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Technology developed today may become an everyday life-saver in the near future. Join us as we find out about three of those exciting new health-related technologies, from simulating blood flow and printing artificial body parts, to monitoring our body function through wearable electronics. It's a sneak-peek into the hospitals of the future, and promises to be a fascinating evening!
Can We Use Computer Simulations in our Hospitals?
Benjamin Owen (EPSRC Doctoral prize fellow)
As our computers get more powerful and our understanding of the human body improves, the opportunity to use computer simulations of blood flow through our heart and our arteries has the potential to improve treatment decisions made by clinicians dramatically. Within this talk, we will explore how these simulations are created, including how we are able to simulate the anatomy of individual patients, what information can be obtained and how far we are away from being able to include these simulations in mainstream clinical practice.
Bioprinting: The Wisdom of Science Beyond Frankenstein
Dr Marco Domingos (Senior Lecturer in Bioprinting and Regenerative Medicine)
In the summer of 1816, whilst visiting Lord Byron near Lake Geneva, 18-year-old Mary Shelley wrote one of the most famous English novels of all time. "Frankenstein" tells the story of a brilliant young scientist, who through his incessant search for knowledge ends up assembling a horrendous creature from human body parts. Over 200 years later, 3D Bioprinting is giving us the opportunity to impersonate Victor Frankenstein, transforming mad science sane through the creation of artificial body parts and organs. Come and join me on a tour from the Olympus to the future of personalized medicine!
Where Next in Wearables: Personalisation
Dr Alex Casson (Reader, Materials Devices and Systems Division, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
Wearables are now a common part of our everyday lives, and have many potential uses in health and social care. Here we'll delve into the technology behind wearables, the electronics and data analytics, and look at what's coming next.