Monthly Archives: February 2020

Investigating Eye Tracking Technology

The Technology Enhanced Learning Innovation and Design (TELID) Team have recently taken possession of a Pupil Invisible eye tracking system from Pupil Labs. This consists of a pair of glasses with built in cameras and sensors which connects and records to a mobile phone. This system allows the user to be fully mobile while capturing… Read more »

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality And Retailers

Retail today looks completely different than it did five years ago, and five years from now it will look completely different than it does today. Technology is advancing at a pace that requires retailers to not just keep pace with these changes, but stay ahead of the adoption curve in order to remain competitive and… Read more »

Could Virtual Reality Be the Future of Fitness?

Only about 20% of Americans get the recommended amount of exercise a week, according to the Centers for Disease Control, but researchers say there’s a tool on the market that has the potential to change that. According to industry experts, 2019 was the biggest year yet for virtual reality headset sales and many of the virtual reality… Read more »

Sharing pedagogical innovation

BU Learning Technologists have recently been exploring some recent innovations in education technology and last Wednesday the Technology Enhanced Learning Innovation and Design (TELID) team hosted a drop-in session in the Fusion building to share some of this work. Participants enjoyed a high quality Virtual Reality experience via the Oculus Rift S which doesn’t require… Read more »

How Virtual Reality Is Benefiting Seniors

It’s usually the youth that is associated with cutting-edge technology, but we’re seeing an unlikely group of early adopters emerge—the elderly. Virtual Reality (VR) is being used to better the lives of senior citizens all over the world by reducing loneliness, improving their mental health and transporting them to far-flung places without needing to leave… Read more »

Would you eat a ‘steak’ printed by robots?

You might not know it, but if you wear a hearing aid, you are likely to be part of the 3D printing revolution. Almost all hearing aids nowadays are produced using the technique. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing involves building up layers of material – plastic, metal or resin – and bonding them… Read more »

We Need Your Help | PGR & Supervisor Views | Postgraduate Researcher Development Needs

We Need Your Help PGR & Supervisor Views Postgraduate Researcher Development Needs The Postgraduate Researcher Development Steering Group aims to support Faculty enhancement in postgraduate researcher development opportunities. In order to do this effectively, we need to gain an understanding of what is required. We would greatly appreciate it if you could take the time… Read more »