Strategic Skills Award

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Research and Enterprise Services

Abstract

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Publications

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Title NE85 activity surveillance database 
Description Seven day continuous physical activity, sleep and movement data on NEwcastle 85+ study participants at two surevy points (Stage II and Stage III: 18 months apart). Database linked to morbidity and mortality outcomes. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact physical activity and sleep patterns mediate and reflect health status yet little data is available on this age group. 
 
Title CWA 
Description Open Source triaxial accelerometer for high resolution, continuous human movement monoioring. Measures are relevant for physical activity, sleep and functional assessment in clinical studies. Two differently focused devices (1) Newcastle: EPSRC funded with Newcastle SiDE project, (2) with MRC public health laboratory in Cambridge. 
Type Support Tool - For Fundamental Research
Current Stage Of Development Refinement. Clinical
Year Development Stage Completed 2010
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact Applied in Newcastle 85+ study and now in collaborative studies with Dr. Mike Trenell. Recent PhD funding for use in stroke, NAFLD. Cambridge collaboration unit under consideration for use in UK Biobank. Low cost and open source nature is catalysing consideration for population studies and intervention development. 
 
Title NEFA Sensor 
Description Whole blood electrochemical enzymatic sensor for NEFA (Free fatty acid) detection for use in metabolic studies. Preliminary proof of principle established during 2010. KTA funding awarded to progress development in collaboration with Dr Eileen Yu. 
Type Diagnostic Tool - Non-Imaging
Current Stage Of Development Initial development
Year Development Stage Completed 2010
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact Potential impact for metabolic disease research and management. 
 
Description Industrial Linkage Activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited participation in industrial research workshops with Philips, Boots, Unilever, NPL and SMEs

Impact on industrial R&D programmes to orientate towards life long health and wellbeing. New venture propositions initiated in two specific cases and prospect of industrial collaboration developed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
 
Description Voice North Design Workhop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two workshops: The first to invited organisational members of voice north. Teh second was a public engagement workshop held at Necastle centre fo life with over 100 public and organisational representatives attending

Helped to precipitate further activities by participating organisations and has contributed to continued interaction of public/associate organisations in research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010