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Edge-Up

Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Teakyung Kim
Design Type: Public Design
Company / Organization / School: Hanbat National University
Team Members: Name : Hoyoung_Jeong School : Hanbat National University Department : Industrial Design Telephone Number : +82-10-7774-7573 Email Address : artist00jhy@gmail.com

Edge-Up is a new innovative idea where the treads on the outer edges of the escalator steps are elevated to prevent shoes from getting entangled in the escalator. When the rider’s shoe is at the edge, the angled plane signals the rider that they are near the edge. The angled plane also reduces the contact area between the shoe and the wall, decreasing the chances of the shoe getting wedged.