Third year students from the University of Sheffield’s programme in Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanics, which is supported by Insigneo, are working on a project looking at how to improve the design of asthma spacers.
Asthma spacers are devices, often used by children, to improve drug delivery in their lungs. The main problem is that children often don’t use them because they are bulky, have a high visual impact and need to be carried around.
The aim of the project is to improve on the identified design shortcomings with a new device, working in collaboration our with industrial partner, Elaros. Mechanical Engineering Lecturer, Dr Alberto Marzo, and Elaros CEO, Prof. Paul O’Brien, are tutoring the students on this project which is proving to be a very positive and rewarding experience. See comment from Prof. Paul O’Brien: LinkedIn Comment.