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Personalised Footwear: E2HS - From Elite to High Street


The E2HS project has attracted considerable media interest and a number of awards and industry accolades.

Media coverage
The Times, Sunday Times, The Saturday Times (Body & Soul), The Independent, The Express, The Daily Star, Running & Fitness, Men's Health, New Design, Time Compression Technologies, Manufacturing Technologies, The Engineer, Professional Engineering, Materials World, Connect, The Discovery Channel (Canada), British Satellite News, BBC Breakfast, Regional radio stations

Awards & accolades
The new Rapid Manufacturing process that has been developed during the E2HS research project has won a USA Society of Manufacturing Engineering Breakthrough Technology Award in May 2009. This was the only winner of this award from outside the USA. more>>

The new RM process was highlighted by EPSRC in its Connect magazine as an exemplar of how IMRC funded research works at is best.

The E2HS project was cited as an example of collaborative research the 2008 Engineer Innovation Award, made to the Sports Technology Institute for its support for industry.

Public understanding of science & engineering
The research to optimise sprint spikes for the individual athlete was selected by the Institute of Engineering Technology as a case study to encourage school children to become engineers. A short documentary film, starring our researchers and describing the project is available on the IET website, as part of the IET's Faraday initiative.
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Our researchers have been involved in a variety of other public outreach programs such as the EPSRC's New Outlooks in Science and Engineering (NOISE) initiative, a national campaign to raise awareness for science and engineering. Dan Toon in one of several Sports Technology Researchers who are NOISE ambassadors. View Dan's NOISE profile.

Press releases



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E2HS researchers win 'outstanding paper' award
E2HS researchers win 'outstanding paper' award
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Technology featured on Canadian Discovery Channel
Technology featured on Canadian Discovery Channel

Could technology make Usain Bolt even faster?
BBC website

SME logo
USA Society of Manufacturing Engineering Breakthrough Technology Award, May 2009

EIT video link
Institute of Engineering Technology films our research to encourage young people to become engineers

Dan Toon
Find out why Dan Toon has been making NOISE about our research for the EPSRC

Sprinter ground contact at 50m
View footage of elite sprinter ground contact at 50m