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I am the Managing Director of Girton Labs Ltd in Cambridge, UK, responsible for design of new
imaging devices and computers to aid Alzheimer's. I have no connection with Microsoft Research
Please contact lyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
EEDA Award for Girton Labs, SenseBulb click here
In 2004, I invented a sensing camera called SenseCam for Microsoft to help people with Alzheimer's,
see here . My work with SenseCam is finished now. The results of the Alzheimer's disease trials
also initiated by myself, lead researcher in 2004 ( click here ) have just been released
"An initial trial with 20 patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other
forms of memory loss has given spectacular results" SenseCam in the Financial
28th Nov 2007 archived here
Offical Microsoft website on Sensecam and memory research here
I was a Senior Research Fellow at BT Labs Martlesham, UK from 1997-8 where I was responsible
for inventing the tilting screen Technology and other systems as used in the Apple iPhone and
IPod Touch, patent Portable Computer Patent .
SmartQuill 1997 Tilting Screen
I was a Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge UK from 1998 -2007. I set up the Hardware
Systems Group in 1998 as here. In 1998 I initiated several Human Computer Interaction (HCI) projects for MSR
Cambridge, some found here. These included handwriting recording pens, 3D computer screens and people
tracking devices. I am the inventor and was lead Researcher on Sensecam , a camera that aids memory
recall. In 2004, I was responsible for initiating trials with Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, Memory Aids Clinic.
I was born in Cheadle, Cheshire, UK, lived in Wilmslow, and I obtained a BSc Hons
in Biomedical Electronics from the University of Salford, Lancashire, UK in 1980.
My skills are in electronic engineering design (ARM7 hardware and software) for embedded
microcontrollers and includes cameras, portable music players, analogue music synthesiser design,
digital audio, biomedical engineering, avionics engineering, pocket computers, educational toy design
and military hardware design.
My designs for Microsoft have also included inventions for SenseCam , BioSenseCam,
GyroTablet a 3 Dimension displays for handheld PCs, ( GyroTablet , SonarScreen,
HoloSim), Pen Computers, SensePill , and radiolocation tracking devices.
I currently have 15 patents filed for Microsoft as here.
Prior to joining Microsoft Research in 1998 I was a Senior Research Fellow at BT Labs, Martlesham UK
where I invented and patented a pen with handwriting capture and motion controlled display, SmartQuill.
I designed the hardware for the first soundcard for a PC in 1987 and also initiated
some of the first digital audio sound samplers for music and games for personal computers in the 1980's
(for Commodore, Datel and Evolution Electronics ) . I have also worked as an electronic design engineer
for Psion Computers, Amstrad, ABB Kent Meters, Philips, Goldstar, British Aerospace, Ferranti Computer
Systems, GEC Marconi, Music Sales, Pace, Aculab.
Selected Academic Publications, Patents and Awards
Thrillchip on a mannequin 2007
Girton Laboratories Ltd Dec 2007
October 2007 SmartQuill lives on...
The Use Of SenseCam As A Pictorial Diary To Improve Autobiographical Memory In A Patient
With Limbic Encephalitis – A Preliminary Report. 2006. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Berry, Williams et al
August 2007 The IStroke- Invisible Mouse
June 2007 The Guardian Newspaper Ex- Microsoft Star
May 2007 SenseCam from Microsoft UK
Press Releases for Lyndsay's work
Older Microsoft Projects
Contact Email email@example.com
Infra Red SenseCam Image of King's College Cambridge 2003