Recently, household fires have increased and in these events, the risk of death for blind people is significantly high. Designed to assist a person who is visually impaired during the event of a fire, Ball uses a multitude of sensors to aim at the danger zone automatically.
Packaged inside the sleek exterior casing lies a tracking system which, together with the sensors located around the room, pinpoints the fire source. The ball which protrudes out of the top of the device automatically rotates to locate and track the fire. Touch points have been greatly considered, most noticeably with the pressure gauge that features a needle on both sides of the glass so that the dial can be felt.
A small speaker can be found within the base of the product, this sounds an alarm if a fire is detected as well as providing clear, concise instructions on what to do next!
Designer: Minwook Paeng
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