I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science based in UCLIC who is passionate about the design of usable assitive technologies. I am happiest when making things work well, especially when these things are useful to people with disabilities.
My first degree was in Industrial Engineering from the National university of Ireland, Galway. I graduated in 2004 and then worked as an R&D engineer with Medtronic designing angioplasty balloons before deciding to undertake a PhD at UCL in 2006. My PhD focussed on developing methods for measuring accessibility and mobility of wheelchair users out of doors. This began a theme of my research which is measuring clinical parameters in the wild. From this research the SenseWheel was conceived as an idea which was recently spun out as a community interest company called Movement Metrics.
I completed my post-doctoral research as part of the PICAV project from 2009 - 2012 which designed a semi-autonomous vehicle capable of being used on footways. During this time I was the lead researcher within the Accessibility Research Group and also directed UCL's PAMELA facility. During this time I developed the biomedical capabilities at PAMELA, which sits within UCL's Civil Environmental & Geomatic Engineering Department. These capabilities helped secure funding for projects as diverse as Wearable Assistive Materials and Seeing What They See. I also ran a number of research projects for transport authorities such as Transport for London and High Speed Rail 2 investigating infrastructure design on passenger flows. These reports are archives here.
I took up a lectureship at UCL's Civil Environmental & Geomatic Engineering Department in 2012 where I developed the theme of how we measure and aid movement in people with disabilities. During this time I secured funding for AART-BC, AARCS and Seeing What They See. In Sept 2016 I was promoted to senior lecturer.
In February 2016 my appointment was transferred to UCLIC and since then I have received my first grant for a project we fondly call Power-Up!, which looks to design new power sources and interfaces for assitive technologies starting with the humble wheelchair.
- Power-Up! Fuelling a new generation of assistive technologies (PI,£99,425, EP/N022971/1, 1st June 2016 - 31st May 2017).
- Adaptive, Assistive, Rehabilitative Technology- Beyond the Clinic (AART-BC), (Co-I and experimental Lead, EP/M025543/1 ≈£1.8 million, Apr 2015 - Apr 2018).
- Accessible Routes from Crowdsourced Cloud Services (ARCCS , (Co-I, EP/L023849/11, £344,853, September 2014 - November 2016).
- Seeing What They See Compensating for Cortical Visual Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease, (Co-I, NIHR/ESRC, ES/K006711/1, £2.7 million, April 2014- Apr 2018).
• Roxana Ramirez - developing interfaces mobility for under 5's
• Dave Wain - How can e-Health Technologies Aid the Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Shoulder Pathology?
• Rhys Williams - orthotic biofeedback devices to measure thermal comfort
• Giulia Barbareschi - co- design of assitive technologies to aid wheelchair transfers
• Chinemelu Ezeh - Shared control of electric wheelchairs
• Raquel Velho. Manoeuvres and campaigns: an investigation into wheelchair users' shaping of London public transport
• Andrew Symonds - Quantifying the forces and identifying the wheelchair propulsion styles which lead to shoulder injury of elderly spinal cord injured patients whilst undertaking activities of daily living.
Completed (as secondary supervisor):
• Tsu-Jui Cheng - Stumbling in the footway in later life.
|Catherine Holloway, B Heravi, Giulia Barbareschi, Sarah Nicholson, S Hailes||Street Rehab: Linking Accessibility and Rehabilitation||2017||2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Conference proceeding|
|C Ezeh, P Trautman, Catherine Holloway, T Carlson||Comparing shared control approaches for alternative interfaces: a wheelchair simulator experiment||2017||IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2017), Conference proceeding, Banff, Canada|
|Giulia Barbareschi, Catherine Holloway, S Sprigle||Assistive Technology Design Courses: The Mutually Beneficial Relationship between Engineering Education and the Provision of Orphan Devices||2017||Annual Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, Conference proceeding, New Orleans|
|Dafne Zuleima Morgado Ramirez, MDPG Souto, BM Oldfrey, P Smitham, M Miodownik, Catherine Holloway||Characterization of Bespoke Force Sensors for Tailored Applications||2017||IEEE Sensors Journal, Journal article|
|R Thoreau, Catherine Holloway, G Bansal, K Gharatya, TR Roan, N Tyler||Train design features affecting boarding and alighting of passengers||2017||Journal of Advanced Transportation, Journal article|
|A Symonds, Giulia Barbareschi, S Taylor, Catherine Holloway||A systematic review: the influence of real time feedback on wheelchair propulsion biomechanics||2017||Disability and Rehabilitation Assistive Technology, Journal article|
|T Bantis, J Haworth, Catherine Holloway, J Twigg||Mapping spatiotemporal patterns of disabled people: The case of the St. Jude’s storm emergency||2017||Advances in Geographic Information Science, Conference proceeding|
|CEM Ezeh, Catherine Holloway, T Carlson||MoRe-T2 (Mobility Research Trajectory Tracker): Validation and Application||2016||Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, Journal article|
|Catherine Holloway||Editorial: "This is a very dynamic and exciting time for assistive technologies and for tracking rehabilitation practices."||2016||Healthcare technology letters, Journal article|
|Catherine Holloway, H Dawes||Disrupting the world of Disability: The Next Generation of Assistive Technologies and Rehabilitation Practices.||2016||Healthc Technol Lett, Journal article|
|Tsu-Jui Cheng, L Kenney, J Amor, S Thies, E Costamagna, C James, Catherine Holloway||Characterisation of Rollator Use Using Inertial Sensors||2016||Healthcare Technology Letters, Journal article|
|CJ James, JD Amor, Catherine Holloway, Tsu-Jui Cheng, L Kenney||AART-BC: A sensor system for monitoring Assistive Technology use beyond the clinic||2016||Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Conference proceeding|
|S Seriani, T Fujiyama, Catherine Holloway||Exploring the pedestrian level of interaction on platform conflict areas at metro stations by real-scale laboratory experiments||2016||TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY, Journal article|
|T Watanabe, K Miyazaki, M Shiotani, A Symonds, Catherine Holloway, T Suzuki||A Basic Study on Temporal Parameter Estimation of Wheelchair Propulsion based on Measurement of Upper Limb Movements Using Inertial Sensors||2016||The 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics ( SMC 2016), Conference proceeding|
|S Seriani, T fujiyama, Catherine Holloway||Estimation of the passenger space in the boarding and alighting at metro stations||2016||44th European Transport Conference, Conference proceeding, Barcelona|
|A Symonds, Catherine Holloway, S Taylor||The Sensewheel: An Adjunct to Wheelchair Skills Training||2016||Healthcare Technology Letters, Journal article|
|S Seriani, T fujiyama, Catherine Holloway||Modelling passenger distribution and interaction on platform train interfaces||2016||XIX Pan-American Conference of Traffic, Transportation Engineering and Logistics (PANAM), Conference proceeding, Mexico City|
|Rhys Williams, Catherine Holloway, M Miodownik||The Ultimate Wearable: Connecting Prosthetic Limbs to the IoPH||2016||UbiComb/ ISWC '16, Conference proceeding, Heidelberg, Germany|
|Tsu-Jui Cheng, B Yang, Catherine Holloway, N Tyler||Effect of Environmental Factors on How Older Pedestrians Detect an Upcoming Step||2016||Lighting Research and Technology, Journal article|
|ID McCarthy, T Suzuki, N Tyler, Catherine Holloway||Mobility in the built environment: age-related changes in gait characteristics when walking on complex terrain.||2016||Healthy Aging Research, Journal article|
|R Velho, Catherine Holloway, A Symonds, B Balmer||The effect of transport accessibility on the social inclusion of wheelchair users: A mixed method analysis||2016||Social Inclusion, Journal article|
|Catherine Holloway, I McCarthy, T Suzuki, K Yong, A Carton, NL Bianchi-Berthouze, N Tyler, S Crutch||Classifying persons with dementia from control subjects when ascending and descending stairs based on a single pelvis-mounted sensor||2016||Pervasive Health, Conference proceeding, Cancun|
|Ana Rodriguez G De, S Seriani, Catherine Holloway||The impact of platform edge doors on passengers boarding and alighting time and platform behaviour||2016||Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, Conference proceeding, Washington, D.C.|
|S Seriani, T Fujiyama, Catherine Holloway||Pedestrian level of interaction on platform conflict areas by real-scale laboratory experiments||2016||48th Annual Universities' Transport Study Group Conference, Conference proceeding, Bristol, UK|
|ID McCarthy, K Yong, T Suzuki, B Yang, Catherine Holloway, N Tyler, A Carton, S Crutch||Infrastructureless pedestrian navigation to assess the response of Alzheimer's patients to visual cues.||2015||Proceedings of the IET Conference on Technologies for Active and Assisted Living, Conference proceeding, Kingston, UK|
|T Suzuki, K Yong, B Yang, A Carton, I McCarthy, Catherine Holloway, N Tyler, S Crutch||Locomotion and eye behaviour under controlled environment in individuals with Alzheimer's disease||2015||Engineering in medicine & biology: 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Conference proceeding|
|Catherine Holloway||Passenger Boarding Time, Mobility and Dwell Time for High Speed 2||2015||The Fifth International Rail Human Factors Conference, Conference proceeding, http://programme.exordo.com/rhf2015/delegates/presentation/52/|
|T Suzuki, K Yong, B Yang, A Carton, I McCarthy, N Papadosifos, D Boampong, Catherine Holloway, N Tyler, S Crutch||Locomotion and eye behaviour under controlled environment in individuals with Alzheimer's disease||2015||37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Conference proceeding, Milan, ITALY|
|Giulia Barbareschi, R Richards, M Thornton, T Carlson, Catherine Holloway||Statically vs dynamically balanced gait: analysis of a robotic exoskeleton compared with a human||2015||37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Conference proceeding, Milan, Italy|
|Giulia Barbareschi, T Bantis, Twigg, Tyler, Catherine Holloway||THE USE OF "BIG DATA" TO EVALUATE ACCESSIBILITY MEASURES FOR WHEELCHAIR AND MOBILITY SCOOTER USERS: THE CASE OF LONDON BUS NETWORK||2015||TRANSED 2015, Conference proceeding, Lisbon, Portugal|
|Suzuki, Catherine Holloway, A Symonds, P Smitham, SJG Taylor||COMSOL ANALYSIS OF WHEELCHAIR PUSHRIM SIX DOF LOAD CELL FOR QUANTIFYING PROPULSION EFFICIENCY BY SENSEWHEEL||2015||Poster, ISB 2015 Glasgow|
|KXX Yong, Catherine Holloway, A Carton, B Yang, T Suzuki, R Serougne, D Boampong, D Voyce, MP Sullivan, I McCarthy||Effects of cortical visual impairment on navigational ability in posterior cortical atrophy and typical Alzheimer’s disease||2015||Alzheimer's & Dementia, Journal article|
|Catherine Holloway, R Thoreau, E Petit, N Tyler||Time and force required for attendants boarding wheelchair users onto aircraft||2015||International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Journal article|
|A Bantis, J Haworth, Catherine Holloway, J Twigg||Mapping Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Disabled People in emergencies: A Bayesian approach||2015||GeoComputation 2015 Conference, Conference proceeding, Texas, Dallas, USA|
|EM Cepolina, A Farina, Catherine Holloway, N Tyler||Innovative strategies for urban car-sharing systems and a simulator to assess their performance||2015||TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY, Journal article|
|M Gupta, Catherine Holloway, BM Heravi, S Hailes||A Comparison between Smartphone Sensors and Bespoke Sensor Devices for Wheelchair Accessibility Studies||2015||2015 IEEE Tenth Int Conference on Intelligent Sensors Sensor Networks & Information Proc (IISSNIP), Conference proceeding, singapore, SINGAPORE|
|R Thoreau, Catherine Holloway, R Solymosi, P Smitham||The Transport Accessibility Rehabilitation Services Advisory Network||2015||Http://www.cege.ucl.ac.uk/arg/Lists/ARGnotes/Attachments/12/TARSAN%20ARGnote.pdf, Internet publication|
|D Morgado, T Suzuki, P Smitham, Catherine Holloway, D Hill||Instrumented elbow orthosis||2014||European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (MBEC 2014), Conference proceeding, Dubrovnik, Croatia|
|Ramirez D Morgado, R Jackson, Catherine Holloway, P Smitham, D Hill||Soft Skin Elongation Sensors||2014||European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (MBEC 2014), Conference proceeding, Dubrovnik, Croatia|
|A Symonds, S Taylor, P Smitham, Catherine Holloway||Age related differences in shoulder joint biomechanics during manual wheelchair propulsion||2014||53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of ISCoS, Conference proceeding, Maastricht, The Netherlands|
|Catherine Holloway, T Suzuki||Initial investigation into factors affecting rolling of wheelchairs from stationary on train platforms||2014||Report|
|Catherine Holloway, N Tyler, Roan, D boampong||Effect of vertical step height on boarding and alighting time of passengers||2013||Report|
|Catherine Holloway, T-R Roan, N Tyler||New Deep tube Train: design features affecting boarding and alighting of passengers||2013||Report|
|Catherine Holloway, N Tyler||A micro-level approach to measuring the accessibility of footways for wheelchair users using the Capability Model||2013||Transportation Planning and Technology, Journal article|
|T Suzuki, H Uchiyama, Catherine Holloway, N Tyler||Assisting control for attendant propelled wheelchair based on force velocity relationship||2012||Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Conference proceeding|
|Catherine Holloway, C Childs, N Tyler||Accommodating variability in ability||2012||International Conference on Transport for Elderly and Disabled People, Conference proceeding, New Delhi, India|
|Catherine Holloway, N Tyler||Development of a new public transport system of next-generation electric vehicles||2012||International Conference on Transport for Elderly and Disabled People, Conference proceeding, New Delhi, India|
|Catherine Holloway, R Richards, P Smitham, A Gall, N Tyler||The effect of everyday outdoor tasks on wheelchair propulsion patterns: results linking EMG analysis and a new lightweight force sensing wheel,||2012||51st Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Spinal Cord Society 2012, Conference proceeding, London, UK.|
|EM Cepolina, A Farina, Catherine Holloway||A CAR SHARING SYSTEM FOR URBAN AREAS WITH FULLY AUTOMATED PERSONAL VEHICLES||2011||13th International Conference on Harbor, Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Modeling and Simulation (HMS), Conference proceeding, Rome, ITALY|
|T Suzuki, H Uchiyama, Catherine Holloway, NA Tyler||Load on shoulder and elbow joints during autonomous hand-cycling||2011||Journal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering, Journal article|
|EM Cepolina, N Tyler, C Boussard, A Farina, Catherine Holloway||Modelling of urban pedestrian environments for simulation of the motion of small vehicles||2011||International Conference on Harbour, Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation, Conference proceeding|
|EM Cepolina, N Tyler, C Boussard, A Farina, Catherine Holloway||Modelling of urban pedestrian environments for simulation of the motion of small vehicles||2011||13th Int. Conference on Harbor, Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Modeling and Simulation, HMS 2011, Held at the International Mediterranean and Latin American Modeling Multiconference, I3M 2011, Conference proceeding|
|Catherine Holloway, L Hills, S Vines, N Tyler||Attendant propulsion of wheelchairs: is there a difference between the 8L and 9L?||2010||Conference proceeding|
|Catherine Holloway, T Suzuki, H Uchiyama, N Tyler||Application of the capability model to assess crossfall gradient requirements for attendants pushing wheelchairs||2010||Conference proceeding, Hong Kong|
|Catherine Holloway, N Tyler||Propelling a wheelchiar in the pedestrian environment-how do people cope with slopes and obstacles?||2010||Conference proceeding, Hong Kong|
|Catherine Holloway, J Tully, M Ferguson-Pell, N Tyler||Carer Wheelchair Propulsion: Factors Affecting a Carer’s Capacity||2008||Conference proceeding, Vancouver, Canada|
|Catherine Holloway, NA Tyler||A micro-level approach to measuring the accessibility of footways for wheelchair users using the capability model||N/A||Transportation Planning and Technology, Journal article|
|Catherine Holloway, R Thoreau, D Boampong, R Tyng-Rong, N Tyler||Effect of vertical step height on boarding and alighting time of train passengers||N/A||Journal article|
|R Harbird, Giulia Barbareschi, E Makrygianni, Catherine Holloway, S Hailes||Fleas, Caterpillars and Cockroaches: A Summer School in Bio-inspired Robotics||N/A||IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2017, Journal article|