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Taipei invention show to have 1,500 inventions from 23 countries

2017/09/19 23:05:58

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Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) Around 1,500 patented inventions and technologies from 23 countries will be on show at the 2017 Taipei International Invention Show and Technomart, which will be held Sept. 28-30, organizers of the event said Tuesday.

The event will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 and admission will be free.

Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Exhibition Department head Huang Han-tang (黃漢唐) said at a pre-event press conference that the bulk of the exhibition will focus on textile applications, smart cloud technology and Internet of Things (IOT).

The press conference featured several inventions that are both creative and functional, including some that have already been commercialized and some that have commercial potential.

One of them was a high-transverse strength double-layer zipper that is waterproof and does not split open.

The world's first IOT fabric module jointly developed by City Bright Co., Ltd. and the Industrial Development Bureau under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) was also shown. The device is able to sense temperature and through a smartphone app, can control and set temperatures remotely.

Another invention shown was a glove developed by the Department of Industrial Technology under the MOEA that has sensory modules that allow electroconductive fibers to integrate with information and communication technology. The wearer uses hand movements to control devices such as drones and remote control cars.

The invention show is jointly planned by the MOEA, the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Council of Agriculture and various affiliated research institutions.

(By Liao Yu-yang and William Yen)