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Galleries // 2021 Spark:Fall/Winter Student // One-Hand Measuring Ruler

One-Hand Measuring Ruler

Winner - Silver

Competition: Spark:Fall/Winter Student
Designer: Fan Wu - Mr
Design Type: Concept
Company / Organization / School: Hunan University of Technology
Team Members: Fan Wu, Wangshuang Zang, Fangxu Li, Junbo Li, Suyan Liu, Zihao Li, Yong Yang, Shuai Li, Lin Fan, Gaowei Nan, Shuaiming Chen, Shuangshuang Hu & Hua Zhang

According to research, most people with disabilities live alone and cannot use the tape measure normally. "One hand" allows one-armed users to directly measure with one hand, and can measure turning surfaces."One hand" adopts nano-adsorption technology. The back of the tape measure adopts a nano-foam adsorption pad. Its working principle is similar to that of a suction cup on a gecko's foot. The surface of each adsorption pad is composed of a large number of micro airbags, just like tiny suction cups. , One-handed force and light pressure can exhaust the air in the squeezed part of the airbag, forming a vacuum, and then forming an adsorption force to make the tape measure firmly suck the plane.