The Snail wins the Electrolux Design Lab 2010 race
Your ideas will shape how people prepare and store food, wash clothes, and do dishes in the homes of 2050 when 74% of the world’s population are predicted to live in an urban environment. Growing populations living in concentrated areas dictate a need for greater space efficiency. This year, special consideration will be given to designers that submit a design within the context of a range or suite of solutions/appliances. Your design ideas should address key consumer requirements; being green, adaptive to time and space, and allowing for individualization.
The Snail is a portable heating and cooking device based on magnetic induction processes. Such is the size and versatility of the Snail, it can be stuck directly on to a pot, a pan, a mug etc. to heat the contents. Thisreduces the amount of space required for conventional cooking whilst adding portability to the process. Powered by a high density sugar crystal
battery, the Snail converts the energy from the sugar, heating up a coil to conduct the magnetic induction process to the utensil. Integrated sensors detect the food type being heated; automatically adjusting the time and temperature. A simple touch sensitive display with interface helps to monitor the process.
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