How the team met

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The core team first met in 2013 at Sheffield Hallam University’s Imagine Conference, an event that brings together academics and researchers from different areas to come up with new ideas of how they could work collaboratively. Games developer Ivan Phelan had been working with a piece of virtual reality (VR) hardware called Oculus Rift, and he was excited about its potential. Some of the people he spoke to shared his excitement and discussed how virtual reality could be used with prosthetics.

The group met after the conference to fine-tune their plans, and the Virtual Reality Prosthetics project was born. Following the successful first phase, and under the leadership of Denise Eaton, the core team has expanded to include other experts who are equally as enthusiastic to bring this exciting project to the wider public.

Team Members

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Brigidin Crowther

Assistant Prinicpal, UTC Sheffield

Catherine Duckett

Biomedical Science Lecturer

Carol Garcia

Senior Physiotherapy Lecturer

Christine Le Maitre

Reader in Musculoskeletal Disorders

Denise Eaton

Project Manager

Ivan Phelan

Game Development Researcher

Joelle Halliday

Senior Research Fellow - Science Education

Judith Higginson

Project Administrator

Kevin Evison

VR Prosthetic Development User

Karin Glöckle

Project Administrator

Maddy Arden

Professor of Health Psychology

Mark Barton

Digital Resources Developer

Steve Florence

3D Artist / Developer

Tim Machin

Gallery Manager