- Anxiety app designed by UWE experts achieves half a million downloads in over 100 countries
A free self-help app for anxiety (SAM app) conceived and co-designed by experts at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been downloaded by over 500,000 users from around the globe in more than 100 countries since its launch in July 2013. It has been in the top 100 Health and Fitness Apps in 85 countries and received thousands of positive reviews.
- Head-mounted virtual reality could help people with autism learn social skills and develop employment opportunities
Virtual reality technologies (VRTs) using head-mounted displays (HMDs) could help people with autism develop social skills and confidence according to a researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
- The Rooms – A celebration of inventions to change and brighten the world
5-7 November 2015, Silver Street, Bristol
A playground filled with battling robots and fabulous beasts, a bio-activated maze and an interactive light garden are just some of the 53 imaginative inventions, including more than 11 projects from UWE Bristol, which will take over the old Fire Station, Magistrates Courts and Police Station in Bristol City Centre for a three day festival this November.
- West of England LEP is top for business start-ups
The region covered by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been rated as the best of the 39 LEP areas across the country for its record on business start-ups.
- From amputee to super hero - Open bionics unveil Star Wars, Marvel and Disney themed prosthetics for kids
Open Bionics, the company based in the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory has announced the next generation of bionic hands for young amputees that feature Disney themes.
- UWE Bristol leads on international robotics competition
More than 40 robots, 120 participants and 16 teams have gathered together in Piombino, Italy to compete at the euRathlon '15 Grand Challenge, led by UWE Bristol.
The 90-hour long robotics competition, hosted near a thermal power plant at Torre del Sale, is designed to test the ability of robots to help out during natural and man-made disasters.
- UWE research collaboration to go on show as part of London Design Festival
Mobile working is on the rise in the UK, with more and more people travelling for work or being away from home for extended periods of time, which has significant implications for work-life balance and family life. Someone working Monday to Friday in a location away from home might miss out on valuable time spent with a young family, while another worker travelling for long periods may have difficulties finding time to spend with a partner.
- New Anchor Robotics facility opens to develop robots that help elderly to live independently
Launch of the Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living facility in the Bristol Robotics Lab
Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE Frenchay Campus – Wednesday 9 September 2015
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is launching its latest project – the Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living (ARPAL) facility - that will enable robotics researchers, elderly people with assistive needs and those supporting them, to work together to devise and test new robotic solutions in a home environment.
- Bristol Bright Night is back, a celebration of the City's world-class research
Bristol Bright Night returns to the streets of Bristol on the evening of Friday 25 September 2015 for an unmissable free celebration of the wealth of scientific research taking place on our doorsteps.
- Graduates are key to a global knowledge economy, says Steve West
UWE Bristol Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve West has dismissed reports in the media that the UK labour market is oversaturated with graduates in non-graduate roles.
- UWE awards Honorary Degree to Lesley Cowley OBE
Lesley Cowley OBE was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology in recognition of her achievement and influence in the field of Technology and her contribution to STEM and STEM ambassadors in schools.
- UWE Bristol awards Honorary Degree to Mary Dhonau OBE
UWE Bristol awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Mary Dhonau OBE in recognition of her outstanding national contribution to flood risk management.
- Bristol robotics entrepreneurs selected for Disney Accelerator programme
Open Bionics, a start-up based at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) that 3D prints bionic hands for amputees, has been selected to join the 2015 Disney Accelerator programme powered by Techstars, considered to be one of the best start-up accelerators in the world.
- UWE Bristol roboticists help to 'Make it Digital' at the Bristol Harbour Festival
With the UK facing a national skills shortage in electrical and electronic engineering and computer science, researchers from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) will be inspiring a new generation of robotic pioneers at the Bristol Harbour Festival this weekend [Saturday 18 July] as part of the BBC Make it Digital initiative.
- UWE Bristol students evaluating energy use and recycling management at Glastonbury Festival
Students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are working with the organisers of the Glastonbury Festival to help with a project looking at the use of energy and recycling management on the festival site.