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Rider Nanny Win Gold Medal Again at IIIC 2020

Release Date 26 January 2021

NKUST students’ Rider Nanny (RINA) project won the Excellent Team Award at the 2019 C-IDEA Design Award. At the end of 2020, they won another gold medal at the International Innovation and Invention Competition (IIIC).

Their stunning victories prove how successful the interdisciplinary programs are. These programs offered by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education (CIEE) of NKUST aim to inspire students' creativity and imagination.

The student team said their idea of the RINA system came from a car accident that was happened to a late friend of their team member, so they invented this Rider Nanny to safeguard riders. RINA is built with intelligent-connected rear mirrors that provide real-time traffic data, and it automatically reports to the police if scooters flip on their sides.

“The thrill of winning the 2019 C-IDEA Design Award encourages students to participate in the 2020 International Innovation and Invention Competition.”

“The thrill of winning the 2019 C-IDEA Design Award encourages students to participate in the 2020 International Innovation and Invention Competition,” says Chen, Chien-Chih, a team instructor from CIEE. The 2020 IIIC evaluated 437 student projects from 12 countries. The big win at the competition also recognized the result of interdisciplinary programs.

The Rider Nanny was designed by students from the Industrial Design Department, Electronic Engineering Department, and Information Management Department. Elite students, Zeng, Yong-Ting (曾詠婷) and Yang, Zong-He (楊宗核), from the later two departments, integrated various technologies and used a series of experiences to improve the system.

RINA prototype has come about following days of ongoing late-night discussions with lecturers and numerous revisions. The final version is complete and highly practical to use. This project is expected to prosper in the future as Asia is the biggest scooter market around the globe. Seeing the potential of RINA, Lecturer Chen, Chien-Chih is planning to help students apply for a patent for RINA.

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