Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, UK, 4th – 6th September 2018

Proceedings of Design4Health2018

The proceedings of the 5th Design4Health conference have been published online at Design4Health. The 90 individual peer reviewed papers were published online in September 2018 and have now been brought together in two online volumes, edited by Lab4Living staff Kirsty Christer, Claire Craig and Dan Wolstenholme. The papers were presented at the 5th international conference, which was hosted once more by Lab4Living and […]

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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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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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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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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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Lab4Living: Intersections of Practice – Symposium to be held in Sheffield on 19 September 2017

Lab4Living Symposium Image

Lab4Living: Intersections of Practice During this one day symposium national and international experts explore the intersections of practice between design and health. Participants attending the symposium will have the opportunity to listen and engage with a series of keynote presentations by researchers in health, design, film and fine art. We will consider, discuss and debate the opportunities, challenges and possibilities […]

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Journal Article: A comfort assessment of existing cervical orthoses – Dr Joe Langley – 50 free copies available

Ergonomics Journal front cover

The Ergonomics Journal has recently published an article by the HeadUp team entitled ‘A comfort assessment of existing cervical orthoses’.  This article is available online through most university libraries here. If you do not have institutional access to this journal please use this link to access a free copy of the article:  http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/3JeRABvjMay8RaVQfgSB/full     Abstract: Purpose: Identify location and intensity of […]

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Lab4Living presents at the Sheffield Microsystems Coaching Academy Expo

Lab4Living Sheffield MCA Expo 2015

Lab4Living‘s Joe Langley, Dan Wolstenholme and Rebecca Partridge recently ran a workshop at the Sheffield Microsystems Coaching Academy Expo demonstrating how some of the creative practices from participatory design might compliment and augment the Microsystems service improvement approach. Their workshop was filled to capacity with 45 delegates from the Expo and included the Godfather of the Microsystems approach; Paul Batalden. […]

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Lab4Living’s Joe Langley wins NIHR Fellowship

Joe Langley (Lab4Living)

Joe Langley, Principal Research Fellow with Lab4Living, has recently been awarded a Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  The fellowship will be co-hosted by Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, Yorkshire and Humber (CLAHRC YH). In this project, Joe aim’s to understand how […]

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