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Top 100 Multimedia Concepts in September

From Ambient Messaging Apps to Friend-Finding Blimps

— September 30, 2015 — Tech
Many of the top September 2015 multimedia concepts make the most of interaction design to deliver multi-sensory experiences. This includes messaging apps where it's possible to send "vibes" to contacts, tools to visualize Wi-Fi network signals and email platforms that put an emphasis on music discovery.

More immersive experiences in general are also being created with comic books that feature sounds to pair with visuals, as well as virtual reality movie theaters and tactile devices that change the way people perceive and ultimately experience sound.

These innovative multimedia devices are a reflection of the consumer desire to dive deeper with products and experiences and temporarily escape to a world where all of one's senses feel entirely new again.
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Smartphone-Charging Monitors
Smartphone-Charging Monitors
The Samsung SE370 Wirelessly Charges Mobile Devices
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99
Life-Extending Crowdfunding Platforms
Life-Extending Crowdfunding Platforms
This Website Helps Fund Research on Human Longevity
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98
Solar Internet Drones
Solar Internet Drones
The Facebook Drone 'Aquila' Will Bring the Web to Remote Parts of the World
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97
Movie Motion Sofas
Movie Motion Sofas
Immersit Makes Watching Movies at Home a Theatrical Experience
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96
Metal-Bodied Phone Chargers
Metal-Bodied Phone Chargers
Qualcomm's WiPower Technology Wirelessly Charges Metal Phones
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95
Off-Campus Job Platforms
Off-Campus Job Platforms
The 'WayUp' Start-Up Helps Students Find Part-Time Job Opportunities
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94
Independent Filmmaker Apps
Independent Filmmaker Apps
This App Showcases the Work of Independent Filmmakers from Asia
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93
Brain-Orchestrated Songs
Brain-Orchestrated Songs
This Immersive TV Campaign for Sense8 Used Minds to Create Music
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92
High-Rise Networking Platforms
High-Rise Networking Platforms
'Tenant King' Helps Neighbors Create Community-Based Networks
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91
Cheater-Detecting Services
Cheater-Detecting Services
This Relationship Tool Helps Users Find Out If Their Spouse is Cheating
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90
Journalism Crowdfunding Platforms
Journalism Crowdfunding Platforms
The 'Byline' Website Helps Support Independent Journalism
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89
Anonymous Photo Feedback Services
Anonymous Photo Feedback Services
This Service Helps Users Choose Curate Their Online Photos
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88
Musical Email Subscriptions
Musical Email Subscriptions
'Measured' Combines Email Subscription and Music Discovery
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87
Succinct Political News Apps
Succinct Political News Apps
The 'BriefMe' App Helps Users Stay Politically Informed on the Go
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86
Sight-Impaired Cinemas
Sight-Impaired Cinemas
Zawya Creates a Cinema for the Enjoyment of the Blind & Visually Impaired
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85
Energy Efficiency Rating Platforms
Energy Efficiency Rating Platforms
This Startup Wants to Grade the Energy Efficiency of Each Home
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84
Friend-Finding Blimps
Friend-Finding Blimps
The Pepsi Max GPS Blimp Helps You Locate Your Lost Buddies
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83
Image-Based Fashion Apps
Image-Based Fashion Apps
This App Helps Users Shop Based on Visual Features Alone
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82
Miniature Drum Machines
Miniature Drum Machines
The BeatBuddy Mini Allows For Realistic and Convenient Beat-Making
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81
Virtual Reality Cockpits
Virtual Reality Cockpits
This Invention Offers Consumers the Thrill of Flying from Your Desk
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80
Projection-Mapped Train Stations
Projection-Mapped Train Stations
Technology Gives a New Face to the St. Louis Union Station
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79
Climate Change-Predicting Apps
Climate Change-Predicting Apps
This New App Predicts the Aftermath of Global Warming
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78
Energy Efficient Road Signs
Energy Efficient Road Signs
These Elctronic Paper Road Signs Run Entirely on Sunlight
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77
Marijuana-Locating Apps
Marijuana-Locating Apps
'Blaze Now' Helps Users Rate and Find Marijuana Dispensaries
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76
Sleek Modular Touchpads
Sleek Modular Touchpads
This Modular Slate Can Perform Several Different Functions
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75
Expressive Music Messaging Apps
Expressive Music Messaging Apps
The MSTY App Lets Users Send Music with Texts
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74
Education-Encouraging Apps
Education-Encouraging Apps
This App Encourages Students to Explore Careers in Technology
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73
Multimedia Graphic Novels
Multimedia Graphic Novels
This Book Features Fiction, Crowd-Sourced Music and Original Graphics
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72
Indoor Safety Sensors
Indoor Safety Sensors
This System Monitors People in Their Homes to Prevent Accidents
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71
Music Streaming Platforms
Music Streaming Platforms
Yamaha's MusicCast Will Include Wireless Speakers, Sound Bars and More
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70
Beer-Selecting Apps
Beer-Selecting Apps
This Mobile Platform Helps Patrons Find the Perfect Beer
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69
Ambient Messaging Apps
Ambient Messaging Apps
This Program Allows Users to Send Vibes to Friends and Family Via WiFi
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68
Dual-Powered Theater Systems
Dual-Powered Theater Systems
Kinepolis Has Launched a New Laser-Powered Theater Experience
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67
Weather-Specific Shopping Apps
Weather-Specific Shopping Apps
This New Shopping App Suggests Clothing Choices Based on Weather
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66
News-Based Dating Apps
News-Based Dating Apps
This App Matches Users Based on the Kinds of News Articles They Read
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65
Minimalist Online Magazines
Minimalist Online Magazines
'One' Magazine Only Shares a Single Piece of Content Each Day
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64
Nostalgic Online Greeting Cards
Nostalgic Online Greeting Cards
Paperless Post is Bringing Alexander Girard to Today's Era
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63
Augmented Mobile Ads
Augmented Mobile Ads
Discovery Channel's Shark Week is Being Promoted to Young Mobile Users
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62
Farmer Mental Health Campaigns
Farmer Mental Health Campaigns
This Project Uses Selfies to Fight the Stigma of Mental Illness
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61
GIF-Making Apps
GIF-Making Apps
This App Allows Users to Create Personalized GIFs
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60
Web-Based Presentation Programs
Web-Based Presentation Programs
This Site Allows Users to Add Audience Analytics to Presentations
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59
Travel Gear-Sharing Services
Travel Gear-Sharing Services
This Service Allows Users to Rent Out Their Travel Equipment
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58
On-Demand Bike Rentals
On-Demand Bike Rentals
This App Gives Memebers Access to Mobile Bike Rentals
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57
Animal Perspective Software
Animal Perspective Software
This Multispectral Image Calibration Program Lets You See Like Animals
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56
Audible Traffic Light Apps
Audible Traffic Light Apps
This App Makes Walk Signals Accessible for the Visually Impaired
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55
Junk-Selling Apps
Junk-Selling Apps
The 'Tradr' App Allows Users to Easily Sell Junk and Handmade Goods
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54
Tactile Musical Devices
Tactile Musical Devices
This Gadget Gives the Hearing Impaired a Different Way to Experience Sound
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53
Virtual Girlfriend Apps
Virtual Girlfriend Apps
The 'Xiaoice' App Acts as a Form of Digital Companionship
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52
Random Website Generators
Random Website Generators
This Unusual Search Engine Helps You Find Useful Online Services
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51
Chic Customizable Earbuds
Chic Customizable Earbuds
These Handcrafted Headphones Can Be Molded to Fit the Wearer's Ears
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50
On-Demand Parking Apps
On-Demand Parking Apps
This App Helps Drivers Locate and Reserve Parking Spaces in Advance
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49
Personalized Vinyl Records
Personalized Vinyl Records
This Service Allows Users to Create Custom Records on Demand
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48
Relationship-Saving Apps
Relationship-Saving Apps
The 'Without' App Helps Couples in Long-Distance Relationships
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47
Crowdsourced Imaging Apps
Crowdsourced Imaging Apps
This Social App Provides Real-Time Images from Places Around the World
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46
Time-Lapse Tripods
Time-Lapse Tripods
This Battery-Free Smartphone Device Helps Stabilize Videos
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45
Crowdsourced Navigation Systems
Crowdsourced Navigation Systems
This Interactive Map Helps Pedestrians Navigate City Streets
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44
Ambient Cat Noise Generators
Ambient Cat Noise Generators
This Website Recreates the Sound of a Purring Cat
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43
Multi-Material 3D Printers
Multi-Material 3D Printers
MIT Designed the 'Multifab' That Can Print Ten Materials at Once
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42
Crowdsourced Drone Rental Services
Crowdsourced Drone Rental Services
The Droner Platform Easily Connects Customers to Drone Pilots
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41
Virtual Household Design Apps
Virtual Household Design Apps
This App Allows Users to Preview Different Interior Design Options
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40
Endangered Animal Projections
Endangered Animal Projections
The Empire State Building Reminds Us to Save the Lions and Others
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39
Digital Puppetry Software
Digital Puppetry Software
This Animation Software Allows Users to Control Designs with Their Hands
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38
3D-Printed VR Goggles
3D-Printed VR Goggles
Paralo Play Transforms Google's Virtual Reality Headset with 3D Printing
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37
VR Dinosaur Experiences
VR Dinosaur Experiences
The Jurassic Park 'Raptors Encounter' Ride Mimics Reality
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36
Instant Touchscreen Devices
Instant Touchscreen Devices
The 'Ubi' Sensor Turns Any Surface into an Interactive Touchscreen
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35
Solid Steel Earphones
Solid Steel Earphones
These High-Quality Earbuds are Made from Durable Stainless Steel
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34
Social Media Payment Systems
Social Media Payment Systems
This New Service Helps Banks Take Payments Via Social Media Platforms
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33
Interactive Money-Saving Tools
Interactive Money-Saving Tools
This Customized Software Helps Users Save Money for Retirement
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32
Apartment-Finding Apps
Apartment-Finding Apps
This App Makes It Easier to Rent an Apartment by Cutting Out the Middleman
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31
Anxiety-Alleviating Apps
Anxiety-Alleviating Apps
This App Pushes Users to Carry Out Stress-Reducing Activities
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30
Bluetooth-Providing Accessories
Bluetooth-Providing Accessories
The Auris bluMe Adds Bluetooth to Old-School Audio Equipment
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29
Laser Projection Theaters
Laser Projection Theaters
The First Latin American Chain Has Installed Laser Projection Technology
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28
Bowling Alley Cinemas
Bowling Alley Cinemas
Entertainment is Taken to the Next Level at Frank Theaters Cinebowl & Grille
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27
Facial Recognition Art Installations
Facial Recognition Art Installations
This Open-Source Art Creates Empathy for Kidnapping Victims
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26
3D-Printed Action Figures
3D-Printed Action Figures
This Company Turns Selfies into 3D-Printed Figurines
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25
WiFi Visualization Apps
WiFi Visualization Apps
This App Allows Users to See Observe Overlapping WiFi Signals
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24
Astonishingly Clear Speakers
Astonishingly Clear Speakers
The Thonet & Vander Kurbis Speaker Cuts No Corners
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23
Gamified Rewards Programs
Gamified Rewards Programs
Taco Bell's New Consumer Loyalty Program Will Operate as a Game
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22
Imitation Beach Installations
Imitation Beach Installations
This Beach Setup Uses Technology to Transport People to the Coast
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21
Customizable Home Security Systems
Customizable Home Security Systems
The 'Scout Alarm' System Help Gives Homeowners Peace of Mind
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20
Theme Park Theaters
Theme Park Theaters
ReelXperience Entertainment Imagines a High-Tech Movie Experience
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19
Brain-Boosting Apps
Brain-Boosting Apps
The 'Elevate' App Features Brain Training Games and Cognitive Exercises
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18
Augmented Reality Cycling Glasses
Augmented Reality Cycling Glasses
This Hands-Free Device Provides Visual Updates During a Ride
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17
Multi-Sensory Cinemas
Multi-Sensory Cinemas
'The Feelies' Transforms Film Experiences with Virtual Reality
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16
Cinema Projector Upgrades
Cinema Projector Upgrades
The AMC and Dolby Partnership Will See Mass Installation of the System
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15
Swift Brick-Laying Robots
Swift Brick-Laying Robots
This Prototype Robot Can Build Houses Faster Than Human Workers
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14
Dental Hygiene Selfie Campaigns
Dental Hygiene Selfie Campaigns
This Campaign Encourages Users to Promote Good Dental Health
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13
Texture-Building Photoshop Programs
Texture-Building Photoshop Programs
This Photoshop Application Adds Realistic Details to Images
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12
Virtual Museum Exhibits
Virtual Museum Exhibits
The Virtual Reality Weekend Transports Museum Visitors to the Bronze Age
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11
Omnidirectional Virtual Treadmills
Omnidirectional Virtual Treadmills
The Kat Walk VR Treadmill Allows Greater Freedom of Movement
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10
Futuristic Martian Settlements
Futuristic Martian Settlements
These Architects Imagined What a Colonized Mars Might Look Like
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9
Gesture-Controlling Rings
Gesture-Controlling Rings
This Smart Ring Allows Users to Control Games with Just Their Fingers
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8
Private Home Security Cameras
Private Home Security Cameras
This Smart Camera Observes What is in the Frame Before It Records
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7
Flexible Rolled Tablets
Flexible Rolled Tablets
This Tablet Rolls Up Like an Ancient Scroll for Maximum Convenience
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6
Group Photo-Editing Apps
Group Photo-Editing Apps
This Digital Makeover App Now Lets Users Edit Group Photos
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5
X-RAY Vision Cameras
X-RAY Vision Cameras
Fujifilm's New Infrared Camera Will Transform the World of Forensics
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4
Personal Smartphone Theaters
Personal Smartphone Theaters
The 'Solo Theater' Turns a Mobile Device into a Cinematic Experience
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3
Experiential Tech Shops
Experiential Tech Shops
Ontario's First Retail Samsung Store Emphasizes Consumer Engagement
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2
VR Real Estate Tours
VR Real Estate Tours
Harrods Estates Provided Comprehensive Tours of London Apartments
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1
DIY Smartphone Holograms
DIY Smartphone Holograms
This Tutorial Shows You How to Make a Hologram with Your Phone
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