The German design office mangodesign has made it its business to not only design products for the young generation but to also consider the special requirements of the older generation. For many years they have been creating mobile telephones for the elderly. But as there are many areas in everyday life that would benefit from products for seniors, mangodesign developed four product concepts that make life decidedly easier.
mangodesign developed BigMoney to make the process of finding small change easier and quicker. BigMoney is a purse that simplifies sorting your small change. The coin pocket has an inbuilt magnifying glass that enlarges the contents. Additionally, when opened, the coin pocket is lit up by three LEDs.
NaviMi is a modern compass for the elderly and everyone with a deficit in orienting themselves in a public space. NaviMi is set at the point of origin. From then on, the direction and the distance to the point of origin are always visible and readable. NaviMi is meant to provide orientation and safety in known and new environments.
Most households have up to four remote controls lying on their tables. There are many universal remote controls available on the market already. Most of the time, these cannot completely replace the original remotes as not all functions are represented. Einfach4 goes a different way: like a cap it sits on top of the original remote and hence highlights the most important functions. Large ergonomic controls also make it easy to use.
Have I always got my most important things with me? A practical solution for everyday: VergissMalNichts shows what is already in your bag. A small RFID chip signals if an item is in the bag or not. VergissMalNichts is meant to prevent you from forgetting personal things and makes is unnecessary to permanently check your bag while on the go. The RFID chips can easily be attached to the most important items as a sticker or a tag. The VergissMalNichts receiver then recognises if the matching item is in the bag or not. As soon as the item is detected the matching symbol expires on the VergissMalNichts display.