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Hills Road Students Design, Build and Integrate a Pressure Sensing Glove

11 May 2019
Photo from left to right: Aly Champion, Max Hurlstone, Arnav Koshy, Sanjeet Chaterjee, Annie Noonari and Arunav Bagla

Six Hills Road students, Arnav Bagla, Aly Champion, Sanjeet Chatterjee, Max Hurlestone, Arnav Koshy and Annie Noonari have been working for six months on a project with Arm engineers to design, build and integrate a pressure sensing glove to help physiotherapists diagnose hand injuries.

This was done as a project for the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) engineering challenge, which asks teams of up to six, sixth form students to solve an engineering problem working with professional engineers from local companies as mentors. Our students worked with engineers from Arm, coming up with the project for themselves and impressing their mentors from the start with their enthusiasm and knowledge.

The six month long project culminated in the Celebration and Awards Day last week when Teams from 15 schools from the East of England region met at Hertford University to present the results of their projects. A team of judges from industry and academia examined each project in detail and they were very impressed by all aspects of the 'Smart Glove' and the way it was presented.

Winning the innovation award was a testament to the hard work and energy the team put into the project from the very start. inaki Abadia, one of the Arm mentors said "This has been a very good example of how a well-planned, from the beginning, and executed project always has a very high chance of success".