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©2017 BY NATURAL INTERACTIONS LAB

THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Welcome to the website of the Natural Interaction Lab (NIL) based at the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. We aim to create need-led technologies that feel naturally connected with the users and their environments.

Research focus
 
TEAM MEMBERS

Group Leader

Prof Jeroen Bergmann is Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Science and Senior Research Fellow in Engineering & Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford, the Group Leader of the Natural Interaction Lab, a Lecturer at Christ Church and Director of the Oxford HealthTech Labs (previously Oxford Biodesign programme). His research interest is in developing new preventative and assistive technologies that allows for more natural interactions. He has experience in developing laboratory prototypes and taking them through clinical validation to make a real-world impact. His work focuses on the development, design and application of novel healthcare technologies. Active projects consist of creating wearables sensors for physical activity monitoring in extreme conditions, researching new solutions for limb-deficient patients, virtual prototyping and design affordability. His research vision is to prevent more people from becoming patients by creating innovative solutions.

Program Manager Regulatory Navigation

Dr Rita Hendricusdottir is the Program Manager in Regulatory Navigation for Medical Devices working on an EPSRC funded strategic project.

Program Manager Oxford HealthTech Labs

Daniel Mogefors is the Program Manager for the Oxford HealthTech Labs funded by EIT Health. 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Dr Emily (Man Ting) Kwong  is a researcher working on an EPSRC funded project for developing a smart mouthguard.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Dr Vikranth Harthikote Nagaraja is the Postdoctoral Research Assistant working on an GCRF/EPSRC funded project for developing prosthetics.

Senior Software Engineer

Oliver Lorton is the Senior Software Engineer in Regulatory Navigation for Medical Devices working on an EPSRC funded strategic project.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in need-led innovation

Dr Erfan Soliman  is the researcher working on need-led innovation funded by EIT Health.

(Post)doctoral Research Assistant in in regulatory data science

(Dr) Aaron Ceross is the researcher working on Digital MedTech Regulations

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in regulations

Dr Azad Hussain is the regulatory scientist working on Digital MedTech Regulations

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Urinary Technology

Dr Monica Armengol is the researcher working on new assistive technologies for paediatrics

(Post)doctoral Research Assistant in prosthetic technology

(Dr) Jhonatan Lopes is is the  Research Assistant working on (computational) mechanics for developing prosthetics

DPhil Student

Leonardo de Almeida e Bueno  is reading for a DPhil in Engineering Science

Supervision: Prof Jeroen Bergmann

DPhil Student

Xinyu Hou is reading for a DPhil in Engineering Science

Supervision: Prof Jeroen Bergmann

DPhil Student

Joe Russell is reading for a DPhil in Engineering Science

Supervision: Prof Jeroen Bergmann

DPhil Student

Fahad Alshaibani is reading for a DPhil in Engineering Science

Supervision: Prof Jeroen Bergmann and Prof Vicente Grau

DPhil Student

Bart Van Pee is reading for a DPhil in Engineering Science

Supervision: Prof Jeroen Bergmann

DPhil Student

Frederik Massie is reading for a DPhil in Engineering Science

Supervision: Prof Jeroen Bergmann

DPhil Student

Position open for 2020

Current Research Interns 

Runbei Cheng

Thomas Stannett

Current students working on MEng projects

John Saunders

Benedict Aldous

Theodore Beever

Jona Boender

Patrick Osborne

Alexandra Drewe 

Zijun Li 

Henry Mingay 

Nobel Basser

Previous Group Members

2020

Dr Laura Diment was DPhil student (co-supervised with Prof Mark Thompson) in the group and is now at University of Southampton

2019

Matthew Wilson was MEng student in the group 

Tim Riley was MEng student in the group and is now student at the London Business School.

William Milnthorpe was MEng student in the group and is now Research Assistant at the University of Oxford.

Robert Menzies-Wilson was MEng student in the group.

Joseph Russell was MEng student in the group and is now a DPhil student at the University of Oxford.

2018

William Davies was MEng student in the group and is now a web developer.

Helen Bridgman was MEng student in the group and is now at the RMAS.

 

2017

Dr Rainer Manuel Schaich was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant working on the BBSRC funded project for developing digital tools for sports injury prevention. He is now a Vehicle Dynamicist at Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited. 

Ivo Radice was MEng student in the group and is now working at Oxford Fiber Ltd.

James Russell was MEng student in the group and is now working at IBM.

 
 

Publications and Patents

Please find an up to date publications list through this link.

PUBLISHED WORK
EVENTS

Events & Workshops

Bi-monthly

Oxford Medical CE marking Forum aims to to serve as a knowledge exchange portal for interested academic and industry partners within Oxford. 

The CE mark signifies the products sold in the European Economic Area have been assessed to meet high safety, health, and environmental protection requirements. The mark is the medical device manufacturer's claim that a product meets the essential requirements of all relevant European Medical Device Directives. 

Session link

THE LATEST NEWS

Lab Opportunity

The Natural Interactions Lab provides an exciting, intellectually stimulating and friendly work environment. Please contact us if you are a driven individual with the an academic background to explore PhD/DPhil opportunities.

Interested in medical device regulation? Get together with experts within the University and other researchers to discuss aspects of Medical Device Regulation relevant to your innovation. You can join us online at the comfort of your own desk! Find the Oxford Medical CE Marking Forum - Interactive (Virtual) online Seminar

A new need-led  Innovation Fellowship applications focusing on social entrepreneurship opens soon. This is an exciting opportunity at the University of Oxford.  

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