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Bending reminder / Bending reminder

Bending reminder

When we are using USB tansmiters or ear phones, the wires are constantly bended and it breaks them easily, moreover, electrical accidents could happen as well.

PROBLEM
We are often unaware of the bended wires until the cracks shows up after stretching too much.

SOLUTION
We add an interval red layer under the wire cover. And staggered cracks are designed to reveal the red part when it’s bended. This creates a graphical warning to the user that they should be more careful with the wire.

University

National Taipei University of Technology

National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan

Chung Hseuh-Wei,
National Taipei University of Technology

Pei-Chih Deng,
National Taipei University of Technology

Tzu-Yuan Tseng,
National Taipei University of Technology