The best designed products of 2016

ebola core concept

Get ready to replace everything in your house.

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has announced the gold and silver candidates for its 2016 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). The competition recognizes designers and artists that have achieved excellence in product design &mdash everything from nifty flower pots to high-tech disease-fighting solutions.

There are 73 candidates for the top prizes, selected from a pool of more than 1,700 projects from over 30 countries.

The grand prize winners will be announced August 17, but in the meantime, here our some of our favorites.

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The Ecolab Mobile Solids Dispenser gives restaurant workers an easy way to stay germ-free. Users simply attach the dispenser to the sink under running water, which filters through to turn solid soap or sanitizer into a usable liquid.

CORE Cooling Packs allow Ebola workers to stay in their muggy, multi-layered protection suits twice as long. All they need to do is activate the cooling agent in the rubber glove.

Unlike traditional plaster casts, which must be built for specific body parts, BoneAid is a one-size-fits-all board that can fit arms, legs, or ankles. It also packs flat, meaning it can travel around the world for cheap.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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