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Wire Worm / Safety device

Wire Worm
Wire Worm

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2020

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2020

Wire Worm is an automatic safety interlock device for power lines. In the event of a sudden wire break, the Wire Worm slides naturally to the point of breakage. When it reaches the end of the ruptured wire, it automatically locks it and wraps around the end of the wire to seal it and prevent electric shock. In addition, the replacement wire module can be connected inside the unit to temporarily restore power while the wire is being repaired.

Damage to telephone poles and cutting or breaking of electric wires are serious sources of electrocution risk. Wire Worm is a novel design that can safely lock and wrap broken wires and, if necessary, allow power flow to be temporarily restored.
Jury Statement
Good design is not a flash in the pan, but the result of the long-term accumulation of experience and encouragement. Thanks to the jury for selecting our project for an iF DESIGN TALTENT AWARD. This has given us the impetus to further pursue design as a vocation.
Winner Statement
University

Dalian Nationalities University

Dalian Minzu University
Dalian, China

Dongchen Sun,
Dalian Minzu University

Anran Xuan,
Dalian Minzu University

Runze Zhang,
Dalian Minzu University

Baochen Fu,
Dalian Minzu University

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