Case Studies

  1. Aqua Running – Hydro suits

    Background Terry Nelson, Founder of Aqua Running, was a Liverpool FC youth team player until persistent injury forced him to give up the game as a teenager. Following two kidney transplants, Terry overcame adversity to win numerous gold medals in the British Transplant games, relying on running under water to stay in shape. From this […]

  2. Real Space – Developing a ‘Single Reality’ optical headset

    Background Real Space are developing a ‘Single Reality’ optical headset that that works by using innovative optical design to change the perceptual information received by the wearer, adding depth of field to a 2D image or video. Their VR immersive headset will give users a VR experience via a normal device, which has potential benefits […]

  3. 3D scanning technologies create a virtual museum

    A team from Liverpool John Moores University is working with partners from Greece, Belgium, France, Switzerland and elsewhere in the UK to develop 3D capture systems which will allow a deeper understanding of art using augmented/virtual reality technologies. DigiArt, which is funded through Horizon 2020, is aimed at providing a new, cost efficient solution to […]

  4. Liverpool-designed and built particle detectors

    Physicists based in Liverpool designed and built world-class particle detector systems incorporated in the heart of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. These detectors were used in the ATLAS experiment that discovered the Higgs boson. They were also used in LHCb experiments that aimed to understand […]

  5. Improving smart products through collaboration

    The Mast Group is a specialist in clinical microbiology. Based in Liverpool, and with subsidiaries in France and Germany, the company markets its products in around 50 countries worldwide. When the hard- and software components of an existing machine became obsolete, they asked Liverpool scientists to help incorporate the latest technologies into its new product […]

  6. Wearable sensors

    Scientists from Liverpool John Moores University achieved a major breakthrough in wearable sensor technology in 2013. They developed sensors that can be woven into any garment, allowing doctors to monitor a patient’s vital signs such as heart rate, blood oxygen levels and temperature, in a way that is non-invasive, wireless and battery-free. Invisible and undetectable […]

  7. Mini mass spectrometer

    Scientists from the University of Liverpool have developed original technology to achieve the world’s smallest quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS), using gold-coated optical fibre on a silicon substrate. It is also the first QMS to be micro-engineered in silicon. The market for portable mass spectrometers is huge – it is a multi-billion pound industry – with […]

  8. Centre for Intelligent Monitoring Systems

    The Centre for Intelligent Monitoring Systems (CIMS) is an internationally renowned applied research and development centre, based in the University of Liverpool. It builds on combined strengths in sensor technology, software development, telemetry and systems integration, together with its unique approach to sensor systems. CIMS translates research into working, pre-commercial, prototype sensor systems to develop […]

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