BİLGİ Department of Industrial Design instructors Suat Batuhan Esirger, Rana İmam, and our alumnus İdil Deniz received National Second Prize in The James Dyson Award with Forest Guard project

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BİLGİ Department of Industrial Design part-time instructors Suat Batuhan Esirger, Rana İmam, and our alumnus of 2021-2022 Academic Year Spring Semester İdil Deniz were entitled to receive National Second Prize in the James Dyson Award competition with their Forest Guard project. Aiming to support and encourage new generation engineers and everyone who has creative ideas targeting real problems, the James Dyson Award is organized as open to entrants from 28 countries including Türkiye.

Having been designed as an ultra-early forest fire detection system, Forest Guard alert system goes off in the first 30 minutes before the fire becomes uncontrollable and thereby allows the fire brigade crew to fight the fire before it grows.

Providing a 80% financial advantage compared to the currently used fire alarm systems, Forest Guard can be easily placed in forests without any need for infrastructure and with the help of a flexible belt that does not prevent the growth of trees.

An important step for the prevention of forest fires that have been globally on the rise in recent years, Forest Guard detects the smoke during the first phase of the fire when there are only fumes and aims to ensure that the fire brigade crew fights the fire before it becomes larger.

Forest Guard also stands out as an IoT based system solution that measures air quality and detects poisonous, flammable, and explosive gases. Forest Guard can detect a fire within 100-meter radius by interpreting the data it receives from its built-in CO2, temperature, humidity, and barometric sensors.

The system also makes the more effective use of resources possible by means of predicting the direction of the spread of fire with the use of sensor data and artificial intelligence. Thanks to its wide coverage area, a single ‘Forest Guard’ is sufficient per hectare in order to protect the forests. Forest Guard system monitors the levels of poisonous, flammable, and explosive gases and notifies the authorities if required, and thereby has the potential to be an indispensable early-warning system for businesses working with chemicals and gases.

You can access more detailed information about the project from this link.