2021 Galleries

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Air Shield


Competition: Spark:Fall/Winter Student
Designer: Changju Hong
Design Type: Concept
Company / Organization / School: Korea Design Membership +
Team Members: Changju Hong, Shin Ho Chul, Ahn Seung Chan & Jang Yu Na

There have been a series of cases of chronic bronchitis and lung cancer as chefs are exposed to toxic pollutants such as COF (Cooking Oil Smoke) during the cooking process. Ventilation systems in most large kitchens are installed in an inappropriate position and lack the amount of suction in the hood. In addition, obstructive airflow occurs due to electric fans and air conditioners. Therefore, it results in a large amount of pollutants being exposed to the chef. So, to protect their respiratory system, we designed a wearable device that can be adjusted to suit the user's head. It operates in an air curtain manner to block harmful substances sucked into the respiratory tract and protect the eyes from lachrymator substances. Measure contaminated air with sensors mounted during work. When you leave work, check the condition of the respiratory tract by identifying the air pollution concentration measured by the display of the cradle, and induce you to get a checkup at the hospital.