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Biomechanics Workshops for SMEs
Wed 23 November 2016, 09:00 – 13:30 GMT
This unique half day workshop will be run on the afternoon of Tuesday the 22nd of November 2016 at 12.30pm and repeated on Wednesday the 23rd of November 2016 at 09.00 am. The event will be held at the Allied Health Research Unit’s state of the art movement laboratory based in Brook Building at the UCLan campus in Preston.
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 4.5 hours and will consist of talks by Professor Jim Richards on different aspects of biomechanics and practical demonstrations of the equipment in the movement laboratory. 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
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 and Answers, Networking & Refreshments