Engineering students display their design skills
Manufacturing Engineering students at Cambridge University held their 2006 Design Show, displaying a range of new products that they have developed as part of their course.
The Design Show is held each year for an invited audience of local industrialists and designers. Students put together displays to explain the technical and business ideas behind the products, together with design details and prototype models of the products themselves.
This year's projects included an innovative mobile accident screen to discourage 'rubbernecking' by passing motorists and a glove that uses ultrasound to help the partially sighted 'sense' their surroundings.
"The students have been working on their projects for most of the past year and the results are fantastic," said Lecturer Dr James Moultrie. "Some ideas have real commercial potential and they will be seeking finance to take them further."
2 June 2006