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

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

Publish your project

IO Armrest / Smart Bathroom Fall Detection Armrest

IO Armrest
IO Armrest

According to WHO, 44% of the elderly have ever fallen in the bathroom, with over 80% of Empty-nesters can’t get first-aid in time. To help them achieve more private space, it took hundreds of days to come up with this revolutionary patent solution. Without using cameras or wearable devices, IO Armrest use ToF Sensors to monitor the horizontal space and make judgments through Deep-Learn algorithm. If falls happen, it auto contact emergency service. IO Armrest is the first low-cost and privacy-free bathroom fall detection product. Developed by interdisciplinary design & engineering students, and provides a universal solution for aging problem.

University

Hunan University

Hunan University
School of Design
Changsha, Hunan, China

Ziren Zhou,
Hunan University

Xinran Su,
Hunan University

Gan Yan,
Hunan University

Jiajun Bie,
Hunan University