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A BU research project which enables schoolchildren with disabilities to take part in artistic activities has won the Outstanding Digital Innovation in Teaching or Research Award at the Times Higher Education (THE) annual ceremony.

The SHIVA Project (Scuplture for Healthcare: Interaction and Visual Art in 3D) won the award at the THE Awards, one of the most prestigious awards in the Higher Education sector.

The team from BU’s National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) developed the SHIVA software system, working with Victoria Education Centre in Dorset – a school for children with physical and learning disabilities.

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The software enables students to bring art to life by creating objects using eye gaze or touchscreen technology, before 3D printing the finished result.

The winning team for the award included: Professor Alexander Pasko, Professor Peter Comninos, Dr Leigh McLoughlin, Dr Oleg Fryazinov, Dr Valery Adzhiev, PhD student Mathieu Sanchez and Mark Moseley, who worked for Victoria Educational Centre and is now a BU Doctoral student.

To view all the winners from the evening, visit the THE Awards website.


Originally published on BU News.