Throughout global hospital care settings clinical staff are challenged with preventing skin injury and other adverse events during patient stay. However, an area that tends to be overlooked is the risk of pressure injuries (PIs) that occur during surgery. With around 60% of all hospital admissions being surgical related, PI prevent should be of high priority. Currently patient positioning and overall monitoring of patient’s skin condition is assessed visually and data is collected before and after surgery. Therefore, to reduce PIs during surgery a closed loop system was devised. the closed loop system incorporates the use of pressure redistribution pads that will alleviate pressure during surgery, requiring minimum interaction from its user, allowing the user to focus on other tasks during this high risk environment.
Flöde is a multi-purpose light that is designed around the theme of repurposing energy, enabling the user to change the atmosphere of the room to suit their needs. As a piece is taken, the lamp base begins to dim and the portable light turns on in response. This transfer of energy creates awareness and understanding of energy conservation and conversion, promoting sustainable behaviour. The portable elements of the lamp are designed to output different lighting levels for different tasks. flöde is designed to be used in open planned living areas and can be used anywhere around the house, to help the users with their daily changing requirements of light sources, this is done with the use of wireless charging, bringing the seamless design together. “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another” - Albert Einstein
Tejas Dilip Kale
The idea was to design and develop a product by integrating solar technology with concrete material which is to be made using recycled polystyrene. The design will create a light-weight concrete material which will be inexpensive, sustainable and drive to reduce carbon emission. The product can replace existing components in the built environment for example gardens, sidewalks, outdoor restaurants etc.
We live in a sleep-deprived society. Sleep deprivation in children has become a serious issue in the world. In UK itself 2 million children suffer from sleep deprivation. The aim of the project was to design a bedside lamp for children that would help enhance their sleep by synchronizing their breathing according to the lamps motion which will help them relax before going to bed.