Engineering lifesaving care for premature refugee babies

“Designers are problem solvers”, says James Roberts, a graduate of Loughborough University’s product design degree. Given an open brief for his final year project, Roberts was looking for a problem to solve. The 2013 Panorama documentary Saving Syria’s Children, which highlighted he plight of premature refugee babies dying from lack of access to incubators, provided the perfect engineering challenge: “I saw a problem and it was fun to solve it. It was an obvious need.”

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