Funded Projects
  • EPSRC First Grant Scheme Development of a Multimodal Lifelogging Platform to Support Self-Reflection & Monitor Inflammation Associated with the Experience of Negative Emotions, Principle Investigator (Grant Ref: EP/M029484/1)
    • This EPSRC funded project was concerned with developing a mobile lifelogging platform to measure anxiety and anger during real-life driving. As the project leader, was responsible for the coordination, preparation, conduct and administration of the project. This included managing the project’s delivery, the team and the outputs. I also worked on developing the algorithms for processing the data and the visualisations.
PhD Student Supervision
  • Miss Kellyann Stamp (Director of Studies), area: Development of a mobile multimodal adaptive gaming technology to distract children from painful procedures
  • Mr Christopher Baker, area: Emotive Responses in Virtual Environments
  • Mr Ghulam Mohi-Ud-Din, area: Deep Learning for SmartGrid Data
  • Dr Ibrahim Idowu (2017), thesis title: Classification Techniques Using EHG Signals for Detecting Preterm Births
Software Development

LJMU School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, MyWallMate (2014)

Created a cross-platform (Android/Apple) mobile phone application that allows users to compose messages to the Liverpool John University TextwallTM website from your mobile device. Features include:

  • Facility to store your regularly used Textwall™ codes beginning with ‘LJ’.
  • Codes automatically added at the start of your message so you don’t have to repeatedly type them out.
  • The app can also be used to send messages in response to the Textwall™ Multiple Choice Questions

All messages were sent via the default email account that is set up on your mobile device.

 

LJMU Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool Knee Injury Study (2014)

Created a cross-platform (Android/Apple) mobile phone application, back-end server and administrative website has been developed for use in the Liverpool Knee Injury Study (LKIS) research project, which is being conducted to investigate risk factors for knee injuries. The mobile application is currently being used to monitor a user’s participation in the research project, via the use of a weekly questionnaire. It also enables participants to receive messages from the research team, view their questionnaire submission statistics and links to the LKIS Twitter feed. Features of the mobile application include:

  • The ability for users to complete the questionnaire, which needs to be completed on a weekly basis. The use of notifications reminds the user at the beginning of the week to fill in the questionnaire. If a response is not received within three days then subsequent notifications are used to remind the user every three days until a log has been sent.
  • Messaging facility allows the research team to send messages to everyone that has the application and to specific individuals
  • Statistics enable users to view their progress of completing the questionnaires, which are displayed as a pie chart
  • Linked to the LKIS Twitter feed

Features of the administrative system included:

  • Back-end server that stores the user’s questionnaire responses
  • Web site for the administration team that allows them to activate users, email non-Android/iOS users, download response data, download user data, send messages to all/specific users and enter data from non-Android/iOS users
  • North West Regional Innovation Fund, Keeping in Touch: Face to face with the speech and Language Therapist via the Internet (2013).

Created a two Android mobile phone programs. These applications enabled the speech therapists, and their clients, to complete questionnaires in order to evaluate the use of videoconferencing for conducting speech therapy sessions. The data was collected and enabled the clinicians to assess the appropriateness of the using this method, as opposed to face-to-face appointments.

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