Design and Technology KS4: A new solution for hairdresser Kyle

The worlds of engineering and hairdressing meet to help Kyle fulfil his dream.

Kyle’s ambition has always been to be a hairdresser, but he was born with a deformed hand making it impossible for him to hold hair while cutting or styling it.

Determined not to give up on his dream he has enrolled at a hairdressing academy, but he’s reached a point where his disability is stopping him from progressing any further and he cannot complete the course.

Product design engineer Jude Pullen needs to come up with a solution that will give Kyle the dexterity required to work as a professional hairstylist.

See how he researches and develops a unique prosthetic that gives Kyle hope.

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