A YOUNG designer has been awarded £3,000 to help engineer a "memory mat" for people suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.
Richard Drew, 22, of Shepley, received the grant from the Audi Design Foundation, an off-shoot of car importers Audi UK.
Richard, an industrial design student at Sheffield Hallam University, has developed the mat to help people who have Alzheimer's and who are losing their memory.
He said: "I have focused on safety, which is of utmost concern for those with short-term memory problems who live alone.
"A memory jogging mat would act as a reminder to lock doors, turn off taps and gas or electric fires."
The money will enable Richard to build a prototype of the mat.
The Audi Design Foundation has awarded more than 100 grants worth more than £500,000 to students to take their ideas from concept to reality.