The best engineering designs from London South Bank University 2017

London South Bank University is one of the city’s largest and oldest universities. It has been providing vocational, accredited and professionally recognised education since 1892.

The BSc (Hons) courses in Product Design, and Engineering Product Design at London South Bank University span the divide between art and science, providing real-world solutions to real-world problems.

The mid-June degree show is a culmination of both design courses and demonstrates the creativity and ingenuity of the final-year students. Project themes will range from prosthetics and bicycles to bat-boxes and hand cleansers.

The Manufacturer is a proud supporter of the University, which is in the same neighbourhood as our offices, and is delighted to present a snapshot of the best of this year’s designs.

This article first appeared in the June issue of The Manufacturer magazine. To subscribe, please click here

Agata Tyburska - Bsc (Hons) Product Design - Ilios Lighting System1. Agata Tyburska

Bsc (Hons) Product Design

Product Name: Ilios Lighting System

Ilios is a system to improve general home lighting by changing colour temperature according to the state of natural outdoor light. This helps the body understand the time of the day so that its circadian rhythm can function normally. The system can mimic a sunrise/sunset to provide a better night’s sleep.

Christopher Jobson - Bsc (Hons) Product Design - Gelex2. Christopher Jobson

Bsc (Hons) Product Design

Product Name: Gelex

Gelex is a portable hand-cleansing unit. Its multitextured surfaces provide a quick and effective abrasive scrub for hands and fingers, removing the need for antibacterial gels with harmful BPA (plastic particles).

It doubles-up as a dispenser, providing reliable cleansing for hands on the move. Gelex has potential in the public market for those who are hygiene conscious, as well as in commercial environments where hand washing is mandatory, such as hospitals and kitchens.

Re’em Hanemanm - BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design - CYGO3. Re’em Hanemanm

BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design

Product name: CYGO

CYGO is an ergonomically improved city bicycle. The main feature is the adjustable frame, which allows users to change the seat angle, height and the distance from the handlebar.

These adjustments enable the user to self-fit the bike, with no requirement for special tools, creating a much better cycling position. The design process involved interviewing users, bike designers, mechanics and manufacturers.

Henry Curtis - BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design - Rapport4. Henry Curtis

BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design

Product Name: Rapport

Rapport is a collapsible stretcher designed for use in mountain rescue. It has an extremely lightweight milled aluminium frame and can be easily carried in a backpack by one person, leaving room for other mountaineering essentials.

A major advantage of this design is its ability to unroll like a groundsheet and then become rigid when the patient is moved onto the stretcher.

Hannah Cohn - BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design - EC(HOME)5. Hannah Cohn

BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design

Product Name: EC(HOME)

EC(HOME) is the ideal home for bats and offers a fun and interactive kit for schoolchildren to build and install in their local area using FSC-approved birch plywood, and locally sourced hemp fibres as the main materials. It employs manufacturing techniques such as ply-laminating and bending.

Will Pargeter - BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design - Permanoeuver6. Will Pargeter

BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design

Product Name: Permanoeuver

Permanoeuver is a brand new drive system for powered wheelchairs. It is designed to make wheelchairs truly manoeuvrable, both indoors, and out. The innovative ‘driven castor’ mechanism provides four-wheel drive without restricting users’ ability to navigate tight indoor spaces.

Harry Tatham - BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design - UVYOU7. Harry Tatham

BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design

Product Name: UVYOU

Many people contract skin cancer needlessly – it is preventable. Ideally, there should be a product or system that makes people aware of the potential damage and how to prevent it – UVYOU does both.

It recommends the bestsuited SPF for ambient UV intensity and supplies the user with the exact cream required.

Tim Beckett - BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design - SIREN8. Tim Beckett

BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design

Product name: SIREN

Siren is an efficient patient transport method for the increasingly busy and space-deprived cities of the world. It is designed for patients needing immediate life-saving resuscitation and/or surgery.

Siren has a width of just 900mm, and fits through urban traffic with relative ease, in the same manner as a paramedic motorbike. Its two-part GRP shell fits over a welded aluminium space frame, similar to that of a dune buggy.

Nic Menzies - BSc (Hons) Product Design - Contact9. Nic Menzies

BSc (Hons) Product Design

Product Name: Contact

Contact is a precise drawing tool to be used by a prosthetic hand user. It uses motorised parallel rollers to produce completely straight lines for drawing with pen, pencil or any other drawing medium attached to the media holder on the index finger.

Contact can also be used as a standard prosthetic controlled by Myoware sensors that pick up EMG signals on muscles in the arm.

Dan Dawkins - BSc (Hons) Product Design - Wash_Box10. Dan Dawkins

BSc (Hons) Product Design

Product Name: Wash_Box

Wash_Box is a first for the humanitarian aid marketplace; essentially a semi-flat-packable washing machine. It provides the same processes as one might find in a standard domestic setting, but replaces it with a Dyson-inspired manually operated device.

Aimed at disaster-relief, the Wash_box provides a means to keep clothing free of bacteria and help reduce the spread of disease. It is made from Coroplast (‘plastic cardboard’) and is supplied with non-verbal graphic communication to overcome potential language barriers during assembly or use.