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Big Bang Winners

Congratulations to Sankha Kahagala-Gamage and David Bernstein from Loughborough Grammar School on winning the UK Young Engineer of the Year 2017 title at the Big Bang Fair with their MediVest Gold Crest Award Project

Sankha was inspired to design the vest when he witnessed a passer-by having an epileptic fit. He then teamed up with his fellow Loughborough Grammar School student, David, to create a wearable vest that monitors heart rate variability and body temperature to efficiently predict an epileptic fit up to eight minutes in advance

Joint winner of the UK Young Engineer of the Year 2017 title, Sankha Kahagala-Gamage, said:

“Winning was one of the greatest achievements of our lives. It just goes to show if you truly believe in your invention and you put enough work in, you will succeed. I hope the MediVest will inspire the next set of engineers in 2018.”

David Bernstein added:

“The Big Bang Fair has been an absolute manic couple of days for us – but I’ve loved every second of it! It’s an opportunity to learn about the most amazing sciences and engineering and I’m humbled to be around such amazing minds working to create the newest science and technology.”


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