#University of Bath

Engineering Students improve manual washing machine

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Engineering students from the University of Bristol have improved the manual washing machine design from the Washing Machine Project. The Washing Machine project aims to give simple, easy to assemble washing machines to refugees around the world. The original Washing Machine Project "Divya" was created by University of...

Hand-cranked washing machines given to refugees

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Navjot Sawhney - the inventor of the hand-cranked washing machine - has headed out to Iraq to give away 30 of the low-cost device to refugees. The machines require no electricity, are extremely robust and have been designed to be simple to operate and easy to repair....

Washing machine project – scheme expands to help refugees in more countries

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Handwashing clothes sounds like an easy task but for 70% of the world’s population who lack access to washing machines, it poses a significant obstacle and impacts their wellbeing and livelihood. Navjot Sawhney - a former University of Bath engineering student - wanted to change this so...

Compact Cane – Creating meaningful and purposeful products

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Meet the Engineer who developed a university research assignment into a commercial product using holistic user-centred design.​​​​​​​ University of Bath Engineer Nia Simpson took her final-year mechanical engineering project, the Compact Cane, to the commercial market and now has a string of awards to her name (including University...

Bath Engineers make Covid breakthrough

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University of Bath Engineers have created a pioneering new way to ventilate multiple COVID patients in the event equipment shortages. Demand for ventilator - machines that assist a patient to breathe if they are unable to on their own - was a key concern in the first wave...

Homeschool Resources – University of Bath ‘Taster talks’

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The University of Bath last year launched a series of Engineering Taster talks. From ancient architectural concepts to the electronics of the future. The five talks are each under five minutes and are presented by a Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering were initially designed for the classroom...