Springwise Daily | An attention-powered car, interchangeable glasses frames, and bidding for 3D printing projects


September 30, 2013.

Hi Jim,

Here are the new business ideas that caught our attention today:

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From Australia, car slows down when drivers lose attention

Motor insurance company RAC has developed the Attention Powered Car, a vehicle that detects when drivers are becoming distracted and slows it to a stop. READ MORE...


One-size-fits-all glasses lenses enable wearers to customize their frames

Frameri has created a system that lets spectacle wearers easily swap the frames that hold their prescription lenses. READ MORE...

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Businesses bid to 3D print consumer designs

A new site called CowFab sees 3D printing facilities competing to work on designers’ projects by offering the best deal. READ MORE...



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Federation of Bakers introduces a limited edition scent to send an important public message regarding the nutritional value of bread.
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The BaseCamp Bonn Young Hostel uses camping caravans and trailers as rooms.
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piq Chocolates uses rapid prototyping techniques to create personalized and custom-made candy.
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An illustrator plagued with anxiety issues portrays psychological conditions as colorful monsters, an enemy that can be defeated.
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PSFK is gearing up for two half day events in London and San Fransisco this fall.
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Leveraging advances in projection technology to provide directional cues and heads-up warnings to people when they need them.
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Projection lighting technologies can deliver a visual guide and assurance where and when people need it.
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In the Thermobooth, contact between the users triggers the flash and the camera to snap a picture, printed in a lo-fi photgraph.
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Created by Reitveld Landscap and Studio Frank Havermans, 'Secret Operation 610′ serves as a working environment for researchers.
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PSFK and The Curve Report from NBCUniversal Integrated Media examine the evolution of digital content creation and consumption.
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Secretive subscription service gives people everything they need to deal with the unexpected.
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CEO of Bulldog Drummond discusses how entrepreneurs can successfully share the value of what they have created.
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The brand's cross-country contest asks makers to pitch their products to be featured in the store.
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Users of the popular productivity tool can now save and organize their paper memos within the app itself.
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A team at Ordnance Survey has created a map of Great Britain in the popular video game, featuring 22 billion blocks.
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Artist balances minimalism and technical mastery to develop a unique visual interpretation of Islamic culture.
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The IPCC reports back after 15 years, Etsy hosts small biz classes and Google's new search algorithm.
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Wearable luggage and a time capsule Steve Jobs buried is unearthed. We round up the top ideas surfacing this week.
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Innovators are exploring how light can be used to quickly transfer information in stores and other environments.
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Lighting sources are dynamically capturing and syncing with the real-time information around us to communicate location-specific information.
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In the final week of our ten week series with IQ by Intel, we explore the way wearable interfaces impact the entertainment landscape.
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What Van Life, a surf documentary, can teach brands about connecting with their customers on a personal level.
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We speak with one of the founding partners of Billings Jackson Design about how to create human-centered structures on a large scale.
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Mobile lighting solutions are creating flexible environments which can be layered onto a cityscape promoting safe nocturnal activity.
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Lighting is being deployed on-demand to demarcate new spaces and accommodate multiple use-cases.
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Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a flexible, wearable thermometer about half the width of a human hair.
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Intuitive interfaces synced with light are lowering the barrier to engagement and creating novel ways for people to interact with a space.
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Technologies are being used to translate people's gestures into graphic images of light to achieve different ends.
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PSFK interviews the top contender in our Jawbone Connect Up design contest.
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