Our amazing Research Fellow, Sarah Manns, presented a poster about the project at the UCL Qualitative Health Research Symposium 2017! The poster was extremely well received with lots of interest, and Sarah became known as Robot Trouser Lady at the symposium!
Today had our third focus group, again with several individuals with limited mobility who very kindly provided their time and personal experience. Once again their unique insights into the requirements for wearable assistive technology were fantastic! Our local artist Bethan Mure hit the ball out of the park, taking visual notes on the fly overContinue reading “Another focus group”
As part of the fabrication and nano materials theme of the Right Trousers project we will be using the Toucan 6-head ink jet printing system at the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing, based at Nottingham. The Toucan is capable of printing a up to six different functional materials (including materials for circuitContinue reading “Ink jet printing of nano materials”
Meet the project team: Back Row: Rory O’Connor, Tim Helps, Luke Hampshire, Ruth Goodridge , Russell Harris, Alex Bowen. Front Row: Sarah Manns, Ailie Turton, Abbas Dehghani-Sanij, Uriel Martinez Hernandez, Arjan Buis, Jonathan Rossiter
The Right Trousers project exhibited at the 2016 Gadget Show Live between 30 March and 3 April. We demonstrated the potential of soft robotics to help with assistance and rehabilitation. There were over 100,000 visitors (!) and we estimate that we talked to over 4,000 of them!
Here is a quick video showing our soft robotics stand at the Gadget Show Live. You can see Tim by the assisted living/soft robotic leg demonstration.
Today we held our first user focus group during which eight individuals who have had strokes came to the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. The group were incredibly generous with their time and their constructive comments. We had a really great afternoon of discussions and brain storming and came away with a greater perspective on this important potential userContinue reading “Focus Group – individuals who have had strokes”