Professor Paul Chamberlain and Lab4Living awarded ‘Most Innovative Design for Ageing in the UK’ at the UK Over 50s Housing Awards 2017

Composite image - Inclusive bathroom design by Vitra, Vitra logo, Lab4Living logo and UK Over 50s Housing Award 2017 logo

Lab4Living, the interdisciplinary research cluster at Sheffield Hallam University which draws together researchers across design, creative practice and health, has been awarded the ‘Most Innovative Design for Ageing in the UK’ in 2017. The Awards Secretariat of the UK Over 50s Housing Awards 2017 made the final decision adjudicating the Award, which is for the adaption of the bathroom for […]

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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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Heath Reed to give presentation on physical product design and industry engagement at UTS Australia on 12 May 2017

Composite image of promotional image of Industry & University talk by Heath Reed at University of Technology Sydney and image of Heath giving a presentation

Senior Research Fellow Heath Reed has been invited to give a presentation and workshop at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on 12 May. Heath will be talking about his work as Principal Industrial Designer with Lab4Living, specifically case studies involving physical product design and the different ways Lab4Living engages with industry. Following a presentation, Heath will host a workshop […]

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Thursday 04 June 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with SHU CCRC’s Heath Reed, Ivan Phelan and Shirley Lindley

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Title: Medic of the Future: Exploring the integration of immersive Virtual Reality with haptic and tactile feedback in a medical training environment for the MoD Speakers: CCRC’s Heath Reed, Ivan Phelan and Shirley Lindley We will outline how the different elements of this type of training was integrated into a virtual environment using haptic technology developed at SHU. We used […]

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Lab4Living wins more NIHR i4i funding for the Support4All project

Lab4Living: Support4All More NIHR i4i funding

Heidi Probst and Heath Reed have won another National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation (NIHR i4i) project for Lab4Living. With a development fund of £576,000, the Lab4Living team with clinical and industrial partners can now move forward with the development of a support device that will allow accurate positioning of the breast on a day-to-day basis, that is […]

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Thursday 05 February 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Heath Reed (Design Futures, SHU)

An image of Heath Reed, Design Futures SHU

Title: Positioning creative, three dimensional design practice and understanding its role and value in university based social research and development projects Speaker: Heath Reed (Design Futures, SHU) Heath Reed is an Industrial Designer and Design Researcher embedded within Sheffield Hallam Universities commercially focused product design consultancy, Design Futures and the Art and Design Research Centres Lab4living initiative. He graduated with […]

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Lab4Living’s network grows

Lab4Living Network Grows

Designing with people is very much at the heart of Lab4Living’s ethos.  Working closely with U3A, Sheffield 50+, Age Concern, Agewell Sheffield and Sheffield Elders’ Congress the research team has established exciting partnerships with older people who are playing an active role in the research process, volunteering and working as community researchers.  This work is seen as vital in gaining proper understanding […]

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