RCA SHOW 2012

Emma Laurin

Innovation Design Engineering


KeaTag: Rescue System


The 2011 earthquake in Northern Japan was the most damaging in Japanese history. The Greater Tokyo Area, with 35 million inhabitants, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with an estimated 70% chance of a major earthquake striking in the next four years: an earthquake of a similar scale here would result in a massive humanitarian disaster.

'KeaTag' concentrates on the difficulties of finding people trapped alive after a disaster within a limited response time, repurposing standard office ID cards to collect data by sensing motion, temperature and distance from a central point, which is mapped as a tool for rescue workers. Survivors and family members can track their relatives and find out if they are located or rescued.



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Supported by: The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA Dr Marcus Wallenberg


CV

Degrees

Diploma, Graphic Arts, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, 2009; BSc, Product Development & Design, Malmö University, Sweden, 2008

Experience

Industrial designer, Summer Internship, Nendo, Tokyo, 2011; Packaging designer, East Side Tokyo, Tokyo, 2009-10; Industrial designer and product developer, Acierta Product Team, Valencia, 2008-9

Exhibitions

Work-in-progress show, Royal College of Art, London, 2012; Beyond the Screen, 12 Star Gallery, London, 2011

Awards

Prizewinner, Eco Design, Concurso Nuevo Diseño, Spain, 2008; Dr Marcus Wallenberg Scholarship, 2010-12; Hans Werthén Scholarship, The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA, 2011