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Best Projects for Taylor's Innofest 2021

Taylor's InnoFest 2021 is an innovation festival showcasing selected projects by Taylor’s University students. This year, the event features over 180 projects and thought-provoking webinars over 4 weeks, from June 28 onwards. 

This event aspires to promote the spirit and culture of creativity and innovation throughout the university showcasing students' works that provoke discussion, stimulate ideas, and collaboration. Projects with potential for spin-offs are also identified during the festival where these teams will be coached and given an opportunity to pitch to investors.

Here are 4 of the best projects featured at Taylor's Innofest 2021.

LPG GAS DELIVERY

The Design School at Taylor's, Faculty of Innovation &  Technology 

LPG Gas delivery retailers need an end-to-end ordering, paying, stock management, and delivery router because it ensures that the cost of delivery and fulfilment is efficient. Moreover, households need assurance in getting their gas fast and reliable at the cheapest price for delivery. As online gas delivery systems are still not known in the community, our brand aims to breakthrough and help to solve their problems.

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SMART MIRROR USING HAND GESTURE, VOICE TO TEXT & FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEM​

The Design School at Taylor's, Faculty of Innovation &  Technology 

A smart mirror is a two-way mirror with an electronic display behind the glass. The display can show the viewer different kinds of information in the form of widgets, such as weather, time, date, news updates, or even provide personalised services according to the user’s preferences.

The smart mirror can be controlled using the Leap Motion Controller which gives a new experience for users to control it without even touching the screen. Moreover, the smart mirror can also be controlled using the Voice-To-Text system which provides a better way for users to reply to email or messages. The Smart Mirror also uses the facial recognition system where users can use the technology to shop virtually.

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A NETNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED INDONESIAN’S BEHAVIOURS WITHIN VIRTUAL TOURISM DESTINATIONS​

School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events, Faculty of Social Sciences & Leisure Management

Research on IT and tourism has changed the general understanding of how to change our technology and society. Virtual tourism is one of the technologies that is starting to be developed in tourism. Despite this, tourists' experiences in virtual tourist destinations remain relatively unexplored, especially for people with physical challenged who use wheelchairs.

However, whether and how this virtual tourism experience could influence the level of exclusion-inclusion has not been discussed in detail. Employing qualitative research approach, this research tried to better understand the behaviour of physically challenged when travelling to tourism destination using virtual reality headset.

The location for this research is in Jakarta, Indonesia. Participants are selected from the age range of 18 to 45 years old. The findings of this research indicated that physically challenged who use a wheelchair more inclusive in the tourism destination when using VR headset. Although some participants still want to go to the actual tourism destination, this technology can be used as an alternative for tourism destination which is still exclusion, especially for this group.

Based on thematic analysis, there are 5 themes to make virtual tourism more inclusive: authenticity, attraction, activities, accessibility, and amenities. This study contributes to the theory, methodology and application recommendation.​

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i-RSV​

School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events, Faculty of Social Sciences & Leisure Management​

The i-RSV robot is a smart appliance, multi-functional housekeeping robot integrating ground cleaning, dust removal, and air purification and disinfection functions. The built-in lidar of the i-RSV robot has the ability to scan the room layout and furnishings efficiently. This will effectively ensure that the furniture and guests’ private belongings are not accidentally destroyed by robots at work. The operators of the i-RSV robot can monitor the working status through the touch screen to ensure the robots working efficiently in different guest rooms. Managers can also write different housekeeping programs to meet actual needs.​

The greatest value of this product is its high efficiency and intelligence, which can reduce hotel labor costs and occupational hazard. In addition, i-RSV robots represent some of the most effective hospitality technologies that will help increase occupancy rates and ensure higher guest satisfaction. 

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INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE PROJECTS? FOR MORE INFORMATION, 

Roydean Osman
Vice President of Innovation and Commercialisation
innovation@taylors.edu.my

Knowledge Transfer and Commercialisation 
Research and Enterprise 
Taylor’s University
Lakeside Campus 
No.1 Jalan Taylor's, 47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

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