Author Archives: Innovation or Not?

Innovation or Not? - Vector Scissors

I came across these attractive and thoughtfully designed Vector Scissors in a post by Innovation Excellence contributor Matthew E May that promise to in addition to the normal day to day jobs that scissors execute, to also be able to cut perfectly straight lines. Interesting invention, sure, clever design, sure, but are they an innovation? Continue reading

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Innovation or Not? - Healthy Chocolate

I came across the inspiration for the latest in the “Innovation or Not?” series through a London Business School announcement of their upcoming TELL Series speakers, and noticing that Nancy Cruickshank, co-Founder of MyShowcase would be speaking on May 21, 2014. Clicking over to the web site, I noticed that one of the highlighted products was Ohso Probiotic Chocolate which Andrew Marten brands as a healthy chocolate. Continue reading

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Innovation or Not? - A Smart Smart Home Approach

I came across the inspiration for the latest in the “Innovation or Not?” series through a current London Business School student – Marie Milleron – for a Smart Home idea that they are raising money for on IndieGoGo. The idea is pretty simple on its face, but I’m sure there is a lot of complexity behind the scenes. Continue reading

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Is 3D Pen a Novelty or an Innovation?

We came across the 3Doodler 3D Pen on CNN and after clicking over to its Kickstarter page, we have a question for you. Is this 3D Pen a novelty (a flash in the pan that is temporarily catching people’s imagination) or an innovation, likely to persist in the arts and craft world as something that adds value to that universe? Continue reading

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Your Entire Digital Identity on a Single Card

We’ve seen numerous approaches over the years to try and store various types of consumer data, but it wasn’t until recently that we came across the Keepod, which aims to offer a single card on which users’ entire digital soul can be stored. Continue reading

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Healthcare Kiosks are Coming

Walk-in kiosks for retail settings are coming and promise to deliver healthcare on the spot via telemedicine. HealthSpot is part of a wave of upcoming small, walk-in telemedicine kiosk designed to deliver access to high-quality healthcare in retail stores and other non-traditional settings. Continue reading

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A Portable Emergency Room

A rugged, 15-pound device called the LifeBot 5 is a new small device that’s designed to potentially serve as a portable emergency room. Continue reading

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