Tai­wanese del­e­ga­tion sec­ond-big­gest win­ner at Moscow- based fair

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan’s medal haul at an in­ven­tion fair in Moscow that ended on Sun­day was sec­ond only to that of the host na­tion, the sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the Taipei-based Chi­nese In­no­va­tion and In­ven­tion So­ci­ety said Mon­day.

Wu Chih-yao, who led Tai­wan’s del­e­ga­tion to the an­nual In­ter­na­tional Sa­lon of In­ven­tions and In­no­va­tion Tech­nolo­gies “Archimedes,” said Tai­wanese in­ven­tors sub­mit­ted 108 works and won 41 gold, 31 sil­ver and 12 bronze medals and five spe­cial prizes.

Tai­wan ranked sec­ond be­hind Rus­sia among the 17 par­tic­i­pat­ing coun­tries at the show, which had a to­tal of 700 in­ven­tions on dis- play dur­ing its four-day run from April 2 to 5, Wu said.

Among Tai­wan’s gold-win­ning in­ven­tions was a con­tact­less smart el­e­va­tor con­trol sys­tem de­vel­oped by the Depart­ment of Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing at Chung Hua Uni­ver­sity.

The sys­tem en­ables pas­sen­gers to con­trol a hos­pi­tal el­e­va­tor, for ex­am­ple, with ges­tures to re­duce the like­li­hood that they catch an in­fec­tion by touch­ing but­tons on the con­trol panel.

Tai­wan also ranked sec­ond to Rus­sia last year among 18 coun­tries that took part in the world’s big­gest in­ven­tion fair, win­ning 44 gold, 47 sil­ver and 17 bronze medals and eight spe­cial prizes.

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