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Prof Laurence Kenney
Prof Laurence Kenney
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health Sciences
From September 2011 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centres for Health Sciences Research
From September 2015 to present.
From October 2000 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

Rehabilitation technologies, including prosthetics and functional electrical stimulation systems to assist movement. I have a growing interest in how design impacts on how users interact with their rehabilitation device. 

Key Qualifications
1993
1986
Key Projects
2018
Feb
Fit-for-purpose, affordable body-powered prostheses
EPSRC, £1,412,730.00.
Principal Investigator: L Kenney (40%). Co-Investigators: L Ackers (25%), D Howard (30%), J Head (5%).
2018
Jan
An adjustable electrode housing device designed to improve myoelectric signal acquisition and prosthesis control in sockets that accommodate growing residual limbs
NIHR Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative, £43,810.00.
Principal Investigator: J Head (65%). Co-Investigators: L Kenney (15%), D Davys (5%), D Howard (15%).
2018
Jan
Smart walking aids - preparing their route to clinical adoption
Greater Manchester Academic Health Sciences Network, £24,151.00.
Principal Investigator: S Thies (80%). Co-Investigators: D Howard (10%), L Kenney (10%).
2016
Mar
Are older people putting themselves at risk of falling when using a walking frame?
Dunhill Medical Trust, £74,907.00.
Principal Investigator: S Thies (60%). Co-Investigators: M Granat (10%), L Kenney (15%), D Howard (15%).
2015
May
2015
Mar
A novel body-worn falls detection system: development and evaluation in the frail elderly population
The Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust, £73,598.00.
Principal Investigator: M Granat (60%). Co-Investigators: T Williamson (15%), S Thies (10%), L Kenney (15%).
2014
Jul
Development of a novel thigh-worn falls detection monitor
Greater Manchester Academic Health Sciences Network, £31,630.00.
Principal Investigator: M Granat (50%). Co-Investigators: L Kenney (25%), S Thies (25%).
2014
Feb
A practical, yet flexible functional electrical stimulation system for upper limb functional rehabilitation
National Institute for Health Research, £568,893.00.
Principal Investigator: L Kenney (35%). Co-Investigators: D Howard (30%), N Hardiker (5%), T Williamson (5%), C Smith (25%).
2013
Nov
Prosthetic Hand
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, £5,395.00.
Principal Investigator: L Kenney (100%).
2012
Dec
Energy efficient lower limb prostheses
EPSRC, £671,817.00.
Principal Investigator: D Howard (40%). Co-Investigators: M Twiste (15%), R Baker (15%), L Kenney (30%).
2011
Nov
REaCH (FSF funding to support two ongoing studies) (Extension to HLRA32)
Stroke LRN, £2,000.00.
Principal Investigator: L Kenney (100%).
2011
May
REaCH (FSF funding to support two ongoing studies)
Stroke LRN, £4,316.00.
Principal Investigator: L Kenney (100%).
2009
Feb
An advanced FES rehabilitation tool for upper limb therapy after stroke
Department of Health, £470,753.00.
Principal Investigator: D Howard (30%). Co-Investigators: C Smith (20%), L Kenney (30%), T Williamson (10%), S Thies (10%).
2007
Oct
Dynamic orthosis with virtual electrodes for the lower limb
Health Technology Devices programme (DoH), £426,606.00.
Principal Investigator: L Kenney (30%). Co-Investigators: T Williamson (15%), J Ryan (15%), D Howard (20%), C Smith (20%).
2007
Aug
Stumbles in an activity context
Vodafone Group Services Limited, £19,994.00.
Investigators: S Preece (20%), D Howard (40%), L Kenney (40%).
2007
Apr
Wearable computing for real time monitoring of 3d foot orientation
National Institute for Health Research, £37,500.00.
Investigators: C Nester (15%), S Tyson (30%), L Kenney (40%), D Howard (15%).
2006
Jun
Inclusive design for getting outdoors (I'DGO TOO)
EPSRC, £482,841.00.
Principal Investigator: M Ormerod (25%). Co-Investigators: L Kenney (25%), D Howard (10%), C Nester (15%), R Newton (25%).
2005
Oct
The development of a clinically user friendly device to measure posture: The POET
National Institute for Health Research, £228,512.00.
Investigators: D Howard (30%), M Moatamedi (10%), L Kenney (30%), S Tyson (30%).
2003
Oct
Healthy Aims
EC (Framework), £450,000.00.
Investigators: D Howard (40%), L Kenney (60%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2010
Mar

 http://usir.salford.ac.uk/9258/

External Examiner Duties
2012
Jan

PhD examiner roles at various UK univerisities

Invited Papers and Lectures
2012
Mar
Memberships of External Bodies
2016
Mar

 Member of the Scientific Committee http://www.inspire-foundation.org.uk/category/scientific-committee/

Other Evidence of External Esteem
2016
Nov