Category Archives: University Research

Emerging healthcare technologies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

University of Ulster experts are involved in an international research project that aims to use emerging healthcare technologies to provide personalised ‘in-home’ intervention strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder. The researchers are playing a key role in the EU funded MICHELANGELO … Continue reading

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Queen’s University study indicates why women face higher risk of care home admission

New research from Queen’s University Belfast, published today in the journal Age and Ageing, has investigated why women are 40 per cent more likely to be admitted in to a care home than men. The study found women were often married … Continue reading

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Competence Centre in Connected Health for NI

A ‘Competence Centre in Connected Health’ (CHIC) has been formed in NI to ‘target market focused research in areas such as e-Health, digital health, telehealth, telemonitoring and home based care’. The centre will ‘manage collaborative research projects that are industry-led’, … Continue reading

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Data glove gives helping hand to arthritis sufferers

This university press release highlights the development of a ‘data glove’ by the University of Ulster and C-TRIC in collaboration with the Western Health and Social Care Trust and the Tyndall National Institute in Cork. The glove which is fitted with … Continue reading

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Ulster hosts Irish Times Innovation Cities Roadshow 2011

The University of Ulster hosted the first of the Irish Times Innovation Cities Roadshow seminars last Friday, as part of a series being staged throughout Ireland. The primary aim is to champion and promote economic and social innovation throughout Ireland. This Editor, … Continue reading

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Queen’s university scientists make Wii game for elderly

BBC News Northern Ireland recently included a piece on how Queen’s University Scientists are designing and testing computer games using the Nintendo Wii to improve the physical and mental well-being of older people. The short video is worth watching, if only to … Continue reading

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Ulster Student Creates Innovative Autism App

This Ulster of University Press Release focuses on an App created by nineteen year old Kyle Davidson, to help parents and carers of children with autism.

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University robotics research shares in grant windfall

The Derry Journal reports on a University of Ulster research project into the use of robotics in healthcare as being one of a number of academic initiatives at the University of Ulster to have benefited from almost £14million of grants. … Continue reading

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CRANN researchers involved in €1.4m EU nanotech projects

Silicon Republic reports that two researchers from Trinity College’s Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) are involved in separate nanotech projects that are worth €1.4m. One involves next-generation chemical and gas sensors and the other focuses on magnetic waves.

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University explores latest developments in Assistive Robotics

An international conference at the University of Ulster’s Magee campus has shed new light on pioneering scientific research that will give disabled people a better quality of life. The International UKIERI Workshop on the Fusion of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) and Assistive Robotics … Continue reading

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ResMed acquires UCD spin-out BiancaMed in all-cash deal

Silicon Republic reports on US medical device manufacturer ResMed’s acquisition of UCD spin-out BiancaMed.

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Winning Health Technologies

Health technologies were flavour of the day at Enterprise Ireland’s Think Outside the Box Awards 2011 with all three winning prizes involving applications of technology to health. A big well done from TANN Ireland to all the prizewinners. Details of the winning technologies … Continue reading

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‘Mobile Medicine’ at the University of Ulster

This Irish Times piece looks at ‘connected healthcare in Northern Ireland’, with a focus on the work being carried out at the University of Ulster’s Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre (Nibec). We are told that according to those involved, the … Continue reading

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Dublin City University brings AAL company to Silicon Valley

Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) recently acknowledged 50 Irish American executives who are making a significant impact in the Silicon Valley region. DCU’s business incubation unit Invent attended the event and presented assisted living company Sensormind who by all accounts … Continue reading

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University of Ulster Develops Technology To Help Stroke Sufferers

University of Ulster scientists are teaming up with a leading international medical technology company to help improve the lives of stroke sufferers. The Ulster researchers have developed virtual reality games that work as a therapeutic training system. The system, known as … Continue reading

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