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Dr Adam de Eyto

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Adam is the Head of School of Design at UL and lectures on the Product Design & Technology Programme as-well as conducting research with the Design Factors research Group and the HRI . He has a specific research expertise and interest in Design for Sustainability and also works in the areas of New Product Development, Sustainable Product Service Systems, User Centered Design in Soft Robotics, Transdisciplinary education, Humanising Medical Devices, Behavioural Change and Soft Product Design. Adam currently coordinates the “Health in a Box” Research programme in conjunction with the J&J ACoE center (Automated Center of Excellence). Current Research projects include: XoSoft (Soft modular biomimetic exoskeleton to assist people with mobility impairments), Health in a Box (Researching the future of distributed healthcare) and Circular Design (Learning for Innovative Design for Sustainability).


Kermavnar, T., Power, V., de Eyto, A., & O'Sullivan, L.W. (2018). Computerized cuff pressure algometry as guidance for circumferential tissue compression for wearable soft robotic applications: A systematic review. Soft Robotics, 5, 1-16.

Shore, L., Power, V., de Eyto, A. & O’Sullivan, L.W. (2018). Technology Acceptance and User Centered Design of Exoskeletons for Older Age Adults. Robotics, 7, 3-16.

Buurke, J., Corien, N., Baten, C., Bauer, C., Grav, E., Schuelein, S., Power, V., O’Sullivan, L., de Eyto, A., Ortiz, J. (2017). XoSoft - Development of a Soft Modular Lower Limb Exoskeleton. Gait And Posture, 57 (1): 274.

O’Sullivan L.W., Power V., de Eyto A., Ortiz J. (2017). User Centered Design and Usability of Bionic Devices. In: Ibáñez J., González-Vargas J., Azorín J., Akay M., Pons J. (eds) Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II. Biosystems & Biorobotics, vol 15. Springer, Cham.

Power,V., deEyto, A., Ortiz, J., O'Sullivan, L.W. (2017). User Centered Design and Usability of Bionic Devices In: Biosystems & Biorobotics: Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II. London: Springer.