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Our body is full of tiny little sensors to tell us how the world around us looks / feels/ smells / tastes. When human senses aren’t sensitive enough, sensor technology can bridge the gap. Join us on May 22nd in the Old Oak to hear how sensors can help save lives, while enjoying a pint with your own senses.
Demystifying Everyday Technology
Evan Cleary (Control Systems Engineer)
Do you find yourself walking through a mystical world, interacting with seemingly magical machines such as ATM’s, smart phones, PC’s and increasingly sophisticated automotive technology? If you find the idea of all this operating on some sort of wizardry as not satisfactory then this talk is for you! Attend to get a brief high level understanding of sensors and control systems using real world and interactive examples, explaining how these components come together with some logic to produce the automated world around us and how using cheap available components the magic can be mastered at home
Improving Healthcare at 10 Billion Frames/Second
Dr Sanathana Konugolu Venkata Sekar (Post-Doctoral Researcher in Photonics, Tyndall National Institute)
Single pixel cameras take photos at 10 billion frames per second. Dr Sanathana Konuglu Venkata Sekar is using this incredible technology to unlock the mystical secrets of colours that exist in time fragments that we've never experienced before, and to design the next generation of clinical technologies to improve healthcare outcomes.
The Future of Breast Cancer Detection
Dr Eric Moore (Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry, UCC)
Dr Eric Moore is the principle investigator of a team at Tyndall National Institute working with clinicians at the Cork University Hospital to develop SMARTProbe technology. This technology could allow immediate, real-time detection of breast cancer during biopsy, fast-tracking patients through the diagnostic pathway. What's more, the SMARTProbe has the potential to reduce the time it takes to get a diagnosis from days to minutes, reduce the anxiety associated with long waits for traditional laboratory test results. This research is funded by SFI as part of the Future Innovator Prize Award.