Month: November 2014

Wireless electronics inventing kit

A recent success on Kickstarter where the concept raised over £125,000 (well over it’s original target of £50,000). SAM is a concept developed by design and engineering students at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. the kit consists of a set of small blocks containing sensors, switches, lights and motors, which communicate wirelessly and can be used to develop innovative new systems quickly and simply.

Disabilities in Children’s Books

Since the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008 there has been a notable increase in the representation of people with different forms of disability in the media. The London 2012 Games showed how far the movement to gain recognition has come in recent years, with huge viewing figures and sell out crowds at elite level disability sports events. It is however still important to improve peoples understanding of disabilities and one of the best ways of doing this is through the representation of people with disabilities. Sir Quentin Blake has written a story which focuses on the adventures of 5 children who happen to have disabilities.

Team BRUISE International finalists in the Dyson Awards

Everyone at the Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge is excited to see that a team of Innovation Design Engineering  and Global Innovation Design students are International Runners-Up in this years Dyson Awards with their RTSIC project BRUISE.

This innovative concept uses technology developed by Fujifilm, for the printing and moulding industries, to demonstrate when a paraplegic athlete has received an impact which may have caused internal damage.

Finishing as International Runners-Up rounds-up an amazing year for the team who have demonstrated their project at a Bike Experience Day with Talan Skeels-Piggins. Tested it with the UK Armed Forces Wheelchair Basketball team in the run-up to the Invictus Games and have been interviewed by BBC News.