Flies Trap Lid Coffee cup cover by Li Zhu and Yanqing Hu

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Flies Trap Lid

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Coffee cup cover

INSPIRATION:
According to WHO, every year, more than one million people die from vector borne diseases such as malaria and dengue carried by flies and other vectors. This number really shocked me. So I decide to do something. But flies distributed in everywhere, it is difficult to eliminate at once, and once there is garbage, flies appeared again, this is a continuous battle. So we need a widely distributed, low cost and easy way to catch the flies. I keep thinking this until I drink a cup of coffee, then the idea came out.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This design can prevent the spread of the virus at the lowest cost. It gives a second life to disposable coffee cups. When people finish drinking, just press the trap bottom before throwing. The flies will be easily attracted by the residual coffee smell.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
After drinking coffee or drinks as usual, just press a small button, the trapping hole appears.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in November 2016 and finished in December 2016 in Toulouse, France.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
PVC thermoforming processing

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Diameter 9.5cm x Height 2.3 cm

TAGS:
fly, trap, lid, coffee cup, drinks cup, disposable cup lid

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
This design is a coffee or drink cup lid, but the purpose is not to improve its use as a lid, but to give it a second life, used to catch flies. By reading academic papers, we got a full understand the habits of flies. Then we made a few prototypes to do experiment in order to define the detailed dimensions, color and structure. The result shows that with this structure, flies can easily get in but have a very low rate to get out. If this design is widely disseminated, death number of vector-borne diseases can be reduced each year.

CHALLENGE:
Button design is the most complex part. Not only need to meet the function, but also need to consider the user's finger size, the possibility of processing, the cost, the transport, and of course the beautiful appearance.

ADDED DATE:
2017-01-10 21:58:08

TEAM MEMBERS (5) :
Li Zhu, Yanqing Hu, Huilan Luo, Shuai Xu and Shaohong Zhan

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Creator Li Zhu, Ph.D student, 2016.
Image #2: Creator Li Zhu, Ph.D student, 2016.
Image #3: Creator Li Zhu, Ph.D student, 2016.
Image #4: Creator Li Zhu, Ph.D student, 2016.
Video Credits: Creator Li Zhu, Ph.D student, 2016.

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Patented. 201611167527.9. Li Zhu. 2016. China. Copyrights belong to Li Zhu, 2016.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.fliestraplid.com
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Li Zhu

PROFILE:
Li Zhu comes from China, he is a Ph.D. student of Université Paul Sabatier in France. His major is electronic and information, but he likes the design and has a desire of doing something good for the world. Flies trap lid is his first design; the main purpose of this design is catching the fly and preventing the spread of vector-borne diseases. He also wants to call people's attention of these diseases.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Flies Trap Lid Coffee Cup Cover by Li Zhu and Yanqing Hu is a Nominee in Disposable and Single-Use Product Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Flies Trap Lid Coffee Cup Cover by Li Zhu and Yanqing Hu is Winner in Disposable and Single-Use Product Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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