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Biomechanics Workshop for Small and Medium Enterprises

UCLan Innovation Clinic

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 from 12:30 to 16:30 (BST)

Biomechanics Workshop for Small and Medium Enterprises

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This unique half day workshop will be run on the afternoon of  Wednesday the 5th of April 2017 at 12.30 pm. The event will be held at UCLan Burnley Campus. 

This event is primarily for companies developing products that physically impact users in some way.  Testing and validation of such products is an important part of showing how your product will benefit the user, and the wide range of testing available through the Innovation Clinic can be used to help you scientifically support your claims about your product.  Through the use of such evidence you can boost the marketability of the product, which can have a direct impact on sales.  If this relates to a product that you are developing or have recently released and feel that it would benefit from independent testing, then please join us and see what we can do for you.

The purpose of the workshop is to allow your company to see the different methods we can use to collect data.   Through the course of the event we will explain the different types of data we can collect and what they could mean to your company and to your product. The event will last approximately 4 hours and will consist of talks by Professor Jim Richards on different aspects of biomechanics and practical demonstrations of the equipment. During the workshop we will look at a range of biomechanical techniques that are used to collect data for companies and through the use of case studies we will explain how these relate to a person using a product. Throughout the workshop you will have the opportunity to speak to our team and ask questions.  

The day will follow the structure below:

Start – Meet and greet with staff. Refreshments will be provided.

Session 1 (45mins) – The uses of Motion Capture and Forces and how the information collected can be used by companies - Professor Jim Richards

Session 2 (45 mins) – Practical laboratory session demonstrating different motion capture methods with Dr Ambreen Chohan and Professor Jim Richards.

Break (15 minutes) – Refreshments and informal discussion with staff

Session 3 (45 minutes) – The use of EMG, Pressure and Thermal Imaging and what the information collected could mean for companies - Professor Jim Richards

Session 4 (45 minutes) – Practical laboratory session demonstrating pressure, EMG and thermal imaging data capture methods

Session 5 (45 minutes) Questions & Answers and Networking.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the team using the following information:

Alex Mbuli
Research Assistant – Biomechanics
Brook Building, Rm 121
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK PR1 2HE
(+44(0)1772 895196  Email:

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UCLan Burnley Campus
Princess Way
BB12 0EQ Burnley
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 from 12:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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UCLan Innovation Clinic

UCLan’s Innovation Clinic is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is setup to specifically target Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Northwest.

Through this project the SMEs will be able to access a wide range of support in a number of areas including receiving free scientific support and research on products they may wish to bring to market or are in the first stages of development. Our team brings together extensive industry & academic expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and technology to provide fully funded and tailored support at any stage of the product development process from initial concept and market research through to launch.

We have the ability to offer support in the following areas:
• Independent idea evaluation & feasibility
• Market research, demand and competitor analysis
• Advice on IP and freedom to operate
• Innovation strategy
• Product design support
• Prototype development
• Product testing
• Brand development
• Materials, supply chain and manufacturing advice
• Commercialisation

Over the next 2 years, the Innovation Clinic aims to assist SMEs through tailored advice and support enabling them to gain an insight into their products' potential and help boost the manufacturing sector in the region.

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