2014 James Dyson Award Winner

By: | December 31st, 2014

James Roberts Dyson Awards Winner, 2014

James Roberts Dyson Awards Winner, 2014

The 2014 James Dyson award honor went to James Roberts, a 23 year old graduate of Loughsborough University in England.

Roberts created a low cost incubator, MOM, to help one in ten babies worldwide born prematurely. With Roberts’ invention 75% of deaths resulting from premature birth can now be avoided. The incubator is inexpensive, inflatable and electronically controlled. For more, see the video on Roberts’ entry:

Runners-up for the 2014 James Dyson awards were:

  • QOLO – a personal wheelchair
  • Suncayr – nanotechnology sunscreen
  • BRUISE – a smart injury detection suit for atheletes

A Noteable Finalist: Diagnosing Patients In Developing Regions

Jack Trew, a student at the University of Birmingham, has created an alternative to expensive high-tech centrifuges usually found in first and second world medical facilities. Trew’s low-tech “Spokefuge” is modern lab equipment designed to fasten to a bicycle tire allowing doctors to more quickly and accurately diagnose illness.

Jack Trew - Dyson Awards Finalist

Jack Trew – Dyson Awards FinalistJack Trew

Spokefuge is made up of seven pieces and processing test tubes takes about 10 minutes of cycling.


Spokefuge (Image Courtesy www.jamesdysonfoundation.com)

The Dyson Award presents $45,000 to the winner and $7,500 to each runner-up.

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David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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