By: Chen Chih-chung and Elaine Hou
Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Taiwan’s delegation grabbed 39 gold, 25 silver and two bronze medals
and 12 special awards at this year’s Hong Kong International Invention and Design Competition (IIDC), making it the biggest winner at the event.
Among the award-winning works by Taiwanese inventors was a toaster designed by a two-member team from Chung Hua University in Hsinchu City. Shaped like an instant camera, it won a gold medal and a special award for its beautiful design and practicality.
Another winning team was from National Yunlin University of Science and Technology. Helped by pediatricians to collect information and analyze the meaning of different sounds of babies’ cries, the three-member team came up with “a translating machine for baby language.”
The design won a gold medal and a special award, and the team also signed letters of intent with Hong Kong and Chinese companies.
Also earning a gold medal and special award was a design by Hsu Chun-liang (徐椿樑), a professor at St. John’s University’s Department of Electrical Engineering in New Taipei, and his students. [FULL STORY]