University of Nottingham

Royal Society Industry Summer Placement award for sensing textiles research

Thomas Payne receiving Royal Society award

We are proud to share that Thomas Payne was awarded best poster prize for his Royal Society Industry Summer Fellowship work.

Tom, Masters Student in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Nottingham, spent his placement with our collaborator Footfalls and Heartbeats, investigating the resistive response of wireless knitted textile pressure sensors.

This technology has great potential for medical uses, such as monitoring foot pressure for diabetics, to prevent ulcers.

Read about Tom's work with Footfalls and Heartbeats on his poster here

The University has a strong relationship with Footfalls and Heartbeats, a New Zealand company which transferred operations to the UK and 'spun-in' to the University in 2016. Professor Steve Morgan, Director of the Centre for Healthcare Technologies, currently holds a Royal Society Industry Fellowship with the company.

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