Project looks at how face masks affect communication

The Assistive Technologies Innovation Centre (ATiC) at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is part of a collaborative team helping to understand the benefits of clear face masks in preventing barriers to communication between health care staff and patients. The use of face masks due to the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted patients who are … Continue reading Project looks at how face masks affect communication

Rescape overfunding after successful crowdfunding campaign

A Cardiff based immersive technology in healthcare pioneer is overfunding after its successful crowdfunding campaign secured backing from a wide range of investors. Insider Media reports Rescape Innovation has already raised more than £350,000 through Crowdcube to help the company expand its use of virtual reality in the treatment of patients and to help frontline … Continue reading Rescape overfunding after successful crowdfunding campaign

Study focussing on the best way to handle 999 calls from coronavirus patients

A new Swansea University study examining the best way for ambulance services to deal with suspected Covid-19 999 calls has just won major funding support. Covid-19 is new and unpredictable for communities and individuals. The number of emergency ambulance calls related to Covid-19 increased enormously at points during the coronavirus pandemic. In some areas the … Continue reading Study focussing on the best way to handle 999 calls from coronavirus patients

The potentially deadly side effects of coronavirus Welsh doctors are urgently investigating

Researchers at Morriston Hospital in Swansea are aiming to find out why coronavirus can cause blood clots with potentially life threatening complications. WalesOnline reports a team based at the Welsh Centre for Emergency Medicine Research has secured £130,000 funding, including a grant from the Welsh Government, to investigate one of the most devastating consequences of … Continue reading The potentially deadly side effects of coronavirus Welsh doctors are urgently investigating

Investment of £20m extends AgorIP project to 2023

The AgorIP Project, which has helped the economy and innovation in West Wales to prosper over the last four years, has been extended to benefit all of Wales, with a total investment of more than £20m. AgorIP brings academics, clinicians and businesses together to pioneer research into cutting edge technologies and drive commercial success with … Continue reading Investment of £20m extends AgorIP project to 2023

Research to look at improving patient experience in mental health service provision

The University of South Wales has been awarded £32,420 from The Health Foundation to investigate mental health services in the community. Working in collaboration with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the NHS Wales Modelling Collaborative, the university says the five month project will examine the different pathways experienced by patients in mental health … Continue reading Research to look at improving patient experience in mental health service provision

Brother Engineering plans to make half a million masks per day

A Swansea based engineering company has adapted its way of working and is now producing surgical masks, creating new jobs and supporting the Welsh Government’s efforts to increase Welsh production of much needed PPE. The Welsh Government says, with the help and support of its COVID-19 Research, Development and Innovation support fund, Brother Engineering has … Continue reading Brother Engineering plans to make half a million masks per day

Robot CERi is a bilingual coronavirus expert

The next generation of artificial intelligence is helping people in the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board area get to grips with Covid-19. The BBC reports it provides information on symptoms and the latest Welsh Government advice, and continuously teaches itself based on the conversations it has. The digital assistant can detect users’ mood from … Continue reading Robot CERi is a bilingual coronavirus expert

Successful crowdfunding campaign for Rescape

Immersive technology in healthcare pioneer Rescape Innovation has hit its £300,000 target through Crowdcube to help the company expand its use of virtual reality in the treatment of patients and to help frontline NHS staff. Insider Media reports the fundraising, launched this week, has hit its target at a pre-money valuation of £3.1m, with significant … Continue reading Successful crowdfunding campaign for Rescape

Welsh scientists helping crack coronavirus genetic code

Scientists in Cardiff are leading global efforts to decipher and track changes to the genetic code of coronavirus. Little variations in the code could have a big impact on whether the virus becomes more or less infectious, and could determine how effective any future vaccine might be. The BBC reports that samples from six thousand … Continue reading Welsh scientists helping crack coronavirus genetic code

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