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Detectron / Drone

Detectron
Detectron

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2018

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2018

One of the major risks in underground mining is the accumulation of hazardous gases, like explosive methane and toxic carbon monoxide. There are stationary and handy gas sensors for prevention but both remain incapable of being flexible and efficient in big facilities. Consequently, many people still die due to gas-related accidents in underground mines.
Detectrone is a drone designed for the safety of underground mines. It senses various gases, directs people in case of emergencies, and maps the tunnels in 3D. Due to its mobility, Detectrone can monitor hazardous gases in a wide area, and communicate with other drones to work efficiently.

I would like to give my thanks to IF jury for supporting my idea which can raise awareness to miners, who work under very difficult conditions. I am honored to be appreciated by the jury. My inspiration for Detectrone was the 2014 Soma Mine Accident, which caused deaths of more than 300 workers in a facility with poor safety conditions.
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University

Izmir Technology Institute

Izmir Technology Institute
Izmir, Turkey

Aybars Senyildiz,
Izmir Technology Institute