BU Research Project wins THE Award

SHIVACongratulations to the SHIVA Project team who won the Times Higher Education (THE) Award in the Outstanding Innovation in Teaching or Research category.

The SHIVA Project (Scuplture for Healthcare: Interaction and Visual Art in 3D) won the award at the THE Awards, one of the most prestigious awards in the Higher Education sector.

The team from BU’s National Centre for Comptuer Animation (NCCA) developed the SHIVA software system, working with Victoria Education Centre in Dorset – a local school for children with physical and learning disabilities.

The software enables students to bring art to life by creating objects using eye gaze or touchscreen technology, before 3D printing the finished result.

The winning team for the award included: Professor Alexander Pasko, Professor Peter Comninos, Dr Leigh McLoughlin, Dr Oleg Fryazinov, Dr Valery Adzhiev, PhD student Mathieu Sanchez and Mark Moseley, who worked for Victoria Educational Centre and is now a BU Doctoral student.

To view all the winners from the evening, visit the THE Awards website.