Khadija Mirza is in Year 5 at the James Allen’s Preparatory School in Dulwich, London where she invented “The Injection Patch” which tackles the problem of disposable syringe needles by eliminating their need – an adhesive skin-patch with a clear gel containing the relevant inoculation or other drug would enable the dose to be absorbed thought the skin. Engineer Maswood Rahman was a source of inspiration for Khadija.
Ewan Harris from St John’s CE Primary School in Sevenoaks, Kent has invented the “Think Drink Bottle” – a device to help stop users from becoming dehydrated – if they have not taken a drink for a period of 1 hour, the cap of the bottle flashes to remind them to quench their thirst. Iulia Motoc from the University of Kent was, once again, an inspiration for this Year 5 pupil
Thalia Rich attends the James Allen’s Preparatory School in Dulwich, London where she is in Year 6. Thalia has devised “The Collapsible Cup” which is an invention to alleviate the environmental problem of disposable cups for coffee and other beverages. Made from silicon, this cup folds flat and can be re-used time and again. UCL Engineering’s Dina Ibrahim was inspirational to Thalia.
Toby Stringer is in Year 6 at Felsted Preparatory School (Primary) in Felsted, Essex. Toby, following his interview with Hi-Precision Engineer, Neil Shakespeare, has invented “The Electricity Trampoline” that will generate power to charge small devices when children bounce on it – the benefits are threefold; environmentally clean source of energy, exercise for children and charged devices.
Christos Foti attends the Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic Secondary School in Streatham, London where he is in Year 7. Inspired by Laura Schofield of Tideway Christos has invented “Tactical Eyes” which will utilise ultrasonic sensors to protect visually impaired users from obstacles such as low-hanging branches, door frames and road signs, thus the user not suffering from upper-body impacts.
Vishali Patel from the Old Palace of John Whitgift Senior School in Croydon, Surrey has invented the “Glucose Sensor Watch” – designed for Type1 and Type 2 Diabetics sufferers to transmits radio waves through the wearer’s skin to measure glucose levels in a discrete and pain-free manner. Vishali is a Year 8 student and was inspired by Nosa Odiase from Atkins.
Brook Lord, a Year 8 student of Bexley Grammar School in Welling, Kent was inspired by the visit of Steven leung of tfl to the school and came up with the notion of “The A-Tracker” – a 2 device piece of equipment designed to assist the parents and carers of Autistic children by, on the one hand, monitoring the wearer’s heart rate and, on the other, transmitting that data to a second wearer, alerting the latter should the former’s heartbeats increase.
Arundhathi Roy goes to Plashet School in East Ham, London where she is a Year 9 student. Arundhathi’s invention is the “Medi-Penser” which is a device that dispenses a patient’s medication at set times over the course of a day or week – the device alerts the patient by means of flashing lights, buzzing noises and will even text their phones. The device would also be available in a portable model
Nariné Der Hakobian attends Nonsuch High School for Girls in Cheam, Surrey where she is a Year 9 student. Nariné has utilised Civil Engineering techniques in her “An Invention to Stop Flooding Disasters” and it is a device that will raise a structure (such as a house) a minimum of 1 metre thus preventing any flood damage.
Aarushi Borkar is a Year 10 student from Nonsuch High School for Girls in Cheam, Surrey. Aarushi’s invention is the “Wind-Up Lighted Desk” which is a wooden desk with integrated wind-up power source (by way of pedal-power) that will provide illumination for studious pupils in an eco-friendly manner. Rebecca Ellis of BDP was an inspiration to Aarushi.
Timothy Moulding from Dulwich College in Dulwich, London is a Year 10 student that has invented the “Geriatric Healthcare by Voice Assistant Technology” which is based on Alexa from Amazon Echo and will assist medical practitioners and healthcare professionals monitor the well-being of elderly people utilising voice-activation and wearable technologies – the device would also be used by the old person themselves for day-to-day, non-medical, tasks.