If a few days ago we knew the winning projects of the James Dyson edition in Spain, now we have met the winners of the international edition, who were able to present and collect an award for their project from James Dyson.
In general, Sir James Dyson chose two world champions each of which will receive 33,000 euros, and finalist, who will receive 5,800 euros to support the next stages of their inventions. These are selected projects.
Knowing the healing of the wound, the winning project
International Prize Winner SmartHEAL, a smart sensor for wound dressings that indicates the degree of wound healing by measuring its pH level. The project was conceived by students of the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland.
When a wound is covered with a bandage, it is very difficult to know if it is healing and if it is healing properly. Current wound assessment methods rely on subjective assessment of color, odor, and temperature, or on costly biochemical laboratory tests.
If the wound does not heal properly, we can have not only inflammation of the tissue, but also necrosis, which can lead to serious illness or even death. What SmartHEAL achieves is that through the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) communication systems and monitoring the pH of the wound, evaluates the condition of the wound and detects possible infections without the need to remove the dressing.
Sustainability Winner and International Finalist
The winner in the sustainability category was Polyformer, machine that converts plastic bottles into 3D printer filament accessible to developing countries. It was invented by students at McMaster University in Canada.
Finally, the international finalist was ivy, portable replacement for an existing IV stand that improves patient comfort and mobilityinvented by Charlotte Blanche of the University of Antwerp in Belgium.
To date, the James Dyson Prize has awarded more than £1 million to more than 300 promising inventions by young engineers and scientists from around the world.
Source: Hiper Textual