ENSAD design contest

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Within the context of NANOYOU, students from ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) in Paris, participated in the workshop "Communicating Objects" where they made proposals to apply nanotechnologies in objects of our day to day life. Have a look at their creative proposals below!



Habiter la lumière – Living Light by Lise Labdant and Karouna Chanyudhakorn  
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This project deploys an existing translucent type of concrete, which would be impregnated with nanoparticles. The nanoparticles would allow the concrete to adapt to the climate, saving energy by using natural resources such as the sun to save on lighting and heating.


This is a project on cutlery which is programmable to the specific needs of his / her user (s) to fight against allergies, nutrition deficiencies, overweight, etc.


The smart plaster is a functional system using nanotechnology which performs tests on blood samples that are essential to medical diagnostics. The advantage is its simple graphical display that stands out from the usual blood test reports. It provides an overall, clear and fast report, on a device which is attached to the patient. Test results can therefore not be confused amongst patients.


This is a project on an index for the environmental impact of the import of fruit: the fruit Miles Index. The information needed to create this index would be gathered through RFID technology. The latter would be integrated in the crates used to transport the fruit from the producers to the selling place.


I horny
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i-Horny is a lollypop that promotes romantic encounters, based on genetic and physiological compliance and opposition. The lollipop changes color according to these criteria. The game is to find someone with a complementary color.

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