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"Electrical wheelchair" wins First Prize at EPICS

Product "Electrical wheelchair" of LHU TEAM 2 group from Dong Nai-based LHU has just won the First prize at the EPICS (Engineering Project In Community Service) exhibition final, held on April 2 at the HCM City University of Technical Education. 

Students from LHU with the electric wheelchair project
(Photo: Cong Chuong)

The electrical wheelchair uses solar batteries and accumulators, integrated control mode. It is not only modern but also cheaper than the market price. This product is great support equipment to help the elderly and the disabled move easily.

The electrical wheelchair was carried out by a group of students from LHU's Faculty of Mechatronics - Electronics including Tran Thi My Ngoc, Phan Thi Thanh San, Tran Trong Bang, Dang Ngoc Tai, Bui Thi Diem and Vuong Thi Ngoc Han, instructed and consulted by lecturers Tran Van Thanh, Ngo Kim Long, especially supported by the University Management Board and BUILD - IT Project.

LHU TEAM 2 group from LHU received the First prize (Photo: Cong Chuong)

Presenting about the project electrical wheelchair, the leader of LHU TEAM 2 group shared “The electrical wheelchair is improved and affordable. It uses solar panels, at the same time with easy control mode to help the elderly and the disabled move easily".

The EPICS competition organized by USAID BUILD-IT Project and STEM Program of DOW Vietnam Company attracted the participation of 180 students from 6 technical universities across Vietnam. 35 projects from six universities were chosen for the exhibition final. After that, the organizers selected 6 ones for the presentation part.

The organizers awarded First, Second and Third prizes to students
 from LHU, Da Nang University of Science and Technology and 
HCM City University of Technology (Photo: Cong Chuong)

As a result, EPICS First prize belonged to group LHU TEAM 2 from LHU with the "Electrical wheelchair" project. The Second prize belonged to group DUT TEAM 6 from Da Nang University of Science and Technology with the "Safety coat" project. The HCMUT TEAM 4 group from HCM City University of Technology won the Third prize with "Smart Greenhouse Dryer".


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