DesignerGizem Oncu
Prize1st Place in Media And Home Electronics / Phone and Other Communications Technology
Entry Description

Vitalink is a wearable device for coal miners to communicate in cases of emergency. Recently, due to the mine accidents, world obliged to face dramatic results regarding human lives. Since worker safety should always come first, mine conditions should not only be checked through environment sensors as in existing techniques. VitaLink is a wearable smart device enables to communicate in cases of emergency such as a decrease in oxygen level of blood, dramatic changes of pulse value and inactivity of miner. Also via VitaLink, every miner can send an emergency call directly to operator. With the data obtained, operator can define the location of miner in order to send rescue.

About Designer

Gizem majored in industrial design in METU in Ankara, Turkey in honors list. Through her studio courses and several internships, she undertook design projects in various fields such as electrical appliances, furniture, outdoor, household products and graphic design, also collaborative and participatory works with international and national companies and associations. In addition, she believes that multidisciplinary work is an essential part of design process. Being a designer requires being able to work well in a group, accept differences and make use of them.