Device with a heartbeat for people with advanced dementia

HUG, which looks like a soft toy on the outside, has been specially designed to help people with advanced dementia. The BBC reports designers at Cardiff Metropolitan University hope it can help to ease anxiety and depression. Designer Prof Cathy Treadaway said “HUG was developed out of a research project designing playful objects for people … Continue reading Device with a heartbeat for people with advanced dementia

Award for 3D printing project to support wheelchair users

Using his background in engineering, trainee clinical scientist Jonathan Howard has played a key part in the manufacturing of 3D printed bespoke head supports for people using wheelchairs. Jonathan Howard, who is based in Morriston Hospital, collaborated with both PDR at Cardiff Metropolitan University and the College of Engineering at Swansea University on this new … Continue reading Award for 3D printing project to support wheelchair users

New technology uses healing power of hugs

Wearable technology for people with dementia, which was piloted at Pobl Group’s Llys y Seren care home in Baglan, is up for a national award. The “HUG” nominated as 2018’s Outstanding Dementia Care Product, was developed by a research team from Cardiff School of Art and Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Pobl Group reports each … Continue reading New technology uses healing power of hugs

Key to high blood pressure at altitude discovered

While it is commonly known that heart function is reduced at high altitude, a team from Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of British Columbia, and Loma Linda University School of Medicine, is a step closer to explaining why this is. New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates why high altitude reduces the amount … Continue reading Key to high blood pressure at altitude discovered

Replacement for surgical boot for people with diabetes

A Cardiff Metropolitan University graduate has undertaken a new business venture manufacturing and distributing a device that could deliver significant NHS savings and help tackle diabetes. Cardiff Met reports David Barton founded Kaydiar following groundbreaking design work undertaken while studying towards a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry at Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences. While … Continue reading Replacement for surgical boot for people with diabetes

Blood pressure screening initiative’s continued success

The global public health screening initiative launched in Wales last year by Cardiff Metropolitan University continued to secure further partners to host free blood pressure screenings as part of May Measurement Month (MMM). Cardiff Met reports many people came board to support May Measure Month in Wales, including AMs and Casualty Actor Patrick Robinson. This … Continue reading Blood pressure screening initiative’s continued success

Study looks at food safety in the kitchen

Cardiff Metropolitan University’s ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre has looked at food safety in the kitchen. Given that up to half of foodborne illnesses may come from the home kitchen, understanding food safety practices, and how to prevent this kind of sickness, is absolutely vital. Ellen W Evans, a Junior Research Fellow at Cardiff Metropolitan University, … Continue reading Study looks at food safety in the kitchen

Concussion more likely than not after 25 rugby matches

Concussion has become such a problem that researchers have now found players are more likely than not to sustain a concussion after twenty five matches in a single season. This rate, which came from an analysis of the 2015/16 rugby union data, was three times higher than the second most frequent injury, thigh haematoma (dead … Continue reading Concussion more likely than not after 25 rugby matches

New cancer treatment in the form of a mouth spray

Cardiff Metropolitan University has been instrumental in the development of a new anti-cancer agent that has the potential to offer a novel and valuable first in class treatment option for cancer. Cardiff Metropolitan University reports the global IP, which relates to the anti-thrombotic agent anagrelide, was recently acquired by SUDA Ltd, a leader in oro-mucosal … Continue reading New cancer treatment in the form of a mouth spray

Grant secured to design innovative sterilising device

Cardiff Metropolitan University has secured a grant to design an innovative sterilising device for medical equipment. Cardiff Metropolitan University report they have successfully secured funding to support an interdisciplinary collaboration arising from the Welsh Crucible programme that looks at the design and development of an innovative sterilising device for venous access ports (VAPs). The interdisciplinary … Continue reading Grant secured to design innovative sterilising device

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