Big Ideas for the Future: Leeds research recognised
Five University of Leeds research projects have featured in a report published this week celebrating some of the best research work being carried out in UK universities.
The Big Ideas for the Future report, published by Universities UK and Research Councils UK to mark Universities Week, focuses on the life-changing impact of university research and the contribution it makes to individuals, communities and business.
The five Leeds projects highlighted in the report are:
- collection of data on the care and rehabilitation of patients in hospital following a stroke, being carried out collaboratively with researchers from the Universities of York and Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust, with a view to identifying measurable improvements which can be made;
- development of a virtual reality microscope for examining digitised microscope slides, being led by researchers from the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, the School of Computing, and St James's University Hospital, which will help to speed up diagnosis of disease and reduce the risk of patient slides getting mixed up;
- development of a mobile phone app to support weight loss, called "My Meal Mate", which allows users to set a weight loss goal and keep an electronic food diary to monitor calorie intake and physical activity each day until the goal is achieved;
- two projects aimed at encouraging healthy eating habits in young children: "V is for Vegetable" and "Habeat"