Red Dot Design Award

Smart Ele

Smart Ele | Red Dot Design Award

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Smart Ele is a next-generation elevator control system with a digital and voice-activated user interface to improve passenger convenience and safety. Instead of buttons, the system uses a telephone keypad, and its display screen indicates the destination floors currently programmed on the journey. It connects with IoT technology to provide building and weather information, and assistance in emergency situations. To improve safety, the panel enables users to communicate in real-time with a service centre through its display. The panel also has a security mechanism that will be activated to alert the building’s security centre and bring the elevator back to the ground floor when it detects irregular noise and vibration. Smart Ele is designed with Universal Design guidelines in mind, so its range of features and functionality can also be enjoyed by children and the disabled.

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Credits
  • Company:
    Otis Elevator Korea Design Center, South Korea
  • Design Lead:
    Dr. Jeong Ji Hyeon
  • Design:
    Kim Kyung Tae, Kim Hak Cheol, Lee Jung, Ryu Won Seok