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Behind-the-Scenes @ Imperial Bioengineering and Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies

Thursday 16th March 2017 @ 18:00


Dr Angela Kedgley, Lecturer in Orthopaedic Biomechanics of the Upper Limb; (TBC) Sqn Ldr Claire Webster, Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies

Imperial's Department of Bioengineering is the leading Department of Bioengineering in the UK. Researchers in the Department apply engineering principles to solve problems in medicine and biology.

In this behind the scenes event visitors will gain an insight into how engineering is applied a) to solve clinical problems such as osteoarthritis through motion sensor and other technologies and b) to better understand and treat people following blast injuries in the Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies. 

The timetable for this Behind-the-scenes is as follows:

18.00 – 18.15 Members arrivals / Welcome at Royal School of Mines, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London, location 10 on the map here

18.15 – 18.45 Welcome from Dr Angela Kedgley.  Introduction to the Department of Bioengineering and research in orthopaedic biomechanics.

18.45 –19.45 Member tour, viewing and demos by researchers

19.45 -20.30 Refreshments and continued discussions.

You need to be aware that there is very limited seating throughout the event.

For background reading, you can find out more on their website here.

Participants needed for 3D motion capture research

You will also have a chance to meet Sam Smith, one of the PhD students working with the head of the department Professor Anthony Bull on a research project - Using a Styku& trade; 3D scanner to obtain subject specific body segment parameters.

Early in 2016 some of our Members took part in this research and Sam is now looking for further participants for his 3D motion capture research.

If you are a male aged between 40 and 85, with no history of shoulder replacement surgery, and want to find out how you can help, see the research poster here and the participant information sheet here.

If you would like to take part, please contact Sam at s.smith14@imperial.ac.uk mentioning that you are from Friends.

You can see how the research project is developing when you visit the centre.

 

Venue: Royal School of Mines, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London