- BBC Make It Digital Roadshow
Nearly 6500 visitors – professionals, students and families alike – swarmed into the Mailbox in Birmingham to take part in the BBC’s Make It Digital Roadshow, the final event of a 13-week UK-wide tour designed to introduce people from all walks of life to the world of computers, coding and future digital tech opportunities.
Information Age - the Science Museum’s new gallery”.
The Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering contributed to a new ambitious Science Museum exhibition opened in October 2014 by the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. The Information Age is a permanent exhibition of over 800 objects celebrating 200 years of innovation in communication and information technologies.
In collaboration with clinical staff at the Queen Elizabeth hospital and hospitals across the Midlands, Human Interface Technology researchers in the department have developed and evaluated new interactive, smartphone and wearable health technologies, including a novel app for people with anaphylaxis.
The “computer in your pocket” exhibit includes examples of new technologies in health and well-being together with the mobile phone used to make the first video call from the summit of Everest.