Technology & Design: Research Impact

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Emerge – Operation Integratus

Operation Integratus are a group of musicians, technologists, composers, instrument builders working within the Experimental Media Research Group (EMERGE) of Bournemouth University, UK. Using augmented and experimental musical instruments and… »

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Enhancement of ‘Upstream’ Software Development Methods

BU’s software engineering research has focused on the improvement of software development methods with a particular emphasis on the ‘upstream’ or requirements phases. The benefits include improved development processes as… »

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The use of Function Electrical Stimulation (FES) in neurological rehabilitation.

Bournemouth University’s (BU) research with Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SNHSFT) on Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) devices, particularly in application to dropped foot, has contributed to the treatment of over 5000 people in Salisbury; the sale of well over 10,000 FES devices worldwide; the establishment of the first NHS commercial company in England, Odstock Medical Limited (OML) in 2006; and a significant improvement in quality of life and increased participation in society for people with neurological disabilities.

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Improved Motion Blur in Computer Animated Film and Special Effects

In 2011 the National Centre for Computer Animation won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of its contribution to world-leading excellence and pioneering development in computer animation. An example of this industry-shaping work is the development of new techniques to produce and render higher quality 3D images, and specifically the motion blur effect.

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Green Tribology – The Sustainable Design of Lifeboat Launch Systems

Green tribology research collaboration between BU and the RNLI led to the redesign of slipway panels. This doubled their lifespan and enabled a switch from grease to a water lubrication system. In addition to safety and environmental benefits, this saves the charity £1 million over a 5 year term, allowing resources to be focused on lifesaving.

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