Date: Dec 02, 2019
By: Dennis Xie / Staff writer, with CNA
Taipei City University of Science and Technology (TPCU) students won four golds, three silvers, threebronzes and four special prizes at the Seoul International Invention Fair on Saturday.
A Bluetooth alcohol detection helmet for scooter riders, from a TPCU team of information engineering students, Tang Yuan-chi (湯元麒) and Gao Li-yu (高立瑜), and advising professor Chang Hsien-Chung (張獻中), earned a gold medal and a special prize at the international invention fair.
The device is intended to curb driving under the influence of alcohol, as these often-fatal incidents are common in Taiwan, the team said in a TPCU news release yesterday.
The helmet uses Bluetooth earphones and a breath alcohol device to measure alcohol levels, which would prevent the scooter from starting if too high, it said. [FULL STORY]