- Open Bionics shortlisted for Inclusive Technology Prize
Open Bionics has been named as one of the 25 innovations that will make the UK more accessible to the 1 in 5 people with disabilities.
The start-up of four based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, is one of 25 designers and entrepreneurs to have been shortlisted out of 200 pitches for the Inclusive Technology prize. They are now in with the chance to win a £50,000 prize for a technology, product or service that enables disabled people in the UK better access to life's opportunities.
- A bionic model is born at London's 'Wearable Tech Show'.
Over the past few years the personalisation of healthcare devices has been a growing trend in the maker-sphere.
From gold-plated hearing aids, neon walking sticks, and sparkling blade prosthetics to 3D printed arm casts, people with disabilities are no longer waiting for health services to catch up, they are dragging their medical devices into the future on their own.
These medical aids are getting a long-awaited makeover and today it's the turn of the bionic hand with Open Bionics unveiling of their latest 3D printed prosthetic at London's 'Wearable Tech Show'.
- Alliance universities securing the future of UK research through collaboration and connectivity
Excellent research carried out by UWE Bristol will be showcased in a new campaign launched by University Alliance today.
The resource – which can be found at www.unialliance.ac.uk/research – contains more than 60 impact case studies submitted by Alliance universities to the REF 2014 exercise.
- Open Bionics and Reach Robotics selected for UKTI trade mission in Japan
Open Bionics and Reach Robotics, two robotics startups based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), recently represented 'the best of British innovation' as part of the 'Innovation is GREAT' campaign headed by the Duke of Cambridge, HRH Prince William in Tokyo.
- Bloodhound chief engineer to give update on current build status of supersonic car
Chief engineer Mark Chapman will give a technology and engineering update on the Bloodhound Project on 12 March as part ofBritish Science Week 2015. The event will give those attending a chance to view the latest developments and build status of the supersonic car at the Technical Centre, Avonmouth, Bristol.
- 'Pee-power' to light camps in disaster zones
Launch of the 'Pee-Power' toilet - 5 March 2015 15:00 at UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus
Link to video here
A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is proving pee can generate electricity.
- Research from UWE to be presented to MPs and ministers at Westminster
Two UWE Bristol researchers have had projects selected for presentation to MPs and ministers at SET for Britain 2015.
Iwona Gajda and Tareq Assaf, both from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a major research collaboration between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol, will present posters outlining their projects on 9 March at SET for Britain 2015.
- Transport Minister and Business Secretary launch VENTURER driverless car trial
Transport Minister, Claire Perry and Business Secretary, Vince Cable will launch the VENTURER consortium's driverless car trial today, giving the project the green light to test autonomous vehicles in the real world.
- Samantha Payne of Open Bionics shortlisted for 'Women in Business Awards'
Open Bionics team member, Samantha Payne has been shortlisted for the Women in Business 'Young Entrepreneur of The Year' award.
- Open Bionics Founder Joel Gibbard nominated for SEMTA's Engineering Hall of Fame
Joel Gibbard, the founder of Open Bionics, a business based at the Technology Business Incubator at Bristol Robotics Laboratory has been nominated for SEMTA's Engineering Hall of Fame 2015, which brings together and celebrates the most inspiring and innovative British Engineers.
- UWE expert wins funding for research into personalised medicines
Dr Wendy Phillips from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is part of a new link-up between academia and industry to improve the efficiency of healthcare product manufacturing.
The project won £465,000 funding from the Engineering and Physical Services Research Council (EPSRC) to research Re-Distributed Manufacturing (RDM) in Healthcare. The project is being led by Dr Phillips, together with Professor Nick Medcalf from Loughborough University.
- Science Live – new transatlantic pilot study to research what makes a public science event tick
The Festival of Nature, British Science Week and Bristol Food Connections are just some of the popular science events that engage approximately half of the UK population each year. Now in a bid to catalogue and research the impact of live science events in the UK and US, a new transatlantic pilot study, Science Live has been announced.
- UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%
The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.
- Design an animal-inspired robot competition
The Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is working with Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Bristol Zoo Gardens to inspire young people to have a go at designing robots inspired by animals.
- Open Bionics founder, Joel Gibbard named Young Design Engineer of the Year
The British Engineering Excellence Awards have honoured Open Bionics founder, Joel Gibbard with the prestigious award of Young Design Engineer of the Year at a recent ceremony in London.