|Sid Sehgal, Dr Jack Parker and Prof Sue Mawson engaging with the public!|
Friday, 23 May 2014
Technology of the Future
Researchers from the ScHARR RATgroup had a busy evening demonstrating their “technologies of the future” to the public. Twelve researchers had a non-stop time teaching people of all ages about Circa-LIM, Eye gaze technologies, PARO Seals, SCRIPT, SMART 2 shoes, SMART COPD, Step by Step and VIVOCA. Children and adults learnt about how these technologies were designed and are used currently in clinical practice to improve the lives of people with long term conditions.
The biggest queues were to get a cuddle with a PARO Seal, try out the eye-gaze technologies and get taught how to solve a Rubik’s cube by Sid! Parents liked the fact that Step by Step as well as teaching people how to recover speech after a stroke was good at teaching their kids to practice spelling!