The Department of Design at UNIST has been recognized for design excellence at the 2020 University-Industry Project Challenge.
The two teams, ‘Team Anybaro’ and ‘Team Wave’ have been presented with the commendation from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) for their design excellence.
This competition is designed to evaluate the achievements of industry-academia projects, carried out by graduate students who recently partook in the Industrial Innovation and Talent Growth Support Project, which has been supported by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT). A total of 215 teams partook in the competition and 20 teams were selected for the final screening process. Among them, only 10 teams were presented with the commendation from the Minister of MOTIE and the KIAT President’s Award.
Team Anybaro has been praised for design excellence in the field of Creative Innovation Design. Their project, carried out in collaboration with the Balance Korea Co., Ltd., located in Ulsan is IoT-based Motorized Exercise Equipment. This project, led by Professor KwanMyung Kim and Professor Hui Sung Lee in the Department of Design at UNIST, aimed at maintaining the body balance. Not only their innovative design is registered with the government, they have also finished the product development phase, recently. Since this product helps maintain body equilibrium, it is expected to help correct spinal imbalance and prevent related diseases.
Team Wave has been praised for design excellence, particularly in the field of Convergence Design for New Technologies. Their project, carried out in collaboration with HHS Co., Ltd., located in Ulsan is Smart Safety Helmet. This project, led by Professor Hwang Kim and Professor KwanMyung Kim in the Department of Design at UNIST, aimed at improving safety on construction sites. Their smart safety helmets are capable of monitoring workers’ brainwaves and transmitting the data wirelessly, so that companies can better detect unsafe working conditions.
Meanwhile, the University-Industry Project Challenge began recruiting participants through a competition, held in August 2020. The final results were announced on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Those teams that were honored with a commendation from the Minister of MOTIE have also been presented with a certificate, along with a prize money of approximately KRW 2 million.