First Place: Leyla Spiteri
Social Distance Detector Device
"My proposal is the design of an electronic device that will be able to detect the presence of people around it. This electronic device will be equipped with an alarm system that will alert the user if they are closer than 2 metres to another person."
Second Place: George Lenney
Hands Free Gate
"The system works when you stand on the footplate, it pushes down the end of the lock; lifting the hook end from the lock pin, the bar swings down into the space on the gate post and then you just need to kick the gate and it’s open! It will swing back and the lock will fall and reset."
First Place: Sirihaasa Nallamothu
Covid-19 Machine Learning Algorithm
"RiscusExlporato is a Convolutional Neural network that can diagnose a chest x-ray (centred around the lungs) as Covid-19, Viral Pneumonia, or as healthy."
Second Place: Peter Ayomide Odugbile
Ultrasonic 2m Distance Notifier
"By connecting ultrasonic range finders to a belt which the user wears, the user is notified when they come too close to another person - helping them to enforce social distancing."
First Place: Luca Casula
Electronic Education Device
"My project is called the Edustation and it is a practical and cheap alternative to education without the need of internet. It is a handheld device consisting of a: case, switch, circuit boards, keyboard, touch screen, and stylus. Information is formatted onto a micro-sd card."
Second Place: Emily Matthews
App Controlled Dog Flap
"My idea is to invent an app controlled dog flap which allows dog walkers and customers to be in control of contactless entry and retrieval of their dogs from their homes. I envision a dog flap with a battery powered motorised hinge, pinhole camera and magnetised locks."
First Place: Mora Phoenix (Team)
Covid-19 Hazmat Suit Cooling System
"Our aim is to make the state of comfort of the essential workers higher to manage their health while at work and to improve the quality and accuracy of their service during the COVID-19 era by designing and analysing a wearable vest integrated with interior cooling system."
Second Place: Milan Gurung
Lip Readable Facemask
"Aim: To develop a mask that allows people hard of hearing to read lips of other people and communicate better whilst being protected from Covid-19."
- Relevance to the Covid-19 crisis
- Potential impact of the submitted idea
- Presentation of the problem and solution
- Clarity in expressing benefits and risks
- Feasability of the technical solution
- Standard of visual presentation
When filling in your submission form, remember to answer three main questions:
1) How did you address this problem?
2) How can your product/idea be used?
3) Who could you help with your idea?
This design competition is open-ended: you can tackle any issue related to Covid-19. Empower your inner creative-self, and fight for what you are passionate about!