Video Transcript

(music plays)

Aerial views show images of a big city.

Simon is in his thirties, with short straight brown hair and a shadow of a beard. He wears orange trousers and a brown jacket.

Simon says WE'RE LIVING IN A
NEW AGE OF INVENTION.
BRILLIANT BRAINS NO LONGER
JUST HOLED UP IN LEADING
UNIVERSITY LABS OR RESEARCH
FACILITIES.

He enters a lab and says TODAY, INVENTORS ARE COMING
TOGETHER IN TECHNOLOGY HUBS
LIKE THIS TO DESIGN, TO HELP
IMPROVE PEOPLE'S LIVES.

Ross Atkin holds two telephone handsets and says IT'S ACTUALLY
WORKING.
THAT'S SO COOL.

Ross is in his late thirties, with short curly brown hair and a moustache. He wears glasses and a blue and white Icelandic sweater.

Simon says FOR THIS SERIES, WE
BROUGHT TOGETHER SEVEN OF THE
U.K.'S LEADING ENGINEERS,
DESIGNERS, AND COMPUTER
PROGRAMMERS.

Zoe Laughlin says TA DA.

Zoe is in her thirties, with mid length wavy black hair and wears a blue shirt and a blue apron.

Yusuf Muhammad says GONNA MAKE
MYSELF THE GUINEA PIG.

Yusuf is in his forties, bald and clean-shaven. He wears jeans and a gray sweater.

Simon says THEY'LL USE CUTTING
EDGE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO
BUILD LIFE CHANGING SOLUTIONS
FOR PEOPLE IN DESPERATE NEED.

A boy with no hands cycles on a steady bike as a machine monitors his moves.

A clip shows a woman taking care of an older man in an orthopaedic bed.

Zoe Bullivan says I DON'T NOW
WHO TO ASK OR WHERE TO GO.

Zoe is in her fifites, with long straight black hair and wears a deep purple sweater.

Ruby Steel points at options on cue cards and says IN PAIN,
UNCOMFORTABLE.

Ruby is in her thirties, with long straight blond hair and wears a burgundy sweater.

Simon says FROM HELPING
INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SERIOUSLY
ILL...

A man breathes heavily through a small tube.

Haiyan Zhang says WHOA!

Haiyan is in her thirties, with long slightly wavy black hair and wears a black dress and a yellow and black scarf.

Simon says TO SOLVING ISSUES
AFFECTING ENTIRE COMMUNITIES.

A middle-aged male resident says SOMEBODY'S EITHER
GOING TO GET SERIOUSLY INJURED
AND CAN'T GET AID, OR
SOMEONE'S GOING TO DIE.

Simon says THEY'LL ATTEMPT TO
TACKLE MAJOR PROBLEMS THAT
HAVE SO FAR GONE UNSOLVED.

Haiyan says I THINK I'VE
CREATED SOMETHING REALLY NEW
AND POSSIBLY REVOLUTIONARY.

Ruby says THE POTENTIAL OF
THIS IS MASSIVE.

Zoe says FINGERS CROSSED
NOTHING CRACKS OR EXPLODES.

Simon says THIS WEEK THEY'LL
BUILD LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT
FOR TWO BROTHERS WITH CYSTIC
FIBROSIS.

The brothers blow on small plastic devices.

As they blow, cars on a toy racing track run.

Haiyan says EVERY TIME YOU BLOW,
THE RED CAR ACCELERATES.

Vicky says I'VE NEVER EVER SEEN
THIS BEFORE.

Vicky is in her late thirties, with long straight blond hair and wears glasses, a plaid shirt and a black cardigan sweater.

Simon says THEY'LL HELP A YOUNG
GIRL WHO HAS TO WEAR A
PROTECTIVE HELMET LIVE A
NORMAL LIFE.

Rosie says I JUST TRIP OVER A
LOT AND I CAN'T STOP.

Rosie has long straight blond hair and wears a school uniform and a red helmet.

Simon says AND BUILD TECHNOLOGY
TO GIVE A PARTIALLY-SIGHTED
MUM THE FREEDOM TO ENJOY THE
OUTDOORS.

Ruby says WE'RE HERE!

Simon says I'M SIMON REEVE.
OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS I'LL
BE WORKING WITH THE TEAM.
IF THEY SUCCEED THEY COULD
CHANGE THESE PEOPLE'S LIVES
AND THE LIVES OF MANY MORE.
[laughs]

Rosie runs out of school and hugs Simon.

Jude Pullen holds a camera, clenches his teeth and says URRGH!
[laughs]

Jude is in his thirties, clean-shaven and with short curly light brown hair. He wears a red T-shirt.

Vicky says THIS IS THE BEST THING
THAT COULD EVER HAPPEN FOR US.

A boy cycles on a back seat of a tandem bike and says KEEP GOING, KEEP GOING.
KEEP GOING, KEEP GOING.

On a white board, a design machine draws a brain with a gear inside and writes down the title of the show. The title reads "The Big Life Fix."

(music plays)

Simon says OUR TEAM'S BASE IS
IN EAST LONDON.
KNOWN AS A MAKERSPACE IT'S ONE
OF A NATIONAL NETWORK OF
INVENTORS' HUBS.
CRAMMED FULL OF THE LATEST
TECHNOLOGY IT'S FROM HERE
THAT OUR SEVEN LEADING
INVENTORS WILL ATTEMPT TO
CREATE FIXES FOR PEOPLE WITH
NOWHERE ELSE TO TURN.

Jude says I WANNA EXPLORE
THEIR LIVES.
WE WANNA DISCUSS AS A TEAM AND
WORK WITH THEM TO BUILD THE
RIGHT SOLUTION.

Simon says OUR EXPERTS ARE
ALL LEADERS IN THEIR FIELD.
ENGINEERS WHO WORKED AT DYSON
AND AWARD-WINNING DESIGNERS
WHO HAVE BUILT EVERYTHING FROM
AMBULANCES TO EARTHQUAKE
SENSORS.
IS IT FAIR TO SAY, THERE IS
A TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION
UNDERWAY AT THE MOMENT?

Haiyan says YES, I THINK...
WE CALL IT 'THE MAKER
REVOLUTION'.
IT'S A GREAT WAY TO LEVERAGE
THIS ENERGY THAT PEOPLE HAVE
TO CONTRIBUTE, TO DONATE THEIR
TIME AND THEIR SKILLS TO HELP
A GREAT CAUSE.

Simon says HAIYAN ZHANG IS A
DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION AT
MICROSOFT RESEARCH.
SHE'LL LEAD THE FIRST CASE TO
HELP TWO BOYS WITH CYSTIC
FIBROSIS, A DEBILITATING
DISEASE THAT SEVERELY AFFECTS
THEIR BREATHING.
EVERY MORNING MUM, VICKY, IS
UP AT THE CRACK OF DAWN TO
PREPARE FOR THEIR FIRST
TREATMENT OF THE DAY.

Vicky opens the door and says HELLO.

Haiyan says HI.

Vicky says COME ON THROUGH.

Haiyan says YEAH, THANKS.

Vicky says EVERYTHING HAS TO BE
STERILIZED EVERY TIME YOU USE
IT.

Simon says EVERY TIME?
AND HOW OFTEN IS IT USED?

Vicky says UM, WELL THEY BOTH
HAVE THREE NEBULIZERS A DAY.
SO... SIX TIMES OF
STERILIZING.

Simon says DO YOU SPEND YOUR LIFE
CLEANING AND STERILIZING?

Vicky says I DO, YEAH.
BOILING PANS OF WATER.

Haiyan says I HEAR SOME STIRRING.
HI.

Simon says FIRST TO WAKE IS HER
13-YEAR-OLD SON, MORGAN.

Morgan has short slightly wavy brown hair and wears glasses and a black furry jumpsuit.

Vicky says HE'S LIKE A LITTLE
DOG, AREN'T YOU?
RIGHT, SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW IS
THAT MORGAN STARTS HIS ROUTINE.

Simon says CYSTIC FIBROSIS, OR
CF, IS THE RESULT OF A FAULTY
GENE THAT CAUSES STICKY MUCOUS
TO GATHER IN THE LUNGS AND
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.

Morgan starts breathing through the nebulizer.

Vicky says HOW DOES THAT TASTE?

Morgan says DISGUSTING.

Haiyan says OH!
THEY SHOULD MAKE BETTER
FLAVOURS.

Vicky says YEAH.

Simon says IT MAKES IT HARD TO
BREATHE AND INCREASES THE RISK
OF INFECTION.
MORGAN BEGINS HIS DAY INHALING
SALT WATER VAPOUR THAT HELPS
TO LOOSEN THE MUCOUS.

Vicky says SALT FLAVOUR'S NOT
GREAT, IS IT?

Simon says A CHOCOLATE FLAVOURED
NEBULIZER.

Haiyan says YES.

Morgan says THAT WOULD BE NICE.

Haiyan says I WOULD DO THAT,
YEAH.

Vicky says OH, THERE WE GO,
THAT'S FINISHED.
GREAT.

Simon says NEXT, VICKY PREPARES
13 PILLS.
FIRST OF ONE.

Morgan says THEY'RE BASICALLY A
PAIN BECAUSE SOMETIMES THEY
GET STUCK IN MY THROAT, AND IT
LIKE HURTS FOR THE REST OF THE
DAY.

Simon says SO LITERALLY A PAIN?

Morgan says YEAH.

Haiyan says MM.

Vicky says SO I DO SPEND MY LIFE,
IT FEELS LIKE, NAGGING.
LIKE IT'S TIME TO DO YOUR
NEBULIZER, IT'S TIME TO DO
YOUR TABLETS.
OH, IT'S TIME TO DO YOUR
PHYSIO.

Simon says BUT BY FAR THE
BIGGEST CHORE IS PHYSIOTHERAPY
FOR HIS LUNGS.
IT'S A 30-MINUTE EXERCISE TO
LOOSEN THE MUCOUS SO IT'S
THEN EASIER TO COUGH IT UP.

He coughs it up un a container.

Haiyan says WHOA!

Vicky says LET'S HAVE THAT.
YOU KNOW, HE'S 12.
HE COULD DO IT BY HIMSELF.
BUT, AS YOU CAN SEE, IT IS JUST
TEDIOUS.
HE DOES ANYTHING HE CAN TO GET
OUT OF IT.

Simon says TO ADD TO THE
DIFFICULTY, MORGAN HAS A
CONDITION CALLED ADHD, WHICH
MEANS HE HAS A SHORT ATTENTION
SPAN AND IS QUICKLY
DISTRACTED.
[Morgan humming]

Vicky says WE DON'T NEED NOISES.
KEEP GOING.

Haiyan says WHAT KIND OF THINGS
DO YOU ENTERTAIN MORGAN WITH?

Vicky says WE CAN'T REALLY HAVE
ANYTHING ON...
[Morgan whistling]

Vicky says 'COS THEY CAN'T DO
TWO THINGS AT ONCE.
THEY'LL JUST STARE AT THE
TV AND THEY FORGET TO BLOW.

Haiyan says OH, OKAY.

Vicky says FOUR, FIVE.

Simon says THEY HAVE TO DO THIS
FOR 30 MINUTES THREE TIMES A
DAY.

Vicky says TWO, THREE...

Simon says EVERY DAY.
AND WHEN MORGAN'S DONE...

Vicky says WAKEY, WAKEY!

Simon says VICKY HAS TO REPEAT
THE WHOLE PROCESS...

Vicky says IT'S TIME FOR SCHOOL.

Simon says WITH 16-YEAR-OLD
AIDAN.
SHE'S DESPERATE FOR HELP.
AND HOW MUCH DO YOU LIKE OR
DISLIKE THE PHYSIO?

Aidan says DISLIKE.

Aidan has short brown hair and wears glasses and a black T-shirt.

Simon says WOULD YOU DO IT IF
MUM AND DAD WEREN'T HASSLING
YOU INTO IT?

Aidan says NO.

Simon says EVEN THOUGH YOU
KNOW
IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT?

Aidan says YEAH.

Vicky says AIDAN, ARE YOU GONNA
COME AND SIT OVER HERE?

Aidan says OOH!

Vicky says OR YOU CAN SIT...
WHERE CAN HE SIT?

Aidan grabs a nebulizer on the table and says AAGH!

Vicky says AIDAN, WE'RE NOT USING
THAT, SWEETIE.

Aidan says FOR GOD'S SAKE.

Vicky says AIDAN HAS GOT AUTISM.
HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THE
REASON WHY HE'S GOT TO DO IT.
HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT CF
MEANS.
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE.

Aiden blows on a small plastic device.

Haiyan says WHY DO YOU HATE IT?

Aidan says BORING.
WASTE OF TIME.

Haiyan says AWW!

Aidan says BETTER STUFF TO DO.

Haiyan says WHAT KIND OF BETTER
STUFF?

Aidan says PLAY GAMES.

Haiyan says WHAT KIND OF GAMES?

Aidan says FIFA.
[laughing]

Simon says WHAT'S YOUR ROLE IN
THE MORNING'S PROCEEDINGS,
SIMON?

The boy’s father is in his forties, with short curly brown hair and a stubble. He wears a white sweater.

He says WELL I SORT OF TAKE
A BACK STEP FROM ALL THE
MEDICATION AND PHYSIO JUST
BECAUSE VICKY'S BETTER WITH IT.
SO I TAKE THE ROLE OF FEEDING
THEM UP.

Simon says PEOPLE WITH CYSTIC
FIBROSIS REQUIRE UP TO 50
PERCENT MORE CALORIES A DAY
BECAUSE MUCOUS STOPS NUTRIENTS
BEING ABSORBED INTO THEIR GUT.
AM I YOUR SERVER?

The boys’ father says THAT'S IT, YEAH.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Simon says CURRENTLY, THE
AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF
SOMEONE WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS
IS AROUND 40 YEARS.
AND WITHOUT DAILY PHYSIO
THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE IS
SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE.

Vicky says EVERYTHING YOU DO
DAY TO DAY, WE TRY TO MAKE IT
A TREASURED MEMORY BECAUSE
YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT MIGHT
HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE.

Simon says MUM'S MORNING IS
TAKEN UP CAJOLING AIDAN AND
MORGAN.

Aidan says HELLO.

Simon says WHILST DAD, SIMON,
SORTS THE OTHER TWO KIDS.

Haiyan says GREAT.

Vicky says OKAY, WE'RE OFF.

The boys’ father says ALRIGHT.

Simon says AND THEN IT'S OFF
TO SCHOOL.

Haiyan says VICKY, I DON'T KNOW
HOW YOU DO IT.
WITH, YOU KNOW, YOUR FOUR KIDS
AND HANDLING CF AND...

Vicky says YEAH, I THINK,
EVERYBODY SAYS THAT, YOU KNOW.
BUT I THINK YOU JUST DO.
YOU KIND OF GET WHAT YOU'RE
GIVEN AND YOU DEAL WITH IT.
IT'S NOT IDEAL, I WOULDN'T
CHOOSE IT, BUT I WOULDN'T
CHANGE THE BOYS FOR THE WORLD.

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Simon says AT AIDAN'S SCHOOL HE
MUST EXERCISE EVERY DAY TO HELP
IMPROVE HIS LUNG FUNCTION.

The PE teacher says SO NORMAL
RUNNING.
WELL DONE, THAT'S GOOD.

Simon puts on a mask.

Simon says WEARING AN ALTITUDE
MASK RESTRICTS MY OWN OXYGEN
INTAKE AND SIMULATES HOW AIDAN
FEELS WHEN HIS LUNGS ARE
INFECTED.

Aidan and Simon run, do crunches, push-ups and jumping jacks.

The PE teacher says GOOD.
WELL DONE.
OFF YOU GO, FOR 20 SECONDS
NOW.
KEEP WORKING IT.
THAT'S GOOD.
OKAY, WELL DONE.
KEEP GOING.
TRY AND KEEP YOUR HANDS ON
YOUR CHEST THERE, AIDAN.
THREE, TWO, ONE.
AND REST UP, GENTLEMEN.
THAT'S GOOD.
WELL DONE.

Simon says OH, JESUS!

The PE teacher says THREE, TWO, ONE.
THREE, TWO, ONE.
AND REST UP, GENTLEMEN.
WELL DONE.
EXCELLENT.
[Simon gasping]
[Aidan laughing]

Simon says IT'S A WINDOW INTO
A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WORLD
ACTUALLY.
IT'S WAY BEYOND UNPLEASANT.
IT'S FRIGHTENING.
SO IS THERE ANYTHING MORE WE
TAKE FOR GRANTED IN OUR
BODIES?
SO THIS GIVES ME A SENSE OF
WHAT IT MUST BE LIKE.

Aidan says YEAH.
[Aidan coughs]

Simon says OH, AIDAN, MATE.
AFTER A HUMBLING DAY WITH THE
COXHEAD FAMILY, WE LEAVE
THEM TO BEGIN YET ANOTHER
ROUND OF PHYSIO SESSIONS.
WHAT A LIFE THEY LIVE.
MY GOODNESS.

Haiyan says YEAH.

Simon says I MEAN, THEY'RE SO
LOVING, SO CARING, SO SHARING.

Haiyan says YEAH, SO LOVELY.

Simon says SO OPEN TO US AS WELL.
BUT FACING REALLY TRICKY
CHALLENGES.
IT'S SO COMPLICATED.
WHAT'S YOUR THINKING?

Haiyan says THERE ARE DEFINITELY
WAYS WE CAN MAKE VICKY'S LIFE
EASIER THROUGH JUST SIMPLE
THINGS LIKE, HOW CAN WE HELP
HER KEEP COUNT?
AND SHE NEEDS TO CONSTANTLY
REMIND THEM OR NAG THEM.
AND THEN THINKING ABOUT HOW
CAN WE MOTIVATE THE BOYS TO DO
THAT PROGRAM?
SO HOW CAN WE JUST IMPROVE
THOSE THINGS, THOSE LITTLE
THINGS FOR HER, MAYBE THROUGH
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY.

(music plays)

Simon says THE NEXT CASE IS
7-YEAR-OLD ROSIE.
SHE HAD BRAIN SURGERY AS A
BABY AND NOW WEARS A
CUMBERSOME MEDICAL HELMET
WHENEVER SHE'S AWAKE.
SHE WANTS THE TEAM TO INVENT
SOMETHING THAT'LL BE LESS
VISIBLE AND HELP HER FIT IN
WITH HER FRIENDS.
THE CASE WILL BE LED BY
Dr. ZOE LAUGHLIN.

Zoe says I ALWAYS WANTED
TO MAKE THINGS.
I WANTED TO KIND OF ENGAGE
PHYSICALLY IN THE WORLD AND
INVENT STUFF.
'COS IT'S FUNDAMENTALLY ALL
ABOUT INTERROGATING THE WORLD
AND GOING, "WHY IS THAT LIKE
THAT AND COULD IT BE DONE
BETTER AND DIFFERENTLY AND
WITH A BIT MORE INGENUITY?"

Simon says SHE'S A MATERIALS
ENGINEER AND AN ARTIST WHO
WORKS WITH EVERYTHING, FROM
PRECIOUS METALS TO PORCELAIN,
AND EVEN SPACE DUST.

Nat says HIYA!

Zoe says HELLO.

Simon says HIYA!

Nat says COME ON IN.

Simon says ARE YOU ROSIE?
TODAY, WE'VE COME TO
STOCKTON-ON-TEES TO MEET ROSIE
AND HER MUM, NAT.

Nat is in her thirties, with long straight brown hair and wears black leggings and a black coat.

Nat says CAN WE TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU'VE
GOT ON YOUR HEAD?

Rosie says I JUST TRIP OVER A
LOT AND I CAN'T STOP.

Simon says DO YOU TRIP OR YOUR
LEGS GIVE WAY UNDERNEATH YOU?

Rosie says I LIKE...

Simon says THEY GET A BIT WOBBLY?

Rosie says I JUST TRIP SOMETIMES.

Nat says SHE WAS BORN AT 26
WEEKS.
SO SHE WAS BORN LIKE PRETTY
EARLY.
AND SHE HAD A BLEED ON HER
BRAIN.
BECAUSE OF THAT SHE'S NOW
BLIND IN THE RIGHT EYE.
SHE'S GOT UNDER-TONED MUSCLES
AS WELL AND SHE JUST FALLS
QUITE A LOT, DON'T YA?

Rosie says YEAH.

Zoe says WILL YOU SHOW ME YOUR
HELMET?
CAN YOU TAKE IT OFF FOR ME
SO WE CAN HAVE A CLOSER LOOK?

Nat says CAN YOU MANAGE?

Rosie takes her helmet off.

Zoe says LET'S HAVE A LOOK.
DOES IT GET HOT?

Rosie says UM, SOMETIMES WHEN
IT'S REALLY SUNNY IT RUBS ON
MY HEAD AND I DON'T... IT MAKES
MY HEAD GO ALL SORE.

Zoe says LOOK HERE, YOU CAN
REALLY SEE, THOSE TWO MARKS
THERE WHERE IT RUBS AGAINST
THE FRONT OF YOUR HEAD.
SO HAVE YOU BEEN WEARING A
HELMET EVER SINCE YOU COULD
WALK, SINCE YOU WERE A
TODDLER?

Nat says YEAH.

Zoe says ALWAYS?

Simon says TO LEARN MORE ABOUT
WHAT ROSIE WANTS FROM A
PROTECTIVE HELMET, ZOE ASK HER
AND HER SISTERS TO DRAW SOME
DESIGNS.

Zoe says WE'RE ALL GONNA THINK
ABOUT THE MOST AMAZING HELMET.

Rosie says UGH!

Zoe says WHAT WOULD IT HAVE
ON IT?
WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE?
OKAY?

Rosie says SO WE'RE GONNA PUT ON
WHATEVER WE WANT?

Zoe says YEAH, WHATEVER YOU WANT.

Rosie says OH!

Simon says AS WITH ANY CHILD,
ROSIE JUST WANTS TO FIT IN
WITH HER FRIENDS.

They sits and draw sketches.

Rosie says I'M DOING IT IN
ORANGE.

Simon says PERMANENT SAFETY
HELMETS ARE WIDELY USED BY
PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY AND
BRAIN INJURIES.
BUT ROSIE IS VERY KEEN THAT
HERS IS DIFFERENT.

Rosie says WHOA!
THAT'S COOL.

Nat says SHE'S NEVER BEEN ABLE TO
WEAR HER HAIR, ON A DAILY
BASIS, HOW SHE LIKES, IN ANY
KIND OF STYLE SHE WANTS.
SHE'LL ASK ME FOR A BUN IN HER
HAIR AND I CAN'T PUT A BUN
IN HER HAIR.

Simon says SO YOU'D LIKE
SOMETHING THEN THAT MEANS
SHE CAN DO HER HAIR OR EXPRESS
HERSELF THROUGH HER HAIR?

Nat says I THINK SHE'S PROBABLY
OUTGROWN IT NOW AS WELL.
I THINK SHE NEEDS SOMETHING A
BIT, THE NEXT STEP UP.

Simon says AND HAVE YOU GOT ANY
THOUGHTS ABOUT WHAT THAT
SHOULD BE?

Nat says THE ONLY THING I CAN
REALLY SAY THAT SHE LOVES IS
MUSIC.
DAVID BOWIE, AND SHE'S
ABSOLUTELY FANATICAL ABOUT
HIM, LIKE REALLY BADLY.
LIKE JUST ABSOLUTELY LOVES
EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM.

Simon says LIKE MOST
7-YEAR-OLDS, ROSIE ALREADY HAS
IDEAS ON WHAT HER NEW HELMET
WILL BE LIKE.
THIS IS THE HELMET.

Rosie says YEAH, AND...

Simon says AND IT'S GOT WHAT?
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THAT
HELMET?

Rosie says IT'S GOT A MICROPHONE
AND IT'S GOT WINGS, AND GOT
CAKES ON IT.

Simon says IT'S GOT A MICROPHONE
AND WINGS, AND CAKES ON IT.
THAT IS A PRETTY SPECIAL
HELMET.

Rosie says AND IT'S GOT TWO LIGHT
BULBS.

Zoe says THEY WERE THE FOUR
KEY THINGS... LIGHTS, WINGS
MUSIC AND CAKE.

Simon says BEFORE WE LEAVE,
ROSIE IS DESPERATE TO SHOW US
SOMETHING.

Simon walks in Rosie’s room. The walls are covered in David Bowie’s posters and pictures.

Simon says WHOA!
WOW!
YOU DO LOVE HIM, DON'T YOU?
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE
PICTURES OF HIM THEN?

Rosie says I'VE GOT THAT ON ONE
OF MY MAGAZINES.

Simon says HAVE YOU?

Rosie says YEAH.

Rosie plays "Modern Love" on her karaoke machine.

Rosie says THAT IS UP FULL VOLUME.
I HAVE NOT HAD IT THIS LOUD.

She sings BUT I NEVER WAVE BYE-BYE
BUT I TRY, I TRY
I'VE GOT SOME ACTIONS.

Zoe says GO ON, LET'S SEE THEM.
YOU GONNA TEACH ME?

Simon says I CAN'T QUITE HEAR,
ROSIE.

Rosie says CHURCH ON TIME

(music plays)

Simon says BACK IN LONDON, ZOE
AND I FEED BACK TO THE REST
OF THE TEAM.

Zoe says ROSIE REALLY TOUCHED ME.
WHAT A CHARACTER.
YEAH, I REALLY FELT FOR HER
AND I REALLY WANTED TO THINK
OF, JUST DO THE ACTUALLY BEST
FOR HER.
I MEAN, GROWN ADULTS DON'T
EVEN LIKE WEARING BIKE HELMETS
'COS THEY MESS UP THEIR HAIR.
IMAGINE IF YOU HAD TO WEAR
THAT ALL THE TIME.
HOW IT IMPACTS ON BOTH YOUR
IDENTITY, BUT ALSO JUST THE
COMFORT.
AND SHE SAID IT'S ITCHY AND
IT'S HOT AND YOU CAN'T RUN
AROUND.
AND I THINK WE CAN REALLY DO
SOMETHING TO HELP HER.

Ross says ER, THE IDEA THAT
IT'S NOT ONE HELMET, IT'S
POTENTIALLY... WE'RE
POTENTIALLY DESIGNING A SYSTEM
FOR HER TO LOOK NICE.
YOU PROBABLY DON'T LOOK LIKE
DAVID BOWIE EVERYDAY, BUT YOU
WANNA BE ABLE TO LOOK LIKE
DAVID BOWIE SOMETIMES.

Ryan says I'M REALLY
CONSCIOUS WITH THIS THAT WE,
YOU KNOW, THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A
MEDICAL DEVICE.
IT'S BEEN DESIGNED AS A MEDICAL
DEVICE AND TESTED AS ONE.
AND ANYTHING THAT WE PRODUCE
HERE WOULD NEED TO BE SUBJECTED
TO THAT SAME TESTING REGIME.

Simon says THE TEAM HAVE HIT ON
A SERIOUS PROBLEM.
TESTING ANY MEDICAL DEVICE CAN
TAKE YEARS TO GET THE RIGHT
CERTIFICATION.
ZOE AND THE TEAM MUST FIND A
QUICKER WAY TO CREATE THE
POTENTIALLY LIFE-CHANGING
HELMET FOR ROSIE.

(music plays)

Simon says HAIYAN HAS SPENT THREE MONTHS
RESEARCHING CYSTIC FIBROSIS.
TALKING TO MEDICAL EXPERTS,
CHATTING TO MUM, VICKY.

Haiyan says I THINK THE FIX
SHOULD REALLY HELP YOU AS
WELL.

Simon says AND ANALYZING EVERY
PART OF THE BOYS' TREATMENT.
SHE MUST JUGGLE THE COXHEAD'S
CASE WITH HER OWN NEWBORN
BABY.

Haiyan says SOMEONE'S FALLEN
ASLEEP.

Simon says AND INTERNATIONAL
TRAVEL FOR HER WORK.

On the plane, Haiyan says IT'S 6 A.M. IN
SEATTLE.
I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT
THE COXHEADS.

Simon says BUT BACK IN HER LAB
IN CAMBRIDGE SHE HITS ON AN
IDEA.

Haiyan says HOW DO WE MAKE CF
PHYSIO MORE EXCITING FOR THE
BOYS?
AND MY SOLUTION IS TO TURN
PHYSIO INTO A VIDEO GAME.
AND ACTUALLY, THE CONTROLLER
FOR THAT VIDEO GAME IS RIGHT
HERE.
THIS IS AN ACAPELLA.
IT'S AN AIRWAY CLEARANCE
DEVICE FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS.
THE BETTER QUALITY OF THE
BREATHS THAT THE BOYS ARE
BREATHING THE HIGHER THE
SCORE THAT THEY MIGHT SCORE
IN A VIDEO GAME.

Simon says SHE TAKES THE IDEA
TO THE INVENTORS' HUB.
THAT SOUNDS LIKE A VERY
DIFFICULT THING, A VERY
EXPENSIVE THING TO CREATE.
'COS THESE BOYS, SURELY
THEY'RE GONNA BE USED TO,
I DON'T KNOW, ONE OF THE BIG
SELLING GAMES.
THEY COST AS MUCH AS A
HOLLYWOOD MOVIE TO MAKE,
DON'T THEY?

Ryan says I THINK YOU MIGHT
HAVE HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD
WITH GAME IS A BIG, BIG DEAL
THESE DAYS.
MAKING A MODERN GAME, HUGE
BUDGETS, HUGE TIMESCALES.

Haiyan says WHAT WE'RE SEEING
WITH TABLET GAMES, WITH
MOBILE GAMES THAT YOU CAN
CREATE REALLY COMPELLING PLAY
EXPERIENCES WITH VERY SIMPLE
GRAPHICS.

Ryan says THAT'S TRUE,
YEAH, THAT'S VERY TRUE.

Haiyan says YOU KNOW, VERY SIMPLE
GAME MECHANICS AS WELL.

Simon says COULD IT BE RICH
ENOUGH IN CONTENT AND ACTIVITY
TO MAKE IT HAVE SOME SORT OF
LEGACY FOR THEM?
I MEAN, WILL IT LAST?
WILL THEY GET BORED WITHIN A
WEEK?

Ross says BUT IT JUST
HAS TO BE BETTER THAN LYING
ON YOUR SIDE ON YOUR OWN
DOING PHYSIO, RIGHT?
IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE BETTER
THAN CALL OF DUTY.

Haiyan says WE DON'T HAVE TO MAKE
THE GAME.
I THINK WE CAN ENGAGE A WIDER
COMMUNITY AND RUN A HACKATHON
WHERE WE BRING TOGETHER
DESIGNERS, PROGRAMMERS,
HARDWARE, ELECTRICAL
ENGINEERS.
THEY'LL HACK TOGETHER A
PROJECT.
AND AT THE END OF IT THEY
ACTUALLY HAVE WORKING
PROTOTYPES.

(music plays)

Simon says HAIYAN POSTS MESSAGES
ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AND A FEW
WEEKS LATER A 48-HOUR
HACKATHON IS UNDERWAY.
DAY ONE GETS OFF TO A GOOD
START WITH VOLUNTEERS FUELLED
BY PIZZA.
AND WORK GOES ON LATE INTO THE
NIGHT.
THE NEXT MORNING I COME TO
SEE THE PROGRESS.
OH, WOW!
HEY, HAIYAN!

Haiyan says HELLO!

Simon says HELLO.
HELLO, HELLO!

Haiyan says HI, SIMON.

Simon says LOOK AT THIS.

Haiyan says WELCOME TO OUR
HACKATHON.

Simon says THIS IS VERY
IMPRESSIVE.
WHERE HAS THIS IDEA COME FROM?

Haiyan says SO THE HACKATHON'S
KIND OF A RECENT INVENTION.
AND IT'S THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE
VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME AND
THEIR SKILLS IN A VERY
COMPRESSED TIMEFRAME.
AND WHEN YOU'VE GOT THAT
48 HOURS, THAT 24 HOURS
COMPRESSED TIMEFRAME TO GET
TOGETHER AND MAKE SOMETHING
YOU CAN REALLY ACHIEVE A LOT.

Simon says RIGHT.

(music plays)

Haiyan says THEY'RE VOLUNTEERING
THEIR TIME TO CREATE VIDEO
GAMES USING CF AIRWAY
CLEARANCE DEVICES THAT I'VE
CREATED.

Simon says I HAVEN'T SEEN THIS.
WHAT HAVE YOU COME UP WITH?

Haiyan says LET ME SHOW YOU.
COME ON, YEAH.

Simon says I REALLY WANNA SEE.
SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT
YOU'VE DEVELOPED?

Haiyan says YES, EXACTLY.
SO THIS CHIP HAS A SENSOR ON IT.
IT'S A PRESSURE SENSOR.
WHEN I BLOW INTO IT...
[fluttering sound]
THE AIR PRESSURE THAT I'M
PRODUCING IS BEING TURNED
INTO DIGITAL SIGNALS.
AND THOSE DIGITAL SIGNALS IS
TRIGGERING THE LIGHTS ON THE
BOARD.
BUT IT'S ALSO BEING
TRANSMITTED ONTO MY LAPTOP
SO THAT I CAN USE IT AS AN
INPUT INTO AN APP OR A VIDEO
GAME.

Simon says BUT HOW WOULD YOU USE
THIS THEN TO CONTROL A GAME?

Haiyan says THE BREATH PROPELS
HIM FORWARD.
MAKES HIM RUN, AND THE BUTTON
ALLOWS HIM TO JUMP.
KIND OF LIKE IF YOU'VE EVER
PLAYED MARIO.

Simon says IS THIS ACTUALLY
DOABLE IN THE TIME YOU'VE GOT?

A designer says UH... YES.
[laughter]

Haiyan says THESE GUYS ARE
ACTUALLY HACKING A PHYSICAL
CAR RACING SET.
SO THE AIRWAY CLEARANCE DEVICE
IS GOING TO BE HELPING THE
BOYS RACE CARS IN THEIR
LIVING ROOM OR EVEN OUTDOORS.

Simon says WHOA!
THE COXHEAD BOYS WOULD LOVE
THIS!
WORKING WITH THE TEAM ARE TWO
OF THE UK'S LEADING CYSTIC
FIBROSIS PHYSIOTHERAPY
EXPERTS, PROFESSOR ELEANOR
MAIN AND ARMANI PRASAD.

Eleanor is in her forties, with above the shoulder straight gray hair with bangs and she wears black trousers, a burgundy top and a necklace.

Armani is in her forties, with above the shoulder straight brown hair and she wears a blue top and glasses over her head.

Eleanor says I
THINK IT'S THE MOST INTERESTING
THING THAT'S HAPPENED IN
AIRWAY CLEARANCE FOR A LONG
TIME.

Haiyan says WOW!

Armani says ACTUALLY,
AIRWAY CLEARANCE HAS ALWAYS
BEEN THE BUGBEAR.
AND TO SEE, IN 48 HOURS,
PEOPLE SUDDENLY MAKING IT
POSSIBLY FUN.
[laughs]
IT'S... IT'S JUST AMAZING.
AND BEHIND THAT, THEN THERE'S
A WHOLE OTHER THING ABOUT WHAT
DATA WE CAN COLLECT.

Haiyan says EXACTLY.

Armani says AND AS
CLINICIANS AND RESEARCHERS,
WHAT CAN WE DO WITH THAT
DATA?

Simon says BUT THIS GAME ISN'T
JUST A TOY.
HIDDEN WITHIN IT IS TECHNOLOGY
THAT CAN STORE CLINICAL
RESEARCH ON PATIENT BREATHING.
IF LOTS OF CF SUFFERERS PLAY
THE GAMES, THEY COULD CREATE A
TREASURE TROVE OF DATA ABOUT
PHYSIO FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS.
THE BIGGEST, IN FACT, EVER!

Eleanor says YOU
CAN LOOK AT HUNDREDS OF
PEOPLE, SIMULTANEOUSLY, OVER
A LONG TERM.
AND THAT HASN'T BEEN POSSIBLE.

Haiyan says I'M SO GLAD THAT
THIS COULD POTENTIALLY CHANGE
PHYSIO RESEARCH FOR YOU GUYS.
THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW, I CAN
CREATE SOMETHING THAT MIGHT
IMPROVE THE LIVES OF A LOT OF
CF SUFFERERS IS JUST
INCREDIBLE TO ME.

(music plays)

Simon says AFTER 48 HOURS OF
HARD WORK, THE HACKATHON DRAWS
TO A CLOSE.

The volunteers say YAY!

Simon says HAIYAN HAS PROTOTYPES
OF GAMES, BUT THERE'S STILL A
LOT OF WORK TO DO.
ZOE IS REDESIGNING 7-YEAR-OLD
ROSIE'S BULKY MEDICAL HELMET.
TODAY, WE'VE COME TO ROSIE'S
SCHOOL.

Zoe says HERE SHE COMES.
HEY!

Rosie runs to Simon and hugs him.

Simon says AH!
[laughing]

Simon says WE WANT TO KNOW HOW
HER TEACHER FEELS ABOUT HER
HELMET.

A classmate says FIVE.

Rosie says FIVE.

Simon says DO YOU FEEL MORE
COMFORTABLE AS HER TEACHER,
KNOWING THAT SHE'S GOT, YOU
KNOW, QUITE A LARGE, BULKY
HELMET ON HER HEAD?

The teacher says FOR DEFINITELY WHEN
SHE'S WALKING AROUND THE
CLASSROOM AND WALKING THROUGH
SCHOOL, UM, SHE NEEDS TO HAVE
SOMETHING TO PROTECT HER.
THE THING THAT CONCERNS ME A
LITTLE BIT IS SOMETIMES I
LOOK AT HER AND SHE JUST
LOOKS UNCOMFORTABLE.
LIKE YOU CAN SEE THAT SHE'S
HOT AND THAT.
AND YOU THINK SHE'S WEARING
THAT ALL OF THE TIME, ALL DAY
LONG.
I CAN'T IMAGINE PERSONALLY
HAVING A HELMET ON LITERALLY
FROM THE MOMENT I WAKE UP
UNTIL I GO HOME AT NIGHT.

Simon says ZOE GOES TO MEET Dr.
WIN TIN, ROSIE'S CONSULTANT.
HE'S LOOKED AFTER ROSIE SINCE
BIRTH AND THROUGH TWO MAJOR
BRAIN OPERATIONS.
BUT NOW THINKS SHE COULD
REDUCE DOWN HOW MUCH SHE
WEARS THE HELMET.

Win is in his late forties, clean-shaven and with thinning brown hair. He wears beige trousers and a blue and white striped shirt.

Win says DURING THE
SCHOOL TIME, DURING THE BEDTIME,
OF COURSE I DON'T THINK SHE
REALLY NEEDS IT.
BUT, AGAIN, IT'S A COMFORT
ZONE AND THE CONFIDENCE
FACTOR, WHICH I THINK IS
IMPORTANT FOR ROSIE.

Zoe says SO DO YOU ENVISAGE A
TIME WHEN SHE WOULDN'T NEED A
HELMET?

Win says I DO.
THE DIFFICULTY IS NOBODY CAN
TELL WHEN, I THINK, SHE WILL
BE IN A POSITION TO COME OFF.
AND WHEN EVERYBODY SURROUNDING
HER WILL BE ALSO COMFORTABLE.

Zoe says SO A LESS PROTECTIVE
HELMET THAT ENABLED HER TO
TRANSITION BETWEEN HELMET AND
NO HELMET PSYCHOLOGICALLY
MIGHT BE HELPFUL.

Win says THAT WILL BE
VERY USEFUL FOR HER ACTUALLY,
YEAH.

Simon says SO IT'S CLEAR ROSIE
WON'T ALWAYS NEED A HELMET.
ZOE KNOWS SHE NEEDS TO CREATE
HEAD PROTECTION THAT PROVIDES
SAFETY... BUT CRUCIALLY
STARTS TO WEAN ROSIE OFF
WEARING A HELMET ALTOGETHER.

Zoe says WE'VE GOT SOME HELMETS,
AND WE'VE GOT ONE HERE THAT'S
ACTUALLY PRETTY CLOSE TO THE
TYPE THAT ROSIE HAS.
A BLUE FOAM.
REALLY NOTHING VERY
SOPHISTICATED.
IT'S ALMOST LIKE, SOMETHING
LIKE WETSUIT MATERIAL.

She grabs a rigid yellow safety helmet and IN THE CASE OF THIS NOTHING
MORE THAN A WEB, YOU KNOW,
THAT ATTACHES TO THE HEAD.
BUT, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A GAP
WHICH PROVIDES SOME FORM OF
PROTECTION.
WHEN YOU, YOU KNOW, GET A
KNOCK, IT'S GONNA MAKE YOUR
HEAD SHAKE AROUND.
WHEREAS THIS WILL JUST ABSORB
IT AND BE MUCH SOFTER AND
JUST PROVIDE BETTER CUSHIONING
REALLY.

Simon says WE SEE THIS EVERYWHERE
NOW, DON'T WE?
WE THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE
ASSOCIATE THEM I SUPPOSE WITH
LUDICROUS HEALTH AND SAFETY.
WHAT FORCE CAN THIS WITHSTAND?

Zoe smacks the yellow helmet with a sledge hammer.

Zoe says WHOO!
[laughing]

Simon says IT'S NOT A BOWLING
BALL.
GOODNESS.
OKAY, THIS IS A CHALLENGE NOW.

Zoe and Simon take turns to hit the helmet.

Simon says BIT HARDER.

Zoe says I DON'T THINK I'M GONNA
GET MUCH PURCHASE ON IT.

Zoe hits it with a beam.

Simon says AW, LOOK!

Zoe says OOH!

Simon says THERE'S A DENT NOW.
BIT OF A DENT.

Zoe says AND A CRACK.

Simon says BUT LOOK, THE HEAD
INSIDE WOULD BE NICE AND SAFE.
BIT MORE PURCHASE.

Now Zoe hits a bike helmet.

Zoe says IT'S THE FOAM WHICH IS
DOING ALL THE PROTECTING
THERE.

Simon says WE START TO
INVESTIGATE PROTECTIVE
HEADWEAR TO EXAMINE THE
DIFFERENT MATERIALS THAT ARE
USED.

Zoe uses a band saw to cut a slice of a motorbike helmet.

Zoe says LET'S TAKE THAT OUT
THERE.
SO THERE'S OUR HARD SHELL LIKE
THE CRASH HELMET, THE
BUILDERS' HELMET HAS.
NOW, LOOK, HERE'S THE
POLYSTYRENE.
SIMILAR TO THE BIKE HELMET.

Simon says AH, LOOK AT THAT.

Zoe says LOOK, STANDARD
POLYSTYRENE.
LIKE PACKAGING YOU'D GET FOR
A TV OR SOMETHING.

Simon says THEN ZOE MIXES UP A
NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID, SOMETHING
YOU FIND IN YOUR KITCHEN
CUPBOARD.

Zoe says BIG BAG OF CORN FLOUR.

Simon says YEAH.

Zoe says WANT TO GET IT TO
THE SORT OF CONSISTENCY...

Simon says CAN I ASSIST?

Zoe says OF DOUBLE CREAM.
YEAH, GET YOUR HANDS STUCK
IN THERE.
RIGHT, SO ACTUALLY THIS IS
PRETTY PERFECT CONSISTENCY-WISE.
THIS, IF YOU JUST PUT YOUR
HAND IN IT'S SOFT AND RUNNY.
BUT IF YOU PUNCH IT...
[banging]

When she punches the liquid, it turns into a hard surface.

Simon says THAT IS ASTONISHING!

Zoe says GO ON, POP YOUR HAND IN.

Simon says NO!
[laughing]
WHAT D'YOU MEAN, POP MY HAND
IN?
JUST KEEP THE HAMMER AWAY!
I WANNA DO THE PUNCHING MORE.

Zoe says GO ON, YOU DO A PUNCH,
JUST SO YOU GET YOUR
CONFIDENCE UP.

Zoe says FAST RELEASE AND YOU'LL
COME AWAY CLEAN.
MM.

Simon says THAT'S ASTONISHING!
HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
LOOK.

He gently sinks his hand in the container.

Zoe punches over his hand.

[laughing]

Now Simon hammers the liquid over his own hand.

Zoe says YEAH, THAT'S GOOD.
[hammering]

Zoe says THAT'S IT.

Simon says THAT'S INCREDIBLE!

Zoe says SO THAT IS A LIQUID
THAT WILL ABSORB ENERGY AND
PROVIDE PROTECTION.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IS, IT'S
THOSE PARTICLES, THE LITTLE,
LITTLE TINY GRAINS OF THE
FLOUR.
THEY'RE NOT DISSOLVED.
THEY'RE JUST SUSPENDED IN THE
WATER.
AND THEY NORMALLY JUST MOVE
OVER EACH OTHER NICELY.
BUT IF YOU GIVE THEM ENERGY
THEY CAN'T GET OUT OF THE WAY
QUICK ENOUGH.
SO THEY ACTUALLY, IN EFFECT,
LOCK TOGETHER AND PROVIDE THAT
PROTECTION.

Simon says IT'S THIS PRINCIPLE
THAT ZOE NOW NEEDS TO TURN
INTO PRACTICAL HEAD PROTECTION
FOR ROSIE.

(music plays)

Simon says TWO CASES ARE NOW UNDERWAY,
AND THE TEAM ARE ABOUT TO
BEGIN THEIR THIRD.
THEY MUST FIND A SOLUTION FOR
A PARTIALLY-SIGHTED MUM WHO'S
SCARED TO LEAVE HOME WITH HER
CHILDREN.
RUBY STEEL WILL LEAD THE CASE.
SHE'S A TOP DESIGN STRATEGIST,
AND OFTEN THE FIRST PORT OF
CALL TO DECIDE THE DIRECTION
THE TEAM WILL TAKE.
RUBY, TELL ME A BIT ABOUT
YOUR BACKGROUND.

Ruby says I'VE DONE A LOT
OF WORK WITH OLDER PEOPLE.
IN PARTICULAR, MY GRANDMOTHER.
I THINK YOU'RE ALWAYS INSPIRED
BY THINGS THAT YOU KNOW.
ONE OF THE REAL HANDICAPS FOR
HER WAS LOSING HER SIGHT.
SHE'S NOW BEEN CLASSIFIED AS
BLIND.

Simon says WE'VE COME TO WOKING
TO MEET PARTIALLY-SIGHTED
MOTHER OF TWO, SHAMREEN
HUSSAIN.

Ruby says HELLO.

Shamreen says HELLO!

Simon says HELLO!
SHAMREEN, HELLO.
[children shouting]

Ruby says MY GOODNESS,
SUCH EXCITEMENT.
[laughing]

Simon says HELLO GENTLEMEN!
HELLO.
THAT IS VERY EXCITING.
IN TERMS OF WHAT MAKES THINGS
PARTICULARLY HARD, ARE YOU
ABLE TO TELL US A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT THAT?

Shamreen is in her thirties, with shoulder length slightly wavy brown hair and wears jeans, a print orange top and a black cardigan.

Shamreen says YEAH, I'VE
GOT SOMETHING WHICH IS CALLED
CONE DYSTROPHY.
SO IT'S THE CONE CELLS IN THE
RETINA, WHICH IS AT THE BACK
OF THE EYE WHICH ARE DAMAGED.
AND I'M TOTALLY COLOUR BLIND.

Simon says CAN YOU SEE US NOW?

Shamreen says YEAH.

Simon says AND DO YOU ONLY
SEE US?
OR ARE WE OUT OF FOCUS, AM I
IN FOCUS?

Shamreen says I CAN'T SEE
FINE DETAILS.
SO MY FINE VISION IS VERY
WEAK.
BUT INSIDE WHEN A ROOM'S
REALLY BRIGHT I STRUGGLE
BECAUSE I GET A GLARE, SO
EVERYTHING'S JUST BECOME A
BLUR.

Simon says HER VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
MAKES EVERYDAY TASKS LIKE
COOKING A NIGHTMARE.

Shamreen says WHAT I'LL
DO IS, I'LL USE MY HANDS TO
KNOW HOW FAR IN I SHOULD BE
CUTTING.

Simon says MIND YOUR THUMB!
AW!
THAT WAS A NERVOUS MOMENT FOR
ME THEN.
I COULD SEE THAT THUMB, I KEPT
WANTING TO PULL IT OUT OF THE
WAY OF THE KNIFE.

Shamreen start grating something.

Simon says I'VE GOT A SLIGHT CHILL GOING
THROUGH ME WHEN I SEE YOU
DOING THAT.

Shamreen says THAT'S WHY
I TEND TO AVOID COOKING.

Simon says YOU TRY AND STAY
OUT OF THE KITCHEN.
YOU DON'T COOK?

Shamreen says I DON'T
COOK; MY HUSBAND DOES IT ALL.
I'VE BEEN IN SITUATIONS WHEN
GUESTS HAVE COME, MY
BROTHER-IN-LAW AND MY HUSBAND
WOULD DO THE JOINT COOKING.
AND WHEN THEY'VE COME, I DO
THE SERVING SO IT LOOKS LIKE
I'VE COOKED.
[laughing]

Simon says THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE
PRESSURE OF...

Shamreen says BECAUSE IT
GETS TOO MUCH EXPLAINING...
IT'S NOT ACCEPTED FOR ME NOT TO
BE ABLE TO COOK AND NOT TO BE
ABLE TO SERVE.

Ruby says SO PEOPLE
GENUINELY DON'T KNOW THAT YOU
HAVE A SIGHT PROBLEM.

Shamreen says THEY'D KNOW
I HAVE A SIGHT PROBLEM.
THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT
MEANS.

Simon says SHAMREEN CAN OVERCOME
MOST THINGS IN THE HOME, BUT
OUTDOORS SHE STRUGGLES TO
COPE.

Ruby, Simon, Shamreen and her two boys go outside.

Shamreen says HANG ON,
HANG ON!
DON'T RUN OUT.

Simon says NOW WHAT ABOUT
OBSTACLES ON THE ROAD?
DO YOU FEEL OKAY WITH...?

Shamreen says NO.
LIKE, THE MANHOLES AND STUFF.
I JUST TRIP OVER 'EM.

Simon says HAVE YOU FALLEN OVER
ON THE STREET?

Shamreen says OH, YES.

Simon says HAVE YOU?

Shamreen says YES.

Simon says HAVE YOU HURT
YOURSELF?

Shamreen says UM, MANIES
OF TIMES.
[laughing]

Simon says MANY TIMES, REALLY?

Shamreen says YEAH.

Simon says SHE DOESN'T WANT TO
USE OBVIOUS VISUAL AIDS, LIKE
WHITE STICKS, GUIDE DOGS OR
SUPPORT WORKERS.
SHE'D PREFER SOMETHING THAT
KEEPS HER IMPAIRMENT DISCRETE.

Shamreen says I FEEL
QUITE VULNERABLE AND VERY
STRESSED.
MY STRESS LEVELS ARE QUITE
HIGH.

Simon says I MEAN, THIS FEELS
LIKE A MUCH MORE DIFFICULT
ENVIRONMENT FOR YOU TO BE IN,
ISN'T IT?

Shamreen says YEP.

Simon says LISTEN, YOU, I CAN
FEEL YOU'RE GETTING STRESSED.
ARE YOU ALRIGHT?

Shamreen says YEAH.
RIGHT, MUHAM, CAN YOU HOLD
MY HAND?

Simon says TAKE YOUR TIME.

Shamreen says GOOD BOY,
GOOD BOY.

Simon says CONE DYSTROPHY IS A
HEREDITARY DISEASE.
AND SHAMREEN'S SON, MUHAM,
HAS THE SAME CONDITION.

Shamreen says RIGHT,
LET'S CROSS THE ROAD.

Simon says OKAY.
YOU'RE CLOSING YOUR EYES A LOT
MORE, AREN'T YOU?
AM I RIGHT IN THINKING YOU CAN
SEE LESS NOW THAN BEFORE?
THAN IN THE HOUSE?

Shamreen says UM, THE
ROAD AHEAD IS QUITE BUSY.

Simon says OH, RIGHT.

Shamreen says SO THAT'S
ONE OF THE MAIN ROADS.
AND IT'S GONNA BE VERY
DIFFICULT TO CROSS.

Simon says SO THERE'S A CAR, A
VAN COMING FROM THE RIGHT.
CAN YOU SEE THE VAN THERE?
D'YOU WANT US TO CROSS?
OKAY.

Shamreen says YEAH.
SO HE'S STOPPED.
HE MUST HAVE LIKE GIVEN YOU
INDICATION TO GO.
SO HE PROBABLY WAVED HIS HAND.

Simon says YEAH.

Ruby says HE DID, YEAH.

Shamreen says I DIDN'T
SEE THAT.
ALL I SEE IS A STOPPED VEHICLE.

Simon says DO YOU DO THINGS
LIKE GO TO THE PARK WITH THEM?

Shamreen says IT'S NOT
LIKE AN EVERYDAY THING.
IT'S NOT EVERY WEEKEND THING.
IT HAS TO BE PRE-PLANNED AND I
NEED TO HELP SOMEONE.
I NEED TO ASK SOMEONE TO DROP
ME OFF OR COME WITH ME.

Simon says ON THE WAY HOME, THE
DANGERS FOR SHAMREEN AND HER
BOYS ARE ALL TOO APPARENT.

They walk on a narrow sidewalk under a bridge.

Simon says THERE'S NOT A LOT OF ROOM
HERE, IS THERE?

Shamreen says NO.

Simon says I WOULDN'T WANNA BE
DRAGGING TWO BOYS ALONG HERE.

Shamreen says NO.

Simon says WITH SHAMREEN AND THE
KIDS SAFELY BACK HOME, WE
BRING AN END TO A STRESSFUL
AFTERNOON.

Ruby says IT WAS QUITE
DISTRESSING TO SEE HER LIKE
THAT.

Simon says IT WAS.

Ruby says I REALLY WANTED
TO JUST TAKE HER OUT OF IT
STRAIGHT AWAY.

Simon says TAKE HER BACK INTO
THE HOUSE.

Ruby says BUT THEN, THAT
IN ITSELF IS VERY TELLING.
BECAUSE IT JUST SHOWS HOW
TRAPPED SHE IS.

Simon says WHAT WILL YOU DO FROM
HERE?

Ruby says SO I NEED TO GO
AWAY AND DIGEST ALL THE
INFORMATION THAT WE'VE GOT
TODAY.
I WANT TO SHARE EVERYTHING
WITH THE REST OF THE TEAM AND
GET SOME MORE INPUT FROM THE
REST OF THEIR EXPERTISE.
I DO THINK IT WOULD BE REALLY
USEFUL TO DO AN AUDIT OF
EXISTING PRODUCTS AND
TECHNOLOGY, JUST TO SEE HOW
SHE REACTS TO THEM.

Simon says PRODUCTS FOR
VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE.

Ruby says EXACTLY.

Simon says AND BLIND PEOPLE,
RIGHT?

Ruby says JUST BECAUSE
IT'S A KIND OF FAST TRACK WAY
TO FIND OUT WHAT WORKS AND
DOESN'T WORK FOR HER.

Simon says IS THE FIX WHAT YOU
IMAGINED?
OR IS IT MORE COMPLICATED?

Ruby says IT'S A LOT MORE
COMPLICATED.
IT AFFECTS EVERY
ASPECT OF HER LIFE.
SO HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHICH
ONE OF THOSE YOU WANT TO MAKE
BETTER?

Simon says YEAH.

(music plays)

Simon says 250 MILES AWAY IN
STOCKTON-ON-TEES, ZOE'S BEEN
TEACHING ROSIE HOW TO
CUSTOMIZE HER HELMETS.
BUT ZOE NEVER STOPS SEARCHING
FOR A WAY TO MAKE THE HELMETS
AS LIGHTWEIGHT AND
INCONSPICUOUS AS POSSIBLE.
INSPIRATION COMES FROM THE
MOST SURPRISING PLACES.

In a bath towel, Zoe says HIYA.
SO I'VE JUST HAD A BATH.
AND I WAS IN THE BATH AND I
HAD A THOUGHT ABOUT ROSIE AND
THE CRASH HELMETS, AND THE
PROBLEM OF FOAMS, LIKE WHAT IT
IS YOU ACTUALLY WANT FROM A
FOAM?
YOU WANT IT TO BE ABLE TO KIND
OF COLLAPSE AND ABSORB THE
ENERGY BUT ACTUALLY YOU WANT
IT TO BE ABLE TO SPRING BACK
AND RECOVER SO IT'S READY TO,
YOU KNOW, RECEIVE ANOTHER
IMPACT.

Simon says SHE BEGINS
INVESTIGATING EVERY FOAM IN
EXISTENCE.

Zoe says YOU WOULDN'T WANT THAT
AS A CRASH HELMET.

Simon says SHE SETTLES ON A
REVOLUTIONARY NEW FOAM WHICH
HAS SIMILAR PROPERTIES TO
CORN FLOUR.

Zoe says I'VE GOT THIS SPECIAL
TYPE OF MATERIAL.
IT'S REAL HIGH-TECH, USED IN
TOP-END PROTECTIVE CLOTHING.
SO IT'S A KIND OF FOAM AND A
LIQUID AT THE SAME TIME.
IT'S SOFT AND MALLEABLE.
LOOK.
[banging]
OW!
IF YOU BASH IT, IT BECOMES
MORE SOLID.

Simon says THEN, ON A NIGHT OUT,
SHE HAS A MOMENT OF INVENTOR'S
INSPIRATION.

Zoe says I WAS WALKING DOWN THE
STREET AND I'VE SEEN A MAN
WEARING A HEADBAND.
AND IT MADE ME THINK OF
ROSIE'S HELMET BEING JUST A
HEADBAND.
LOOK, CAN YOU SEE HIM OVER MY
SHOULDER?
HE'S GOT, IT'S QUITE WIDE AT
THE FRONT AND IT GOES DOWN TO
A NARROW THING AT THE BACK.

Simon says BACK AT HER WORKSHOP,
ZOE BEGINS WORKING ON
HIGH-TECH HEADBANDS THAT WILL
PROTECT THE WEAKEST PARTS OF
THE SKULL AROUND THE TEMPLE.
IT TAKES TWO MONTHS OF
PROTOTYPE TESTING, THEN SHE'S
READY TO SEE WHAT ROSIE AND
HER PARENTS THINK.

Zoe says WHAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING
AT MAKING HERE IS ACTUALLY
LOOKING AT MAKING A RANGE OF
HEADBANDS THAT USE ABSOLUTELY
HIGH-TECH INTERNAL MATERIALS.
SO THEY'RE SOFT BUT ACTUALLY...

Nat says YEAH.

Rosie’s father says REALLY HARD, YEAH.

Rosie’s father is in his late thirties, with short straight brown hair and a beard. He wears jeans, a blue shirt and a blue vets.

Zoe says REALLY ROBUST AND
REALLY ABSORB LOADS OF ENERGY.
BUT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE
INTERESTING IF WE COULD TRY
AND ESSENTIALLY MAKE FOR
ROSIE, OBJECTS THAT SHE CAN
WEAR IN THE CLASSROOM OR WHEN
YOU GO FOR DINNER.
SOMETHING THAT'S NOT A HELMET
AT ALL AND THEN ENABLES HER
TO HAVE HER OWN HAIR AND GIVE
HER THAT CONFIDENCE TO TAKE
THE HELMET OFF.
SO STRAIGHT OVER YOUR HEAD,
ALL THE WAY DOWN.
OR...
OR LIKE THAT.

Rosie puts on an orange headband.

Rosie says HUH!

Zoe says SO THEN MUCH COOLER.

Rosie’s father says IT IS A LOT COOLER,
INNIT?

Zoe says BUT EVEN THAT, I MEAN.

Rosie says IT LOOKS LIKE A SPORTS
THING THAT GOES ON YOUR
FOREHEAD.

Zoe says IT
IS
LIKE A SPORTS
THING.
THIS IS USED IN LIKE, YOU
KNOW, OLYMPIC SKI SUITS AND
THE TOP-END MOTORCYCLISTS
CLOTHING.
PEOPLE WHO RIDE HORSES USE IT
IN BREASTPLATES.
THIS IS PART OF A BREASTPLATE
FOR A HORSE RIDER.

Nat says RIGHT.

Zoe says THINGS WHERE YOU NEED
FLEXIBILITY, YOU NEED
MOVEMENT, BUT YOU NEED
PROTECTION AS WELL.
SO IT'S KIND OF, YEAH, COME
FROM THE SORT OF ELITE
ATHLETES.

Simon says AS PARENTS, HOW
COMFORTABLE D'YOU FEEL ABOUT
THIS IDEA AT ALL?

Rosie’s father says OH, PERFECTLY
COMFORTABLE.
'COS IT HAS GOT OBVIOUSLY IT'S
GOT THE PROTECTION ON IT AS
WELL.

Zoe says IT'S ABOUT FINDING THE
APPROPRIATE OBJECT FOR THE
APPROPRIATE MOMENT.

Rosie’s father says YEAH.

Zoe says WHEN SHE'S OUTSIDE AND
RUNNING AROUND, THE HELMET IS
APPROPRIATE.
BUT WHEN SHE'S SAT AT THE DESK
AT SCHOOL IT'S JUST TOO MUCH.

Rosie’s father says IT REALLY DOES GET
A LOT.

Nat says YEAH, I THINK IT'S
LOVELY.
IT'S A GREAT IDEA.
'COS, LIKE YOU SAID, IT'S JUST
LIKE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE WOULD
WEAR BUT YET IT'S GOT THE
PROTECTION IN IT, WHICH YOU
CAN'T REALLY TELL BY LOOKING
AT THEM.

Simon says IS IT FEELING
COMFORTABLE NOW?
DOES IT FEEL HOT?

Rosie says CAN I WEAR THIS ONE
FOR SCHOOL?

Rosie’s father says YOU CAN TAKE ONE
TO SCHOOL, YEAH.

Nat says YEAH, YOU CAN WEAR IT
FOR SCHOOL.

Zoe says ONE FOR INSIDE AND
A DIFFERENT ONE FOR OUTSIDE.

Rosie’s father says THIS HAS ALL BEEN
A REVELATION TO US.
WE CAN'T THANK YOUS ENOUGH.
AND I THINK IT WILL TRANSFORM
HER LIFE.

Nat says YEAH.

Simon says YOU THINK IT WILL
TRANSFORM HER LIFE?
IT'S AS SIGNIFICANT AS THAT?

Rosie’s father says I REALLY DO.
TO GIVE HER THAT, JUST TO GIVE
HER THAT CONFIDENCE TO LEARN
TO DO HER OWN HAIR AND JUST
LITTLE THINGS LIKE THAT.

Simon says TO SEE THE BENEFIT
OF THE HEADBANDS ZOE HAS
ORGANIZED FOR ROSIE TO MEET
A TOP HAIRDRESSER.
FREE FROM HER HELMET ROSIE
CAN NOW HAVE ALMOST ANY
HAIRSTYLE SHE WANTS.

The hairstyle styles Rosie’s hair in a French braid.

Simon says HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE TODAY?

Rosie says I'M THINKING.

Simon says YOU'RE THINKING, GOOD.
SERIOUS QUESTION.

Rosie says THE BEST DAY OF MY
LIFE EVER.

Zoe says PARDON?

Rosie says THE BEST DAY OF MY
LIFE EVER.

Zoe says THE BEST DAY OF YOUR
LIFE EVER?
SO FAR.
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S TO COME.
THAT'S GREAT.
POP IT UP.

Simon says THAT'S GOOD.

Zoe says AND THEN WE CAN EVEN
PUT THE CLIP BACK IN.

Rosie says I WANNA LOOK IN THE
MIRROR!

Simon says HOLD ON!

Rosie says I KNOW!

Simon says IT LOOKS GOOD!

Zoe says LET'S HAVE A LOOK.

Simon says SHALL WE HAVE A
LOOK IN THIS MIRROR?
WHAT D'YOU THINK?

Zoe says THAT'S BRILLIANT.
GIVE US A TWIRL.
WHOO-HOO!

Simon says IS THAT A HAPPY FACE?

Rosie says MM-HM.

Simon says ARE YOU LOOKING
FORWARD TO SHOWING FRIENDS AT
SCHOOL?
IT LOOKS GREAT.
AND THERE'S STILL PROTECTION
THERE IN THE DELICATE BIT AT
THE FRONT.
YOU LOOK FANTASTIC.

Rosie says I WANT TO SHOW MY
MUM AND DAD.

Simon says OKAY.
YOU CAN SHOW MUM AND DAD.
FOR SIX MONTHS ZOE HAS
RESEARCHED AND TESTED NEARLY
EVERY TYPE OF HELMET AND
MATERIAL THAT COULD PROTECT
ROSIE.
THE HIGH-TECH HEADBAND SHE HAS
INVENTED IS A WORLD FIRST.
BACK IN CORNWALL...

(music plays)

Vicky says AIDAN?

Aidan says YEAH?

Vicky says I WANT YOU TO DO YOUR
PHYSIO.

Aidan says NAH!

Simon says VICKY FACES A
CONSTANT BATTLE TO GET HER
TWO SONS TO DO DAILY PHYSIO
FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS.

Vicky says THERE'S NO POINT,
THERE'S NO POINT.

Aidan says NO POINT THEN, FINE.
IF THAT'S THE WAY YOU WANNA
BE.

Vicky says AIDAN?
FIGHT NUMBER 325 ABOUT TO
COMMENCE.
COME ON.

Morgan says I'M NOT DOING IT.

Vicky says LISTEN...

Morgan says I'M NOT DOING IT.

Aidan says NO!

Vicky says IT NEEDS TO BE DONE,
YOUR PHYSIO.

Aidan says I'M NOT.

Vicky says NO.

Aidan says DON'T WANT TO DO IT
NOW.

Simon says SOMEHOW SHE MANAGES
SIX HALF HOUR TREATMENTS EVERY
SINGLE DAY.

Vicky says ALRIGHT?

Morgan says NO.

Simon says HAIYAN HAS BEEN
WORKING ROUND THE CLOCK ON
THE VIDEO GAMES CONTROLLER SHE
HOPES WILL TRANSFORM THE
BOYS' MONOTONOUS TREATMENT.
SHE'S DESPERATE TO REDUCE THE
STRAIN ON VICKY.

Haiyan says D'YOU EVER HAVE
MOMENTS WHERE YOU'RE JUST...
LIKE NOT, JUST SORT OF
EXHAUSTED?

Vicky says ALWAYS, YEAH.
I MEAN, I KIND OF OBVIOUSLY
PUT ON A BRAVE FACE.
BUT THERE ARE LOADS OF TIMES
WHEN I JUST DON'T WANNA HAVE
THAT FIGHT WITH THEM AGAIN.
AND AS SOON AS, YOU KNOW, I
WORK MYSELF UP TO IT, OKAY,
WE'RE GONNA DO PHYSIO NOW.
AND THAT TAKES A LOT OF
MENTAL EMOTION TO ACTUALLY
KNOW THAT I'M GONNA HAVE A
FIGHT ON MY HANDS, AND AT WHAT
POINT DO I WANNA PICK THAT
FIGHT?

Haiyan says SEEING THE AMOUNT OF
EFFORT AND THE AMOUNT OF
EMOTIONAL INVESTMENT YOU PUT
IN TO THE BOYS' EXERCISES
EVERYDAY, I THINK WHAT WE
REALLY NEED IS SOMETHING LIKE
A 'DIGITAL VICKY'.

Vicky chuckles and says FANTASTIC!
YEAH, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE
NEED.

Haiyan says YES!

Vicky says I LOVE IT.

Haiyan says SO THAT, YOU KNOW,
YOU DON'T HAVE TO NAG THE
BOYS, WE CAN GET 'DIGITAL
VICKY' TO NAG THE BOYS.
AND YOU CAN JUST SIT BACK AND
RELAX AND BE THEIR MUM.

Vicky says PERFECT, YEAH.
THAT WOULD JUST BE AMAZING.

Haiyan says AWW!

Vicky says OBVIOUSLY MAKING THE
BOYS HAPPY AND MAKING IT MORE
ENGAGING IS GREAT.
BUT ACTUALLY, YEAH, IF YOU CAN
TAKE SOME OF THAT STRAIN AND
TIME AND HOURS AWAY FROM MY
DAY, THEN THAT WOULD BE A
MIRACLE.

(music plays)

Simon says THE IDEA BEHIND
'DIGITAL VICKY' IS TO MONITOR
THE BOYS' DAILY PHYSIO BUT
ALSO TRACK THEIR FITNESS
ROUTINE, A VITAL PART OF
CYSTIC FIBROSIS THERAPY.
'DIGITAL VICKY' SHOULD REPLACE
MUCH OF THE MONITORING THAT
TAKES UP SO MUCH TIME IN
'REAL-LIFE VICKY'S DAY.

Haiyan says BROUGHT ALONG THIS
FOR YOU!

Simon says HAIYAN HAS FITNESS
TRACKING DEVICES SHE HOPES
WILL INTEGRATE WITH THE
'DIGITAL VICKY' APP.
THEY'RE TAKING A WALK ON THE
BEACH TO SEE WHAT INFORMATION
THE FITNESS TRACKERS COLLECT.

Haiyan says SO I'VE JUST UPLOADED
THE DATA FROM MY FITNESS
TRACKER.

Vicky says OKAY.

Haiyan says AND YOU CAN SEE
MY HEART RATE'S BEEN UP.
THERE'S SOME INFORMATION
AROUND HEARTBEAT THAT MIGHT
BE IMPORTANT.

Vicky says USEFUL, YEAH.

Haiyan says BECAUSE I THINK THAT
DIFFERENTIATES BETWEEN SORT
OF REGULAR WALKING AROUND AND
ACTUALLY HIGH IMPACT.

Vicky says YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE
CLASSING ANY EXERCISE AS
PHYSIO, THEN ACTUALLY THE
INTENSITY NEEDS TO BE REALLY
QUITE HIGH AND THEY NEED TO
ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW, MAKE THEIR
LUNGS WORK BY HUFFING AND
PUFFING.
AND YOU'D BE ABLE TO SEE THAT.

Haiyan says I MEAN, IS THIS
SOMETHING THAT WHEN YOU TAKE
THE BOYS TO THE HOSPITAL,
TO THE PHYSIO...

Vicky says THEY'D LOVE IT.
THEY WOULD LOVE IT.
[laughing]

Vicky says THEY REALLY WOULD
LOVE IT.

Haiyan says DO YOU THINK THE
BOYS WILL FEEL LIKE THEY'RE
BEING SURVEILLED?

Vicky says WATCHED, YEAH.

Haiyan says A LITTLE BIT BIG
BROTHER?

Vicky says MAYBE.
BUT I HOPE THAT THEY CAN SEE
THAT IT WILL MAKE THEM MORE
RESPONSIBLE AND MORE
INDEPENDENT.
I THINK IT'S GREAT.

Haiyan says OH, RIGHT.

Vicky says IT'S VERY EXCITING.

Haiyan says OH, COOL.

(music plays)

Simon says HAIYAN GOES AWAY TO
BUILD 'DIGITAL VICKY' AND
FINISH THE GAMES FOR THE BOYS.
IT'S BEEN THREE MONTHS SINCE
RUBY BEGAN RESEARCHING
SHAMREEN'S CASE.
TODAY, THEY'VE GOT TOGETHER
TO LOOK AT EXISTING KITCHEN
TECHNOLOGY FOR PARTIALLY
SIGHTED PEOPLE.

Ruby says RIGHT.
WE HAVE GOT A SELECTION OF
PRODUCTS FOR YOU THAT WE
THOUGHT YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL
WHEN COOKING.
THESE HAVE ALL BEEN DESIGNED
FOR PEOPLE WITH VISUAL
IMPAIRMENTS.
SO THEY'VE ALL GOT KIND OF A
LITTLE TRICK OR FEATURE.
THIS IS A TALKING LABELLING
DEVICE.
SO IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE TO HELP
YOU KNOW WHAT'S IN DIFFERENT
PACKETS THAT YOU BRING HOME
FROM THE SHOPS.
YOU PRESS RECORD.
[beep]
TEST.
AND THEN THE IDEA IS THAT WHEN
YOU TOUCH IT.

The recorded voice says TEST.

Ruby says OKAY, SO WE'LL
PUT ONE OF THE...
[beep]

Shamreen says CHICK PEAS
IN WATER.

Ruby says OKAY, NOW, IF
YOU TOUCH THAT, IT SHOULD WORK.

The recorded voice says CHICK PEAS
IN WATER.
[laughing]

Shamreen says THAT'S
QUITE NEAT ACTUALLY.

Simon says THE PEN LABELLING
SYSTEM COULD HELP SHAMREEN
EASILY IDENTIFY THE
INGREDIENTS IN HER CUPBOARD.

The recorded voice says CHOPPED
TOMATOES.

Shamreen says THAT'S
BRILLIANT.
I LIKE THAT.
RICE.

The recorded voice says RICE.

Shamreen says BRILLIANT.

Simon says FROM TALKING SCALES
TO ID PENS, SHAMREEN TRIES A
RANGE OF KIT.
IT'S ALL AVAILABLE TO HER
THROUGH CHARITIES OR THE NHS.
BUT UNTIL NOW SHAMREEN HAS
ALWAYS SAID SHE WANTS TO COPE
ON HER OWN.

She pours water into a glass with a device that beeps when it’s full.

[beeping]

Shamreen says OH, IT
VIBRATES AS WELL.
I THINK IT GIVES ME THAT
GUARANTEE THAT I KNOW I'M NOT
GONNA FOOD POISON MY FAMILY.
I CAN REALLY DEPEND ON THESE
PRODUCTS.

Ruby says YEAH.

Shamreen says I REALLY
AM QUITE SURPRISED.

Ruby says RIGHT.
I GUESS WE WANNA GO AND TASTE
THE CREATION NOW.
YOU'VE GOT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN
THE KITCHEN NOW.
D'YOU THINK THAT WE CAN MAYBE
PUSH FORWARD EVEN FURTHER AND
FIND, YOU KNOW, MORE WAYS TO
GIVE YOU WHAT YOU REALLY, THE
REAL CRUX OF THE MATTER, WHICH
IS, QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR
KIDS, DOING THINGS THAT A MUM
WOULD DO?
D'YOU FEEL HAPPY WITH THAT AS
A KIND OF MOVING FORWARD?

Shamreen says DEFINITELY.
IT IS BEING A MUM FOR MY KIDS
AND NOT USING MY DISABILITY AS
AN OBSTACLE.
YOU KNOW, SIMPLEST THING OF
TAKING THEM TO A PARK, IT
SHOULD BE SOMETHING THAT I DO
WITH MY EYES CLOSED, LET ALONE
ME TRYING TO KEEP 'EM SAFE AND
COOPED UP INSIDE.
AND SOMETIMES THEY'RE JUST
BOUNCING OFF WALLS BECAUSE
THEY JUST NEED THAT FRESH AIR
AND TO BE ABLE TO GO OUT.
I DO REALLY WANNA BE CLOSE TO
MY CHILDREN.

Ruby says I THINK SHE'S
SPENT HER WHOLE LIFE HIDING
HER DISABILITY.
AND BECAUSE OF THE KIND OF
SOCIAL STIGMA AROUND IT, WE
NEED TO GET HER MORE CONFIDENT
AND MORE INDEPENDENT WHEN IT
COMES TO SPENDING TIME WITH
HER KIDS AND TAKING THEM OUT.

Simon says ARMED WITH A BETTER
INSIGHT INTO SHAMREEN'S
SITUATION RUBY BEGINS TO PLAN
HOW THE TEAM MIGHT HELP HER.

Ruby creates a plan with sticky notes and pictures on a big poster on the wall.

Ruby says HOW MIGHT WE
GIVE HER FREEDOM TO GO OUT?
AND HOW MIGHT WE BETTER
EDUCATE PEOPLE IN HER NETWORK?
HOW MIGHT WE MAKE HER TAKE
CARE OF HER CHILDREN?
MAKE HER FEEL SECURE AND SAFE
WALKING DOWN THE ROAD?

Simon says AFTER DISCUSSIONS
WITH THE TEAM THEY COME UP
WITH A SOLUTION.

Ruby says BASICALLY, THE
IDEA IS AN APP THAT WILL,
IT'S EFFECTIVELY LIKE THE PEN
FRIEND THAT WE TRIED, BUT IT'S
LIKE A KIND OF GIANT WORLD
VERSION OF THAT.
SO INSTEAD OF LABELLING JARS
OF FOOD, AND ALL THAT KIND OF
STUFF, IT'S LIKE LABELLING
THINGS THAT SHE MIGHT TRIP
OVER, CROSSING ROADS, ALL THAT
KIND OF STUFF.

Simon says OVER THE NEXT FEW
WEEKS THE TEAM HELP TO DEVELOP
AN APP USING THE EXISTING
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, OR
GPS TECHNOLOGY, THAT'S BUILT
INTO MOST SMARTPHONES.

Ruby says THIS IS BASICALLY
LIKE AN APP VERSION OF THE
PEN FOR REAL-LIFE.
AND INSTEAD OF THE LITTLE
STICKERS...

Ross says YES, USING
GPS COORDINATES.

Ruby says IT'S JUST GPS
COORDINATES.

Ross says EXACTLY.

Ruby says OOH!

Sam says THERE YOU
GO.

Ruby says I HAVE A
NOTIFICATION.

Simon says THEY BUILD A ROUGH
PROTOTYPE.
RUBY ENLISTS THE HELP OF
LAWRENCE A VISUALLY IMPAIRED
MOBILITY EXPERT, WHO WILL TEST
THE GPS APP FOR SHAMREEN.

Lawrence is in his early forties, with short straight light brown hair and a beard. He wears glasses, jeans, and a burgundy sweater.

Ruby says I THINK MAYBE
WE SHOULD GO OUT AND GIVE IT
A GO.

Simon says OVER THE NEXT FEW
HOURS, RUBY, LAWRENCE AND HIS
SUPPORT WORKER, NARAL, WALK
DIFFERENT ROUTES AROUND
LONDON.

Ruby says OKAY, AND
SPEAKING.

Lawrence says POINT ONE.

Simon says THEY LAY DOWN MARKERS.

Lawrence YEAH, I GUESS HERE.

Ruby says HERE?

Lawrence says YEAH.

Ruby says POINT TWO.
WE GO ALL THE WAY UP TO THE
DOOR MAYBE?

Lawrence says OKAY.
POINT THREE.

Simon says AND THEN RETRACE
THEIR STEPS HOPING THE APP
WILL TRIGGER AN ALERT.

Ruby says YEP.
SHOULD HAVE BEEN ONE AROUND
HERE.

Lawrence says THERE IT IS.
POINT ONE.

Ruby says EXCELLENT.

The recorded voice says POINT THREE.

Ruby says IT THINKS IT'S
POINT THREE BUT OKAY, OKAY.
AT LEAST IT'S PICKING THEM UP.

Lawrence says YEAH.

Ruby says OKAY, SO I THINK
WE NEED TO STOP THERE.
I THINK THERE'S QUITE A
BIT MORE WORK TO DO DEBUGGING
THIS AND GETTING IT TO WORK
ACCURATELY.

Lawrence says I THINK IT'S GOT A
LOT OF POTENTIAL, DEFINITELY.
IT'S GONNA HAVE TO BE PART OF
SOMEONE'S MOBILITY EXPERIENCE
REALLY.

Ruby says WE NEED TO ASSESS
WHAT'S CAUSING THE DELAY.
IS IT THE SPEED AT WHICH WE'RE
WALKING, IS IT THE RADIUS
AROUND THE PIN?
I'M BEGINNING TO REALIZE WHY
THIS HASN'T BEEN DONE BEFORE.

Lawrence says BUT IF YOU CAN DO
IT, IF YOU COULD CRACK IT, IT
WOULD BE REALLY EXCITING.
REALLY, REALLY USEFUL.

Ruby says LAWRENCE HAS
REALLY HELPED WORK OUT WHAT
THE IDEAL IS, IN QUITE A LOT
OF DETAIL.
SO WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE SHOOTING
FOR, IT'S JUST ABOUT WHETHER
WE CAN ACTUALLY DO IT OR NOT.
BECAUSE, AT THE END OF THE
DAY, WE ARE RELYING ON
SATELLITES IN OUTER SPACE TO
TELL US WHETHER THERE IS
SOMETHING THAT'S THREE METRES
IN FRONT OF US.
I MEAN, IT'S REALLY QUITE
EXTRAORDINARY IT'S GOT THIS
FAR REALLY.

Simon says GPS DOESN'T WORK
QUITE AS WELL AS RUBY HAD
HOPED.
SO THE TEAM TURN TO
MATHEMATICIAN AND PHYSICIST
Dr. SAM PARKINSON FOR HELP.

Sam is in his mid-thirties, with short wavy light brown hair and a beard. He wears jeans and a blue shirt.

Sam says GPS ISN'T
TOTALLY ACCURATE.
THE PHONE IS GONNA KNOW YOU'RE
IN AN AREA, IT WON'T KNOW
EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE.
IT'LL HAVE A PRETTY GOOD IDEA
WHERE YOU ARE BUT IT'LL KIND
OF SAY THAT, ARE YOU ANYWHERE
WITHIN A CIRCLE WITHIN FIVE
METRES OF WHERE YOU ARE?

Ruby says AND THAT'S LIKE
ON GOOGLE MAPS, OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT?
THAT'S WHEN YOU GET THE BIG
BLUE CIRCLE VERSUS LIKE THE
LITTLE PIN.
THAT'S WHAT IT'S DOING?

Sam says AND IT
TENDS TO GET BETTER WITH TIME.
SO LIKE AS GPS GETS A FIX THAT
GETS SMALLER.

Simon says THE APP NEEDS TO
TRIGGER AN ALERT WHEN IT'S
CLOSER TO A MARKER JUST THREE
TO FIVE METRES FROM AN OBJECT
RATHER THAN TEN TO 20 METRES.
SOUNDS SIMPLE BUT IT REQUIRES
COMPLEX COMPUTER CODE AND
ALGORITHMS.

Ruby says WE KIND OF
RECOGNIZED THAT A REALLY
IMPORTANT THING FOR SHAMREEN
WAS THE ABILITY TO
INDEPENDENTLY GO OUT AND DO
THE THINGS THAT ANY MOTHER
WOULD WANNA DO.
LIKE TAKE HER KIDS TO THE
PARK.
IT WON'T TOTALLY REPLACE
SOMETHING LIKE A CANE OR A
GUIDE DOG, OR SOMETHING LIKE
THAT.
IT'S MORE, A KIND OF
AIDE-MEMOIRE TO HELP YOU USE
THOSE KIND OF TOOLS AS WELL.

Simon says EXCITING!

Simon and Ruby visit Shamreen.

Ruby says HELLO!

Simon says SHAMREEN!
HELLO.

Ruby says HOW ARE YOU?

Simon says SO RUBY HAS DONE A
LOT OF WORK ON YOUR BEHALF.

Shamreen says CAN'T WAIT.

Ruby says I'M REALLY SORT
OF EXCITED TO TRY AND GIVE
YOU SOMETHING THAT MIGHT
ENABLE YOU TO DO EVEN MORE
'COS I FEEL LIKE YOU'VE GOT
THAT SPIRIT ALREADY, AND IT'S
JUST ABOUT GIVING YOU
SOMETHING ELSE TO JUST KIND OF
LIKE TAKE IT ON AND RUN WITH
IT, YOU KNOW.

Shamreen says ANYTHING'S
A BONUS.
ANY LITTLE THING.
EVEN IF IT'S ONE ASPECT OF MY
NEEDS THAT YOU'VE GOT IS A
BONUS TO ME.

Ruby says WHAT THE APP
ALLOWS YOU TO DO IS ENABLE
YOU TO IDENTIFY THINGS ALONG
THE ROUTE THAT ARE GONNA
CAUSE A PROBLEM... LOW WALLS,
UNEVEN PAVEMENT, LAMP POSTS,
TRIP HAZARDS.
AND YOU HAVE A LITTLE
SUPER-SMALL AND DISCRETE
WIRELESS HEADPHONE.

Shamreen says BLIMEY.

Ruby says THAT YOU PUT
IN YOUR EAR.
IT'S REALLY SMALL.

Shamreen says BLIMEY,
THAT'S TINY.

Ruby says SO YOU PUT THAT
IN YOUR EAR.
SO IT'S REALLY DISCRETE.
NO ONE ELSE KNOWS THAT IT'S
THERE.

Simon says IT'S PRETTY HIGH-TECH,
EH?

Shamreen says IT IS VERY
HIGH-TECH.

Simon says DOES THAT APPEAL
TO YOU?

Shamreen says DEFINITELY.
AND THE FACT THAT IT'S SMALL.
IT'S QUITE DISCRETE.

Simon says IT'S DISCRETE.
SO THIS COULD BE SOMETHING
MAGNIFICENT?

Shamreen says IT GIVES
ME THAT INDEPENDENCE.

Simon says THAT RUBY HERE'S
CREATED, EH?
IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE GONNA
INVEST IN THIS.

Shamreen says I'M
ALREADY LIKE, OH, I COULD DO
THIS NOW.
I JUST NEED A ONE GO AND STUFF.

Ruby says I LOVE IT.
AND I LOVE THE FACT THAT
YOU'RE COMING UP WITH LOTS OF
LIKE WAYS THAT YOU WANNA BE
ABLE TO TEST IT.
AND I'M REALLY EXCITED TO SEE
HOW YOU KIND OF GET ON WITH
IT REALLY.

Shamreen says THANK YOU
RUBY FOR GIVING THIS TO ME.
AND I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT
YOU'VE SPENT SO MUCH TIME.
AND I REALLY DO APPRECIATE THIS.
IT MEANS A LOT TO ME.

Simon says AW!

Ruby says OH, YOU'RE GONNA
GET ME GOING NOW.
[laughing]

Simon says WE HEAD OUT SO
SHAMREEN CAN TEST HER NEW APP
FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.

Ruby says WHERE WE GOING?

Shamreen’s son says TO THE PARK.

Ruby says THAT'S RIGHT.
WE'RE GOING TO THE PARK.
THE ICON FOR RECORDING A TAG
IS IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT-HAND
CORNER THERE.

Shamreen says OH, OKAY.

Ruby says SO WHAT YOU DO
IS YOU HOLD THIS DOWN.
OKAY, GO.

Shamreen says TOP OF
WHITE ROSE LANE.

The recorded voice says TOP OF
WHITE ROSE LANE.

Ruby says THERE YOU GO.
SUCCESS.

Shamreen says YEAH, SO
WE CAN LABEL THE LAMP POST AS
ONE OF THE TAGS.

Shamreen’s son says UM, CAN WE
HAVE A LOOK?

Shamreen says LAMP POST
TO THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE.
I KNOW I NEED TO STOP AND LOOK
FOR CARS.

Ruby says EXACTLY.

Shamreen says DROPPED
CURB TO WILD BANK COURT.

Ruby says OKAY, AND GO.

Shamreen says ROAD
ISLAND.
ENTRANCE TO THE PARK.

Simon says HAVING LAID DOWN ALL
THE MARKERS IT'S TIME TO SEE
IF SHAMREEN'S NEW APP ACTUALLY
WORKS.

Ruby says AH!
THERE WE GO.

Shamreen says SO THERE'S
A LAMP POST TO THE RIGHT-HAND
SIDE.
OH, IT'S BUZZING.

The recorded voice says MANHOLE
COVER.

Simon says MANHOLE COVER.

Ruby says IT'S COMING UP,
YEAH.
SO THE IDEA IS THAT IT'S A
WARNING FOR ALL THESE THINGS.
SO THAT YOU'VE GOT A BIT OF
A CHANCE TO KIND OF PREPARE.

Shamreen says IT'S
TELLING ME ABOUT THE GRASS
CURB COMING UP.

Ruby says YAY!

Shamreen says TO THE
LEFT.

Simon says JUST AHEAD.

Shamreen says BRILLIANT.

Simon says DOES THIS FEEL LIKE
THIS COULD WORK?

Shamreen says I LIKE
THE FACT THAT IT GIVES ME
A COUPLE OF MINUTES WARNING
BEFORE I HIT THE OBSTACLES.

Simon says IT'S A MOMENT,
ISN'T IT?

Shamreen says YEAH.

Simon says AND IT JUST FEELS LIKE
JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF TIME.

Shamreen says IT'S JUST
LIKE I CAN FOCUS ON THAT AREA.

The recorded voice says DROPPED
CURB TO WILD BANK COURT.

Shamreen says IT'S
TELLING ME IT'S THE
DROPPED CURB COMING UP.

Simon says BRILLIANT!
IT EVEN LOOKS AS THOUGH YOU'RE
APPROACHING IT MORE
CONFIDENTLY, SHAMREEN.

Shamreen says I KNOW
IT'S COMING UP.

Simon says SO YOU'VE JUST ALREADY
HEARD.

Shamreen says OH, THAT'S
SUCH A RELIEF.
SAYING, ENTRANCE OF PARK, YOU
KNOW IT'S COMING.
IT'S GIVING ME A GUIDE.
BRILLIANT.

Ruby says WE'RE HERE!

Simon says WE HAVE MADE IT
TO THE PARK!

They all say YAY!

Simon says YES!

Ruby says YAY!
COME ON, MISTER.

Shamreen’s son says IN THE PARK,
NO DOGS ALLOWED.

Shamreen says WOW, THAT
LOOKS FUN.

The boy says YEAH.

Simon says IT WORKED!

Ruby says IT DID, IT DID
WORK.

Shamreen says SO YOU'VE
DONE A GOOD JOB THERE, RUBY.
YOU'VE DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB
THERE.

Ruby says OH, I'M REALLY
PLEASED.

Shamreen says THERE'S A
BIG POTENTIAL FOR THIS.
FOR ME, AND I THINK OTHER
PEOPLE.
EVEN LIKE SIGHTED PEOPLE CAN
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS AS
WELL.
IT'S GIVEN ME THE
INDEPENDENCE THAT I WANTED.
AND NOT ONLY JUST
INDEPENDENCE, THE CONFIDENCE,
THE CONFIDENCE I WILL BE ABLE
TO TAKE MY KIDS AND ENJOY
GOING OUT WITH MY CHILDREN.
AND ENJOY DISCOVERING NEW
ROUTES NOW.

Simon says I MEAN, IT DOES FEEL
A LITTLE BIT LIKE YOU'RE GONNA
BE ABLE TO DO THINGS AS A
MUM NOW THAT YOU HAVEN'T BEEN
ABLE TO DO BEFORE?

Shamreen says OH!

Ruby hugs her and says SHAMREEN.

Shamreen says THANK YOU.

(music plays)

Simon says HAIYAN'S BEEN WORKING
FOR SIX MONTHS TO HELP TWO
BROTHERS WITH CYSTIC
FIBROSIS.

Vicky says AIDAN?

Aidan says YEAH?

Vicky says I WANT YOU TO DO
YOUR PHYSIO.

Aidan says NAH!

Simon says COMPLETE VITAL DAILY
TREATMENT.

Morgan says IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.

Simon says AND REDUCE THE STRAIN
ON THEIR MUM, VICKY.
[fluttering sound]

Simon says BUT JUST AS SHE
FINISHES ONE OF THE BOYS
BECOMES SERIOUSLY ILL.

Haiyan says SO MORGAN HE'S BEING
ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL TODAY.
HE'S GOT A LUNG INFECTION
THAT'S SETTLED IN.

Simon says I MEAN, IT DOES REALLY
BRING IT HOME, HOW SERIOUS THE
CONDITION IS, DOESN'T IT?
HE'S GOT 50 PERCENT OF HIS
LUNG CAPACITY AT THE MOMENT.

Haiyan says I'M A LITTLE BIT
WORRIED ABOUT IF HE'S UP FOR
TRYING OUT SOME OF THE GAMES
THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED.

Simon says FINGERS CROSSED.

Haiyan says YES.

Simon says IT'S TIME FOR THEM
TO SEE WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

(music plays)

They visit Morgan in the hospital.

Simon says VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU.

Haiyan says HELLO.
GOOD TO SEE YOU.

Morgan says SEE YOU.

Haiyan says OOH, LOOK AT THAT.

Vicky says OOH!

Haiyan says OKAY, SO WHAT DO
WE HAVE?
WE'VE BUILT A CUSTOM
ELECTRONIC PIECE.
AND NOW, AND WHEN YOU BLOW
INTO IT IT WILL TRANSMIT THE
AMOUNT OF BLOWING INTO
JOYSTICK MOVEMENTS THAT FEED
INTO A VIDEO GAME.

Vicky says SOUNDS PRETTY
IMPRESSIVE.
[laughing]

Haiyan says YEAH.
GIVE IT A HARD BLOW.
[fluttering sound]

Haiyan says AIDAN GETS A BLUE
BEAR.
[fluttering sound]

The game starts on a tablet.

Haiyan says GOOD BOY.
SO DO WE NOTICE ANYTHING
ABOUT OUR GAME CHARACTERS?

Aidan says YOU'VE TRIED TO GET
THEM JUST LIKE US.

Haiyan says ONE SEEMS TO HAVE
SIMILAR GLASSES TO MORGAN.
AND ONE SEEMS TO HAVE SIMILAR
GLASSES TO AIDAN.
[fluttering sound]

Vicky says OOH!
HE REALLY DOES GO.

Haiyan says DON'T FORGET TO PRESS
THE BUTTON TO JUMP.

Aidan says HE DOES GO QUITE FAR.

Vicky says HOW DO YOU KNOW
WHAT TO DO ALREADY?
[laughing]

Haiyan says SO MORGAN'S ALREADY
DONE OVER TEN BREATHS.
JUST IN THESE FEW MINUTES,
WITHOUT US REALLY NOTICING.

Simon says YOU'RE SURPRISED,
AIDAN?

Aidan says YEAH.

Simon says HE'S JUST DONE IT
WITHOUT REALLY REALIZING.
AND HE'S CRACKING ON WITH
THEM AS WELL.

Vicky says AND HE'S CARRYING ON.

Haiyan says SO HOW DO WE LIKE
THE GAME?

Aidan says GOOD.

Morgan says I LIKE IT A LOT.

Vicky says OUT OF TEN, MORGAN.

Morgan says TEN.
[laughing]

Simon says WHOA!

Haiyan says YAY, AMAZING!

Simon says AIDAN, HOW'S IT
LOOKING TO YOU?

Aidan says AT THE MINUTE, TEN.

Haiyan says PRETTY GOOD.
I'M SO HAPPY.

Vicky says AH, THANK YOU SO,
SO MUCH.

Haiyan says I'M SO HAPPY YOU
LIKE IT, MORGAN.
DO YOU REALLY LIKE IT, MORGAN?

Morgan says YEAH, I DO.

Simon says AND THIS ISN'T ALL
HAIYAN HAS CREATED.

They set up the track on Morgan’s bed.

Haiyan says RIGHT, SO HAVE
EVERYBODY GOT THEIR DEVICES?
GIVE IT A GOOD BREATH.
[fluttering sound]
SO YOU CAN SEE...
WOW!
SO THERE'S AIDAN'S DE...

Vicky says OH, MY GOODNESS.
LOOK AT YOU, STEAMING ON.

Simon says HOLD ON.

Haiyan says EVERY TIME... SO
YOU'RE THE RED CAR AND EVERY
TIME YOU DO A GOOD BLOW THE
RED CAR ACCELERATES.
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE STRENGTH
IT'S ABOUT THE LENGTH OF THE
BLOW.
SO YOU'VE GOTTA BE ABLE TO
BLOW FOR...

Vicky says THERE HE GOES.
HE'S TAKEN OFF!

Simon says COME ON, RED!

Vicky says LOOK AT THE
CONCENTRATION ON HIS FACE.
WE DON'T EVER GET THAT WITH
PHYSIO.

Haiyan says YEAH.

Vicky says IT'S WORKING.

Simon says AND THAT COUGHING IS
WHAT'S NEEDED FOR CYSTIC
FIBROSIS, ISN'T IT?

Vicky says IT IS.

Simon says THAT'S LOOSENING
MUCOUS.

Vicky says YEAH.

Haiyan says COME ON, RED!

Simon says COME ON.
COME ON, MORGAN, COME ON.

Vicky says THIS IS THE BEST THING
THAT COULD EVER HAPPEN FOR US.
BECAUSE I JUST KNOW THAT THE
HARDEST THING FOR HIM TO DO IS
PHYSIO, AND THAT IS THE ONLY
THING HE NEEDS TO DO TO GET
BETTER.

Morgan says AND I'M GONNA BE
DOING IT PROBABLY EVERY DAY
NOW, LIKE WITHOUT MUM ASKING
ME TO.

Haiyan says I'M SO HAPPY TO SEE
THESE BOYS SO HAPPY.
JUST... IT'S PHENOMENAL.
AND THEY'RE REALLY, REALLY
INTO IT.

Vicky says NORMALLY I SAY,
"GET OFF YOUR IPAD AND DO
YOUR PHYSIO."
NOW I'LL BE SAYING "GET
ON IT AND DO YOUR PHYSIO."
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY!

Haiyan says OH, I'M SO HAPPY.

Haiyan and Vicky hug.

(music plays)

Simon says MORGAN IS BACK HOME
WITHIN A FEW DAYS.
WE MEET UP WITH THE FAMILY AT
THE LOCAL FOOTBALL CLUB WHERE
DAD SIMON IS A COACH.
HE'S PUTTING THE KIDS THROUGH
THEIR PACES TO HELP
DEMONSTRATE HAIYAN'S FINAL
GIFT TO VICKY.

Haiyan says I THINK MEETING YOU
AND MEETING YOUR FAMILY,
WHAT STRUCK ME THE MOST WAS
HOW MUCH TIME AND EFFORT YOU
PUT INTO HOLDING THIS FAMILY
TOGETHER.
SO I WANTED TO CREATE REALLY
TWO FIXES... ONE FOR THE BOYS
AND ONE FOR YOU.
IT'S A DASHBOARD THAT'S REALLY
ABOUT BRINGING YOUR FAMILY
TOGETHER.

Vicky says COOL.

Haiyan says AND IT'S THE IDEA
THAT, AS THE BOYS ARE DOING
THEIR EXERCISES YOU CAN
ACTUALLY LOG IN AND SEE THEIR
PROGRESS OVER TIME.

Vicky says OKAY.
LIKE A RUNNING LIVE DIARY.
[laughing]

Haiyan says YEAH, EXACTLY.

Vicky says THAT'S BRILLIANT.

Simon says FLIPPIN' HECK, HAIYAN.
THAT'S VERY, VERY CLEVER,
ISN'T IT?

Haiyan says YEAH, YEAH.

Simon says FOR ALL THOSE WHO WILL
BE DIAGNOSED IN THE FUTURE
HOPEFULLY THERE ARE
APPLICATIONS HERE THAT COULD
REALLY, REALLY HELP THEM.

Vicky says YEAH.
I JUST WANTED TO SAY ONE
THING, WHICH WAS WHAT MORGAN
SAID TO ME WHEN YOU GUYS LEFT.
HE DIDN'T REALLY KNOW HOW TO
SAY IT, BUT HE SAID "THIS IS
ACTUALLY A GOOD PART FOR
CYSTIC FIBROSIS, ISN'T IT MUM?
BECAUSE NORMALLY IT'S ALL
REALLY BAD."
AND, FOR ME, THAT WAS JUST THE
BEST THING HE COULD EVER, EVER
SAY.

Haiyan says THANKS, VICKY.
OH, THAT'S AMAZING.

They hug.

(music plays)

Simon says AND OUR OTHER
INVENTIONS ARE ALSO CHANGING
LIVES.
SHAMREEN IS USING HER APP
EVERY DAY TO LIVE LIFE...
TAKING HER KIDS TO THE PARK.
AND ROSIE'S ENJOYING THE
FREEDOM HER HIGH-TECH
HEADBAND IS NOW GIVING HER.

Rosie says YAY!

[giggling]

Music plays as the end credits roll.

Presenter, Simon Reeve.

Executive producers, Ros Ponder and Tim Harcourt.

Producer and director, Jamie Seal.

Series producer and director, Tom Watt Smith.

Copyright 2016, Studio Lambert Associates.

Logo: All 3 Media International.