Nottingham Trent University student wins engineering award

Nottingham Trent University Engineering student, Cameron Lyon, has won the first annual Engineering for Access award.

Nottingham Trent University Engineering student, Cameron Lyon, has won the first annual Engineering for Access award. Cameron will receive a prototype of his product idea made, up to the value of £5,000.

Claims.co.uk, in association with product innovation experts Bang Creations, tasked Engineering students of all disciplines across the UK to come up with a product idea that can really make a difference to the lives of people living with a disability.

Cameron’s idea focuses on a fibre optic pillowcase to detect night-time seizures. It contains a network of fibre optic cables with strain FGB sensors to detect the muscle spasms that take place during a seizure and alert a carer to help. The pillow is designed to be portable, therefore allowing the user to sleep safely in places other than their own bed.

Cameron said: “I’m ecstatic about winning! It has been a long road from designing my project to this point, but it has been worth every part!  I’m really excited to work with NTU to develop the pillow case in the great facilities we have. Going forward, my first step is to work with Bang Creations to get the materials list together and start the pillow design. Then, when the build is complete, a lot of testing will be done to try cover every possibility.  I’m driven and enthusiastic to complete this project!”

Nottingham Trent University student wins engineering award

Published on 3 April 2019
  • Subject area: Computing, engineering, maths and other technologies
  • Category: Current students; School of Science and Technology

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