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Well Tech Awards Showcase Green Innovation at Milan Design Week
Posted By Jorge Diego Etienne On April 16, 2010 @ 1:23 am In Design,Design for Health,Green Products,humanitarian design,Innovation,Milan Furniture Fair | 1 Comment
Well-Tech’s mission is to support the creation of innovative projects through planning, research, and promotion. The wide range of designs include electric cars , new materials, renewable energy generators, clothing and designs for the disabled among others. The 5 day exhibition takes place in the interior of the Palazzo Isimbardi, a historic building in the heart of Milan that serves as a perfect setting for the modern design projects.
One of the highlights of this year’s exhibition is Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV , a zero-emissions vehicle with strong acceleration. Its compact magnet synchronous motor generates high torque at low speeds with an incredibly quiet and smooth sound. Compared to regular cars, the i-MiEV produces almost no noise or vibration.
Julene Aguirre’s Sun Station  is an energy-generating piece of public furniture that provides electricity for charging electronics.
The 2028 One is an electric vehicle conceived by Mexican designer Sergio Luna. The compact single-seater features a control system similar to that of the Segway.
This All Mountain Wheel Chair  was designed by Francisco Lupin, who sought to combine the qualities of a common wheelchair with a sturdier sport chair for all-terrain transportation.
The Mobility for Each One is a low-cost prosthetic leg designed by Sebastien Dubois for landmine survivors. Its design makes walking easier by propelling toe and foot momentum forces back into the leg.
Taiyou is a solar-powered gondola designed by Fredric Hyltén-Cavallius . Designed to provide an emission-free mode of mountain transportation, the design can be installed in remote areas where no electric power is available.
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 Well Tech: http://www.well-tech.it/
 products: http://inhabitat.com/products-2/
 technologies: http://inhabitat.com/green-gadgets/
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 electric cars: http://inhabitat.com/tag/electric-car/
 i-MiEV: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/06/transportation-tuesday-toyota-i-miev-sport/
 Project Masiluleke: http://www.poptech.org/project_m/
 Frog Design: http://www.frogdesign.com/
 Sun Station: http://www.julene.de/english/sunstation.html
 Gianluca Soldi: http://www.gianlucasoldi.com/
 Ovetto: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/08/ovetto-bin-by-gianluca-soldi/
 All Mountain Wheel Chair: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/All-mountain-wheel-chair/365708
 Fredric Hyltén-Cavallius: http://www.cavalliusdesign.se/
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 + Milan Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair/
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