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EVA Park will be presented at the Acquired Brain Injury Forum for London conference on the 4th June in central London. The theme is  “Technological innovation – improving life after brain injury”. Dr Abi Roper will present a short summary …

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Findings from the EVA Park groups therapy feasibility study will be presented at the Nordic Aphasia Conference being held at the University of Turku, Finland, between the 13th and 15th June 2019. Professor Jane Marshall will be presenting on Day …

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We are delighted that EVA Park features in the MadeAtUni 100 life-changing projects alongside other research collaborations between the Language & Communication Science and Human Computer Interaction Design departments at City University of London. The projects, including EVA, INCA and …

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Steph Wilson will be presenting EVA Park at the next Service Lab London meetup on cognitive diversity at the Guardian Labs on Wednesday 21st November 7pm – 9pm. Come along for discussion and fascinating talks on inclusive service delivery, how to …

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UPDATE The intervention for EVA Park groups project at City, University of London is now complete! Four aphasia support groups have now finished the intervntion. They met every 2 weeks for 6 months. A total of 29 people with aphasia completed the intervention. …

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Ana Amaya will be presenting EVA Park on the 3rd November at the Lebanon Memory Group for Clinical Research’s 3rd meeting on neuropsychology: “Neuropsychological Intervention Across The Lifespan”. In adition to giving a talk on EVA Park she will be …

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The EVA Park team will be giving a talk and demonstration of the online virtual world for people with aphasia at the Regent’s Place Knowledge Quarter Thought Fest event. If you are in the area come along and see EVA …

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  The EVA Park website will be down for maintenance between 11am and 12pm on Thursday the 30th August 2018. Apologies for any inconvenience.

The EVA Park user experience paper will be presented at the 20th International  Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2018) in Galway  22-24 Oct. Download the ASSETS 2018 Flyer

Marcella Carragher of LaTrobe University aphasia lab, who collaborated on the case series investigating Storytelling intervention in the virtual world, will present findings at The International Aphasia Research Conference2018, in Aveiro, Portugal. The short presentation will be in Oral session 01 …

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The first 2 of the EVA Park Tavistock Case Studies have been written up and published in Aphasiology. Two treatment approaches, cued noun naming plus semantic feature analysis & verb network strengthening therapy, designed for face-to-face delivery, were delivered remotely in EVA Park. …

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The latest Stroke Association funded EVA Park project from City, University of London is now over half way through! During this project, four support groups, each involving 8 people with aphasia, will run for 6 months in EVA Park. The groups will be led …

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  The latest EVA Park paper by Ana Amaya and colleagues has been published in Aphasiology. The first study to use EVA Park in aphasia rehabilitation demonstrated significant gains in functional communication. This paper augments the findings of that study …

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EVA Park was demonstrated to a group of Stroke Association volunteers, fundraisers and donors as part of a legacy event at the wonderfully Christmas-y Goddard’s House & Garden – home of the chocolate orange! The event included talks from the …

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The latest Stroke Association funded EVA Park project is a third of the way through! During this project, four support groups, each involving 8 people with aphasia, will run for 6 months in EVA Park. The groups will be led by …

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** THIS POST HAS NOW BEEN FILLED ** The EVA Park project team are are recruiting a qualitative researcher to join our innovative team. The role is part time (0.4 FTE) starting in February 2018. The successful candidate will augment …

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A new publication reporting the experience that people with #aphasia had in #EVAPark has been published in ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) volume 10 Issue 4, October 2017. Free open access download available. Overall, the study showed that participants in EVA Park …

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EVA Park was recognised in the 2016 NT100 – Nominet Trust’s annual celebration of the people and organisations using digital technology to change the world for the better. Discover the #2016NT100 at http://www.socialtech.org.uk/nominet-trust-100/2016/.

Read about our Language-Light UX Guidelines at http://languagelightux.org/wp/ – nine design guidelines for creating digital experiences that are accessible to people with aphasia.  

The EVA Park team and researchers from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have received a £158,111 grant from the Stroke Association to investigate whether support groups for people with aphasia can be be partly delivered in …

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EVA Park is coming to Melbourne! La Trobe University is looking for people with aphasia in Melbourne to do therapy in EVA Park. Therapy will target telling a story. This is part of a wider project trialling diffrent therapy approaches …

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Niamh Devane, Jane Marshall & Richard Talbot will be giving a talk on digital technology and aphasia at the NW CEN  at Manchester Metropolitan University on Thursday 22nd September 2016. The afternoon will include a talk from Jane, followed by …

North West SLT clinical excellence network, 22nd September 2016 Read More »

The paper on the first EVA Park study has been published in the journal PLoS ONE Check out the City University London press release and download the paper.

July 2016: The EVA Park team are now recruiting volunteers with aphasia to take part in a new study, funded by the Tavistock Trust for aphasia. We are looking for five volunteers for people to do therapy in EVA Park. …

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Jane Marshall will give a platform presentation about EVA Park at the forthcoming IARC 2016 Conference, titled “Evaluating the benefits of aphasia intervention delivered in virtual reality” See the full conference programme.

Jane Marshall, Helen Greenwood & Richard Talbot from the EVA team attended the West Midlands CEN, for a study morning for SLTs. Held at the wonderful Birmingham City University campus, Jane Marshall gave a talk on technology and aphasia, highlighting …

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The EVA Park research team has completed a three year project showing that EVA Park can be used successfully to provide virtual language stimulation for people with aphasia.  Twenty people had 5 weeks access to EVA Park, with daily sessions …

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An EVA Park Open Day was hosted at Woburn Safari Park on 26th February 2016. An audience of 70 people, most of whom were speech and language therapists, stroke survivors or their family members. Professor Jane Marshall opened the day …

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Wednesday 25th November 2015: 1:30pm – 4pm City University London, Room ELG10, Drysdale Building (lower ground floor) EVA Park is a multi-user virtual world that gives people with aphasia unique opportunities to practise their speech and establish social connections. Funded …

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EVA Park won the People’s Award in the 2015 Tech4Good Awards – thanks for all the support! You can find out more at http://www.tech4goodawards.com/winners-2015/

Whoop!  We are delighted to be finalists in the Accessibility category of the Tech4Good Awards 2015 – along with some awesome competition.  Vote for EVA Park at http://www.tech4goodawards.com/vote-now/ or by tweeting with hashtag #T4GEVA.

Jane Marshall talks about EVA Park and other uses of digital technology for people with aphasia in the latest issue of the RCSLT (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists) Bulletin.  

We held a special event on the 10th June 2015 to celebrate the EVA project. There were talks about what the project has achieved, the research outcomes and what happens next. There were demos and lunch 🙂 All the many …

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How did we design EVA Park? Read about our codesign approach in the paper “Codesign for people with aphasia through tangible design languages”

Back by popular demand, EVA Park was on show at the HCID 2015 open day on the 30th April 2015. Find out more about the open day at http://www.interaction-lab.co.uk/category/events/

Jane Marshall presented the EVA research at the 2015 conference of the Danish Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Audiologopædisk forening – ALF) on March 16th 2015 at Nyborg in Denmark. The title of the talk was “Technological Applications in Aphasia Therapy”.

Hard to believe, but the final cohort of participants is about to enter EVA Park for five weeks of supported conversation. Time flies when you’re having fun…  Like these earlier participants enjoying a fun day at the end of their …

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EVA Park, represented by Tracey Booth and Abi Roper, came away from Made@City 2014 clutching the overall winner prize. Made@City is an annual event that showcases the very best work from Computer Science students and research projects at City University …

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EVA Park opened for the second time on the 12th May 2014! We welcomed a second cohort of research participants who spent the 5 weeks practising their communication skills with support workers and enjoying all the park has to offer.

Abi Roper delivered a presentation on the background, design and qualitative experience of the first ‘live’ period of EVA Park. This was followed by a hands-on demonstration of the technology where delegates were able to see EVA Park in action: …

Computers in Therapy Special Interest Group Meeting in Bristol (15th May 2014) Read More »