The death & # 39; & # 39 woman trapped in, bag & # 39; donation of the last summer clothing has hundreds & # 39; engineering students of UBC to work on solutions to prevent this tragedy never occurs again.
On Sunday, students & # 39; Ray Taher, a senior lecturer in the School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan campaign, will present models of their designs to better bins in & # 39; annual competition. Advocates for the homeless and poor in & # 39; in recent years called for a change in metal bins in & # 39; number & # 39; & # 39 deaths; people stuck inside trying to recover the donated clothing, blankets and household items.
Every year, the students & # 39; Taher form groups to tackle issues related to the community & # 39; projects to present before the judges in the Competition APSC 171 One Design Engineering. In past years, they have worked to make better purchasing carts & # 39; homeless people and toys for children with autism.
F & # 39; last July, Taher read stories of & # 39; news about a woman who died in & # 39; Vancouver after apprehension in & # 39; house & # 39; donation was owned & # 39; the Disability Association & # 39; Development. F & # 39; that history, the Mission speakers & # 39; Union Gospel Mucci Nicole talked about work & # 39; student & # 39; Taher on shopping carts, and as it was an example of & # 39; innovative solution.
Taher called to Mucci and, together, formed a plan. The assignment of students in & # 39; this semester & # 39; stop is to get & # 39; and consider recasting containers so people can not access them and become trapped inside.
The 400 students in the course of & # 39; Taher could also design equipment to assist senior citizens in the work of & # 39; their day, but more than two-thirds chose to deal with the problem, he said.
Some students have devised mechanisms to control the current bins, while others iddisinjaw new bins from the ground. Some changed and shed pieces bins, while others have used sensors and cameras.
The lawyers have been calling for changes in the containers used by various agencies & # 39; support throughout North America & # 39; On.
F & # 39; March 2016, a man & # 39; 20 years was killed after caught in & # 39; bag & # 39; Surrey donation. F & # 39; September 2015, homeless advocate Anita died in Hauck & # 39; Pitt Meadows and try to get a blanket and jacket to someone who had lost their property.
One man died in & # 39; & # 39 in bag, Ontario earlier this month and another died in Calgary in 2017. F & # 39; in recent years have reported deaths in & # 39; several States of the United States.
The student & # 39; Taher jimmudikaw their designs using the software before making prototypes using & # 39; 3D printer or CNC milling machine. Thirty group will compete on Sunday, having selected 60 submission & # 39; video Friday.
The teacher said he was happy with the work and commitment of & # 39; his students. Some nights leaving his office to find them still working in the foyer of the building engineering, said.
"They are very brilliant young students with & # 39; keen, and I am very confident that perhaps some groups will be b & # 39; innovative ideas", he said.
"Maybe perhaps the combination of & # 39; all these designs, we nippreżentawha the manufacturer and can put it into mass production."
The UGM said Mucci had heart to see the community work together to solve a serious problem. The UGM wants to ensure that its customers are kept safe and she hopes that all organizations use the containers will seek solutions to save lives, she said.
"We are just thrilled to see that true systemic change takes effect. There are many lives are on the line now. This will lead to saving lives on the road."
The Association for the Development Disabilities sending representatives to help judge the designs Sunday
"It is great to hear & # 39; the community helping us to find new solutions, which can & # 39; be the beginning of & # 39; a great relationship with & # 39; UBC-O", said the spokesman Kevin Chan in & # 39; email.