Contact Samuel Court

Areas of expertise

Background

Samuel Court is the Research Fellow in Augmented Reality and Laboratory Manager for the Operations Excellence Institute where together with his colleagues he has been instrumental in establishing the Learning Studio.  Specialising in Augmented and Virtual Reality software development, his work contributes to the Institute objectives for training, research and industrial applications.

Samuel is a Computer Scientist with experience in mobile, web and application development.  His expertise includes Computer Vision, Augmented and Virtual Reality with current focus on cross-platform full-stack mobile development, software-as-a-service and the internet of things. He oversees the technology provision within the lab, supervising and supporting our MSc and PhD researchers.  He has a Bachelor Honours degree from Aston University and a career that spans the Arts, Media, Humanities, Medicine and Manufacturing sectors.

Current activities

Distributed Intelligent Ultrasound Imaging System for Secure in-community Diagnostics (SecureUltrasound)

EPSRC GCRF funded project for developing a Medical Instrument Device & Equipment

The proposed research is going to develop low cost, secure, point of care ultrasound imaging for prenatal care for India. The availability of skilled technician or doctor that can conduct ultrasound scanning for pregnant mothers in remote areas is a major challenge in India. Usage of diagnostics ultrasound in India has also been controversial because of its extensive misuse for sex-selective abortions. Indian government introduced legislation back in 1994 to ban the disclosure of foetus gender through the PC-PNDT (Pre-Conception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques) Act and continuously tightened regulation to limit such misuse, these efforts have had limited or no effect on the ground. The nature and scale of the problem is unique to India. A secure ultrasound scanning system with guided image capture and a remote diagnostic service, that can work in rural areas in India, is essential to significantly improve the prenatal care, health assessment and wellbeing for the baby and the mother. The Indian challenge is also valid in other Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) on the OECD DAC list of ODA recipients, such as African states.

The proposed research builds on state of the art freehand 3D ultrasound technology, care pathway modelling and design, cloud based framework for ultrasound image analysis, servitization of the healthcare provision and augmented reality based digital medical assistant for prenatal scanning. This research will build on the existing research and investigate new technology development to address the 'skills shortage' and 'selective abortion' challenges in India during prenatal care. The research will bring the best universities and research institutes in India to work directly with Cranfield University to solve this social challenge using the latest technologies. 

Clients

EPSRC

NHS

Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)

CBCI Society for Medical Education, St John's Research Institute (SJRI)

Innovate UK

Unipart Rail

TrainFX

Loyalty Prime

WMG

Publications

Conference Papers