Lab4Living help bring a Dragon Boat Simulator to Sheffield’s Winter Gardens

L4L Dragonboat Simulator

A group of interdisciplinary researchers from Sheffield Hallam University hosted a Dragon Boat simulator in Sheffield’s Winter Gardens between 14-18 March. This was an interactive installation supported by the Engineering for Life project at SHU which has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under the Bridging the Gaps initiative. Dr Vesna Milanovic from the Engineering for Life team says: […]

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‘engagingaging’ – Lab4Living’s exhibition on at The Building Centre, London

Image of The Building Centre London for engagingaging exhibition

The Building Centre in London is currently playing host to engagingaging: an exciting series of events including a workshop and an exhibition centred on the theme of ageing and identity. The work represents an international collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University in the UK and Chang Gung University in Taiwan and forms part of a much larger research project comparing the experiences […]

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Lab4Living’s ‘Engagingaging’ exhibition at MOCA studio Taipei

2010 LAB4LIVING - Engagingaging Taiwan Banner

The MOCA studio in Taipei is currently hosting the Lab4Living‘s Engagingaging exhibition. This is made up of two parts: Stigma and Dream Space, with both works exploring the physical and cognitive changes that are a part of the ageing process. The works explore similarities and differences in culturally diverse settings. It has been funded by the SPARC Network and by the British […]

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Lab4Living facilitating design competition and workshop

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Lab4Living is hosting and facilitating a design competition and workshop on 14-15 July this year. It is sponsored by and KT-EQUAL and Devices 4 Dignity (Department of Health) and will be jointly delivered by Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University and the Engineering Design Centre at Cambridge University. After a briefing about different design methods, three teams will be given real […]

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Lab4Living’s Claire Craig wins Higher Education Academy award

Lab4Living - Claire Craig award Photo copyright: Richard Hanson (0793 908 1208) Claire Craig. lab4living - Sheffield Hallam University. Commissioned by Chris Gibson at ACES marketing, SHU. 9.3.09

Lab4Living‘s Claire Craig (Occupational Therapy, Department of Allied Health Professions) has won the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Health Sciences & Practice Learning & Teaching Award (institution based) for 2009-2010. The nomination for this award is made jointly by a student and academic colleague who both drew attention to Claire’s focus on the student experience and inspirational teaching.  The […]

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Lab4Living Field Lab – Promoting interdisciplinary research

Lab4Living Field Lab

Lab4Living recently hosted the first in a series of ’Field Labs’ for the EPSRC-funded ‘Engineering for Life’ project (£800k) aimed at encouraging interdisciplinary research. This project is led by Professor Chris Care of the Material and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) at Sheffield Hallam University. The Lab4Living was proud to be chosen as the flagship exemplar of interdisciplinary research. This field lab demonstrated inter-disciplinary research in […]

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Assistive technologies: what is their place in the mainstream market?

Lab4Living Assistive Technologies event

Assistive technologies for older and disabled people have previously been provided through public sector providers such as local authority equipment services and through independent specialist outlets.  However current Department of Health policy is encouraging the mainstreaming of such devices through high street retailers. This significant change presents both opportunities and challenges.  The aim of this day is to bring together […]

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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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Lab4Living showcase work at EPSRC Pioneers event

Lab4Living showcase work at EPSRC Pioneers event

Researchers from Sheffield Hallam’s Lab4Living had the opportunity to showcase their work at the recent Pioneers event at the Kensington Olympia in London. The event, organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) brought together academics, researchers, policy makers and businesses from across the UK to share cutting edge research and innovative practice. Lab4Living was invited to showcase […]

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