Organization profile

Organisation profile

The UK is the most obese nation in Europe. Obesity, depression, stroke, falls, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disease are some of the biggest health issues and fastest-rising categories of healthcare costs. The associated expenditure is widely regarded as unsustainable and the impact on quality of life is felt by millions of people in the UK each day With a rapidly ageing population - could technology be the answer to some of these problems?

SPHERE is developing a number of different sensors that will combine to build a picture of how we live in our homes. This information can then be used to spot issues that might indicate a medical or well-being problem.

The technology could help in the following ways:

  • Predict falls and detect strokes so that help may be summoned
  • Analyse eating behaviour - including whether people are taking prescribed medication
  • Detect periods of depression or anxiety and intervene using a computer based therapy

SPHERE will work with clinicians, engineers, designers and social care professionals as well as members of the public to develop these sensor technologies.

We want to make sure the technology is:

  • Acceptable in people's homes
  • Solves real healthcare problems in a cost effective way
  • The project generates knowledge that will change clinical practice (this will be achieved by focusing on real-world technologies that can be shown working in a large number of local homes during the life of the project).

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    Research Output

    Accurate and interpretable prediction of poor health in small ruminants with accelerometers and machine learning

    Montout, A. X., Bhamber, R. S., Lange, D. S., Ndlovu, D. Z., Morgan, E. R., Ioannou, C. C., Terrill, T. H., Wyk, J. A. V., Burghardt, T. & Dowsey, A. W., 4 Aug 2020, (Submitted)

    Research output: Other contribution

  • Aerial Animal Biometrics: Individual Friesian Cattle Recovery and Visual Identification via an Autonomous UAV with Onboard Deep Inference

    Andrew, W., Greatwood, C. & Burghardt, T., 27 Jan 2020, 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 7 p. (IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

    Open Access
    File
  • 217 Downloads (Pure)

    An analytical model for granular jamming beams with applications in morphing aerostructures

    Brigido, J. D., Burrow, S. G. & Woods, B. K. S., 5 Jan 2020, AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition 2020. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), 17 p. AIAA 2020-1038

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

    Open Access
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  • 63 Downloads (Pure)

    Projects

    Student theses

    Deep In-Situ Learning for Object Recognition

    Author: Lagunes Fortiz, M. A., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Aldamen, D. (Supervisor) & Mayol-Cuevas, W. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Driverless Car and Multiagent Model Predictive Control

    Author: Bali, C., 2 Jun 2020

    Supervisor: Richards, A. G. (Supervisor) & Piechocki, R. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Miniaturisation and Efficiency in Compact and Electrically Small Tuneable UHF Antennas

    Author: James, O. N., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Hilton, G. (Supervisor) & Beach, M. A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Prizes

    Best paper award

    Elsts, Atis (Recipient), Efstathios Mitskas (Recipient) & Oikonomou, George (Recipient), Nov 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    IEEE Best Paper Award

    Andrea Tassi (Recipient), Ioannis Mavromatis (Recipient), Piechocki, Robert J (Recipient), Andrew Nix (Recipient), Christian Compton (Recipient), Tracey Pooley (Recipient) & Wolfgang Schuster (Recipient), 1 Apr 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    IEEE Popularity Award

    Ioannis Mavromatis (Recipient), Andrea Tassi (Recipient), Piechocki, Robert J (Recipient) & Andrew Nix (Recipient), 7 Dec 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Activities

    Action and Video Perception - Interview

    Dima Damen (Speaker)

    30 Aug 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesMedia coverage or participation

    University of Rostock invited talk

    Emma L. Tonkin (Speaker)

    31 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    4th International Workshop on Annotation of useR Data for UbiquitOUs Systems

    Emma L. Tonkin (Chair)

    23 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course