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DeTechtives: How Tech is Providing Better Insight

The event takes place on the lower deck and has no step-free access. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2022
10 May Doors: 6:30pm
Event: 7:00pm-9:30pm
The Battersea Barge, Nine Elms Lane,
London SW11 8PZ
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Come and hear a little on the impact of tech in crime science and in healthcare! From microbes as potential criminal evidence to the use of artificial intelligence to predict disease symptoms and improve physical rehabilitation; tech is constantly changing the world around us in more ways than we think!

The Invisible Trail: Are Microbes the Future of Forensics?

Nicola Bennett (PhD student in the Department of Security and Crime Science and Microbiology)
Microbes are often viewed as the villain of the story and in the current climate, we focus on eliminating microbes with products that boast the destruction of 99.9% of microbes. In Forensic Science, microbes have the potential to be a hero as, in every instance, we leave an invisible trail of microorganisms which could potentially tell a story. However, in a world where DNA evidence is seen as key, is there room for such a new interpretation of trace evidence? This talk seeks to stimulate discussion into the potential significance of microbes and its prospects as a new investigative tool.

Dr Computer Will See You Now: Medical Image Computing and AI for Medicine and Healthcare

Dr Neil Oxtoby (Principal Research Fellow in Disease Progression Modelling)
We are living longer than ever and so are more at risk of old-age conditions including Alzheimer’s disease. In this talk, I will discuss my computational research into unravelling the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease, and share some thoughts on the role of brain imaging and machine learning in 21st-century medicine and healthcare.

Affective Technology and Opportunities in Self-directed Ubiquitous Physical Rehabilitation

Professor Nadia Berthouze (Professor in Affective Computing and Interaction)
With the emergence of full-body sensing technology and advances in artificial intelligence come new opportunities to support people’s affective experiences and needs during self-directed ubiquitous physical rehabilitation. I will present our work on technology for chronic pain management and discuss how technology could lead to more effective physical rehabilitation by integrating it in everyday activities and support people at both physical and affective levels. I will also present how technology can be embedded with the ability to perceive people's affective states through body movement.

About Simon Watt (Host)

Simon Watt (Public Engagement Manager)
Simon Watt is the Public Engagement Manager at the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Science at UCL.
You may also know him from his TV (The BAFTA winning Inside Natures Giants, The IFTA winning Wild Cities) and radio (BBC Radio 4’s Hybrid) work or for making the blobfish famous/infamous through his comedy with a conservation twist vehicle, The Ugly Animal Preservation Society.

Other The Battersea Barge events

2022-05-11 A Brighter Future: How Tech is Changing the World for the Better The Battersea Barge Nine Elms Lane, London, SW11 8PZ, United Kingdom
2022-05-09 Our Body and Mind: Focusing on the 3Rs to replace, reduce and refine animal research The Battersea Barge Nine Elms Lane, London, SW11 8PZ, United Kingdom