Technology for Public Welfare
Upholding the belief that technology R&D promises a better life, ITRI’s Public Welfare Committee has been delivering its services via technology applications, technology education, and corporate volunteering, in the hopes of bringing more happiness and warmth to society.
Left: Tricycle Coffee Station; Right: Fluid-Driven Emergency Lighting.
Public Welfare Technology Makes a Better World
To date, ITRI has developed 45 technologies for public welfare, including the exoskeleton robot technology, which enables spinal cord injury patients to stand and walk; the rapid genetic testing for Spinocerebellar Ataxia; X-Ray fluorescence testing of metal utensils in a juvenile care center; the Smart Oven, which enables people with disabilities to better live on their own; and the establishment of the Tricycle Coffee Station to create a new model of family startups for disadvantaged minorities.
After Typhoon Soudelor hit Taiwan in 2015, ITRI provided stricken areas with immediate aid by delivering Qwater, a rapid water filtration system, and a multifunctional tracked loader model, which can remove silt easily. ITRI also coped with public and environmental safety issues. Following the Kaohsiung gas explosions in 2014, ITRI implemented the comprehensive management of underground pipelines and developed technology and equipment for faster detection of gas leaks. ITRI also developed a firefighting nozzle equipped with fluid-driven emergency lighting to enhance illumination at fire sites, improving the safety of firefighters.
In addition, ITRI has introduced the use of electric trucks in traditional markets to reduce noise and air pollution. ITRI, together with the National Police Agency, built up the Police Cloud to assist in scientific investigations, and created a portable biochemical detector, which can examine multiple biochemical indications in a short time to improve the quality of medical care in remote areas.