Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science

    Professor Vivek Mudera, Head of Department of Materials and Tissue, Head of Institute of Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Science.

    The UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science (IOMS) has an international reputation and a track record for innovative translational research.

    IOMS provides a unique environment for collaboration between scientists, engineers, and clinicians in an Academic Health Sciences Centre model, in order to speed the development of improvements in patient care.

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    National NIHR New Media Award

    A team from the Institute of Musculoskeletal Science has beaten off fierce competition to win the National NIHR New Award for best video to encourage recruitment and patient education in a clinic trial. More...

    Published: Nov 28, 2014 9:26:28 AM

    Tom at Cafe Sientifique

    Cafe Scientifique - Brain-machine interfaces: science beyond fiction?

    Dr Tom Carlson, Aspire Lecturer in the Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assisitive Technology (CREATe) at IOMS, UCL Division of Surgery, gave a talk at t Cafe Scientifique on 20th November as part of UCL and Division's outreach activities.  The talk, entitled 'Brain-machine interfaces: science beyond fiction?@ was hosted by King Edward's School Witley, Surrey, and attracted an audience of 5th and 6th form students and staff.  The Cafe scientifique proved to be a lively and interactive event, beginning with an exploration of the depiction of brain-computer interfaces in films and popular culture, before discussing the more serious topic of how brain signals can be measured in 'real life'.  This provided the basis that led to the development of real brain-computer interfaces, enabling people to interact with the world using their thoughts alone.  For some people with severe motor disabilities, such interfaces may offer an alternative way to interact with the world, despite not being able to use their own muscles.  However, state-of-the-art brain-computer interfaces are only able to support relatively low information transfer rates.  Dr Carlson then used the metaphor of the interaction between a horse and rider to explain the concept of shared control and how this can be applied to compensate for these low information transfer rates.  The combination of these technologies was fundamental to the development of  a brain-controlled wheelchair and more generally to enable reliable control of assistive technologies in real situations.  The young audience was captivated by the topic and quickly gained confidence to ask questions and contribute their own thoughts to the discussion.  Feedback after the event was extremely positive and as a result, the Aspire CREATe team are considering organising an outreach workshop or work experience programme to further engage youngsters. in this exciting are of research.   More...

    Published: Nov 27, 2014 12:11:40 PM

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    Health Social Innovators Award

    Mr Peter Smitham (IOMS), Dr Steve Taylor (IOMS) and Dr Catherine Holloway (CEGE) have been awarded the Health and Social Innovators Award for the 'Sensewheel Project'.  The More...

    Published: Nov 4, 2014 1:27:28 PM

    Scales Prize Elizabeth Robinson

    John Scales Prize, Award Ceremony

    The 'Scales Prize' is awarded to the best overall student on the IBSc Orthopaedic Sciencde Course and is a very prestigious award.  The award consists of a medal, certificate and cash prize. More...

    Published: Oct 15, 2014 1:46:34 PM

    Dr Coathup

    Teaching Award - August 2014

    Dr Melanie Coathup receives 'Top Teachers Award' from The School of Medical Sciences. More...

    Published: Sep 16, 2014 1:46:13 PM

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