Wow …. we’ve met some fabulous innovators here at CI HQ before now but this lot take the cracking biscuit!
We’re talking about 7 young inventors from Cypress Schools in South Norwood, London who’ve used their creative ingenuity to come up with a potentially life-saving medical health-band device. The cracking team consisting of 10 to 11 year old Olivia, Shanay, Milhan, Indija, Charlie-Joy, Jessica and Daisy came up with their helpful innovation whilst taking part in a school programme involving its thriving inventors club. They were mentored by Bill Currie, himself a cracking creator and inventor of Trappit (a gadget for trapping a bug – and not despatching it!) who was named British Inventor of the Year in 2008.
The Cypress team’s bangle like device is designed to be worn by vulnerable people and can be used in case of crisis to contact the emergency services directly. Science and Technology co-ordinator for Cypress Schools commented that the health-band, created from the girls own experience of a relative who was taken ill suddenly, was a brilliant idea that showed application of technology in the real world. Just what the UK needs right now. You won’t find us disagreeing with that – the Cracking Ideas team are in full agreement – there is nothing like needing to find a solution to a conundrum you’ve experienced to get your creative juices flowing!
The girls have yet to decide on a suitable name for the health band but have assured us that registering a trade mark will be top of their list of things to do. They already have a good knowledge of the usefulness of design and patents and know that all their material used for advertising their product is automatically covered by copyright.
It was an honour to be present at the British Invention Show Awards held 21 October to see the team receive the much coveted Double Gold International Young Inventors Award: Invention of the Year 2011.
Congratulations all of you. Carry on with your cracking creativity!