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REACT is Medical Winner of 2021 James Dyson Award

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

REACT, the Medical Winner for the 2021 James Dyson Award, is a device to stem bleeding to help save the lives of stabbing victims. It was invented by Joseph Bentley from Loughborough university.

* This story was first published on Haleness Me.

 The REACT system uses a rapid, inflatable Tamponade device that is inserted into the stab wound. The automated inflation of this Tamponade provides internal pressure direct to the bleeding site, controlling bleeding faster than current methods.

The REACT system uses a rapid, inflatable Tamponade device that is inserted into the stab wound. The automated inflation of this Tamponade provides internal pressure direct to the bleeding site, controlling bleeding faster than current methods.

Knife crime is an issue in many countries around the world.

In England and Wales alone, there were around 46,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument, which is the highest number of offences since the year ending March 2011.

The Problem

The average wait time for an ambulance in the UK is currently just over eight minutes, yet it can only take five minutes for someone to bleed to death.

The Solution

The REACT device (which stands for Rapid Emergency Actuating Tamponade) aims to reduce catastrophic blood loss from a knife wound.

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Plastic Scanner is Sustainability Winner of James Dyson Award

Friday, November 19th, 2021

The Sustainability prize for the 2021 James Dyson Award is Plastic Scanner – a low-cost, handheld device to identify plastic for recycling. It was invented by Jerry de Vos from TU Delft.

The low-cost, handheld Plastic Scanner tells you on the spot what type of plastic a product is made of.

The low-cost, handheld Plastic Scanner tells you on the spot what type of plastic a product is made of.

Plastic is a lightweight, safe and readily available material which can be used to make long-lasting, durable products.

It has a bad reputation because it is often not thought to be recyclable and so ends up in landfill, or worse on the beach or in our oceans.

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HOPES is Singapore’s 1st International Winner of James Dyson Award

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

HOPES is the first entry from Singapore to win the international top prize in the 17 years’ history of the James Dyson Award.

* This story was first published on Haleness Me.

HOPES, (which stands for Home eye Pressure E-skin Sensor) is a wearable biomedical device for pain-free, low cost, at-home IOP testing.

HOPES, (which stands for Home eye Pressure E-skin Sensor) is a wearable biomedical device for pain-free, low cost, at-home IOP testing.

HOPES is a wearable biomedical device for pain-free, low cost, at-home intra-ocular pressure (IOP) testing.

This year’s International winner of the James Dyson Award was inspired by one of the inventors’, Kelu, father’s diagnosis of glaucoma.

The Problem

After witnessing his discomfort and multiple hospital visits, she realised there is a global need for a less invasive and more accessible method for Intraocular Pressure (IOP) monitoring.

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide.

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Winners of James Dyson Award Announced with International Winner from Singapore

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

The James Dyson Foundation has announced the winners of its James Dyson Award. This is the first time that an entry from Singapore has become the International Winner.

This is the first time in the competition’s 17 years’ history that the International Winner is from Singapore. HOPES from Singapore has bagged the international top prize.

This is the first time in the competition’s 17 years’ history that the International Winner is from Singapore. HOPES from Singapore has bagged the international top prize.

The James Dyson Award, organised by Dyson’s Charity – the James Dyson Foundation, aims to nurture and inspire a new generation of design engineers and inventors.

The brief is simple – design something that solves a problem.

While the award provides its winners with prize monies that help support the further development of their inventions, it importantly provides them a global platform to share their inventions with the world.

The James Dyson Award has now given nearly £1m in prize money to over 250 promising inventions from young engineers and scientists in 28 countries around the world.

In 2021, the Award received a record number of entries worldwide and Sir James Dyson chose three global winners for the first time, each receiving £30,000 in prize money to support the next stages of their inventions.

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New Arrival: Dyson V12 Detect Slim Vacuum Cleaner with Laser

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

The V12 Detect Slim (S$899S$1,249) is Dyson’s first vacuum cleaner with laser detect technology to reveal hidden dust in the home.

Buy Direct from Dyson: The Dyson V12 Detect Slim is available from 24 August 2021 at www.dyson.com.sg and Dyson Demo stores at Dyson Service Centre & Demo Store – Capitol Singapore, Dyson Demo Zone – Westgate.

Buy Direct from Dyson: The Dyson V12 Detect Slim is available from 24 August 2021 at www.dyson.com.sg and Dyson Demo stores at Dyson Service Centre & Demo Store – Capitol Singapore, Dyson Demo Zone – Westgate.

Now available in Singapore, Dyson boasts that its powerful and intelligent V12 Detect Slim is capable of detecting, removing, sizing and counting microscopic dust for scientific proof of a deep clean.

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim features three key technologies.

  1. Laser dust detection reveals dust particles invisible to the eye, with a precisely-angled green laser integrated into a Fluffy cleaner head – so you don’t miss a thing.
  2. Acoustic Dust Sensing provides reassurance that you have deep cleaned. LCD screen shows the size and number of particles, displaying real-time scientific proof of a deep clean by counting and measuring microscopic dust particles with a piezo sensor, which automatically increases suction power across different floors types and dust amounts.
  3. New anti-tangle hair screw clears hair fast. Anti-tangle conical brush bar spirals hair off and into the bin. Motor-driven cleaning for small spaces.

More details below from the press release.

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Five Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day 2021

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

Valentine’s Day is one week away so here are five gift ideas for those looking for something special for the better half.

The tech4valentines gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops in your search for that ideal gift this Valentine’s Day.

The tech4valentines gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops in your search for that ideal gift this Valentine’s Day.

Still looking for that special gift for your Valentine?

Here are five suggestions to consider, covering a whole range of prices from S$89 to S$1,298.

Check out the tech4valentines Gift Guide below.

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tech4xmas Gift Ideas for Christmas 2020

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

We’re now into December and the final stretch of 2020. Here are some gift ideas that I’ve curated for Christmas 2020.

* I’ll be adding to this list over the next few days, so check back daily for new gift ideas as I collate them.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

Around this time of year, I’m usually inundated with requests from readers and friends on Christmas gift ideas for their loved ones or themselves.

So here are some tech that I would use myself or get for MY loved ones, based mostly on those gadgets that I’ve tried or reviewed.

Not all are the latest and newest, but they are what I think some of the best-in-class in their category of products.

Happy Christmas Shopping!

tech4xmas Gift Guide below.

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New Arrival: Dyson Lightcycle Morph Light Table/Stand Lamp

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph light lights a room in one of four different ways: indirect, task, feature and ambient. Available in Singapore from today. Prices below.

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph light is available desk lamp and floor lamp versions in Black/Black and White/Silver.

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph light is available desk lamp and floor lamp versions in Black/Black and White/Silver.

The Dyson Lightcycle Morph has local daylight tracking and can be personalised via the Dyson Link App to intelligently adjust the light it emits depending on the user’s task, age, mood and local daylight.

It has 360° manoeuvrability to provide customised light where you need it.

Dyson boasts that its Heat Pipe technology enables the light quality to last for decades.

Building on the core technologies of the Dyson Lightcycle task light which was launched in 2019, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph has the ability to emulate some of the properties of natural light in multiple different formats.

Using Dyson’s Daylight Tracking algorithm with 3 warm and 3 cool LEDs, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph continually adjusts its colour temperature and brightness in relation to local daylight, providing the right light for the time of day depending on the user’s location.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Dyson Unveils Digital Slim Cord-Free Vacuum

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

The Dyson Digital Slim vacuum is 20% smaller and 30% lighter than its Dyson V11 predecessor. Available in Singapore from today at S$749/S$849.

The Dyson Digital Slim vacuum has the same technology features of a Dyson V11 cord-free vacuum, yet it’s 20% smaller and 30% lighter.

The Dyson Digital Slim vacuum has the same technology features of a Dyson V11 cord-free vacuum, yet it’s 20% smaller and 30% lighter.

The Dyson Digital Slim features a powerful Dyson Hyperdymium motor, highly efficient cyclones and carbon fibre filaments for fine dust pick up needed to deliver a barefoot clean.

The Dyson Digital Slim features a 40% lighter soft roller cleaner head than the V11; a
specifically designed Dyson Hyperdymium motor; and uniquely – 11 scrolled cyclones to give greater separation efficiency for less energy whilst ensuring the capture of fine dust.

The Dyson Digital Slim vacuum also achieves 99.97% filtration of particles as small as 0.3 microns while maintaining no loss of suction.

More details below from the press release.

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Mother’s Day 2020: Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Here’s an ideal Mother’s Day gift for that sophisticated mother – the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer (S$599).

Dyson has come up with a special Mother’s Day gift edition this year that includes a complementary Dyson-designed detangling comb and round brush.

Dyson has come up with a special Mother’s Day gift edition this year that includes a complementary Dyson-designed detangling comb and round brush.

The limited edition comes in Fuchsia/Nickel and is available directly online from Dyson’s website here.

Delivery is free and the hairdryer will be delivered in time for Mother’s Day (Sunday, 10 May) if you make the order by Friday, 8 May.

 

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Update (7 May): My set has arrived for the mother of the household, in time for Mother’s Day this Sunday!

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