One of the James Dyson Award entrants, Stefan Zwegers, thinks it's the latter, which is why his Sensible Music invention turns bass into vibrations when listening to music through headphones.
Imagine looking at Google Maps on your tablet, and feeling one corner grow heavier where your destination is located. Or reading an ebook on your phone, and being aware of the fatter side of the book.
The Dyson Awards are one of the highlights of the year for us—after all, what else could bring a life-aid bazooka to fruition? But James Dyson—yes, he of vacuum cleaner fame—needs your help. He needs YOU to enter the 2011 awards with your problem-solving inventions.
A buoyancy aid from Australia has won this year's James Dyson Award, which battled alongside 14 amazing finalists. Made from hydrophobic foam which expands in the water, the Longreach aid can be fired 150m out to sea to save lives.
There are just four days until the international winner of the James Dyson Awards is announced from one of the following 15 finalists. Some amazing inventions are up for it, including that water sterilization bottle from the UK.
An English graduate has won this year's James Dyson Award, which is a coveted design award in the UK. Taking on the noble challenge of finding a cure for water sterilization, Timothy Whitehead's bottle cleans water in just 2mins flat.
I've seen kids zooming about on Heeleys, but Treadways' motorized shoes are firmly for Adult Use Only. The designer has entered them into the annual James Dyson Awards, and if successful could be put on the market. No more walking!