HRH learns about exovent

We were very proud to see HRH the Princess Royal learning all about the exovent ventilator on a recent visit to Marshall Aerospace and Defence in Cambridge.
More information about the visit can be found here.

Gentle persuasion is better than force

From childhood I’ve always had a fascination with Aesop’s Fables, a blueprint for life and how to live it well. We are all familiar with the many fables and one of my favourites that I remember being told as a …

“Lockdown” is not a new experience for me.

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I was born in Birmingham in 1947, the first year of the major UK polio epidemic, which continued in the UK until the late 1950s. “Lockdown” is not a new experience for me.

In the first half of the 20th …

Qatari Radio interview with exovent

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The discussion on BBC Radio with the Qatari team can be found here.

Translation into English is below:-

Could you give us an idea how this respirator works? We are trying to build a machine that supports the respiratory system …

Introducing Dr Patrick Finlay

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I’m a mechanical engineer and my professional life has mostly been spent in developing robots for surgery.  Ian Joesbury, whom I knew through our work together as trustees of the IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers), asked if I’d be interested …

Eat, drink, sleep, breathe AND TALK

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On my birthday last summer, I had a video call with my mother several hundred miles away and my brother who lives in France. As we laughed and joked in the sunshine, I had no idea that would be …