Reseach Featured in 'New Boundaries' Magazine25th November 2011
Our research on the use of tactile devices in stroke rehabilitation, has been featured in the latest issue of the University's biannual research magazine: 'New Boundaries'. The magazine gives a flavour of the University's broad range of research, which crosses the boundaries separating the traditional disciplines.
Dec 2011 Issue of New Boundaries
The 4-page article from this issue, including an interview with myself, Cheryl Metcalf and Sara Demain, can be downloaded by following this link. An excerpt from this article is shown below:
Southampton researchers are also developing novel devices that help stroke patients regain the sense of touch in their arms and hands. Dr Geoff Merrett, who is leading the project, says: "The sensory aspect of stroke
rehabilitation hasn't had much attention so far, but it is vital. It's all very well being able to move your hand to pick up an object, but
when you can't feel that object, you don't know whether it's slipping out of your hand or whether it's hot or cold. The devices we're designing will reinforce those perceptions."
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Davide Offered Two Internships!14th June 2013
One of the PhD students in my team, Davide Zilli, has been successful in receiving offers for two internships.The first of these is a 6-month internship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), within the SENSEable Cities Lab.After this, Davide will go straight to his second internship, a 3-month placement at Microsoft Research in Cambirdge, UK.These internships are very competitive, and many congratulations to Davide!
WiSE Project Day12th November 2008
WiSE held it's first 'Project Day', an intensive one-day problem-based exercise for PhD students in ECS that are researching wireless sensing related topics. Ten students took part in an intensive day which ran from 8am to 7pm! Two teams were formed, one of which was tasked with developing a piece of clinical equipment (in response to a request from a Surgeon at the local University Hospital), while the other was required to develop a sensor network to monitor our building.
The exercise prom... [more]