Triumph Design Awards 2015
The 2015 Triumph Design Awards took place at the company’s main production facility in Hinckley on Saturday 4 July. A total of 23 students exhibited their work and judging proved very difficult, with so many excellent entries. The prize giving ceremony was preceded by a talk from Stuart Wood on the definition and importance of Engineering.
After much deliberation, the judges unanimously agreed that the winner was Sanjay Puri, a student from Nottingham. Sanjay’s entry was inspired by a visit to a local care home where he realised that there are very few safeguards in place to ensure a quick response from staff should a resident fall, especially in the middle of the night when visiting the bathroom alone. He developed a fall detecting floor that looks at the surface distribution patterns on the floor in the home of a vulnerable person and is capable of detecting when said person has fallen over.
Sanjay won a paid internship at Triumph, along with £500 cash and a trophy. There were two runner up prizes - the first going to Angus Hall for his size-adjustable electric guitar, which showed excellent craftsmanship and design flair. The second went to Arran Borrill, who designed and made a longboard, the development of which demonstrated good benchmark testing and assessment, and general engineering knowledge.