Prof Gerard Lacey

Electronic Engineering, Hamilton Institute, ALL Institute

Head of Department

Engineering Building
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Gerard (Gerry) Lacey is a Professor of Electronic Engineering and works on robotics and human-machine systems, focusing on real-time computer vision with applications in healthcare.   He has a degree in Computer Engineering and PhD in robotics from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from University College Dublin.  Before joining Maynooth in 2021, he was an associate professor in Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin.  He has won several innovation awards for Robotics (RESNA PVA Design Award) and Technology Innovation (EU IST Award, Irish Software Association Innovation award, Enterprise Ireland Technolgy Commercialisation and Trinity College Innovation Award).  He has founded two university spin-off companies: Haptica (2000) developed mobile robots for healthcare and built Augmented Reality surgical simulators.  CAE Healthcare acquired Haptica in 2011.  SureWash (2010) currently develops hand hygiene training systems for hospitals.   

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2009 Ameling, Stefan and Wirth, Stephan and Paulus, Dietrich and Lacey, Gerard and Vilarino, Fernando (2009) 'Texture-based polyp detection in colonoscopy' In: : Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
2001 O’Hart, FJ and Greename, RJ and Lacey, G and Wenn, D (2001) 'Communicating robots in healthcare environment' In: : IOS Press, Amsterdam.
1998 Lacey, Gerard and Namara, Shane Mac and Dawson-Howe, Kenneth M (1998) 'Personal adaptive mobility aid for the infirm and elderly blind' In: : Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
1995 Waldron, Ronan and Lacey, Gerard (1995) 'VERBONDS: Multisensor Bond Verification Prototype and its Industrial Evaluation' In: : Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2021 Lacey G.; Gozdzielewska L.; McAloney-Kocaman K.; Ruttle J.; Cronin S.; Price L. (2021) 'Psychomotor learning theory informing the design and evaluation of an interactive augmented reality hand hygiene training app for healthcare workers'. Education and Information Technologies, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Lacey, Gerard and Cahill, Joan and Kay, Alison and Howard, Vivienne and Harte, Richard and O'Reilly, Frank and Ziampra, Eva and Fitzpatrick, Fidelma and Mulcahy, Ber and George, Siji and others (2021) 'Safe PPE: user needs for an interactive ppe training tool'. . [Full-Text]
2020 Fitzpatrick, Fidelma and Doherty, Aaron and Lacey, Gerard (2020) 'Using artificial intelligence in infection prevention'. 12 (2):135-144. [Full-Text]
2020 Baggio, \'Erica and Valim, Mar\'\ilia Duarte and Barbosa, Sayonara de Fatima Faria and Sasso, Grace Teresinha Marcon Dal and Lacey, Gerard (2020) 'Localization of the SureWash Pocket\textregistered mobile health app to Brazilian Portuguese'. 41 . [Full-Text]
2020 Lacey, Gerard and Zhou, Jiang and Li, Xuchun and Craven, Christine and Gush, Chris (2020) 'The impact of automatic video auditing with real-time feedback on the quality and quantity of handwash events in a hospital setting'. 48 (2):162-166. [Full-Text]
2020 Baggio, \'Erica and Valim, Mar\'\ilia Duarte and Barbosa, Sayonara de Fatima Faria and Sasso, Grace Teresinha Marcon Dal and Lacey, Gerard (2020) 'Regionalizaci\'on de la aplicaci\'on m\'ovil de salud SureWash Pocket\textregistered al portugu\'es de Brasil'. 41 . [Full-Text]
2018 Thirkell, Gary and Chambers, Joanne and Gilbart, Wayne and Thornhill, Kerrill and Arbogast, James and Lacey, Gerard (2018) 'Pilot study of digital tools to support multimodal hand hygiene in a clinical setting'. 46 (3):261-265. [Full-Text]
2014 Stewardson, Andrew J and Iten, Anne and Camus, V\'eronique and Gayet-Ageron, Ang\`ele and Caulfield, Darren and Lacey, Gerard and Pittet, Didier (2014) 'Efficacy of a new educational tool to improve Handrubbing technique amongst healthcare workers: a controlled, before-after study'. 9 (9). [Full-Text]
2013 Cahill, Joan and Redmond, Peter and Yous, Sofiane and Lacey, Gerard and Butler, William (2013) 'The design of a collision avoidance system for use by Pilots operating on the airport ramp and in taxiway areas'. 15 (2):219-238. [Full-Text]
2013 Ghosh, Anarta and Ameling, Stefan and Zhou, Jiang and Lacey, Gerard and Creamer, Eilish and Dolan, Anthony and Sherlock, Orla and Humphreys, Hilary (2013) 'Pilot evaluation of a ward-based automated hand hygiene training system'. 41 (4):368-370. [Full-Text]
2011 Llorca, David Fern\'andez and Parra, Ignacio and Sotelo, Miguel \'Angel and Lacey, Gerard (2011) 'A vision-based system for automatic hand washing quality assessment'. 22 (2):219-234. [Full-Text]
2010 Alvarez, Sergio and Llorca, David F and Lacey, Gerard and Ameling, Stefan (2010) 'Spatial Hand Segmentation Using Skin Colour and Background Subtraction'. . [Full-Text]
2010 Arnold, Mirko and Ghosh, Anarta and Ameling, Stefan and Lacey, Gerard (2010) 'Automatic segmentation and inpainting of specular highlights for endoscopic imaging'. 2010 :1-12. [Full-Text]
2009 Vilari\~no, Fernando and Ameling, Stephan and Lacey, Gerard and Ghosh, Anarta and Patchett, Stephen and Mulcahy, Hugh (2009) 'Eye Tracking Search Patterns in Expert and Trainee Colonoscopists: A Novel Method of Assessing Endoscopic Competency?'. 69 (5). [Full-Text]
2008 Lacey, Gerard J and Rodriguez-Losada, Diego (2008) 'The evolution of guido'. 15 (4):75-83.
2008 Dahyot, Rozenn and Vilari\~no, Fernando and Lacey, Gerard (2008) 'Improving the Quality of Color Colonoscopy Videos'. (1). [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2007 Lacey, Gerard and Ryan, Donncha and Cassidy, Derek and Young, Derek (2007) 'Mixed-reality simulation of minimally invasive surgeries'. 14 (4):76-87. [Full-Text]
2001 HECK, Helmut and LACEY, Gerard and PRENTZA, Andriana (2001) 'Human-Machine-Interfacing for Control'. 7 .
2000 Lacey, Gerard and MacNamara, Shane (2000) 'Context-aware shared control of a robot mobility aid for the elderly blind'. 19 (11):1054-1065. [Full-Text]
2000 Bergasa, L and Duffy, Nicola and Lacey, Gerard and Mazo, Manuel (2000) 'Industrial inspection using Gaussian functions in a colour space'. 18 (12):951-957. [Full-Text]
2000 Lacey, Gerard and MacNamara, Shane (2000) 'User involvement in the design and evaluation of a smart mobility aid'. 37 (6). [Full-Text]
1999 O'Neill, AM and Petrie, H and Gallagher, B and Hunter, H and Lacey, G and Katevas, N (1999) 'Initial evaluations of a robot mobility aid for frail and elderly visually impaired persons'. .
1998 Gerard, Lacey and Shane, MacNamara and Dawson-Howe Kenneth, M (1998) 'Personal adaptive mobility aid for the frail and elderly blind'. .
1998 Lacey, Gerard and Dawson-Howe, Kenneth M (1998) 'The application of robotics to a mobility aid for the elderly blind'. 23 (4):245-252. [Full-Text]
1998 O’Neill, A and Petrie, Helen and Lacey, Gerard and Katevas, Nikos and Karlson, Mari-Anne and Engelbrektsson, Pontus and Gallagher, Bla\ith\in and Hunter, Heather and Zoldan, Domitilla (1998) 'Establishing initial user requirements for pam-aid: a mobility and support device to assist frail and elderly visually impaired persons, improving the quality of life the european citizen'. :292-295.
1995 Waldron, Ronan and Lacey, Gerard (1995) 'Multisensor Bond Verification Prototype'. 1 .
1995 Lacey, Gerard and Dawson-Howe, Kenneth M (1995) 'Autonomous guide for the blind'. :294-297.
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