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Reykjavík University Students Receive Award

Two students in biomedical engineering at Reykjavík University, Arna Óskarsdóttir and Tinna Ósk Thórarinsdóttir, received the 13th annual Innovation Award from President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson yesterday.

Óskarsdóttir and Thórarinsdóttir designed a glove with a network of electrodes used for helping paralyzed individuals to move their fingers, in cooperation with the National Hospital of Iceland, Department of Research and Development, Morgunbladid reports.

The president’s Innovation Award, which is sponsored by the Student Innovation Fund, is given to students for outstanding achievement in a university project. The purpose is to encourage innovation, both in the economy and academia.

According to ruv.is, this year the Innovation Award was granted by Rannís – the Icelandic Center for Research. Six projects were nominated for the award.

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