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Project Name: Night time companion
Student: Jamie Fleming
A fear of the dark affects many children at a young age, if this fear is not overcome, it can grow stronger in later years. Many parents use night lights in a child’s bedroom or hallways to help comfort their child, this however makes the fear worse because the child is not confronting the fear, they are merely allowing them to avoid the dark. The best method of allowing a child to overcome fears of the dark is to provide a way for them to control the dark. The Night time companion is a product designed to help young children overcome their fear of the dark. The companion provides comfort targeted at children 3 to 6 years of age. This is achieved by allowing the child a way of controlling and overcoming the darkness.
Project Name: Exploration of the role of musical tempo within the research and development of a mobile running application.
Student: Nick Messer
During this project, the initial development of an Android mobile application called RunnerBeat, was undertaken. The idea behind the app is to use musical tempo as a motivational tool to get people up and running. Further research into the effect musical tempo has on an individual whilst running was also undertaken.
Project Name: DNA (District Nurse Aid)
Student: Michael Golightly
DNA is an aid for district nurses to improve the process of cleaning and bandaging wounds. District Nurse Aid can be used specifically for legs, however the seat is independent so can be used for wounds elsewhere around the body. Key Features are: - Lightweight - Compact - Practically - No seams, no build-up of bacteria - Interactivity - simple to unfold - Adaptability
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: Are lossy audio formats still acceptable as an industry standard for music downloads?
Student: Alex Clarke
How would the music industry’s ‘unknowing’ customer base react if they were told that all of the music they had bought digitally over the past ten years contained approximately a quarter of the audio quality they used to buy, but sold at the same price? The research carried out and documented throughout this project aimed to study the suitability of “lossy” audio formats in a modern criterion and to scientifically investigate the audible effects they may be having on today’s music in comparison with that of years gone by. Through the procedures of analysing digital audio formats, industry influenced effects and the impact of consumer audio hardware; the intent was to objectively compare these findings using a scientific “ABX” testing strategy and perceptual audio characteristics in order to ultimately justify whether these audio formats should still be utilized within today’s ever-expanding, technological environment.
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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