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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Alex Presents Research at SenseCam 20123rd April 2012
Alex Wood presented our research on 'DejaView' at the recent 2012 SenseCam Symposium. DejaView is a system designed to help sufferers of memory loss, in particular by allowing them to receive relevant real-time feedback. In the current demonstrator, this feedback gives the wearer information on who they are looking at - for example their name, relationship, when they last saw them etc. Alex was also awarded a bursary by the conference organisers to attend the symposium, and chaired one of the se... [more]
Two Papers Accepted for Publication in IEEE Transactions26th September 2011
We have recently had two papers related to our work on Energy Harvesting electronics accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. Both publications are a result of the EPSRC project on 'Holistic Energy Harvesting'.
The first paper, 'Accurate Supercapacitor Modeling for Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Nodes' investigates supercapacitors, often used in energy-harvesting wireless sensor nodes (EH-WSNs) to store harvested energy. Until now, research into the use of... [more]