Three ECAL diploma projects win the James Dyson Award 2022 (Swiss)

Three ECAL diploma projects win the James Dyson Award 2022 (Swiss)

Published
Sept. 7, 2022

Three ECAL graduates - Yoosung Kim in Master Product Design, Anaïs Lehmann and Lucie Herter in Bachelor Industrial Design - have won the James Dyson Award 2022 for their diploma projects.


ZestYoosung Kim – Master Product Design 

Zest is a tailor-made solution for people with cerebral palsy. It is a model of sports shoes adapted to the motor skills of its users. Made using knitting and 3D printing technology, it can be adapted to any person with motor disorders and allows the creation of customised shoes that meet specific needs. A project made possible thanks to the collaboration of professional athletes with cerebral palsy and a test in the laboratory of the Swiss sports brand On.

LineAnaïs Lehmann – Bachelor Industrial Design

Line is a 100% natural alternative to the plastic mulching films and sheets that are omnipresent in agriculture and horticulture. This innovative project aims at solving the problem of plastic micro-particles in market gardening and thus reducing soil pollution. Made from linseed oil-treated flax, Line is a highly resistant film that does not release any chemical microparticles into the soil. Its woven strip systems make it very flexible for use in a variety of plantings.

R2HomeLucie Herter – Bachelor Industrial Design

While 2'000 radiosondes are sent into the atmosphere every day to collect meteorological data, only 20% of them are found. R2Home, a paragliding robot, makes it possible to control the landing of radiosondes and thus minimise economic losses and environmental pollution. Its recyclable materials such as expanded polypropylene protect it from cold, rain and falls. R2Home is a project resulting from the collaboration between Lucie Herter, a student in the Industrial Bachelor's programme at ECAL, and Yohan Hadji, a student in micro-engineering at the École polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL).

Yoosung Kim - Image Santiago Martinez
Yoosung Kim - Image Santiago Martinez

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Yoosung Kim - Image Santiago Martinez
Yoosung Kim - Image Santiago Martinez
Yoosung Kim - Image Santiago Martinez

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Anaïs Lehmann - Image Santiago Martinez
Anaïs Lehmann - Image Santiago Martinez
Anaïs Lehmann - Image Santiago Martinez

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Anaïs Lehmann - Image Santiago Martinez
Anaïs Lehmann - Image Santiago Martinez

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Anaïs Lehmann - Image Santiago Martinez
Anaïs Lehmann - Image Santiago Martinez
Anaïs Lehmann - Image Santiago Martinez

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Lucie Herter - Image Santiago Martinez
Lucie Herter - Image Santiago Martinez
Lucie Herter - Image Santiago Martinez

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Lucie Herter - Image Santiago Martinez
Lucie Herter - Image Santiago Martinez
Lucie Herter - Image Santiago Martinez

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Lucie Herter - Image Santiago Martinez
Lucie Herter - Image Santiago Martinez
Lucie Herter - Image Santiago Martinez

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