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Energy Light / Safety device

Energy Light

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2017

In poor mountain areas of China, many kids walk to school for kilometers. Safety concerns surface when kids need to walk in darkness or without sufficient light due to the lack of sufficient lighting systems and power supply. So, how could we help kids walk safely in the dark? Given that kids need to do long-distance walking, and they always move around energetically, moreover there is usually sufficient sun light in most mountain areas, we designed Energy Light, a device that transfers and saves solar power and energy produced by kids movements, i.e. carrying. It uses the energy as a lighting source for kids whenever they need lighting.

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2017

Energy generated by movement and solar energy is stored in this bracelet/anklet device and can be used to give off light as needed. The looks and design of this device make it easy for children to use and it’s attractive, too.
Jury-Statement
We are very exciting to see that the Energy Light project is awarded as a sucessful public value idea, this meaningful experience leads stronger belief to create more social value to benefit and help people.
Winner Statement
University

WPP School

WPP School
Shanghai, China

ShengNan Hu,
SiRou Cai,
WPP School, Shanghai Art & Design Academy