Our four research themes reflect the trajectory of our work over the years, including both technology and non-technology themes, which frequently combine to tackle an identified need or problem in healthcare. The themes are therefore not intended to act as rigid containers for research activity, but rather as permeable areas of work to which researchers from a variety of disciplines may contribute.
Haptic devices recreate the sense of touch by applying forces, motion and vibrations to the user, allowing them to interact with computer models and computer-based simulations of aspects of healthcare. We research and develop haptic interfaces able to provide realistic simulations of clinical interventions, clinical examinations and a wide range of manual dexterous tasks.
Computer Modelling and Simulation
We create computer models of clinical examinations, clinical diagnosis, interventional procedures and care pathways that allow us to conduct computer-based simulations for the purposes of training, education, systems optimisation and patient/public involvement.