Webinar - Current themes in AT research: Introducing TIDAL N+ feasibility projects

A webinar for anyone interested in current interdisciplinary research relating to the development and improvement of assistive technologies

Webinar Thursday March 16th from 12.00 midday to 1.00pm

  • Find out the winning projects from our recent TIDAL N+ feasibility funding calls, how they will help to transform assistive technology, and contribute to our vision of innovative, sustainable and equitable AT, both physical and digital.
  • Our new feasibility researchers who were awarded TIDAL grants through our recent funding calls will introduce the research and engineering challenges they’ll be tackling, what they hope to achieve, and why it matters.
  • If you're interested in interdisciplinary research relating to the development and improvement of assistive technologies, this meeting will give you an insight into where some of the latest lines of research inquiry are heading in the fields of AT-related Responsible Engineering; Digital Design and Manufacturing; and Sensors, Data Science and Communication Aids.  

Register now to attend.

Speakers include:

Dr Michael Berthaume – LSBU: how an affordable, flexible prosthetic socket could reduce waste, CO2 & abandonment.

Leen Jabban – Bath University: how the Internet of Things (IoT) combined with a person-based approach could enable co-creation of AT & better meet user needs.

Dr Nicola Bailey – Bath University: how could capturing patient data remotely for custom design of prosthetic sockets improve access to prosthetics & care for amputees?

Dr Ben Oldfrey – UCL: designing novel materials & matching repair strategies to maximize the potential of digital prosthetic manufacture while minimizing the climate impact.

Dr Timothy Whitehead – Aston University: creating a low-cost, bespoke rugby wheelchair using recycled plastic and the latest distributed manufacturing to open up the sport for people in LMICs.

Jonathan Howard – Swansea Bay University Health Board: Developing a blueprint for a better, cheaper, faster user-centred co-design process for personalised assistive tech with Jonathan Howard @SwanseabayNHS at our webinar on new Tidal projects 16 Mar 12:00 

Dr Duncan Williams – Salford University: music generally sounds rubbish through hearing aids because they’re optimised for speech. Can we make music sound better for hearing aid-wearers by using feedback from wearable sensor data to tweek and personalise sound to individual needs?

Dr Matthew Dyson – Newcastle University: exploring the properties and applications for a new photonic muscle-sensing device: what does it actually measure, does it work with different skin tones, and what does this mean for how it might be used in assistive technologies?