Reducing disease impact through early diagnosis and assistive technologies
Live Well with Dementia
The Dementia Research Centre
The Dementia Research Centre (DRC), based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) is one of the UK’s leading centres for clinical research into dementia. The DRC is part of the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease at the UCL Institute of Neurology and has close links with the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit for Dementia (BRU-D)based at the NHNN.
EPSRC NeuroProgression Project: Computational models of neurodegenerative disease progression
Computer-based mathematical models can predict patterns of disease progression and propagation and will offer new insights when compared with large-scale population studies.
EPSRC Computational Platform for the Assessment of Cognition In Dementia (C-PLACID) Project
Cognitive impairment is the most debilitating and frustrating aspect of most neurodegenerative diseases. Despite the importance of quantifying cognition in both research and clinical settings, current cognitive assessments are often limited to a pen-and-paper format with cut-off scores, yielding a number of limitations.
Pedestrian Accessibility Scenario, PAMELA
The PAMELA laboratory is a novel and highly flexible facility allowing full-scale pedestrian infrastructure to be built and tested to enable thorough assessment and evaluation. The structure includes a flexible floor surface that represents real ground conditions with interchangeable surface materials and is supported by a range of sensing equipment.