Ireland’s leading inventors create ingenious solutions to everyday problems for extraordinary people.

Big Life Fix Episode 4

After its big success last year, BIG LIFE FIX is back for another series. It’s a heart-warming show that challenges a group of leading designers, engineers, computer programmers and technology experts to create inventions that will transform people’s lives. Filmed over the course of a full year, the group uses cutting edge science and technology to build practical solutions for those who need their help. 

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Based at TOG, a facility for makers in the Blackpitts area of Dublin city, the team harnesses the power of science to create tailor-made inventions for individuals and families. Between them, they can build everything from space satellites to life saving medical devices and military hardware.

The team will take on 8 projects in total this series Made with the support of Science Foundation Ireland, this series marries real problems and human drama with science, proving that with a little bit of ingenuity – nothing is impossible.

Kite Entertainment are looking to help people all over Ireland who may be struggling with everyday tasks and would like our leading experts to find new innovative solutions made easier with a tailor-made invention made by a brilliant team of engineers, scientist and designers. Maybe there’s a task or hobby proving a challenge because the equipment doesn’t fit your needs.

The fixers include:

  • Lorna Ross, Group Director, Chief Innovation Officer, VHI Health and Wellness Group
  • Trevor Vaugh, Assistant Professor Maynooth University, and Principal Investigator Mi:Lab (Maynooth University Innovation Lab)
  • Dr. David McKeown, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University College Dublin
  • Niamh Stockil, Software Engineer, Microsoft Ireland

Anyone who is interested in finding out more they can contact Producer Leah Wallace –  

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