Lab4Living’s ‘Journeying Through Dementia’ takes to Wales!

Journeying Through Dementia Wales

After successful pilots in Scotland with Alzheimer Scotland, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and NHS Grampian, Journeying Through Dementia now takes to Llanelli, Wales. The Older Adult Mental Health Service at Prince Philip Hospital are piloting the Lab4Living intervention. Our ability to engage in and participate in activities we find meaningful is central to wellbeing. Finding ways to continue […]

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Life Cafés are on the market!

Life Cafe is launched

The Life Café kit is now available to purchase via Marie Curie! It’s amazing to think that we began our work with Marie Curie on the Design to Care Programme in just 2017 and we now have an evidence-based product on the market. This is particularly made possible by the wonderful and award winning Design Futures Packaging (http://www.designfuturesgroup.com/packaging-design) team, who […]

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VR Researcher and Games Developer, Ivan Phelan introduces his research to the BBC

VR Game for Sheffield Children's Hospital rehabilitation project - Ivan Phelan

This week C3RI’s VR Researcher and Games Developer, Ivan Phelan spoke to the BBC about how virtual reality (VR) games can help patients through rehab. Ivan and his team are currently working on a collaborative project with Sheffield Children’s Hospital researching the ways in which VR might help children through rehab for limb injuries. This research will be featured on […]

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Lab4Living partner, Talarmade shortlisted for Healthcare Business Award

Medilink Healthcare Business Awards 2019

The shortlist has been announced for the Medilink North of England Healthcare Business Awards 2019.   Talarmade, Lab4Living‘s partner for the manufacture and distribution of the HeadUp neck support, has been shortlisted for the Partnership with Academia Award. The HeadUp neck support collar  was designed as part of a collaborative project between C3RI’s Lab4Living, the University of Sheffield and NIHR Devices for Dignity (D4D) MedTech […]

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Update from Ivan Phelan’s VR for Pain Distraction Project

VR research for burns patients

Ivan Phelan and his team have just completed the ‘Confidence in Concept’ phase of their virtual reality (VR) for pain distraction project.  This research used the application of VR gaming to medical procedures for burns patients with a focus on in-patients’ need for diversion from pain when undergoing painful dressing changes. Following a consultative workshop with burns survivors and clinicians, […]

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Can Virtual Reality Reduce Pain for Burns Patients?

GAMES BRITANNIA 2017 Playstation VR crop

Burns patients often suffer excruciating pain during dressing changes, even with analgesia. Ivan Phelan and his team have just been awarded MRC ‘Confidence in Concept’ research funding to use Virtual Reality (VR) as a distraction from the pain and discomfort experienced during these clinical procedures. During the first phase Ivan plans to recruit student volunteers to take part in a […]

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