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LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR - Why virtual reality can be a brain health game changer

Sunday 24 March: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Lecture Theatre, Robinson Way, CB2 0SZ

The World Health Organization estimates that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is and will remain the most important cause of neurodisability in the coming years, with consequences, physical, cognitive and mental, that may persist for many months or years after injury despite many advances.

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) have the potential to radically change how patients are assessed and rehabilitated after traumatic and acquired brain injury but much work is required to develop and validate such novel technologies. The internet is already polluted with misleading and exaggerated claims.

The NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative – a UK wide centre of expertise based in Cambridge - builds the teams of patients, carers, inventors, industry and clinical researchers to develop and translate promise in to useful technologies. A group of innovators will be presenting their cutting-edge technologies to illustrate what progress is being made and what the barriers are to implementation.

Visitors are recommended to visit the Cambridge Biomedical Campus by foot, bicycle or bus but if you need to drive, reduced price parking has been arranged in Car Park 1. On leaving please take the un-validated parking ticket to the car park Customer Service desk, say you have been to Cambridge Science Festival to be charged just £2.90.

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Telephone number:
01223 766766

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Age: 11+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free