Jeanne Raynaud and Corentin Vercoor are the national finalists of the Dyson Award 2021 with their project Slive. Another great award for the UTC and its Design department.
Jeanne Raynaud and Corentin Vercoor are UTC undergraduate students of the Industrial Design Engineering (IDI) of the UTC Major in Mechanical Engineering. At the end of August, they reached the second step of the podium of the prestigious James Dyson Award competition organized by the Dyson Foundation. This result opens the doors to the international competition for these two laureates. Supervised by Emmanuel Corbasson, a lecturer-cum-research scientist working in the IDI programme at UTC, Jeanne and Corentin focused on the problem of nosocomial contamination. «A topical subject, nosocomial contaminations are one of the major issues of hospitals today» as underlined by Doctor Christophe Boyer, head of the SMUR/ SAMU service of the Teaching Hospital, CHUAmiens- Picardie who accompanied these students throughout the project.
Protection and comfort
The Slive project consists of antibacterial sleeves for hospital care workers. It allows them to stay warm and comfortable while fighting against nosocomial infections. Indeed, medical staff are obliged to wear short sleeves in order to protect patients from possible contamination risks. In designing their Slive, Jeanne Raynaud and Corentin Vercoor took into account the medical cleansing of forearms while ensuring that the device was adapted to the hospital laundry service by going to the Amiens- Picardy University Teaching Hospital. In addition to Emmanuel Corbasson’s guidance as part of their design course at the University of Technology in Compiègne, the two students benefited from the expertise of Drs Boyer and Domisse. For the past nine years, Emmanuel Corbasson, a teacherresearcher, has accompanied the students every year on the Dyson Award. With eight podiums, including five national firsts, he has enabled UTC to be the most successful school at the James Dyson Award France.