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12:30 - 13:30 16 June 2014

Implantable electronic devices: multi-disciplinary engineering for medicine

Location

Roberts 106 Lecture Threatre | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Anne Vanhoestenberghe

Engineering has a considerable impact on many aspects our quality of life. This is especially true in medicine, where technological advances can be life saving, as for example with the pacemaker.We all know it can be dangerous to mix electricity and water, yet this talk will explore how engineers and medical experts work together to produce electronic devices that function harmlessly inside the human body for decades. Many of these interact with their host, sensing nervous activity or stimulating nerves to control muscles and initiate movements. From cochlear implants to visual prosthesis and prosthetic limbs, come and find out how you could contribute to the next generation of implantable medical electronic devices.


Contact

Despina Koniordou
+44 (0)20 7679 4148 | d.koniordou@ucl.ac.uk


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