Victoria Education Centre is a special school in Poole, Dorset, offering specialised, high quality education, therapy and care for young people aged 3-19. In addition, the Centre now offers a residential transition service for 18-25 year olds.

The students who attend Victoria have physical disabilities or complex medical/neurological conditions and many have additional needs including communication difficulties, learning difficulties and sensory impairments.

Research Engineer

Dr Mark Moseley 2014 – Graduated 2020 - Thesis Title: The Development of Assistive Technology to Reveal Knowledge of Physical World Concepts in Young People Who Have Profound Motor Impairments

Research Outputs

Accessible digital assessments of temporal, spatial, or movement concepts for profoundly motor impaired and non-verbal individuals: a pilot study. Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (Taylor & Francis)

McLoughlin, L., Fryazinov, O., Moseley, M., Adzhiev, V., Wu, M. and Pasko, A., 2018. Developing an Accessible 3D Printing Pipeline. Hyperseeing

McLoughlin, L., Fryazinov, O., Moseley, M., Sanchez, M., Adzhiev, V., Comninos, P. and Pasko, A., 2016. Virtual Sculpting and 3D Printing for Young People with Disabilities. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications

Moseley, M., 2016. The use of technology to provide physical interaction experiences for cognitively able young people who have complex physical disabilities. T4i. Technology for Independence Communications 2016

Moseley, M., 2016. The use of technology to provide physical interaction experiences for cognitively able young people who have complex physical disabilities. Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference: Fusion!

McLoughlin, L., Fryazinov, O., Moseley, M., Sanchez, M., Adzhiev, V., Comninos, P. and Pasko, A., 2014. SHIVA: Virtual sculpting and 3D printing for disabled children, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education. Nara, Japan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

Research

Thesis title: The Development of Assistive Technology to Reveal Knowledge of Physical World Concepts in Young People Who Have Profound Motor Impairments

Mark works as an Assistive Technologist in special education and is especially interested in providing opportunities for interaction with the physical world for the pupils with whom he works. He has a particular interest in eye tracking technology and used this during his research at VEC to provide control of a robotic arm. Mark considered it important to provide a physical component to the interactions. This led to the creation of a hand-based haptic feedback device which sends a sensation to the wearer’s hand whenever the robotic arm grips an object.

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