Media Coverage

 2014

October

Paul Watson receives the Jim Gray ESc0ence award: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing/about/news/item/paul-watson-receives-jim-gray-escience-award

SiDE Research into dementia featured in a parliamentary report on assistive technology:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/assistive-technology-research-and-development.

May

Braille input study featured in The Conversation https://theconversation.com/good-vibrations-bring-braille-into-the-21st-century-27002

Prof Vicki Hanson elected as ACM Vice President
http://business.itbusinessnet.com/article/New-ACM-Officers-Elected-to-Lead-Amid-Digital-Changes-Facing-the-Computing-Community-3276086

Ambient Kitchen featured on BBC’s Horizon: http://bbc.in/1jcBeTs

Being launched during the 50th Anniversary edition of BBC science series Horizon, Newcastle University has been chosen to highlight the challenges facing people with dementia. The full press release is available here: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/press.release/item/solving-society-s-greatest-challenges

 

April

Google Glass for Parkinson’s Disease:

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/press.release/item/google-glass-puts-the-focus-on-parkinson-s

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10752873/How-Google-Glass-is-helping-Parkinsons-sufferers.html

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/news/9-april-2014/google-glass-tackles-challenges-parkinsons

http://www.informationweek.com/mobile/mobile-devices/google-glass-for-parkinsons-10-findings/d/d-id/1204319

http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/google-glass-proves-helpful-to-people-with-parkinsons/

http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/google-glass-parkinsons-disease/

http://www.pmlive.com/blogs/digital_intelligence/archive/2014/april/google_glass_enters_parkinsons_trials

 

2013

December

Cloud Centre coverage

BBC news:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-25340546

Daily Mirror feature:   http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/newcastle-university-planning-science-city-2918096

November

Our Transport researchers have been working on a driver distraction study, which attracted significant media attention, as we hosted the launch of Road Safety week: http://www.4rfv.co.uk/nationalnews.asp?id=172272 Video: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24982173

Video: http://tyneandwear.sky.com/news/article/89591/road-safety-campaigners-call-for-ban-on-hands-free-calls

http://recombu.com/cars/articles/news/road-safety-charity-brake-call-to-ban-on-hands-free-phones

http://www.cable.co.uk/news/road-safety-charity-urges-drivers-to-turn-their-phones-off-801661574/

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/84543/call-ban-hands-free-phones

http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/2013/11/18/brake-calls-for-ban-on-hands-free-phones-while-driving/48797/

http://www.transportengineer.org.uk/transport-engineer-news/charity-calls-for-ban-on-phones-at-the-wheel/57758/

http://www.capitalfm.com/northeast/on-air/news-travel/local-news/north-east-drivers-addicted-their-phones/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2509111/Campaigners-motorists-turn-phones-boot.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/24989296

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/crime/irresponsible-1-300-sunderland-drivers-caught-using-their-mobile-phone-1-6251377

September

Urban realm: http://www.urbanrealm.com/news/4371/Dundee_care_home_initiative_nets_%C2%A31.3m_funding.html

University of Dundee http://www.dundee.ac.uk/pressreleases/2013/sept13/fundingboost.htm

School of Computing (UoD): https://www.facebook.com/SoCdundee/posts/621606844546159
EPSRC press release: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2013/Pages/designprojects.aspx

EPSRC funding:  http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K037293/1

The Dundee Courier:  http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/dundee/dundee-university-s-1-3m-could-help-elderly-1.127045

Local Radio: Lesley McIntyre gave radio interviews to TAY FM and Wave102 about the BESiDE Project on 3rd September 2013. Sound bites from this interview were played every 30 minutes on the news bulletins.  

Older Driver study – British Science Festival: http://knowledge.allianz.com/?2425/Helping-older-drivers-stay-on-the-road

 August

The Conversation:  http://theconversation.com/older-drivers-shouldnt-get-off-the-road-they-just-need-satnav-16907

July 

Newcastle University press release – ‘On Cloud Nine’ – http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/press.release/item/on-cloud-nine-newcastle-university-secures-2m-to-develop-a-state-of-the-art-cloud-computing-centre The Journal – Newcastle’s Centre for Cloud Computing: http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-city-council-prepares-roll-4865930

BBC Radio 4’s Money Box programme – Martin Emms discusses security issues surroundingcontactless cards http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01shqc7

The Conversation piece on Portrait:  http://theconversation.com/the-technology-that-remembers-the-past-for-those-who-cant-16140

2012

April

We received extensive press coverage relating to our work on Older Drivers: BBC online – Driving Lab  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17785033

The Journal – Driving Lab – http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2012/04/23/newcastle-university-project-aims-to-help-older-drivers-61634-30816264/

The Independent – Driving Lab http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-smarter-cars-that-could-keep-older-drivers-on-the-roads-longer-7669144.html

The Daily Mail- Driving Lab http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2133680/Go-left-library-left-pub–Granny-Nav-Scientists-develop-new-help-pensioners.html

The Sun – Driving Lab http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4272816/New-granny-satnav-is-designer-for-nervous-older-drivers.html

NBC Philadelphia – Driving Lab http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/tech/NATL-Senior-Car-Elderly-Safety-Drivelab-Drivers-148510555.html

NBC New York Driving Lab – http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/tech/NATL-Senior-Car-Elderly-Safety-Drivelab-Drivers-148510555.html&hl=en

Driving lab on BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17812140 Driving Lab on ITV: http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2012-04-23/keeping-us-on-the-road/

BBC Radio 4’s Today programme – Driving Lab : http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9715000/9715301.stm

February

Digital Cheques — “The Joy of Cheques”

The Daily Mail — The electric cheque: Hi-tech lifeline could save old way of paying

The Telegraph — Digital pen to save paper cheques

The Daily Mail featured our work on tailored satellite navigation systems: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2278649/Newcastle-trial-new-sat-nav-technology-tell-drivers-EXACT-speed-to-avoid-reds.html

 

2011

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/press.release/item/newcastle-university-research-projects-celebrated-as-a-big-idea-for-the-future

2010

The Telegraph featured our work on our indoor navigation systems for the elderly –  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/5241034/Elderly-shoppers-to-get-sat-nav-gadget-to-find-their-way-around-supermarkets.html
The Guardian – Paul Watson speaks at The Guardian’s Activate event: http://www.theguardian.com/activate/video/activate-2010-paul-watson

2009

April

The Daily Mail featured the Ambient Kitchen: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1174541/The-kitchen-keeps-eye-Alzheimers-patients-using-digital-technology.html

The Journal featured the funding announcement:  http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/north-east-scientists-invent-hi-tech-4484633

The official EPSRC Press release for the 3 Digital Economy hubs:  http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2009/Pages/newcentres.aspx