Giant head showcased at The Gadget Show Live 201222 March 2012
A one metre high interactive skull produced by Nottingham Trent University students will be showcased at the UK's leading consumer technology event - The Gadget Show Live - in April.
Attendees will be able to interact with the giant head, making muscles move by pushing buttons, while an EEG headset will mimic the wearer's facial movements, by smiling, winking and blinking.
Built as part of a group design project by students on the university's smart design postgraduate courses, the head - as well as being fun and engaging for visitors to the show - is underpinned by research into rehabilitation for stroke sufferers.
The university has been working closely with a paediatric neurosurgeon to research implanting and attaching smart materials to the facial muscles and how this could potentially benefit a patient who has suffered from a stroke, who has facial paralysis and has no chance of rehabilitation.
Visitors to The Gadget Show Live 2012, taking place 11-15 April at the NEC in Birmingham, will be able to see and interact with the giant head at Nottingham Trent University's stand - D280.