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PPE Hive: Agile response to a crisis

Jo Reid,

While Britain has been working from home during the lockdown, it’s been hard not to miss news of the extensive lack of medical supplies, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), which is much needed by healthcare workers across the UK. Like so many others with a desire to help in…

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Harnessing digital technologies in all areas of our lives

Mary-Anne McCarron,

There are lots of different ways to work with tech that might not be obvious at first glance.  For one, digital placemaking reframes brick-and-mortar stores and online marketplaces not as competitors but as synergised commerce. The Internet of Things allows us to build smart cities with a mindset for sustainability….

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Aerospace & Engineering Digital Insights

Delivering rapid business innovation

Jo Reid,

How do business leaders navigate this crisis, now that many of our familiar, ‘go-to’ methods and assumptions have been rendered redundant? The answer is clear – innovate… and keep on innovating. Innovation, and Calvium’s approach to supporting organisations to innovate rapidly, is the theme of a feature in Aerospace Manufacturing…

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Aerospace & Engineering Digital Insights

Enabling Digital Innovation

Jo Morrison,

Innovation isn’t easy. Writing ‘innovation’ is easy, saying ‘innovation’ is easy, but, critically, the act of doing and achieving innovation is difficult or at best – tricky. It involves creativity and experimentation, collaboration, serendipity and risk. Recently, I was invited to the Mansion House where the City of London and…

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Dr. Melissa Baralt, Associate Professor of Applied Psycholinguistics at Florida International University

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Háblame Bebé: Interview with Melissa Baralt

Jo Morrison,

In 2016, Dr. Melissa Baralt, Associate Professor of Applied Psycholinguistics at Florida International University, competed in the US HRSA’s Bridging the Word Gap Challenge. Beating 100 other entries in the three-round competition, Melissa used her grant money to create Háblame Bebé—a language-learning app that aims to close the ‘word gap’…

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Indoor Wayfinding: on its way to a building near you

Richard Hull,

Ask anyone on the street how to get somewhere and they will usually launch Google Maps on the phone in their hand or immediately available in their pocket. However, the scenario is very different when we are lost indoors. Finding our way around complex indoor spaces like railway stations, airports,…

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App Predictions for 2020

Calvium Team,

2019 saw app development continue to grow as well as the advancement of development platforms that allow app development with no prior coding experience.  Brain-to-computer interfaces saw continued annual growth, while AR, VR and mixed-reality tech flourished not just on gaming platforms but even in corporate settings. We also saw…

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Calvium 10th year anniversary: Interview with Jo Reid

Jo Reid,

It’s amazing to think that ten years have gone by since five people working at Hewlett-Packard’s Research and Development Labs got together to form Calvium. We’ve come a long way in that time and in this interview our Managing Director Jo Reid takes a look back at where we’ve come from, where we are and where we’re going.

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Arts & Culture Digital Insights

Hidden Florence 3D at the National Gallery

Jo Morrison,

As part of the National Gallery’s Research Centre Seminar series, the Gallery recently unveiled Hidden Florence 3D: San Pier Maggiore — a digital placemaking AR project that reunites the altarpiece panels with the church they were created to adorn. People are able to see the large polyptic in its ‘original location’, walk through the church itself and understand the relationship between Jacopo di Cione’s paintings and one of the most important religious institutions of Renaissance Florence.

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