Master's Final Research Project - Developing a Virtual Reality hearing tool for teenagers with Bilateral Cochlear Implants
The Master’s Project aims to provide students with the opportunity to work on a major piece of research in Design Engineering, using the knowledge, skills and attitudes learnt throughout the Master programme. Students are expected to implement a project at the edge of Design Engineering know-how, using new technology or exploiting scientific knowledge.
DESIRE (Design Engineering Selected Innovation REcognition) Award:
For modules where there is a design engineering output in the form of significant coursework, a module leader or delegated representative selects one item of output for the Design Engineering Selected Innovation REcognition (DESIRE). This is a prestigious award within the School, and something that all students will, we hope, aspire to win on a few occasions throughout their degree. DESIRE selected works need not necessarily be associated with the top mark or grade scoring project, and can be awarded to a group or individual.
Published Article in Frontiers
Involving children and teenagers with bilateral cochlear implants in the design of the BEARS (Both EARS) virtual reality training suite improves personalization of the intervention, by Deborah A Vickers, Marina Salorio-Corbetto, Sandra Driver, Christine Rocca, Yuli Levtov, Kevin Sum, Bhavisha Parmar, Giorgos Dritsakis, Jordi Albanell Flores, Dan Jiang, Merle Mahon, Frances Early, Nejra Van Zalk, Lorenzo Picinali, published in Frontiers in Digital Health, section Connected Health. (link)