The COVID-19 epidemic may have had a devastating impact on most industries, but creatives worldwide have used this time wisely and put their talents to good use.
In this article, we look at a few industries that have benefited from the creative innovations that Covid has produced.
How do you get children to social distance on the playground?
Berlin-based inventors Martin Binder and Claudio Rimmele created Rimbin, a concept for an infection-free playground.
2. Beauty & Wellness
As part of their guidelines to effectively combat the Coronavirus infections, the WHO recommends washing your hands for 20 -30 seconds with soap and water.
With this in mind, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics designed a “30-Second Soap” that as the name suggest dissolves within 30 seconds of vigorous use.
12-year old Israel Smith, a sixth-grader at Brookhaven Innovation Academy Charter School in Norcross, Georgia was so impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, that he decided to channel his anxiety into creating his very own video game.
4. Electronics & Robotics
During a worldwide pandemic where sanitising everything from your hands to your groceries, your smartphone should be a priority.
“This conceptual toaster was designed to make disinfecting your phones a little easier and, honestly, more fun! It also charges your phone while disinfecting it which is a nice way to reduce your screen time. I mean your phone is being “toasted” so you can’t take it out till it’s done!”
The Leaf Mask is the world’s first transparent FDA Registered, U-15 HEPA N99+, Self UV-C sterilising smart mask.
“With the Leaf Mask, you are able to reconnect with your loved ones by staying safe behind the LEAF Transparent Face Mask. In short, you stay safe and you keep others safe, while still understanding their expressions. It enables us to be as close to “normal” as we can be right now.“
6. Food & Beverage
Stockholm-based developer Chris Mortimer’s app, BYEVID, enables Swedish drinkers to book their pub visit online, ahead of time, or to scan a QR code once in the bar, allowing owners to see if the venue has reached its safe capacity.
7. Mental Health & Fitness
Mindline.sg is a mental health site developed by teams from the MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT), the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).
The website provides you with tools, tips and resources that can help to manage your health and well-being.
8. Information Technology
“Microsoft claims that global unemployment in 2020 may reach a quarter of a billion, based on its own calculations.
Because of this, they are launching a new global skills initiative — with the goal of bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year.”
In late April, the company placed a monitor at the front of the store that can read customers’ temperatures. Anyone with a temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius will trigger an alarm and denied entry.”
Safran unveils seating innovations to improve passengers’ comfort and protection post-Covid.
“The Interspace Lite, creates partitions around economy-class seats by leaving the middle seat of three vacant and by installing concave padded shells on them, which are the same height as the seat. These shells can be installed on 90% of economy seats and provide a degree of privacy as well as protection for post-COVID travels.”
History has proven over the years that when faced with challenges or hardship, ingenuity from design can bring about great innovation.
The current pandemic we’re facing, is no exception.
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