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The UK's top inventors build life-changing solutions for people in desperate need. Seven-year-old Rosie wants the team to invent a new medical helmet for her that is less visible.

Seven of the UK's leading engineers, designers and computer programmers put their skills together to try and help four people with very different needs.

Mum of two Shamreen suffers from a degenerative condition which has left her with very limited vision, and she is struggling to get around in public with her two young sons.

Seven-year-old Rosie had brain surgery as a baby and now wears a cumbersome medical helmet. She desperately wants the team to invent her a new helmet that will be less visible and help her fit in with her friends.

And the team are challenged with coming up with a solution to help two teenage brothers with cystic fibrosis - a debilitating disease that severely affects their breathing.

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Wed 8 Feb 2017 00:25

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Simon Reeve
Participant Haiyan Zhang
Participant Jude Pullen
Participant Ross Atkin
Participant Yusuf Muhammad
Participant Zoe Laughlin
Participant Ruby Steel
Participant Ryan White
Executive Producer Tim Harcourt
Executive Producer Ros Ponder
Series Producer Tom Watt-Smith
Director Tom Watt-Smith
Production Company Studio Lambert
Executive Producer Mick Ebeling
Executive Producer Caskey Ebeling
Production Company Not Impossible Labs

Broadcasts

  • Wed 21 Dec 2016 21:00
  • Fri 23 Dec 2016 00:30
  • Wed 8 Feb 2017 00:25

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Meet the Fixers

Meet the Fixers

Learn more about the inventors coming up with ingenious solutions for complex problems.

Engineers have been improving lives since ancient times - explore further with The Open University

Engineers have been improving lives since ancient times - explore further with The Open University

Visit OpenLearn, the OU’s home of free learning, to learn more about engineering.

Short Films from BBC Teach

Short Films from BBC Teach

See how a group of the UK's inventors create new solutions for people in desperate need.

Charities and Organisations

Charities and Organisations

A list of charities and organisations that supported production.