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BSMI held the Awards Ceremony for the "2016 Universal Design Competition of Assistive Device for Mentally & Physically Handicapped and Aged" and "Selection of Superior Commercial Friendly Assistive Device for Mentally & Physically Handicapped and Aged" BSMI, MOEA November 4th, 2016
Organization: Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection, M.O.E.A., R.O.C.        Publish Date: 2016-12-02 11:26
The Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI) cares about the aged and the physically & mentally disabled, and the accessibility in their daily lives and movements. The BSMI keeps promoting the protection of the rights of the physically & mentally disabled. Accordingly, it held the "Universal Design Competition of Assistive Device for Mentally & Physically Handicapped and Aged" and "Selection of Superior Commercial Friendly Assistive Device for Mentally & Physically Handicapped and Aged." The two competitions received 102 entries and 80 entries respectively and the awards ceremony was held on November 4th, 2016. The event was held at the BSMI and chaired by the Director General, Dr. Ming-Jong Liou, and legislator Jung-Chang Wang was invited as the guest of honor for presenting the awards. The ceremony was a huge success. The ingenuity and creativity of the participants will inject new energy into the assistive device industry of Taiwan.

The BSMI said that the demand for assistive and care-taking device of the aged is rising with the population aging. In order to meet the accessibility and safety of the daily lives and movements of the physically & mentally disabled and the aged, the assistive and care-taking industries will flourish. As assistive products for the physically & mentally disabled and the aged have a huge range, the BSMI has been working with the related assistive product certification units such as the Metal Industries Research and Development Centre, Cycling & Health Tech Industry R&D Center, Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan Electronics Testing Center, Corporate Synergy Development Center, Research Center on International Classification on Functioning, Disability and Health Assistive Technology (RICFAT), National Yang-Ming University, etc. to set up the industry standards, testing and certification system in Taiwan to promote the development of the assistive device industry, and to continue to hold events like "Universal Design Competition of Assistive Device for Mentally & Physically Handicapped and Aged" and "Selection of Superior Commercial Friendly Assistive Device for Mentally & Physically Handicapped and Aged."

The BSMI stated that the focus of the universal design competition of the assistive products this year is on the usability of the product "for different user groups, environments and contexts." That is, the competition and selection of this year features on creativity. A good assistive product is focused on the actual feeling of the users using the product. The industry is encouraged to put emphasis on the actual usage of the products by the aged and the physically & mentally disabled, and to improve the friendliness of the assistive product design. The BSMI hopes to promote domestic assistive products, universal design principles and product safety through this event, and to contribute to the development of the assistive industry in Taiwan.

The BSMI pointed out that this year's competition was very intense. There were 102 entries in the competition of the universal design, and each product had its very good design concept. After a rigorous selection, the winners of the gold, silver and bronze medals were selected and they are "Walking traffic light", "Inflatable chair for bed" and "C-Chair" respectively. In addition, the selection of superior commercial friendly assistive products for the physically & mentally disabled and the aged has covered a total of 80 products. Each product has been deliberately designed with safety and convenience features. Through the evaluation, the most outstanding 20 products were selected.

The BSMI stressed that through the product design competition and the selection of superior commercial friendly assistive product, it encourages the participants to be creative and promotes the development of a friendly environment by applying innovations. It will encourage more research and development activities for assistive products and to continue to add progressive momentum into the development of the assistive industry in Taiwan.

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