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Through Barriers / Through Barriers

Through Barriers

Design Notes:We will find that there are more and more elders around us as we step into the aging era gradually. Because they are slow and cannot see well, they may fall down on streets, stairs etc. To help them counter the falling down problem, we designed a “Through Barriers” crutch. It consists of a double layer (red and white) LED light and a terrain sensor. When it works, the LED light will project a 15*12 light grid and the sensor will sense barriers so that the crutch can distinguish secure and non-secure areas with two different colors (red and white). In this way, elders can pass through barriers in safety.

University

Jiangxi University of

Jiangxi University of
Finance and Economics
Jiangxi province nanchang city, China

Bingta Lin,
Jiangxi University of

Shan Zhou,
Jiangxi University of

Shouwu Huang,
Jiangxi University of

Yu Su,
Jiangxi University of