your medical data filed on. It can be read hospitals, medics, nurses, etc. Whenever something goes wrong, the healthcare personel sector does not always have the right information about patients. In case of life and death situations, it’s not wrong to have a device in which the most pertinent information can be read out instantly.

The choice for a ring? Just like a wedding ring, it’s the only thing one will always wear. For better and for worse. 🙂

Smartphone Analytics.

smartphone analytics

If you see how addicted people are to their smartphone, it’s time to do something about it. People should be more in control but in reality they are not really. It’s not that the smartphone has to go but as with alcohol, it’s best when used moderately.

The smartphone analytics app not only monitors everything you do and how much spend on your device, it tells you exactly how much time you waste on your phone watching unnecessary reminders, starting to do stuff without actually doing something, etc. With this knowledge, Smartphone Analytics offers a paying management console in which you can amend your ‘time-consuming’ settings more easily so you are waisting less and less time on your phone. It will also alert you when you’re losing unnecessary time on your phone as it happens.

A simple support principle: don’t close tickets.

excited customers

Don’t you hate it when some customer support system automatically closes tickets without them being solved? The personal touch is gone and often people who are not helped, refuse to enter their question for a second time. The perception on customer support, your product and/or service and brand will be bad…

A simple support principle would be that you don’t close tickets yourself but ask your customer to do so. If not, (s)he will be contacted. Creating opportunities to touch base with end customers is not a buzzword. It’s simple principle whereby you create a dialogue and you will get to know numerous ways on how you can improve your product, service and brand perception. The feedback from your customers can be used to drive your business as they will be your first brand ambassadors.

At kañooh, we implemented this principle, next to some other customer touch points. So far, this works great and our clients think so too. Try it for your business.

Amytime.com delivers it anytime you want.

Everything you want, right now.

You want it and you want it now? With large e-shops offering pretty everything, the sales channels are open 24/7. Only the logistics lag a bit. What if… you could order instant delivery with anything you buy? The ultimate goal is to get a delivery at home within the shortest possible timespan. Amazon’s drone idea is not so bad. The business model could work with different monetising formulas; instant delivery, nightly deliveries, exact delivery, …  It could even be implemented with rates that behave like share prices on the stock exchange.

Search.me: Search your cloud services.

Look it up

You know that feeling that you don’t know where you’ve put something? Are your pictures partly on Picasa, Dropbox and perhaps you’ve also published some on Flickr? Or that one file, is it in mailbox X, Y, Z or on Box.net? Filter failure is a reality nowadays. It mostly happens when you don’t know where you have filed it.

Search.me is a virtualisation layer that indexes all your (private) info and makes it discoverable via a handy personal search so you can easily find your stuff back across all the cloud services you use.

Not only does it index (not copying) your content in all these places, an extra offer is made to manage your cloud services more efficiently. Using simple ‘fall over’ principes, you can use freemium models to their full potential. Just because it’s a virtualisation layer, it can bypass certain limits in freemium services by creating new accounts or cleverly combining multiple services.

Off course search.me is also freemium available… And soon will be bought by Google.

Can't find it? Doesn't exist

Nano pills.

nano pills

I went to a #bryo4ever event tonight and I had really nice talks with a various audience. I didn’t really brainstorm a lot but with one. The idea? Intelligent pills that tell the nurses whether a patient has taken his/her pills.

How does it work? Well, a nano sensor is added to the form of a pill. That nano sensor has two main characteristics. The first is that is programmable to be identified (you can add a pill name and dosage to it but also tell who it’s for). The second characteristic is that when the substance around is resolved and taken up by the body, the sensor sends out a signal that it has been consumed. Follow up on patients is really easy. In case you were wondering… The sensor just comes out with the next toilet visit.