1)The winner of the 2010 Electrolux Design Lab Competition, the Snail, addresses the sustainability issue of energy.
- The Snail, a micro induction heating system, uses high-density sugar crystal batteries for its energy source.
- The device attaches by magnets to the side of a cooking container and its built-in sensors detect what you would like to heat and adjust the settings for food, time, and temperature appropriately.
- The miniature design of the product allows for it to be utilized anywhere, in any condition or location.
- While the Snail is still in the prototype stage, the device has the potential to replace modern-day products such as microwaves, stovetops, and ovens.
3) Stakeholders may include: developing countries, homeowners, and appliance manufacturing companies.
Stage 1: Conduct additional research and create test models.
Stage 2: Establish a pilot program in a local community or developing region.
Stage 3: Monitor and analyze results. Make necessary adjustments to product before becoming readily available to consumers.