As part of a visit on Thursday 25 January 2004 to discuss the Oxford Health BRC (OH BRC) and further collaborative opportunities, the University of Surrey showcased their exceptional state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities at the Surrey Sleep Research Centre and Surrey Clinical Research Facility.
Partner collaborators of the OH BRC Better Sleep and Brain Technologies Themes, the University of Surrey make available facilities that are unique in the UK, including ambient light controllable and sound proofed rooms equipped with technical innovation for sleep studies. Keen to ensure that their innovations can be used for data collection and health status assessments at home, as well as the laboratory, there is a focus on “-ables” (wearables, earables and nearables) that can be tolerated by for example dementia patients.
(The Surrey team are contributors to the UK Dementia Research Institute).
The Surrey teams, led by Professor Derk-Jan Dijk are keen to encourage further sleep studies, or collaborations where a study might benefit from sleep related measurements.
An open day/symposium event is currently being planned to bring together OH BRC researchers and allow them to see how the Surrey facilities could be utilised to further BRC objectives.