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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Dr Claire Craig: Sharing practice in Switzerland

Image courtesy of Claire Craig, featuring ZHAW logo

Dr Claire Craig was recently invited to ZHAW Institute in Switzerland to implement a module focusing on design and innovative approaches to healthcare. This is the eighth year that Claire has contributed to curriculum innovation and this module focuses on potential new and emerging areas of practice for the occupational therapy workforce in Switzerland. Students had the opportunity to learn […]

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“Exhibition-in-a-box”: NESTORE’s road to co-creation

Image of a woman holding a map from an "exhibition-in-a-box". Image courtesy of NESTORE project's Professor Paul Chamberlain. With NESTORE and EC logos.

Literature highlights that the reason for non-acceptance of health technologies is complex. The context where the technologies will operate and how they relate to the end users’ lives are key factors. Involvement of end users throughout the process is therefore key to successful adoption. Researchers in Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University have dedicated the last four months to engaging with […]

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First NESTORE co-creation workshop takes place in Sheffield, UK

Image of a woman holding a map from an "exhibition-in-a-box". Image courtesy of NESTORE project's Professor Paul Chamberlain. With NESTORE and EC logos.

A key strength of the methodological approach followed in NESTORE is the engagement of end-users at all stages of the design process. Participatory methods permeate every aspect of the research in order to ensure that the end-product reflects the community’s needs and perceptions. It was with great excitement therefore that February saw the coming together of the ‘expert-by-experience’ group in […]

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Wednesday 21 March 2018 – Lunchtime Seminar with Gemma Wheeler (Design Researcher at Lab4Living)

Banner image for Gemma Wheeler's C3RI Lunchtime seminar - courtesy of Gemma Wheeler

Speaker: Gemma Wheeler (Lab4Living) Title: Engaging patients, families and healthcare staff to explore and enhance patient participation in spinal cord injury rehabilitation: A design-led PhD case study A spinal cord injury is a devastating event that results in partial or complete paralysis and/or loss of sensation below the level of injury. It requires a long, complex, multidisciplinary rehabilitation process in […]

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Call for papers: Design4Health 2018

Design4Health banner image - Call for papers. Courtesy of Kirsty Christer

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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NESTORE: Novel Empowering Solutions and Technologies for Older people to Retain Everyday life activities

Image of a woman holding a map from an "exhibition-in-a-box". Image courtesy of NESTORE project's Professor Paul Chamberlain. With NESTORE and EC logos.

The NESTORE ‘expert by experience group’ (EBE) met this week at Lab4Living in Sheffield to reflect and build upon the initial findings from the community living older people workshops that have been conducted over the past two months in the UK. The workshops have explored what is meaningful in people lives and adopts the “exhibition-in-a-box” method developed and facilitated by […]

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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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‘New Domestic Landscapes’ – Professor Paul Chamberlain opens exhibition in Prague exploring the geographical shift of healthcare

Banner image of New Domestic Landscapes exhibition by Paul Chamberlain at Galerie UM in Prague

Professor Paul Chamberlain, Professor of Design and head of the Art & Design Research Centre at SHU, will be opening an exhibition titled New Domestic Landscapes at Galerie UM in Prague on 26 October 2017, running until 02 December. It is an exploration of the implications of the geographical shift of healthcare and the culture and practice of health interventions […]

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