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Art and Design Research Seminar Series

Design for Health and Wellbeing

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The Design for Health and Wellbeing Research Group will be presenting on their various research projects, led by Professor Philip Breedon.

  • From: Wednesday 4 November 2015, 12 am
  • To: Wednesday 4 November 2015, 12 am
  • Location: 3604, Chaucer, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT
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The Design for Health and Wellbeing Research Group will be presenting on their various research projects, led by Professor Philip Breedon.

The Design for Health and Wellbeing Research Group (DHW) aims to build collaborative partnerships for developing research that informs the evidence base for practice and improves health and wellbeing. The research group seeks to address the changing needs of medical research and society, including: social factors and health (prevention, personalisation, intervention, individual, and collective well-being); medical device development and additive manufacturing processes, health management and communication of health, including telemedicine; and biomaterials, including dental, cardiovascular, ophthalmics and orthopaedics.

Existing research focuses on the development of medical and rehabilitation devices, and the utilisation of new and innovative smart technologies and materials. Projects include the development of responsive ocular prosthetics, patient stroke rehabilitation systems, arterial fibrillation and difficult airway devices, the 3D printing of bone scaffolds and surgical robotics. New design for mental wellbeing methodologies are being developed through the co-design of smart textile objects and interfaces for the built environment in the Internet of Soft Things EPSRC research funded project.

The research group has established strong links with the Nottingham University Hospital, and Medilink (East Midlands), as well as the Nottinghamshire Mind Network. More recently the group has been undertaking research linked to spinal surgery, including the use of immersive technologies for surgery and teaching.


  • Philip Breedon: Introduction and opportunities.
  • Mark Golab: Wearable technologies / Google Glass for spinal procedures.
  • Luke Sienna: A steerable difficult airway device utilising smart materials.
  • Emmanuel Papastavrou: Self-assembly in additive manufacturing for applications in hard tissue engineering.
  • Chris Forbes: The development of innovative augmented reality tools for use in surgical practice. Q & A

For any enquiries, please contact the College of Art, Design and the Built Environment Research Office by email or telephone +44 (0) 115 848 2301.

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3604, Chaucer


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Chaucer Street

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