Session 7&8 ( Business Innovation& serious play)

The first session of the class, the lecture show us a video of a sports gadget, that can track athletes health during the game. The purpose of the gadget is to check whether the athlete can continue the game, after taking an impact/ injury. How the gadget invented, is partly due to business innovation, combining sport and technology together.

After watching the video, lecture asked us to think of a different idea, by combining 2 different industry together. Through our group discussion, we decided that a mindset headphone is a good idea.The Product/Business is Neuro-audio Headphone.The combination of the electrical industry and Neuroscience industry. The purpose of the headphone is to improve the focus of the human brain, monitor and track brain activity and also for relaxation.

What are the benefits of the mindset headphone:

  • Analyze the brain activity and “knows” the stress level of the individual.
  • Adapt the playlist to suit the current situation
  • Stores user’s performances and the on- stop solution for your mind

Features of the mindset headphone:

  • Adjustable and customizable
  • Cloud access(no need to worry about the storage)
  • LED lights adjust to the individual mood and brain activity
  • Bluetooth and wireless
  • Chargeable

Target Audiences:

  • Working adults
  • Patients(high blood)
  • Students
  • Elderly
  • Anyone!

Serious Play

Children ‘s second nature is play. They like to play around with things, curious about everything. What about adults? Do they play too? In our hectic, modern lives, many of us focus so heavily on work and family commitments that we never seem to have time for pure fun. Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we’ve stopped playing. When we carve out some leisure time, we’re more likely to zone out in front of the TV or computer than engage in fun, rejuvenating play like we did as children. But just because we’re adults, that doesn’t mean we have to take ourselves so seriously and make life all about work. We all need to play. I love to play computer games and basketball. It makes me feel relax and happy. I enjoy every moment of it. All work no play makes jack a dull boy, adults does play too, play can add joy to life, relieve stress, supercharge learning, and connect you to others and the world around you. Play can also make work more productive and pleasurable.

Not only that, play can help us to be more creative and innovative. However, we cannot overdo it, when we are too use to the comfort zone, we start to get lazy. So we have to balance “play” and work .