2023 Galleries

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Winner - Platinum

Competition: Spark:Fall/Winter Student
Designer: Youngsun Roh - LOOP
Design Type: Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Sookmyung Women's University
Team Members: Youngsun Roh, Byeon Jungyeon, Hwang Yujin, Lee Soeun & Son Hyejeong

The use of digital devices such as smartphones and computers is consuming energy and generating carbon dioxide. The digital carbon footprint is growing deeper due to fast-growing future technologies, Now, we need ways to reduce digital carbon footprint emissions, not only in businesses but also in our daily lives. Loops harvest energy through three exercises: running, hiking, and cycling. Energy is collected through a core device applied to each exercise product, and energy is utilized wirelessly by a loop station. The running product attaches a core device to a wrist strap in the form of a sports band, collecting up and down kinetic energy and collecting energy generated from running. Hiking products combine core devices and hiking sticks to collect up and down kinetic energy through the shaking of the hiking stick and the energy generated by hiking through the piezoelectric energy of hiking shoes. Cycling products are rotational and electromagnetic energy harvesters and removable storage batteries that can be fixed to bicycle wheels and hands, so you can enjoy cycling while collecting rotational motion energy from bicycle wheels. LOOP gathers energy with the crew, enjoys exercise and motivates each other. You can check momentum through the energy I collected.