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Water Mask Dispenser

Emergency device that provide wet mask in the case of fire

  • Main concept

  • Background and problem

  • Renewal version

  • User scenario

  • Details of product

What it does

One of the fire drill methods is to cover your nose and mouth with wet towel. But it's hard to find water in the subway,office and school, also it takes long time to wear gas mask. Water mask dispenser is able to save many people with just one pulling motion.


Your inspiration

The biggest cause of death in a fire is smoke - induced suffocation. Plus, One of the fire drill methods is to cover your nose and mouth with wet towel. When you compare the things to block the toxic gas, the wet towel is about 2.5 times efficient than dry towels and sleeves. But we realized that it's hard to find water in the subway,office, and school, also it takes long time to wear gas mask. So we thought we needed something new to make a wet mask in a fire situation.


How it works

The lid of the water tank and the doorknob are linked to each other, So it quickly wets the tacked masks when you open the door with just one pulling motion.


Design process

We completed the first sketch and 3D modeling considering the amount of water that can wet 30 masks, the size of the device, and easy usability. Renewal version is underway for the convenience of installation and management, and the harmony with the surrounding space.


How it is different

It is a unique concept that can save many people by creating wet masks in case of fire, You can save people more quickly and effectively than simply putting water bottle and gas masks in a fire equipment storage.


Future plans

We will complement the problems and complete the product through prototyping and usability testing. We will select a highly absorbent mask and install it for demonstration purposes and refer it to fire departments and other agencies for actual installation in many public places.


Awards

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016 / Red Dot 2017 Taiwan International Student Design Competition / Grand Prix ASIA DESIGN PRIZE 2017 / Gold PIN UP Concept Design Awards 2016 / Authentication


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