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Cura / Fire Alarm System for Children

Cura
Cura

Cura alerts and wakes children during a night-time fire. Cura connects wirelessly to a ceiling smoke detector, and uses a nightlight to wake the child using light, and a pre-recorded voice message from their parent.

Children sleep more deeply than adults do, making it harder to wake them. A recordable voice alarm has been shown to more successfully wake children during a fire than a standard smoke alarm beep.



The nightlight is a reassuring everyday object for the child, with features such as a colour changeable light. A child-locked dial prevents accidental wiping of the voice alarm.

Movie: https://vimeo.com/57126355

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