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  • Mixed Reality and AI to aid surgeons with keyhole heart valve surgery

    24/01/2022 Cardiac surgeons could in the future be conducting procedures virtually before even stepping into an operating theatre, thanks to research at UWE Bristol's Big Data lab and Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS). The team is developing technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to assist cardiac surgeons in planning and preparing for complex keyhole heart valve surgery.
  • AI software could help construction industry achieve net zero target

    30/11/2020 Computer scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are developing software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to help construction companies reduce the amount of embodied carbon in their building and infrastructure projects. The £800,000 project is funded by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency that works with organisations to drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy.
  • AI and building sensors to help businesses optimise energy efficiency


    A system to determine the energy and cost efficiency of commercial buildings is being developed by researchers including the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). Data collected from a network of small sensors will initially help experts paint an accurate picture of energy consumption in a number of test sites with a view to setting up a service to offer energy efficiency advice to businesses.

  • Voice-activated AI system could improve construction worker safety, productivity and efficiency


    Construction workers could soon benefit from voice-activated technology that beams real-time audio instructions in their earpiece, and augmented reality (AR) graphics onto their helmet visor, thanks to technology being developed at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). Using artificial intelligence (AI), the system will voice and display information, thereby removing the need for walkie-talkies or consulting hard copies of blueprints.

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