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Students bring a fresh perspective to design

More than 100 unique projects were on display as design, engineering and digital media students showcased their bright ideas at the 10th Made in Brunel exhibition.

The event, which has helped establish Brunel University London as one of Europe's leading universities for design, unveiled everything from an environmentally-friendly way to produce renewable energy to a reinvention of the humble watering can, at its home at the Bargehouse on London's South Bank.

Other unique designs on display included:

  • Device used to measure the speed and force of someone's punch
  • 'Rent a tent' service for campers and festival goers
  • Software to help teenagers with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to recognise facial expressions
  • Soft toy to help children give up their dummy
  • New conceptualisation of the reusable travel cup
  • Tiny emergency mobile phone charger

Previous designs to be showcased at Made in Brunel exhibitions have gone on to win national and international awards, including the prestigious James Dyson Award, which Brunel students have picked up the past two years running.

A short film of the event can be seen here.