BRE4TH @ DANA - A SERIES OF FUN EVENTS AT THE SCIENCE MUSEUM DANA CENTRE IN LONDON EXPLORING THE ART OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT ENABLE YOU
TO ‘SEE’ AND ‘HEAR’ THE HIDDEN SECRETS IN THE AIR THAT WE BREATHE!
February 17th 2010, 19:00-20:45 FREE EVENT
Could your breath save your life? One day the most important piece of kit in your GP’s
surgery may sample your breath and diagnose an illness such as cancer or Schizophrenia.
The Tomorrow's Breath event now has a summary video showing highlights of what took place -
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This event was both a demonstration and a discussion of technology currently in development that could one day potentially help
millions of people by diagnosing diseases and conditions quickly, and hopefully before they become established. There are around thirty different
diseases and condtions that are potentially detectable with these kinds of technology - how many of them could be treated more effectively
with early detection?
Why does the technology still only exist as prototypes for breath analysis? What are the
limitations preventing this kind of quick and non-invasive diagnoses becoming a reality? What are the pros and cons of one technology compared to the rest?
This was an opportunity for the general public to come and find out more from Dr Chris Mayhew, Head of the Molecular Physics Group at the University of Birmingham, and experience new audiovisual ways of understanding
data analysed by some of the technology.
Dana Centre events are open to anyone aged 18 or over. Most events are free. Please pre-book for all events except the drop-in sessions.
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