ALL Institute member, Dr Katriona O'Sullivan profiled in the Irish Times and the new edition of The Bridge magazine.
All Institute member Dr Katriona O'Sullivan talks about her life and what lead her to her role in the All Institute, Maynooth University. Working with Microsoft on the AI Academy for Good programme.
Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Dr Rosie Gowran member of the Assisted Living and Learning (ALL) Institute, Maynooth University has a new paper published in Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
Dr Rosie Gowran member of the Assisted Living and Learning (ALL) Institute, Maynooth University has a new paper published in Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technolohy, entitled “Wheelchair service provision education for healthcare professional students, healthcare personnel and educators across low- to high-resourced settings: a scoping review protocol."
Date: Tuesday, 15 December 2020
*Announcement* The ALL Institute and Microsoft Ireland receive US-Ireland Research Innovation Award for ‘DreamSpace’ STEM experience
The partnership between the ALL Institute and Microsoft DreamSpace received high praise yesterday when they received the RIA 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Award for Innovation in Talent Development. In 2018 Microsoft and the ALL Institute embarked on a research partnership which examined the impact of the DreamSpace 21CLD education activity- led by Dr Katriona O’Sullivan. The research has paved the way for a stronger evidence base assessing the overall impacts of DreamSpace for students, teachers, and broader society, thus allowing DreamSpace to use evidence-based activities to increase STEM participation.
Date: Friday, 11 December 2020
Dr Rosie Gowran member of the Assisted Living and Learning (ALL) Institute, Maynooth University recent article featured as the cover story for the International Journal of environmental Research and Public Health
Dr Rosie Gowran member of the Assisted Living and Learning (ALL) Institute, Maynooth University has a new paper published and features on the front cover of, International Journal of environmental Research and Public Health, entitled ‘Octopus Watch Fosters Family Resilience by Enhancing Occupational Engagement for Children with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus: Pilot Study’. The article is featured as the cover page for the Special Issue Assistive Technologies for Children, Young People and Adults.
Date: Friday, 04 December 2020
**Launching Today** IDEAS IN ALL :A blog on assisting living and learning by the ALL Institute, Maynooth University.
Today marks the UN International Day of Persons With Disabilities. Here at the ALL Institute we are celebrating by launching our ALL Blog – IDEAS IN ALL :A blog on assisting living and learning by the ALL Institute, Maynooth University. Through this blog, we hope to offer new voices and new perspectives; providing up-to-date commentary and creative ideas; highlighting new projects which are person-centred, but which also engage with perhaps less personable systems, evidence-based policies and laws. We are interested in the application of ideas and appropriate technologies to empower people across their life course.
Date: Thursday, 03 December 2020
The ALL Institute and Global Disability Innovation Hub are delighted to announce that a £1million (GBP) investment in four African countries to promote greater access to Assistive Technology.
Dr Emma Smith, ALL Institute, overseeing the research component of a £1million (GBP) investment in four African countries to promote greater access to Assistive Technology in collaboration Professor Mac MacLachlan.
Date: Wednesday, 02 December 2020
In June 2020, the ALL AI Academy for Good, received 47,000 euro in funding from the community empowerment fund in the Microsoft Data Centre. Using this funding, and the help of the ALL Microsoft-Internship in Maynooth University in partnership with Experiential Learning Programme. Project co-ordinator and University lecturer Katriona O'Sullivan organised the following project. Offering students who are studying in the DEIS band 1 school Mercy Inchicore, an opportunity to develop their STEM/CS skills while learning how to gain access to university. The project aims to empower young women from communities currently underrepresented in STEM with the skills, knowledge and experiences to choose STEM careers.
Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
ALL Members Dr. Joseph Timoney, Azeema Yaseen and Damien McEvoy from the Department of Computer Science, presented ‘The Potential Role of the Internet of Musical Things in Therapeutic Applications’ at UbiMus2020
ALL Member Dr. Joseph Timoney, Azeema Yaseen and Damien McEvoy from the Department of Computer Science, Maynooth University presented on ‘The potential role of the Internet of Musical Things in Therapeutic Applications’ at UbiMus2020 held online this year, organised at Universidade Federal do Sul da Bahia (UFSB) - November 9 - 13, 2020.
Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020
New Paper by ALL Institute Co-Director Professor Deirdre Desmond in Prosthetics and Orthotics International
ALL Institute Co-Director Professor Deirdre Desmond, Maynooth University, recently published paper entitled 'Reflections and future directions for psychological science in Prosthetics and Orthotics International' in Prosthetics and Orthotics International, co- authored by Professor Pamela Gallagher of DCU.
Date: Tuesday, 17 November 2020
ALL Member Dr Nicola Mountford, School of Business, will be leading work package 1 for Horizon 2020 CHAMELEONS project. The CHAMELEONS project has been granted over €998,000 in funding by the Horizon 2020 programme with the aim of creating a new European model for PhD training that will impact real and meaningful societal change. Under the action, “Championing a Multi-Sectoral Education and Learning Experience to Open New Pathways for Doctoral Students”, this 2 year project aims to design, deliver, and evaluate a range of interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international modules that will broaden PhD graduate skills, improve their employability in both academic and non-academic environments and equip them to solve societal challenges in the area of Connected Health. Work package 1, led by Dr Mountford, will assess existing resources and requirements with a view to identifying the gap.
Date: Friday, 13 November 2020