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Birmingham professor wins global award for medical achievement

Birmingham professor wins global award for medical achievement
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Professor Bob Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team at the University of Birmingham, recently won a LiveWire Global Award for his team's contribution to medical creativity, vision and ethical practice.

New scholarship released for Malaysian postgraduate engineering students

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After a generous donation from a University of Birmingham alumni we are delighted to announce the T.E.H. Scholarship, a new postgraduate award for 2018 entry.

Virtual Reality helps intensive care patient recover

Virtual Reality helps intensive care patient recover
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Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (TSDFT) has teamed up with Professor Bob Stone and the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team from University of Birmingham to install and trial their "Virtual Reality Wembury" project within Torbay Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU), to improve patient rehabilitation. This is the first time the device has been used for intensive care rehabilitation in the South West.

PhD students celebrate Chinese New Year at 10 Downing Street

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On Wednesday 21 February 2018, five PhD students from the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research (BCRRE) spent the evening celebrating Chinese New Year with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, at 10 Downing Street.

Professor Bob Stone featured in New Electronics magazine

Professor Bob Stone featured in New Electronics magazine
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Professor Bob Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies Team at the University of Birmingham, has recently been interviewed by New Electronics magazine.

School children have fun and learn new skills at First Lego competition

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The Birmingham Regional Tournament of the FIRST LEGO League took place at the University of Birmingham on Friday 15 December 2017.It gave local school children the opportunity to have fun and learn new skills.

Birmingham researchers recognised for teaching excellence at engineering awards

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Steve Quigley and Tim Jackson have been awarded a 2017 Engineering Impact Award in the education category from National Instruments. They received the award for a case study they wrote on the use of the National Instruments Virtual Bench as part of their first year course Electrical Engineering 1.

Former Birmingham student delivers virtual reality training for world's largest natural gas vessel

Former Birmingham student delivers virtual reality training for world's largest natural gas vessel
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In December 2017, Matthew Cottrell, a Birmingham Mechanical Engineering graduate, applied the knowledge and experience he gained in Virtual Reality (VR) technology to deliver an innovative VR-based training for the Shell Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) platform in Western Australia.

Virtual reality makes submarine tour accessible to all

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A team of researchers at the University of Birmingham has deployed state-of-the art Virtual Reality (VR) technology to allow visitors with mobility difficulties to experience life on a nuclear submarine.

At Sea with the Royal Marines – part 2

At Sea with the Royal Marines – part 2
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The Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team at the University of Birmingham have taken to the sea with the Royal Marines aboard one of the elite amphibious troops' Griffon 2400TD Hovercraft, or "LCAC" (Landing Craft Air Cushion).

HIT Team shortlisted at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2017

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The Human Interface Technologies (HIT) team, led by Director Professor Bob Stone at the University of Birmingham, has been shortlisted at the prestigious 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards in the Technological Innovation of the Year category.

Birmingham marks progress on innovative new STEM laboratories

Birmingham marks progress on innovative new STEM laboratories
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The University of Birmingham has marked progress on an innovative new £40 million teaching laboratory which will change the way students study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

The Mayflower visits Worcester and Droitwich

The Mayflower visits Worcester and Droitwich
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The iconic 7th Century ship that took the Pilgrims from Holland and England across the Atlantic in 1620 was seen on the River Severn and Droitwich Canal recently, welcoming the arrival in Worcester of the National Mayflower Compact Partnership, meeting in the City for the first time.

Birmingham launches language course for future engineers

Birmingham launches language course for future engineers
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Engineering students around the globe have the opportunity to sign up for the University of Birmingham's new online training that will help them improve their technical English language skills – free-of-charge.

At Sea with the Royal Marines

At Sea with the Royal Marines
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Members of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team were recently taken to sea to capture video footage to enhance the simulated content of the team's Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) trainer, under development for the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.

School of Engineering's HIT Team supports the Mayflower 400 "1000 Day" Launch

School of Engineering's HIT Team supports the Mayflower 400 "1000 Day" Launch
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The School of Engineering's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team has visualised a 3D recreation of the historic vessel, the Mayflower, leaving the famous Hoe seafront, passing Drake's Island and sailing out into the English Channel. This is another 'world first' in the field of Virtual Heritage.

Birmingham Professor wins prestigious award for radar research

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This summer, the German Institute of Navigation (DGON) recognised the contribution Professor Mikhail Cherniakov, Head of the Microwave Integrated Research Laboratory (MISL) at the University of Birmingham, has made to radar research by awarding him the first Christian Hülsmeyer Award at the 2017 International Radar Symposium.

The Magic of Radio

The Magic of Radio
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Professor Costas Constantinou is an internationally leading expert on communications engineering, specifically radiowave (RW) propagation – the behaviour of radio waves as they travel, or are propagated, from one point to another or to permeate the world around us – whose groundbreaking work will help to make the IoT a reality, most likely within the next few years. He recently presented his Inaugural Lecture, 'The Magic of Radio'. This article profiles his life and research.

Trial demonstrates role for virtual and augmented reality in future of telepresence

Trial demonstrates role for virtual and augmented reality in future of telepresence
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A team of scientists from the University of Birmingham has successfully demonstrated how virtual and augmented reality technologies can enable boats, submarines and other autonomous and semi-autonomous systems to be controlled remotely.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy visits University to learn more about innovative industrial research and education

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Lord Prior of Brampton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, visited the University of Birmingham on Monday 24 July to learn more about the innovative industrial research and education taking place at the College of Engineering and Physical Science.
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