Saturday, 7 January 2017

2017: Year in Preview

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the festive season - I know I did!

First post of the year, and what better way to start than by setting a few goals? Let's keep it brief - a simple bulleted list, in no particular order:

On the Blog

* At least 24 posts - the same as last year.
* At least 2 posts per month - to avoid having gluts followed by long silences.
* At least 4 non-review posts (since I managed 3 last year), to avoid the blog being nothing but a diary of how busy I am.


* Deliver the Tracking People and Augmenting the Body projects.
* Submit at least five grant applications as either PI or Co-I.
* Submit at least two papers to high quality journals.
* Get the new iteration of FATKAT into experimental use.
* Get PSAT (the postural sway assessment tool) finished and field tested.
* Adapt our grip model to address feedback and corrections.


* Get an "Engineering Imagination" discussion group up and running for postgraduate students in iDRO. No idea if that'll work, but after so much talk, it's time to act!

* Make some inventions. Every year, I come up with a few silly ideas. This year, I'd like to actually have a go at making them, if only to get my physical prototyping skills up to scratch.

* Formulate a reading list for the Engineering Imagination.

That's enough to be going on with. The two big things this year will be the Tracking People network and the Augmenting the Body Wellcome project. There are some interesting crossovers between these two and the whole Engineering Imagination concept. This'll be a good year to explore them.

Here goes!