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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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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The Goldilocks collar – just right for improving patients’ quality of life

Head Up: The Goldilocks collar

The University of Sheffield’s Neuroscience Institute blog includes an update on they are calling the Goldilocks collar – something just right for improving patients’ quality of life. The ‘Head Up‘ collar was developed by a team including designers from Lab4Living within the Art & Design Research Centre. Professor Chris McDermott, head of the interdisciplinary research team at the University of Sheffield, […]

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HSRN 2014 – Design4Health Space

In the Health Services Research Network (HSRN) Symposium 2013, Trish Greenhalgh suggested that new, more engaged research approaches “are strangled at birth in the name of rigour”.  She argued that the research establishment was hostile to the kind of health services research that might make a difference, providing insight into the complexities of the NHS (from Tara Lamonts’ blog http://taralamont.blogspot.co.uk/).   […]

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Lab4Living wins NIHR i4i bid to develop new ‘HeadUp’ neck supports

Designers from Lab4Living have been successful in winning an i4i (Invention for Innovation) research bid from the NIHR with partners from D4D (Devices for Dignity) and SITraN (Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience). The project will be developing a new neck collar for people with neck muscle weakness, using Motor Neurone Disease as the focus. The project was initially proposed by […]

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