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Handle For Real World / A handle for public transport

Handle For Real World

In China, 1.747 billion person-time commute by public transport every year, and 150 million people suffer from spinal diseases. It is hard for people to avoid the pressure of carrying bags during commuting, also causing continuous damage to the spine.
“Handle for real world” is a redesign for the handle of public transport, which is a low-cost solution for the problems. It is a handle with affordance of hook to guide people to hang their bags on it. And this behavior change brings 2 advantages: avoidance of the pressure that the bags bring to the spine, due to the bags are directly in front of people or in the hug, it greatly reduces theft.


Zhejiang Sci-Tech University

Zhejiang Sci-Tech University
Hangzhou ,Zhejiang Province, China

Zijie Zhang,
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University

Peiwen Yang,
University for the Creative Arts

Haojie Wang,
Zhejiang University of Technology

Hui Zhao,
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University