Promoting Physical independence by involving users in rehabilitation through dynamic visualisations of movement data

Lead Research Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Department Name: Biomedical Engineering

Abstract

The ability to perform physical activities of normal daily living is a crucial factor for a healthy and fulfilling life. Across the lifespan illnesses and ageing factors affecting the physical or nervous systems of the body can compromise one?s capacity to live an independent life. Appropriate rehabilitation has the potential to restore the individual to their optimum physical capability and to reduce the impact of illness on their physical and mental wellbeing. Conversely, poor rehabilitation can leave the individual with significant problems causing reliance on others, leaving the individual prone to further illness affecting their overall wellbeing. We are currently suffering an epidemic of such health conditions, many of which are mobility-related, a situation we can expect to worsen as the population ages increasing the loading on health services.
Our project aims to improve rehabilitation services and the treatments they deliver to individuals using an innovative method of visualising scientific information about the stresses, strains, and movements of muscles and joints which is usually impossible for lay individuals, and non-specialist professionals to understand. The visual method is easy and quick to understand by lay people, yet still contains all the very accurate scientific information for specialists if required. We have already trialled this method with healthy older adults and witnessed how this has helped rapidly develop their understanding of their mobility problems, improve their two-way communication with a range of healthcare professionals, helped different professionals speak to one another about these problems, and improved professionals? understanding of mobility problems.
We can now see potential applications of this visual method to help in improving motivation and feedback for healthy exercise in older people, reduce falls in the elderly, to improve both coordination and mobility following knee-replacement surgery and after stroke. We plan to trial this method in each of these areas separately, using a team of individuals to include leading specialists, healthcare workers, and patients, all of whom will inform us as to the best way to develop and use the visual method during treatment. We will also explore miniaturised technologies, easily wearable in the home, so freeing our exploration of treatments from clinical and laboratory settings. If these trials are successful, they have the potential to enhance understanding, improve and speed recovery, reduce inconvenience and cost to patients, aid employment and also to be applied to a range of other conditions, for example children with cerebral palsy.

Technical Summary

The ability to initiate and maintain movement to perform the physical tasks of normal daily activity are crucial factors for a healthy and fulfilling life. Across the lifespan injury, illnesses and ageing factors affecting the musculoskeletal or neurological systems can reduce one?s capacity to live an independent life. Appropriate rehabilitation has the potential to restore individuals to their optimum functional capability and participation, and hence to reduce the impact on physical and mental wellbeing. We are currently suffering an epidemic of long-term health conditions, a significant number impacting on functional ability. As the population ages this situation will worsen, leading to an increasing burden on community health services and social service support.
We aim to help optimise rehabilitation through an innovative method of visualising biomechanical
data intended to enable clients to perform to their optimal functional capability. The method retains the accuracy and accessibility of the scientific data for patients clinicians and scientists while presenting it in a non technical way. Our objectives are:
1) to test the effectiveness of an innovative method of visualisation of biomechanical data in a variety of rehabilitation applications using a spectrum of 5 Phase II trials: i) in improving uptake of exercise in older people; ii) reducing falls in older people; iii) following knee arthroplasty; iv) improving coordination and mobility after stroke; v) application of Ankle Foot Orthoses following stroke; 2) to make biomechanical data accessible to a much broader range of health professionals and to clients and carers; 3) to deliver clinical biomechanics as a discipline at the centre of rehabilitation healthcare service delivery; 4) to exploit the findings in enhanced education, training, communication, therapy, rehabilitation; and 5) to exploit the IP potential from these and further diagnostic applications. Data will be gathered using a spectrum of technologies from full motion biomechanics laboratory set-ups to wearable miniaturised technologies for use in the community.The objectives will be achieved using defined outcomes for the 5 trials and by evaluating the success of visualisation using an over-arching qualitative methodological framework involving teams of client representatives and reference groups of leading national experts.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Inclusion in Scottish Telehealth and Telecare strategy report, by Dr Hill for the Scottish Telehealth Centre and NHS Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Stroke Research at Strathclyde Group 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Department Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have set up a stroke research group which is multi-disciplinary and crosses departments and faculties in the university
Collaborator Contribution Joint Grant application
Impact Joint Grant submission to MRC call on stem cells between staff in Biological sciences, bioengineering and Psychology
Start Year 2011
 
Description Article for Engineering Faculty Newsletter (Feb 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact An article was written by Phil Rowe for inclusion in the Engineering Faculty newsletter, titled - Envisage project selected to represent the lifelong health and wellbeing programme - highlighting recent successes of the project.

Exposure to local engineering community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Article for Healthworks Collective (Feb 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We were contacted by Healthworks Collective website to contribute to an article on the envisage project for their the patient-centred healthcare section. The article was titled Person-Centered HealthCare: Envisage Visual Rehab Project Promotes Independence.

The website is an editorially independent, moderated community for thought leaders in international healthcare.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://healthworkscollective.com/joan-justice/80606/person-centered-healthcare-envisage-visual-rehab...
 
Description Article for Strathclyde website (Jan 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact PI Phil Rowe wrote a news article for the University of Strathclyde website to highlight the project and in particular to it's achievements in being selected to attend the RCUK Parlimentary reception.

Highlighted successes of project to university-wide community and beyond
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Article for Sudan Daily (Feb 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following the BBC news report on the project, the press release was picked up by Sudan Daily news website.

International exposure
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://news.sudanvisiondaily.com/details.html?rsnpid=219152
 
Description Article in Assistive Technologies Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Article 'Research aims to improve mobility' publicised our work in magazine aimed at clinicians, therapists and equipment suppliers with a professional interest in helping people with disabilities lead more mobile, independent lives.

Head of British Association of Prosthetists recruited to advisory group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Article in CSO e-Bulletin (March 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Following on from our BBC news report, CSO picked up the story and included a piece on the project in their monthly e-Bulletin.

Exposure to Scottish wide healthcare research community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Article in Faculty Newsletter (Oct 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact An article was written by Lucy Jones for inclusion in the Engineering Faculty newsletter, titled - Biomedical Engineering ESMAC conference a success - highlighting the recent ESMAC conference and envisage final event.

Exposure to local engineering community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Article in Faculty newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article 'Visualising better care' in Engineering Newletter presented our work to colleagues and students in different departments, giving them a better understnding of the research currently been undertaken within our bioengineering department, increasing potential for cross disiplinary research.

Interest from other departments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Article in NEXXUS News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article 'Improving healthcare services by design' was published in NEXXUS news which is a magazine focusing networking for Central Scotland's life scientists.

none so far
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Article in O&P Business News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Article 'Research aims to improve mobility' publicised our work in American orthotists and prothetists magazine, increasing the visibility of our work in America.

Postive comments from Scott Cummings, president-elect of The American Academy of Orthotists and Prothetists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Article in The Engineer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article 'Animations aid mobility in elderly' published in The Engineer which focuses on technology and innovation. Informed the UK's engineering technology community of our research.

none so far
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description BBC news report (Jan 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Worked with BBC Scotland to produce news report - Innovative design is helping stroke patients - highlighting the work of the stroke rehabilitation projects. Report was broadcast on TV, radio and website

Had interest from media and local public/health professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-21266301
 
Description BBSRC/AHRC Workshop on "The Challenges of Visualising Biological Data" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Poster and demonstration by research fellow David Loudon at the workshop on the visualisation of biomechanical data to assist therapeutic rehabilitation.

Interesting multidisciplinary discussion of future applications of the methods
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Big Bang Scotland Workshop (June 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The envisage team designed and delivered an interactive workshop called Capturing Bodies in Motion to 250+ secondary school pupils as part of the Big Bang Scotland Fair. Children engaged in the activity and asked many questions.

Feedback from the children and post-event from the organisers was very positive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BodyWorks Research Capsule (Feb 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The envisage team contributed to the 'Bionic Body' research capsule permanent display at the Glasgow Science Centre, an centre designed to inspire and enthuse children through interactive science-themed displays and activities.

Up to 370,000 people visit annually.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/
 
Description CME presentation at Golden Jubilee National Hospital (Sept 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact PhD student Mobolaji Ayoade and co-investigator Lynne Baillie gave a talk entitled "A novel total knee replacement home rehabilitation tool" to members of the Orthopaedics department at the NHS Golden Jubilee National Hosptial.

Hospital is interested in future research collaborations and contacts with key staff were established
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Case-study for Engage! (May 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lucy Jones was asked to prepare a case-studyon the envisage project, as part of the 'Research impact and public engagement' RDP module. A 25 min talk was given to 30 PhD and post docs.

Good feedback received from organisers and attendees. Was told that practical tips offered were taken forward by attendees for there own engagement activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description CeNsUS (Centre for Neuroscience) Network Event (16 May 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact PI Phil Rowe gave a talk titled 'Envisage: a collaborative grant between rehabilitation, design and technology research teams for better stroke rehabilitation technology' to an audience from industry and healthcare research. Heather Thikey also presented a poster highlighting her work. Networking and discussion followed.

Continued discussion and networking with other interested parties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Co-host of Workshop with KT-Equal: Visualisation for better healthcare, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Over 50 people attended our workshop where all members of our team gave presentations discussing the rationale behind each project. These sparked useful discussions and networking.

Continued discussion and networking with other interested parties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Design Workshop for Fallers (30 Jun 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Interactive workshop with fallers to capture response to current study designs. Organised and led by Stephen Uzor. The feedback received was essential to further development on the study and progression of development of user designed multi-modal games.

A couple of participants from the workshop have joined our fallers user group to provide feedback and comment on the developments of the Fallers work package.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Design Workshop for Knee Replacement Patients (29 Sept 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Mobolaji Ayoade organised and led an interactive workshop with knee replacement patients at Golden Jubilee National Hospital to involve representative users in current study designs. The feedback received was essential to further development on the study.

A couple of participants from the workshop have joined our knee rehabilitation user group to provide feedback and comment on the developments of Mobolaji's work package.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Design Workshop for with healthy older adults (31 Mar2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Stephen Uzor organised and led an interactive workshop with healthy older adults to capture response to current study designs. It was the first contact with older adults regarding the use of games for rehabilitation and provided useful and interesting feedback.

The first design workshop led to the design of the games that were used in the second workshop (Design workshop for Fallers 30 Jun 2011)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Design4Health conference (12-15 July 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conference presentation, poster and exhibition show reel titled 'Envisage: the development of visualisation methods for use in physical rehabilitation interventions' presented by David Loudon and Alastair Macdonald to an audience of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners. The opportunity arose for useful discussions with groups working in similar fields.

The expressed desire to work more closely with Sheffield Hallam in the area of design for health, also an indication that we (The Glasgow School of Art) could look at co-hosting a future conference or seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Envisage launch event, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 50 people attended our Launch event which saw the beginning of enthusiastic discussions between engineers, scientists, designers, healthcare professionals and members of the public from across the UK

Very positive feedback with requests from members of the public to join our user groups and from experts to join our reference groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Envisage presentation to The Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injury Unit, Southern General Hospital Glasgow (11 Sept 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Three envisage RFs (Anne Taylor, David Loudon and Bruce Carse) presented the project to a group of 12 health professionals and researchers. The presentation outlined the overall envisage project, detailed one work package (WP5: AFO tuning in stroke) and discussed the qualitative methods used throughout the project.

Numerous positive comments about the project and the approach. David Loudon is following up spinal injuries rehabilitation as a potential future application area for the envisage visualisation software.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description European Telemedicine Conference (Oct 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Members of the envisage team from Glasgow Caledonian University attended the Innovation Showcase at the European Telemedicine Conference. The event provided an opportunity to give live demonstrations of the envisage system and explain how the technology is being used to help reduce falls in the elderly and to improve mobility following knee-replacement surgery and after stroke

Networking with interested parties European wide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Focus Groups for Stroke Survivors and Stroke Therapists (4 & 14 Mar 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Two focus groups, facilitated by Alastair Macdonald and organised and planned by the envisage team, were held in March 2011 to explore user experience of stroke rehabilitation and to capture their views on our early visualisation designs. The feedback received was essential to further development on the visualisation tool.

A couple of participants from the stroke survivors focus group have joined our stroke user group to give feedback and comment on the developments of the stroke work packages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description GCU NMAHP talk (March 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact PhD student Lucy Jones was invited to give a talk on the use of augmented visual feedback in upper limb stroke rehabilitation to researchers at the NMAHP Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Useful discussion on challenges of stroke trials followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description GSA research showcase event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 50 people attended Glasgow School of Art's Research Showcase event (25/10/13) and two presentations discussing 'envisage' prompted a discussion afterwards.

None communicated to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Golden Jubilee National Hospital presentation (29 Oct 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Mobolaji Ayoade presented his knee rehabilitation study to an audience of surgeons, physiotherapists, arthroplasty nurses and a R&D manager. Afterwards a demonstration of the system was given. This provided an excellent opportunity to explain the technology and demonstrate live how it works to key stakeholders.

The clinicians were enthusiastic about the project. We got some commitment from them especially from the Surgeons and arthroplasty outcomes team who perform clinical assessment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Group discussion with senior Occupational Therapists (Feb 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Lucy Jones gave a talk titled 'Using augmented visual feedback during upper limb stroke rehabilitation' with 18 senior occupational therapists. This was followed by a discussion workshop to capture the therapists views on the therapeutic requirements of the intervention.


Useful feedback was captured that progressed the design of the intervention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Group discussions with Physiotherapists (March - June 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Heather Thikey gave a series of talks titled 'Augmented visual feedback with gait training after a stroke' with physiotherapists based at acute and community sites in NHS Lanarkshire. The purpose of these talks were to inform physiotherapists about the trial and were followed by discussions to capture the therapists' views on the feasibility of the intervention.

Sparked interest in physiotherapists about the application of visual feedback for gait rehabilitation. Following this, several therapists expressed interest in attending trial sessions. Furthermore, therapists were aware of the trial inclusion criteria and called researchers about potential patients.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description ILC-UK, New dynamics of ageing and the actuarial profession debate (16 May 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Macdonald and RF Dr Loudon (presenting envisage) part of showcase to C 100 members of the Actuarial Profession as the basis for stimulating a debate on 'Improving Care, tackling isolation and reducing costs. Can new technology live up to its promise?'


Very positive responses from many of the attendees. A twitter feed captured some of the discussion around the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description IPEM Workshop, York 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Research Fellow David Loudon gave a talk on the challenge of visualising biomechanical data for use in therapeutic rehabilitation. Discussion with clinicians and movement analysis technolgy companies followed.

Report highlighting the work included IPEM quaterly magazine SCOPE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description International conference for Universal Design, Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A poster was displayed by Prof Macdonald on innovation in visualisation of biomechanical data to assist inclusive design as part of Scotland/Japan Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Butterfield Award discussions.

The setting up of collaboration with Japanise contacts in inclusive design and rehabilitation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Interview for alumni newsletter (Flow) which reaches 8675 people, a mix of alumni and other contacts on the database (companies, MSP's, MP's, galleries etc). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for alumni newsletter, FLOW which discussed a general approach to the use of visualisation but referred, as part of the interview to this specific project and provided an image from the 'envisage' project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gsa.ac.uk/media/1507981/flow_issue_19_low.pdf
 
Description KT-Equal Older people and sight loss workshop (28 Nov 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Alastair Macdonald presented at Kt-Equal's "Keeping safe and maintaining independence; older people and sight loss." workshop to an audience of older people and their advocates, occupational therapists and other practitioners from health, housing and social care. The talk 'Maximising the capabilities of visually impaired people: new perspectives in design research' used envisage visualisations.

Presentation mentioned on KT-Equal website and highlighted in article for RNIB magazine NB.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Kansai Association of Corporate Executives visit to The Glasgow School of Art (6 Sept 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Alastair Macdonald led a showcasing of envisage project, disseminated through powerpoint and short discussion with 21 delegates - corporate executives from Kansai region industrial / manufacturing companies Kansai is in Osaka region of Japan.

Alastair Macdonald was asked to visit companies to assist with creative methods for innovation agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description LLHW Edinburgh Showcase (Dec 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The enivsage team presented the research progress and outputs made to date to the LLHW ageing researchers community and funding bodies.

Interesting discussion followed during the evening event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description LLHW Showcase London talks (Nov 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Members of the enivsage team were awarded 4 oral presentation slots at the annual LLHW showcase, presenting the findings of the research project to the LLHW ageing researchers community and funding bodies.

Dissemination of findings to national audience and networking with researchers within the ageing research field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description LLHW Showcase stand (Nov 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Members of the envisage team participated in an interactive exhibition showcasing the research that has come out of the LLHW.

Networking with researchers within the ageing research field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Magazine article for Inition (March 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Company that provides some of the technical equipment used within the envisage project trials asked for a case-study to highlight the use of the equipment in a healthcare setting for their magazine

Exposure of our project to software/graphics/technical community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Making Connections: the Third Inward Mission for Japanese Universities (21 Nov 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Alastair Macdonald gave a talk showcasing the envisage project and links with Japan through Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, reflecting the internationalism of research. The audience was made up of representatives from British Council, Honorary Guests from Consul General of Japan in Edinburgh, 3rd Inward Mission for Japanese Universities, guests from Scottish Higher Education Institutions. This event was organised by the British Council Scotland and Bristish Council Japan.

Received invitations to visit Kyushu University, Kyushu, Japan, and the Academic Office of the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University to discuss internationalisation of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Meet the Expert (March 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact During the Easter Holidays PhD students Lucy and Heather organised and took part in a Meet the Expert session at the Glasgow Science Centre. The aim of the activity was to enthuse and inspire children to be interested in science, engineering and technology by telling them about our multidisciplinary research project.

Engaged with 125 children over the 3 hour session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Meeting with Glasgow Housing Association (8th August 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact PhD student, Stephen Uzor, met with about 50 members of the Glasgow Housing Association team. Most of whom were incharge of the sheltered housing complexes run by the GHA. The purpose of the meeting was present the study involved in work package 2 to them and ask if participants can be approached from their community rehabilitation centres

The GHA team were interested in the study and keen to help involve their users. So far they have put me in touch with 5 potential participants who have expressed an interest in the study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Meeting with the Glasgow Falls Service (12 September 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact PhD student, Stephen Uzor, met with lead physiotherapists in the Glasgow falls service to demonstrate the visualization tool used as part of work package 2. Anne Taylor also used this opportunity to interview the lead physiotherapists about aspects of the trial that were relevant to both work packages 1 and 2.

There was a lot of knowledge shared by the lead physiotherapists about the rehabilitation process within the falls service, and way in which the intervention tools could benefit rehabilitation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Mini Scientist Volunteers (March/April 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact All 4 PhD students volunteered for up to 2 days each to contribute to the Mini Scientist Activity running at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, teaching children about the work of scientists.

The activity provided valuable training and experience in public engagement, following which the PhD students engaged in further public activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description NHS 24 Visit (6 Oct 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Lesley Holdsworth and Moira MacKenzie from NHS24 were invited to our bi-annual envisage review meeting at Ross Priory. Useful discussions were had with researchers and wider envisage team and user group about the direction of NHS24 and telehealth care in Scotland.

Moira Mackenzie has agreed to be part of our advisory group.
We were invited to attend NHS24's annual Service interaction meeting (Nov 2012) to inform us and to get feedback on our technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description NHS Lanarkshire Conference (Dec 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact PhD students Lucy Jones and Heather Thikey gave an oral presentation - Visual feedback of movement performance in sub-acute stroke - to 80+ health professionals at the NHS Lanarkshire Clinical Research & Clinical Quality Improvement Conference, 03-12-2012, Lanarkshire.


Raised profile of clincial trial we are undertaking within the NHS trust.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Presentation to Occupational Therapists in NHS Lanarkshire (Jan 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Lucy Jones and Heather Thikey presented an overview of their work to a group of occupational therapists with a talk titled "The early provision of augmented visual feedback to enhance upper and lower limb mobility outcomes" to raise the profile of the project within NHS Lanarkshire and get feedback on the intervention from a therapists perceptive.

Sparked interesting discussion and many of the therapists were interested in being part of the upper limb trial. From this a second meeting was set up with a larger group of occupational therapists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Presentation to Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum (20 Sept 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact PI Prof Rowe was invited to give a keynote presentation - "Man or Machine?: Is there a place for robots in stroke care?" at the SSNF annual conference. This highlighted the potential impact of the envisage project.

Sparked questions and discussion about what the future holds for stroke care and stroke nursing. Attendees were keen for find out more and visited our stand at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Press release: Visualising better care, March 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release written and published to coincide with our envisage launch event. It was picked up by various news outlets and publicised our research widely across Scotland to public and interested parties.

Sparked discussion with Stroke Association which has lead to stronger links with our research group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description RCUK Parlimentary Showcase (Dec 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact PI Philip Rowe and PhD student Lucy Jones were invited to a Parliamentary Reception in the House of Commons. The project was chosen to be one of the nine projects to showcase groundbreaking multidisciplinary projects taking place across the portfolio of the UK's seven Research Councils.

Discussed project with Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Research exchange visit in Japan (8 Aug 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Alastair Macdonald led discussion of recent envisage progress, papers and showreel with Japanese colleagues at the Ritsumeikan University, Science and Engineering department, BKC Campus, Shiga, Japan.

Impact: request to revisit in 2012 and to seek further funds to continue research exchange link, and to input to graduate students' lab projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description SICSA DEMOfest (November 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PhD students from GCU gave an interactive demonstration of their rehabilitation tool at the technology showcase at the 6th Annual DEMOfest, to a Scottish wide audience from industry and academia.

PhD student Mobolaji Ayoade was asked to give a special interview highlighting his work for Envisage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://sites.google.com/site/sicsademofest2013/
 
Description SICSA DemoFest 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2010 - PhD Student Stephen Uzor presented a poster discussing the rationale for biomechanical falls advice and visual feedback to those at Risk of Falling, which prompted discussion afterwards.

2011 - Stephen Uzor presented a poster 'Involving Older Adults in the Design of Enjoyable Multimodal Games for Falls Rehabilitation' to an audience of 150 computer science/ engineering researchers, industry professionals (health/funding and others) designers. This also provided the opportunity to showcase a live demo of falls rehabilitation games controlled through the use of wireless inertial sensors.

Stephen attended the event the following year (2011).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011
 
Description Scottish Stroke Research Network news report (Feb 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Following the BBC news report on the project, we were approached by the SSRN to contribute to a short piece to highlight the project.

Exposure of project to Scottish wide stroke community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.ssrn.org.uk/news.php
 
Description Socio-technical issues in Secuity and Healthcare SICSA Workshop, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PhD student Stephen Uzor presented a poster on promoting independence by designing enjoyable multimodal activities to engage users in rehabilitation which prompted questions and discussion, with questions afterwards

None so far
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Speckled Computing Workshop, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PhD student Stephen Uzor presented a poster which informed discussion on the design of enjoyable multimodal activities to engage users in rehabilitation and further promote their independence.

Links with the mobile computing network in scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Stand at Innovation Zone (01 Nov 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Researchers Lucy Jones and Stephen Uzor gained a stand at the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare Conference and demonstrated the visualization tool live to attendees from healthcare, industry and government.

Generated interest and discussions throughout the day, with new links to be followed up. Spoke with Director from European Commission, who expressed interest in the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Stand at SSNF (20 Sept 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Researchers Lucy Jones, Bruce Carse and Heather Thikey gained a stand at the Scottish Stroke Nurses Forum. The stand provided the opportunity to demostrate the work envisage are doing in stroke rehabilitation to stroke health professionals from across Scotland over the full day event.


Lots of interest and very positive response from stroke health professionals that visited our stand. Allowed us to interact with professionals from across Scotland rather than just our area in the West of Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Stroke Rehabilitation Research Methodology Meeting (31 Aug 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Bruce Carse was asked to speak at this event in conjunction with Gill Alexander [AHP Stroke Consultant for NHSGG&C] at the NMAHP (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals) Research Unit at GCU. The talk was titled 'Smoothing the way for Collaborative Research Studies between NHSGG&C and the Universities' and focussed on sharing the experiences of setting up envisage WP5, dealing with NHS management and the R&D/ethical approval process. This was done by comparing and contrasting researcher and NHS manager's perspectives.

This collaborative talk helped to forge links between the envisage team and NHS GG&C management, helped to establish new stroke rehabilitation contacts and generally raise awareness of the envisage project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Stroke Rehabilitation Technology Day (27 Feb 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Over 40 people attended a workshop, demonstrating the capabilities of the envisage technology and an opportunity for stroke rehabilitation professionals and stroke survivors to gain hands-on experience with the kit and share opinions on the usability and potential rehabilitation benefits of such applications.

Very positive response from physios, occupational therapists working in NHS Lanarkshire and stroke patient groups. PhD students received useful feedback from attendees that helped inform further design developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Stroke user group workshop (03 Feb 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact An interactive session with stroke survivors to capture their response to our designs and to gain feedback on suitability of study documentation for patients.

Positive response from participants to our current designs. Also provided useful insight to allow further developments of the visualisation tool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description TV News bulletins: Stroke Patient Treatment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STV news were interested in our research and ran lunchtime and extended evening news stories to widely publicise our work to the public.

Active link with Maddy Halliday of the Stroke Association (Scotland) and the formation of an on going discussion with them and representation from them on the advisory board
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description UK Age research forum, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Prof Macdonald presented a poster on promoting independence by involving users in their rehabiliation through dynamic visualisation of biomechanical data, which provided the opportunity for networking with others in the same field.

Interest by Age UK and enrolment of their research director on the advisory board for envisage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description UK Stroke Forum conference 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Heather Thikey, Bruce Carse and Lucy Jones gained a place at the Ideas Fair at the UK Stroke Forum. The stand provided the opportunity to highlight the work envisage are doing in stroke rehabilitation to stroke health professionals from across the UK over the full 3 day event.

We used this opportunity to not only showcase our work but also to actively gain useful feedback and comment from Stroke health professionals to feed this back into the design of our software and intervention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description University Research Day (March - June 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lucy Jones took part in the University Research Day which was a schools engagement activity. Three school visits were undetaken to talk to the theme - 'Biomechanics- understanding human movement' with the envisage project used to showcase this. Children then made posters about the project and the winning group attended a research day at the university

Lucy had a 'Meet the Expert' Stand at the URD where she gave a 15 min talk to give to 10 different school groups on the research. This was well received and children interacted well, both answering and asking lots of questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description University graduate school special workshop (2 Aug 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Alastair Macdonald led a discussion and demonstration of envisage visualisation method with graduate masters management students from developing and transitional regions at the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan (as part of a weeklong workshop on design and innovation methods).

Impact: request to revisit in 2012
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description User group pilot sessions (Feb 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Informal sessions with stroke survivors from our user group to allow them to pilot the trial set-up and suitability of the therapy rooms.

Positive response from participants and PhD students gained essential experience in preparation for trial
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Visit from Innovations Centre Scotland (13 Dec 2010) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Alasdair Gunn, Senior Innovation Manager, from Innovations Centre Scotland was invited to our bi-annual envisage review meeting at Ross Priory. Useful discussions were held between Alasdair and researchers, the wider envisage team and user group.

Alasdair Gunn was interested in the innovative nature project and has accepted the invitation to be part of our advisory panel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description envisage upper limb study training days (March/April 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact 14 occupational therapists attended interactive workshops which PhD student ran to train them on using visual feedback during rehabilitation, including running-through practice therapy sessions.

Occupational therapists are keen to be involved in study and are now in a position to use visualisation tool during study therapy sessions. PhD student also received useful feedback on suitability of kit and set-up.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012