News in brief - January 2017
Virtual Reality in Falls Awareness Training
The App Studio have just completed phase 1 of a project with Bradford NHS looking at using Virtual Reality in Falls Awareness Training. The project that has been running since November 2016 has employed 2 final year students from the Computer Animation and Special Effects Course (Jacob Kirk and Charlotte Dobson). The App Studio was approached to look at building a VR house that can be used to replace the traditional paper drawings as a means to highlight risk areas, for the purposes of training new students. Further feedback and testing will now take place as avenues for future development are explored.
Dr Amin Hosseinian‐Far, Dr Muthu Ramachandran and Dr Dilshad Sarwar have successfully edited a Springer book titled: “Strategic Engineering for Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics”. The book focuses on the fundamentals of strategic engineering as a new discipline and intends to link the key concepts to cloud computing and big data analytics The book will be available as an e‐copy and in print copies in the library soon. To find out more information, or to pre-order your copy please follow the link.
Global Security, Safety & Sustainability Conference
Researchers from the School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University have attended the 11th International Conference on Global Security, Safety & Sustainability on 18 – 20 January 2017 which was held at the Northumbria University London Campus.
Creative Industries Day
Our students recently attended a 'Creative Industries' day where they had the opportunity to listen to guest speakers, have portfolio reviews with tutors, and hear how the sector is flourishing. The sector has seen an increase in vacancies and is one of the 'biggest improvers' in terms of job‐market salaries. Guest speakers included alumni Charles Engwell fromBBC Radio Leeds.
BBC Introducing Showcase Event
After the success of their film in October Broadcast Media Technologies students returned to the Brudenell Social Club last week to film the second BBC Introducing Showcase Event. A volunteer crew of students from all levels, plus an alumni mentor, worked with students from Music Production to capture another night of exciting new music from the region. BBC staff have been extremely impressed with the conduct and output of our students and plans are underway to continue and expand this project throughout 2017.