Sloane Robinson Scholarships go from strength to strength

Since 2006 the Sloane Robinson Foundation has awarded ten scholarships to graduates undertaking the Department of Engineering Science's MSc course in Biomedical Engineering. The Department is delighted to announce that trustees of the Foundation, Mr George Robinson and Mr Hugh Sloane, will be continuing to support these scholarships in 2012.

This year's Sloane Robinson scholarships were awarded to Giovanni Milandri (Keble College, Oxford) and David Springer (St Edmund Hall College, Oxford) – both are from South Africa.

Giovanni Milandri and David Springer receiving their certificates
This month Mr George Robinson met with Giovanni Milandri (left picture) and David Springer (right picture) at his home in Oxford. He is seen here presenting both scholars with their certificates.

At present Giovanni and David are working on their MSc projects. Giovanni’s project, titled: “Turning gait: should it be measured as part of routine clinical gait analysis?” studies walking patterns in children, and investigates possibly expanding clinical testing to include cornering tests, such that the data better represent real-life activities. David’s project, "Analysis of cardiac auscultation signals recorded with mobile phones", focuses on the analysis of heart sound data recorded using low-cost cell phones. The aim of this is to remotely diagnose heart pathologies in resource constrained environments.

Sloane Robinson scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional talent and promise in the field of biomedical engineering who have been offered a place on the taught MSc in Biomedical Engineering.

The Department is grateful to Mr George Robinson and Mr Hugh Sloane for their continued support and personal commitment to the field of Biomedical Engineering.