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School of Health Sciences exhibits research at Made@City

Staff and students show research images and projects at City event

by George Wigmore (Senior Communications Officer)

Research images and projects were presented at the recent Made@City event with academics and students from across the School of Health Sciences (SHS) highlighting some of the world-leading academic research carried out in the School.

Made@City is an end of year celebration to present the best student project work from within the University involving creativity, technology and design. Split into two sections, the Images of Research exhibition displayed 23 images from around City, with 30 students and staff teams also given the chance to demonstrate their projects to the attendees in another part of the space. Both were put to a vote, with the public choosing their favourite image and project respectively.



The SHS projects included:

  • LeanApp – developed by Farrah Hassan, Georgina Whitham, Dominik Bruch, Svetlana Massur and Ana Vaz the digital points mobile app is linked to fitness tracking apps, organised fitness events, health promotion seminars and partner gyms and offers health related rewards
  • DIY Dental Diagnosis – created by Hawaa Budraa the program enables a user to take a picture of their teeth, and it generates a plaque score.
  • Using Drawing in Aphasia - Catriona Andrew’s project looks at the benefits of learning observational drawing for people with aphasia. Results showed an improvement in semantic information-gathering, as well as self-rating communication, confidence, concentration and quality of life. People reported valuing the chance to learn a new, rather than compensatory, skill.
  • City Baby Face Database – Using City Baby Face Database and eye tracking analysis and visualization, creator Rebecca Webb got guests at Made@City to rate the images on the depicted emotion whilst having their eyes tracked. This then provide maps of where the guest has been looking and therefore which area(s) of the face a person is looking at when identifying the depicted emotion. 
  • EVA Park – created by a team from SMCSE and SHS, EVA Park is a multi-user virtual world that gives people with aphasia – a language disorder which can lead to the loss of the ability to speak - unique opportunities to practice their speech and establish social connections.

To learn more about Made@City please contact Christine Kemp, Enterprise Partnerships Coordinator at City University London, on 0207 040 3325 or @c1typartners

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