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Direction stick / stick design for the elderly

Direction stick
Direction stick

There are more than a thousand elder people lost in one country on average every day. It is an urgent problem for society to solve and prevent the elderly from getting lost. The elderly always suffer from memory impairment or Alzheimer’s disease. Sometimes when they go out for a walk alone, they can’t remember the way back home, especially at night since they can’t see the road sign clearly. With this direction stick, they can push the bottom on top to contact with their family. When the family receives their message, they can send the destination location to the stick, and the direction sign will be projected on the ground to guide them home

University

Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, United States

Peiyao Xia,
Rhode Island School of Design

Shuxuan Wang,
Rhode Island School of Design

Fan Ye,
China Academy of Art

Liujun Pan,
MOKWON University