Catherine Holloway

Catherine Holloway
Senior Lecturer
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+44 (0)20 3108 7990 (x57990)
Room: GS1.06
UCLIC, University College London
66 - 72 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom

Brief biography

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.

Office Hours

Current Research

PhD Students

Primary Supervisor:
• 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

Secondary Supervisor:
• 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.

Research Publications

Authors
Title
Year
Publication
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