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Cura / Fire Alarm System for Children

Cura
Cura

Cura is a concept which more efficiently alerts and wakes children during a night-time fire. The system consists of three core parts: ceiling smoke detectors, which connect wirelessly to a bedside nightlight to wake the child, and plug socket units which illuminate hallways and rooms to help escape the fire.

The nightlight is a reassuring everyday object for the child, and connects wirelessly to the ceiling fire detectors. It uses light and a personalised recordable voice alarm, which is shown to more successfully wake children during a fire than a standard smoke alarm beep.

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University

Umeå (Umea) Institute of Design

Umeå (Umea) Institute of Design
Umeå (Umea) University
Umeå, Sweden

Design

Umeå (Umea) Institute of Design

Umeå (Umea) Institute of Design
Umeå (Umea) University
Umeå, Sweden

Natalie Vanns