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11 Aug 2015

Loughborough academics win International Design and Health award for dementia research project

Research by Loughborough University academics has won this year’s International Academy for Design and Health non-student research project award.

The ‘Design for people living with dementia’ project investigated dementia-friendly living environments. Over 100 pilot projects were monitored to identify research gaps and cost effective solutions.

The project led by Professor Andrew Price, was developed by Efthimia Pantzartzis and Federica Pascale, who were appointed to deliver the complex research project which was funded by the Department of Health England.

Following an international judging process, the award was announced at the 11th Design & Health World Congress in Hong Kong.

Professor James Barlow, Chair in Technology and Innovation Management at Imperial Business School described the project as a ‘valuable addition to research literature, drawing on careful analysis of real-world projects’.

For more information or for a full list of winners, please click here.