Episode 4: The Cyclone Challenge – Mobiliser raising money for PD UK

The day had finally arrived. The day for the Cyclone Challenge Ride. Saturday, July 03, the day mobiliser Alison Yarnall and her friend Naomi were going to ride their bicycles for 108 miles (173,8 km). The day they wanted to raise money for a good cause. The day they raised money for Parkinson’s UK.  The reason why Alison wanted to raise money for Parkinson’s UK by racing 108 miles can be explained by…

Episode 3: Making a difference in people’s lives – Silvia Del Din awarded a NUAcT Fellowship.

Our Mobilise-D colleague Dr. Silvia Del-Din has always been fascinated by research and the idea of “making a difference in people’s lives”. Here she explains her role in Mobilise-D, her new NUAcT fellowship at Newcastle University, and her perspective on how remote monitoring can revolutionize healthcare.  Silvia (37) was born in Agordo in the North-East of Italy and is a great fan of travelling and hiking. In her professional life, she has been involved in research for more than 10 years now. But how did a young girl from a small town nestled in the Dolomites, end up doing…

In the spotlight: Abolfazl Soltani’s Public PhD defense, Friday, Dec 11

This coming Friday Abolfazl Soltani, one of our Mobilisers from EPFL, Switzerland, will have the public defense of his PhD thesis.  In his PhD work, Abolfazl has focused on accurate walking speed estimation and walking bout detection based on wrist-worn sensors. Although there are many different digital systems that can monitor gait in unsupervised free-living situations such as housekeeping, catching a bus, and shopping, they each have different advantages and disadvantages.   One such system, the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), can measure real-world gait speed accurately, but…