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Project Name: The Veil - Collapsible Incident Screen
Student: Katie Payne
The Veil is a collapsible incident screen, deployed at the scene of an incident, to conceal a casualty receiving urgent medical attention. At a scene involving casualties, the main priority is to treat them; unfortunately this often comes at the expense of the person’s privacy and dignity as the lifesaving treatment takes place at the scene. Before a casualty can be moved, they must be stabilised, as a result the casualty is treated regardless of the environment or how public it is, compromising a person’s privacy. Treating a casualty in a public domain can have a number of negative effects such as: - Loss of privacy and dignity for the vulnerable casualty - Unwanted media attention - Rubbernecking (road traffic accidents) - Distressed witnesses The collapsible incident screen has been designed as a solution to casualty concealment, providing the emergency services with a product that is: - Fully conceals a casualty - Compact when collapsed - Quick and Easy to deploy - Adaptable to a variety of different weather conditions
Project Name: MoStreams: An Audio Visual Mixer Application for Live Streaming
Student: Michael Bailey
Drawing on academic papers regarding streaming technology and users' experience and expectations, this project aims to create “MoStreams” an original affordable multiple camera and high quality audio mixer for live streaming. Developed within Max MSP, using affordable and easily obtainable components, this software application prototype has been designed to bring professional quality, multiple angle videos to the mass market. Research was vital in helping me to understand streaming protocols and methods before developing the project, as well as defining expectations for quality of experience, in order to achieve an output that was both high quality and smooth running.
Project Name: The Quick Spice Marinator
Student: Andreas Petane
The Quick Spice Marinator uses a unique method to completely marinate food within 10 minutes compared to the conventional 24 hours. The QSM allows the user to effortlessly infuse their food with flavour; without the mess, planning and hassle. In the modern day the out-dated traditional methods of marinating food are slow and ineffective. Therefore there is an indisputable need for this product.
Project Name: iBeacon technology as a proximity navigation tool
Student: Andrei Leskovski
This project focuses on the implementation of iBeacon technology (Introduced by Apple in July 2013) to provide Bournemouth University visitors with an alternative method for indoor navigation. The application offers context-aware navigation on the site of the Festival of Design and Innovation. The information, (both visual and audio), changes on an iOS device depending on the user’s precise proximity to one of the hardware iBeacon signal transmitters within the FODI exhibition. Furthermore, iBeacon technology detects when a user’s iOS device enters or leaves the advertising range of hardware transmitters, pushing custom notifications to the device if it has an application installed. The development is done by using hardware beacons manufactured by Estimote. The development process of the project included a performance evaluation of hardware beacons within a variety of environments as well as an exploration as to how different transmitter settings affect the response of the system. The outcome of the evaluation demonstrates the performance linearity, signal interference cases and preferable setting for an optimal operational characteristics within different environments. The final stage of the project testing phase included an interaction of human test participants with the system.
Project Name: HushHex Active noise reducer
Student: Ross James
HushHex active noise reducer is a device designed to be placed on your windows at home to reduce the level of traffic noise entering your property. Consisting of four separate units it can be used on a wide range of window sizes and styles. Active Noise Control technology implemented on a digital signal processor provides the required antiphase sound wave to cancel out the noise.
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Recap - FoDI 2013
Every year, the festival showcases the designs, models and prototypes created by our students as their final year project.View Gallery