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Jon Spratley takes top prize for research

Jon was chosen as overall winner, against two other finalists, in the best recent PhD thesis category and was awarded the MediMaton prize in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers 21st annual medical engineering student competition.

His research focused on the development of an implantable microsensor that can read and wirelessly transmit brain signals to an external processing unit. The device is designed to help patients suffering from motor neurone disease or with severe communication difficulties to have better control of communications devices and other computer-controlled aids.