James Dyson Award Goes to Yusuf Muhammed and Paul Thomas’ Automist

When last we checked in, just a couple of weeks back, there were 20 remaining finalists for this year’s James Dyson Award. But as Stephanie has learned from all those repeated viewings of The Highlander, “There can be only one.” And so there is. The award has gone to Yusuf Muhammed and Paul Thomas and their creation, the Automist, a hybrid faucet and fire sprinkler system that reacts to kitchen fires much more quickly and effectively than the standard overhead kind. The two winners will receive £10,000 and have an additional £10,000 donated to the university design program of their choosing (likely at the Royal College of London, where they’d met as students). Here’s the video they put together for their now-winning entry: