Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE (free of charge)

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Smart brake pad / Bicycle Accessorie

Smart brake pad
Smart brake pad

Smart brake pad is a conceptual design which can avoid wheel damage caused by brake pads in terrible condition. The design has solved the riders’problems that they don’t know exactly when to change their brake pads.

The design utilizes a layer of crayon which can colour the metal. When Smart Brake Pads are in good condition, they serve as usual brake pads. When they are about to be use up, the layer of crayon appears and colours the wheel, thus reminding the rider to change the brake pads. After a new pair of Smart Brake Pads are installed, the trails of crayon will soon be erased by them.

University

School of design Jiangnan University

School of design Jiangnan University
Wuxi, China

MuChao Tang ,
School of design