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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Monday 19 November 2018 – The Collaborative Economy Symposium @ SHU

Professor Luigina Ciolfi will chair a workshop at the forthcoming Collaborative Economy Symposium hosted by Sheffield Hallam University on 19 November 2018. The terms “Sharing Economy” or “Collaborative Economy” have been commonly used in recent years to refer to a proliferation of initiatives, business models and forms of work. The COST Action “Sharing and Caring” (http://sharingandcaring.eu ) (2017-2021) is working to develop […]

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‘HOSPITAbLe: New Domestic Landscape’ – Exhibition of Professor Paul Chamberlain’s furniture opens at Sheffield’s Yorkshire Artspace on 03 September 2018

Banner image for HOSPITAbLe - exhibition by Paul Chamberlain

Taking place alongside major international conference Design4Health, HOSPITAbLe is a collection of furniture created by Professor Paul Chamberlain that reflects upon and challenges an ambiguous future domestic landscape that presents hybrid functionality and confused visual language and soundscape. HOSPITAbLe Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works Sheffield Monday 03 September 2018 – Sunday 16 September 2018, 10AM – 4PM Free admission. Download the flyer here. […]

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HeadUp neck support collar now available to the NHS and healthcare services worldwide

Image of Heath Reed (Lab4Living) talking at a L4L show

This week the BBC has been reporting on the HeadUp neck support collar which has recently been made available through the NHS and healthcare services around the world. This revolutionary product was designed as part of a collaborative project between C3RI’s Lab4Living, the University of Sheffield and NIHR Devices for Dignity (D4D) MedTech Co-operative (hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals). The […]

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Call for papers: Design4Health 2018

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Call for papers: Design4Health 2018 Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University is pleased to invite papers from researchers and practitioners for the fifth European Design4Health conference. Established in 2011, Design4Health is a conference that brings together designers and creative practitioners with researchers, clinicians, policy makers and users to discuss, disseminate and test their approaches and methods. Our events provide an opportunity […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD Candidate Smizz: World As Medium: A Space For Space

S1 Artspace, Smizz (2018) [cropped]

About the author Sarah Smith, aka Smizz, is a doctoral student in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) and holds degrees in both Fine Art and Radiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University.  Smizz is pursuing interdisciplinary research into how creative art practices can help inform patients going through radiotherapy treatment. Smizz’s supervisors are Dr Becky Shaw and Dr Claire Craig. In 2016 Smizz was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s PhD […]

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Lab4Living goes to Melbourne

Lab4Living in Melbourne

The Lab4Living team recently joined Swinburne University’s Centre for Design Innovation team at Design4Health 2017 in the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia. Claire Craig and Paul Chamberlain delivered a keynote, Dan Wolstenholme and Joe Langley delivered a paper, and Kirsty Christer promoted the new Design for Health journal during the three days of the conference. As well as seeing many […]

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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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Call for Papers: Design for Health Journal

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Design for Health is an international refereed journal covering all aspects of design in the context of health and wellbeing. The Journal is published twice a year and provides a forum for design and health scholars, design professionals, health-care practitioners, educators and managers worldwide. Call for papers:  Design for Health is now accepting submissions for forthcoming issues of the journal. In order […]

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