Mike Woods, Tangerine
Dr Ana Ortiz Garcia, rheumatologist
Inspired by the discomfort and frustration people with RA experience when dressing or undressing, Unido provides a fastening solution for clothing utilising nanotechnology to create micro-mechanical surfaces. These grip like the fingers of a gecko, or the one-way texture of sharkskin, to produce synthetic closures and grip points. Unido allows clothes and accessories to be designed with large flexible openings for easy access without sacrificing elegance. Clothes can be gathered, shaped, adjusted or fitted as the occasion requires, without the ripping sounds of Velcro.
Relationships form an integral part of a fulfilling life. Everyone experiences fumbling fingers and packaging that resists all but the strongest and most dexterous grip. In the heat of the moment, opening a condom packet can be a challenge. The concept of Spiro Condom addresses this by creating a pack that is big enough to grip firmly in one hand while pulling an opening loop with the other. With its spiral form, the condom may be easier to put on.