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“Towards 3-D laser nano patterning in polymer optical materials,”

Invited Conference Paper at Photonics West 2015, San Francisco Patricia Scully and Walter Perrie “Towards 3-D laser nano patterning in polymer optical materials,” presented 12 February at Photonics West SPIE LASE at Conference 9351: Laser-based Micro- and Nanoprocessing IX, 7 – 12 February 2015, San Francisco, California United States. 30 minutes Progress towards 3-D subsurface … Continue reading

UMRI: Creating Critical Mass in New Technologies for Mobility and Motion Monitoring for Healthcare

UMRI: Creating Critical Mass in New Technologies for Mobility and Motion Monitoring for Healthcare. Patricia Scully1, Emma Stanmore2, Krikor Ozanyan3, Paul Wright3, Lei Ren4, Sarah Tyson2, Michael Callaghan5 CEAS1, NMSW2, EEE3, MACE4, TM5 We have been awarded a grant to form a multidisciplinary network based in the North-West of England, led by The University of … Continue reading

Article in Express Newspaper-High tech health! How robots and magic carpets could keep illness at bay

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/531266/Innovations-change-lives THE MAGIC CARPET Falls in the home are the most common reason for hospital admission among over-65s. Researchers at the University of Manchester have pioneered a carpet which detects if the occupant of the house has taken a tumble. Using sensors on the underlay which relay information to a computer, the system picks up … Continue reading

Magic Carpet selected as one of top 20 innovative research projects from UK universities for Universities Week 2014.

http://www.universitiesweek.org.uk/Ideas/Pages/MagicCarpet.aspx#.VGaeKaNFDIU An interdisciplinary team from The University of Manchester has created a ‘magic carpet’ which can immediately detect when someone has fallen over and can help to predict mobility problems. Falling is the most serious and frequent accident in the home and accounts for 50% of hospital admissions in the over 65s. Our scientists have … Continue reading

Runner-Up for BioNow Innovative Aging award, November 2013.

Award: iMagiMat or the Magic Carpet was nominated as runner up for BioNow Innovative Aging award. November 2013. Dr Patricia Scully (CEAS) and Dr Jose Cantoral Ceballos (EEE) attended the awarded dinner on Thursday 28 November together with Daniel Syder of UMIP. http://www.bionow.co.uk/news/bionowannounceshortlistfor2013bionowannuala.aspx iMagiMat is a tomography based sensor mat that images the real-time pressure … Continue reading

Remote Electronic rehabilitation service to enable safe delivery and remote monitoring of lower limb rehabilitation in the community.

A grant was awarded by Arthritis Research UK (ARUK) and Manchester AHSC Healthcare Challenge in December 2013, fo the research project: iRehabAngel: Improving care and outcomes through patient input and feedback using remote monitoring of physical rehabilitation, assessment and exercise regimen compliance before and after appointments with healthcare professionals. Development of a remote electronic rehabilitation … Continue reading

New journal paper publication: NUV femtosecond laser inscription of volume Bragg gratings in poly (methyl) methacrylate with linear and circular polarisations.

L.Ye, W. Perrie, O. Allegre, Y. Jin, Z. Kuang, P. Scully, E. Fearon, D.Eckford, S. Edwardson  and G.Dearden (2013). NUV femtosecond laser inscription of volume Bragg gratings in poly (methyl) methacrylate with linear and circular polarisations. Laser Phys. 23 (2013) 126004. doi:10.1088/1054-660X/23/12/126004 Published December 2013 Paper Large, high efficiency, volume Bragg gratings with dimensions of … Continue reading

2012 in review-3,100 views in 2012

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. We received 3,100 views in 2012 and our busiest day was 31 October! Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of … Continue reading

Reuters News Reporter visits our lab to film the “Magic Carpet”

http://uk.reuters.com/video/2012/10/08/magic-carpet-a-hi-tech-safety-net-for-el?videoId=238243515 “Magic” carpet, a hi-tech safety net for elderly care (2:59)  In September, Jim Dury from Reuters News Agency visited us to film our Magic Carpet. You can see the link above to the film Reuters made. Prof Kriko Ozanyan and Dr Patricia Scully were interviewed and PhD student Jose Cantoral Ceballos was filmed walking on the … Continue reading

SensorMat: the Manchester Magic Carpet for Footprint Imaging by Guided-Path Tomography

We presented our “Magic Carpet” this week at Photon12 at University of Durham. Here is a link to the offical press release about our SensorMat, as we like to call it.. And here is our Abstract with the proper scientific terminology: Footprint Imaging by Guided-Path Tomography: authored by  Nurgiyatna N1, Cantoral Ceballos J1 Wright P1, Vaughan … Continue reading