The impact of this case study is the novel treatment of neurologically
impaired individuals via vestibular stimulation, an emerging clinical
therapy. The research has helped make people better, changed local
clinical practice, and led to a commercial collaboration to produce a
CE-marked (European Union safety compliant), home-based device that can be
marketed and used across the world. The research has also raised awareness
and understanding of neurological disease amongst healthcare practitioners
and the general public.
This case study demonstrates how Timothy Brittain-Catlin's long-term research into a group of
historic buildings sharing a common theme, and designed by underappreciated architects, has had
wide-ranging impacts on various groups. These groups include general audiences; amenity
societies; architectural historians; heritage and conservation enthusiasts; and, in turn, public bodies
including planning authorities and government agencies. The impacts of this important research
range from informing cultural understanding amongst general audiences to directly influencing
policy decisions about the preservation of historic buildings.