April 13, 2018, by Raphael Velt

Digital Research Week: Hands-on Demonstrations Wednesday 25 April

Will Bowden’s Caistor App

On Wednesday 25 April, the atrium in the Engineering and Sciences Learning Centre on University Park will host the Digital Research Week’s Demo Day. We have invited researchers from all faculties to showcase innovative technology that they have been working on, and are proud to introduce the following demonstrations:

Will Bowden from the Department of Archaeology will be presenting an augmented reality reconstruction of a Roman town in Norfolk.

Bethany Jackson from the Rights Lab will demonstrate how slavery can be detected from space – and with the help of crowdsourcing – through innovative use of satellite imaging.

The Sheep Lameness Sensor

Jasmeet Kaler’s work uses an accelerometer and bespoke algorithms to detect sheep lameness, a health issue costing the agricultural sector £80m per year.

The Mixed Reality Lab in the School of Computer Science will be well represented with 5 different demos:

Paul Tennent will showcase the Corrupt Kitchen VR Experience, a collaboration with researchers in Social Science and Law.

Breathing Space

Holger Schnädelbach will present Breathing Space, an “adaptive architecture” tent that creates a soothing feedback loop between individuals’ breathing and their environment.

Hyosun Kwon will present storytelling boxes created to collect stories for the Institute for Digital Life and Ephemera

Yitong Huang will introduce WorkMyWay, an Internet of Things (IoT) based intervention to foster health in the workplace

Finally, Ben Bedwell will demonstrate Visitor Box, a deck of cards to help design cultural experiences.

Projection Augmented Relief Mapping

Gary Priestnall from the School of Geography will present Projection Augmented Relief Models, used to tell stories by projecting images and videos onto architectural and landscape models.

John Baker will present the work from the Institute of Name Studies, and how online platforms have been used to collate place names from across England.

Tony Pridmore from the Computer Vision Lab will present a robotic arm used to take photos of and create 3D models of plants with the aim of phenotyping (i.e. measuring functional and structural properties of) these plants.

Finally, the Digital Research Team will showcase a range of technologies (digital pens, tablets, handheld scanners) used to digitise text and handwriting.

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