We are delighted to report that Upper Sixth pupil Tyler has reached the final of the Teen Tech awards with his A Level DT project, an anti-motion stabiliser for those who suffer with Parkinson’s Disease. The project was produced with the involvement of his grandfather and the expert support of Dr Rui Louiero who heads a joint venture between the Aspire Charity, UCL and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. The Centre conducts innovative research and explores rehabilitation techniques for those suffering from a stroke, spinal cord injuries and muscular disorders. Tyler’s device aims to stabilise significant tremors, allowing the user to perform fine motor actions such as filling a kettle or glass of water.
One of the judges wrote;
“An excellent piece of development, taking in both user and academic research. The thoroughness of the parallel industrial investigation is very impressive. The prototyping and evolution of the development process is well documented and the prototype model and the validation with an industry expert and medical team are well executed. Well done.”
Tyler will be presenting his prototype model and concept at the Royal Society in June, following in the footsteps of the two DT groups who were judged winners in their categories last year. Winning entries will receive an award of £1000 presented by His Royal Highness, the Duke of York at Buckingham Palace.