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Students develop walking stick to prevent slipping on wet surfaces

Shared by Sara Di Fabio on 2020-05-13 08:52

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When Chua Yi Xiang helped an elderly man with a walking stick who had slipped and fell on a wet road, he got the inspiration to develop a walking stick that could prevent slipping on wet surfaces.

Chua and his college mate, Jenson Ting Kian Seng, developed Ely Walking Stick. When there is a wet surface, the stick vibrates to alert the users, and when there is poor light or is dark, the stick will light up.

The prototype was tested at Thye Hua Kwan Hospital. Chua and Jensos won the gold award for their prototype in the Design Category of the Fifth National Assistive and Rehabilitative Technologies Student Innovation Challenge in 2017.

Adapted from: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/students-showcase-award...

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Chua Yi Xiang and Jenson Ting Kian Seng both born in 2000, are students of the Insitute of Technical Education College Central in Singapore. They developed a walking stick, the Ely Walking Stick, that could prevent slipping on a wet surface.

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