Young Designers' Showcase
By 民視英語新聞 Formosa TV English News May 10, 2021
The Young Designers’ Exhibition is back in physical form this year, after going online last year due to the pandemic. This year’s event opens on May 14 with the latest in creative student designs. Formosa News reporter Stephany Yang gets a preview of this year’s show.
For a person who has a sudden heart attack, receiving CPR within four minutes can make the difference between life and death. To make it easier for bystanders to give CPR, students from Taipei Tech designed a hydraulic press that can produce twice the force of a human hand. The device, called “LIGHTAID,” can save the rescuer’s physical energy during CPR, and facilitate a more effective rescue.
We have a statistic that usually healthy people or rescuers that perform CPR will usually start to feel tired after two minutes, after that, the strength to give CPR is not effective for rescuing people. The main concept idea is the hydraulic press. With the hydraulic
Another student invention is this “Infinity Bubble.” It''s a small enclosed space that can be assembled quickly. Its outer layer uses negative pressure and filtration technology to block viruses.
We hope that structure and the interior and architecture can provide something to prevent the COVID-19. The main concept we provide is flexible and movable to do bubble structure interior or architecture. This is the HEPA filter. So air come in here, we can do a magnetic field to extend the space so that the air will be like different layers so that this interior air is completely clean.
The more difficult part of the design work was thinking of how to transport it to affected areas of the world as soon as possible. We thought a lot about shape and form when designing this product.
Right now, in India, the crisis is most severe. They don’t really have a way to protect themselves at home. Due to insufficient medical care, there’s no way to achieve true isolation in the hospital, so this bubble house can actually be used as for quarantine. It can be quickly transported and it opens when unfolded. When a family member has an infected person, they can live in there.
Another team of students designed a sustainable sanitary napkin that can be easily made by women in Uganda, where sanitary products are not always available. Their napkin is made of local agricultural waste.
We found two types of fruits, one is banana and the other is pineapple. These two are the most commonly produced fruits of Uganda. The leaves of pineapples and the trunk of banana trees are rich in fiber. So you can use this agricultural waste, and use these fibers to make disposable simple sanitary napkins.
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These student works will be showcased at the National Taipei University of Technology and the Nangang Exhibition Center.
These student works are finalists for a Young Pin Award, which will be handed out at the Young Designers’ Exhibition. The event will be hosted at Nangang Exhibition Center from May 14-17.