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Adam van Niekerk: Student turned Inventor

4 Nov 2016 - 18:45

Gravity, as a force to defy and as an inspiration, has been central to Adam van Niekerk’s interest in engineering and his fledgling career as an inventor. Adam says: "At the beginning of the course, we had some introductory lectures, one of which was about radiology. I was immediately fascinated with MRI brain scanning, which allows for the most amazing contrasts to be gathered. However, MRI scans are very easily impacted by even small movements. There are a lot of kids that need to have an MRI, but it is a pretty unpleasant experience for them. So knowing that I might be able to help is a really good feeling.”

Read what his invention is about in the full story on UCT News.