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New research shows explaining things to 'normal' people can help scientists be better at their jobs

In times when fake news and alternative facts circulate in society, spreading scientifically based findings is more important than ever...

  • 04/12/2017
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We built a robot care assistant for elderly people – here’s how it works

Not all robots will take over human jobs. My colleagues and I have just unveiled a prototype care robot that we hope could take on some...

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How our new technology will help blind people ‘see’ at the cinema

Sight loss affects around two million people in the UK, a number that is likely to increase to four million by 2050. Losing sight can ...

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Newcastle named as a top UK smart city

Newcastle is the fastest growing region outside of London for digital and technology employment, according to the second UK Smart Citie...

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Meet a Member - Steve Wilkinson

Your chance to meet one of our members, Steve Wilkinson! Hear about what Steve enjoys most about being a member of Voice North and wha...

  • 13/07/2017
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How should technologies be developed for easy engagement?

A project entitled older travellers and technology engagement (OTTE), commissioned by Transport Systems Catapult, funded by Department ...

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Robot revolution: why technology for older people must be designed with care and respect

Published on 1st February 2017 by Nola Ries and Taro Sugihara on The Conversation. Many countries around the world have ageing populat...

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How GPS devices can help find people with dementia when they get lost

Published on 10th January 2017 by Ruth Bartlett on The Conversation. Twenty-four satellites circle the Earth twice a day and transmit ...

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Some brain training programs are backed by evidence. Here’s how to pick them

Published on 23rd February by Tejal Shah on The Conversation. Brain training has been touted as a way to prevent age-related cognitive...

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Do you really want to know what’s lurking in your genome?

Published on 24th February 2017 by Michael Mackley on The Conversation. Would you want to know if you were at a higher risk of getting...

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Smart traffic scheme given the green light

Published on 23rd February Newcastle leading the way on use of digital technology to tackle congestion. A ground-breaking project in ...

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Why medical technology often doesn't make it from drawing board to hospital

Published on 15th February 2017, by Matthew Leming on The Conversation. If there’s something wrong with your brain, how do you spot th...

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Will you feel better after surgery? Now you can find out using this online tool

Published on 10th February 2017 by Andrew Street and Nils Gutacker on The Conversation. The financial crisis facing the NHS is startin...

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Festive Lecture 2015: QuantuMDx

QuantuMDx: tackling the world’s deadliest diseases... Twelve months after Professor Sir John Burn introduced QuantuMDx to a captivated...

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Director's Blog: What is Voice North?

The ‘VOICE’ of Voice North stands for Valuing our Intellectual Capital and Experience. The ‘North’ is because as an organisation we are...

  • 31/10/2016
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New hope for recovery of hand movement for stroke patients

Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand. Neuroscientists at Newc...

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