Monday, 30 May 2016

Top 4 Team: EpeXa - The Tempilator

Group Members from 106:
Violet Ong, Gareth Tan, Woo Yan Seun, Fleming Siow, Edric Chan

"A Smart Nation. A Better Tomorrow."

The story of the 2003 outbreak of SARS is familiar to many older students and Singaporeans. SARS is a highly infectious illness that first emerged in China in 2002. In less than a year, cases were identified in 26 countries, demonstrating how fast an emerging infection can be spread by international air travellers.

Sars killed 774 people worldwide. It was a scary and sad moment for Singapore and our country lost 33 lives. Since then, temperature taking becomes the first line of defence whenever there is any outbreak of infectious diseases for Singapore. 

All schools have to conduct temperature-taking exercises from time to time since the SARS outbreak in 2003. This is a good preventive measure but it can be time consuming as the schools need to ensure that all the students need to have a working thermometer. Teachers also have to manage the temperature taking process to ensure accuracy and hygiene.

Our team has come up with a solution that will address some of these problems. It is the tempilator. 

Our inspiration for the Tempilator is drawn from the optician’s eye check up headrest. This is an important component in the Tempilator as this headrest helps with the accuracy of the temperature taking.

The Truss Bridge inspiration helped us to create a more stable holder and base. 

We hope to encourage young students to take their own temperature using the Tempilator. This will reduce the hassle of monitoring their temperature taking as you can see in this image. 

To make the Tempilator more child- friendly and attractive, cute cartoons can be screened to encourage them to use the booth. The cartoon also attracts their attention which will prevent them from moving their heads.

As shown, this is an example of how Tempilator should be used. It is easy to use and does not cause a hassle.

The holder in the headrest stabilizes their heads and there will be a pressure plate that will trigger the head thermometer to take the temperature. If the thermometer is broken or runs out of battery, it can be easily taken out and be replaced.

Imagine a small boy called Tom. Tom enters the classroom and goes to the Tempilator for his temperature to be taken. He places his head on the headrest and the pressure plate is triggered and his temperature is taken. A teacher can give Tom a cookie as a reward for being socially responsible.
What happens if Tom is sick? A red light will light up when Tom has a fever. The teacher will attend to Tom immediately.

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