2021 Galleries

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Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Fall/Winter Student
Designer: Seung Chan Ahn - KIDEAR
Design Type: Concept
Company / Organization / School: Kangwon National University
Team Members: Seung Chan Ahn & Jang Yu Na

Children's use of headsets is increasing due to video content and video classes. However, the proper habit of using headphones has not been observed, threatening health. The right way to use headphones is to control time as well as sound control. Exposure to sound for a long time even below 85 dB, which is an appropriate sound, causes health problems such as hearing loss, ear noise, and communication disorders. We solved the problem visually to improve our usage habits. By installing lights on the ear caps, the lights rise according to the usage time and change the color according to the volume, allowing parents to check their children's headphones. As a result, children can communicate with their parents and develop proper headphone habits. Because it is a product used by children, it can be used without injury by removing formative angled elements, and it induces children to like it with intuitive interfaces, pastel-tone colors and soft materials. Additionally, you can replace your favorite shape with the modularization of the ear cap. You can set the color of the light with the application, and parents can be interested in the child's ear health while doing other things using the alarm function.