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Foot-opening fridge / Product design

Foot-opening fridge
Foot-opening fridge

When people holding food in their hands and want to put it in the fridge, they have no way to open the door but put the food down first.Our new design offers a solution! The redesigned fridge provides a new opening method: open the fridge door with your foot! Just step on the pedal at the bottom of the fridge!
The pedal is located below the freezer, and there are some slip resistant patterns on. It’s easy for people to tread.
Connecting with the pedal structure are two small objects which can stick out and draw back. Step on the pedal, the objects stick out and the fridge door will be opened. Your foot moves away, they will draw back.

University

Beijing Institute of Technology

Beijing Institute of Technology
Beijing, China

University

Tsinghua university

Tsinghua university
Beijing, China

Design

Beijing Institute of Technology

Beijing Institute of Technology
Beijing, China

Bolong HUANG , Jinghui DENG

Design

Tsinghua university

Tsinghua university
Beijing, China

Yin WU , Xinyuan LU