Schistoscope on shortlist global Dyson Award
After becoming a runner-up in the competition for the Dutch James Dyson Award on 19 September, IDE project Schistoscope made it to the international top 20 shortlist for the worldwide James Dyson Award last week.
The top 20 of the James Dyson Award will be reviewed by Sir James Dyson, who will hand-pick the international winner and two runners-up, which will be announced on 14 November.
The Schistoscope is a 3D printed, mobile phone based diagnostic device to detect schistosomiasis (bilharzia) in remote endemic areas, automating and simplifying diagnostics to increase accessibility and accuracy. The project is part of the Diagnostics for All research programme. Supvervisors: J.C. Diehl, Gerard Nijenhuis and Bas Flipsen.
In addition to Schistoscope, the IDE projects ‘JERRY Can Water Filter for safe drinking water’ (IDE alumnus) and SODOS (current IDE student) also had a chance to be included in the shortlist. They respectively became the winner and also runner-up for the Dutch James Dyson Award.