Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2011
David Swann, RCA Vehicle Design
21st Century Healthcare and Treatment Case
This project redesigns the traditional black nursing bag carried by community nurses on home visits - a case which has been largely unchanged for the past 100 years. This 21st century design aims to enhance patient safety by optimising hand decontamination performances, increasing clinical efficiency through modularity and improving productivity of the health visitor.
“The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design is proud to be involved in patient safety, an area of great importance, and to be working with NHS Trusts. This innovation is a much-needed, practical solution based on solid PhD research." Lady Hamlyn
Patrick Hyland: RCA Innovation Design Engineering
A hand-operated mechanical system that allows wheelchair users to negotiate angled and cambered surfaces with greater ease and control.
“A simple idea to make a difference for wheelchair users. The motivation and care behind this project is admirable." Lady Hamlyn