Surpen

A TOOL TO STIMULATE CREATIVE THOUGHT.

The increased popularity of social media has enforced the idea that we need to be constantly connected.  This has caused an unhealthy habit that turns people into social network addicts. With eyes fixated on screens and hands glued to devices, time is used up by mindlessly scrolling through the lives of others, a pastime proven to exacerbate anxiety.

This anti device pen was conceived as a tool to replace the habit of obsessive scrolling with a mindful activity. Through playful and contemplative actions the mind can wander into a daydream and open up parts of the brain linked to creativity.  The pen allows you to directly express these creative thoughts through a physical medium. 


Battery Booster Headphones

HEADPHONES THAT CAN ALSO BOOST THE BATTERY OF YOUR PHONE, USING THE ACOUSTIC ENERGY PRODUCED FROM THE SPEAKERS.

The inability to connect with technology, such as a phone, social network, or the internet, can lead to ‘disconnection anxiety’. A common inducer of this condition is caused by the quick deterioration of phone batteries. However, many new technologies are in development that aim to combat this problem, one of them being acoustic energy harvesting.

By using highly sensitive piezoelectric film, the average decibel output from headphones can accumulate energy into a battery reservoir to be later used in a time of need. In addition to this, the headphones unique collapsible form provides convenient portability for travel.