Spike Away protects your personal space on public transit

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Looking for a way to keep people out of your personal space? Check out Spike Away, an invention from industrial designer Siew Ming Cheng.

As an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore, Chen took a workshop by German furniture designer Werner Aisslinger, who told students to create a “Chindogu” solution. Chindogu is “a Japanese term for a gadget designed to solve one mundane, everyday problem,” says Fast Company.

Cheng chose crowding on public transit.

I have mild claustrophobia and major fear of stranger germs, so this invention appeals to me quite a bit.

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Via Laughing Squid, Fast Company

Images: Siew Ming Chen

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