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Smart Connected Exit / Exit Light

Smart Connected Exit
Smart Connected Exit

The traditional EXIT, points to the original route of escape, however when the fire is in outbreak, there is a chance that the fire is blocking the original escape.
This in turn may waste precious escaping time and even lead to the endangerment of the people.

The SMART CONNECTED EXIT is an EXIT that has the capability of pointing in two separate directions: right or left. Through the connectivity to central/main computers, the SMART CONNECTED EXIT, will update the exit signs according to the safest and quickest path. This will decrease the chances of people coming at risk.


Beijing Jiaotong University

Beijing Jiaotong University
Beijing, China

Huanzhi Lou,
Beijing Jiaotong University

Yongxing Zhao,
Beijing Jiaotong University

Yang Zhao,
Beijing Jiaotong University

Changlong Li,
Beijing Jiaotong University