A brand new RTÉ series, BIG LIFE FIX, 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.
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.
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.
Episode 1: The team create a smart-chair for 68-year old Jacinta with a rare form of Alzheimers, and dinosaur-mad James who lost his legs to a rare birth defect gets a very special dino-cart.