The 48 students enrolled in the National Yunlin Technical University Department of Industrial Design held an exhibition entitled "Caring for the Underprivileged" at the university's Art Center on Monday, showcasing product design.
Chen Ching-wen designed a "movable bed for the homeless," made of material that stays warm in winter and cool in summer. The bed can be folded up, turned over, and carried from place to place. Chen calls her creation "STAY."
For blind people who need guide dogs, today the canine companions can be replaced by robots. Student Li Hsin-min created a specially built cane head that uses ultrasound to sense obstacles in front of the user. The direction in which the wheels roll guides the user to avoid the problem.
via Taiwan Headlines
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