University of Bristol to welcome The President of the Republic of Singapore

22nd Oct 2014

The President of the Republic of Singapore will visit the University of Bristol this week  as part of a four-day State Visit to the UK as a guest of Her Majesty The Queen.

The President will launch the “SPHERE eHealth hackathon”. The President accompanied by his wife, Mrs

Tan, will meet students from two local Bristol schools, Red Maids’ and Bristol Free, who

have entered the first wearable technology competition. The students will demonstrate

how to create a wearable device for healthcare.

Three research demonstrations The President will see are:

• How video analytics can be used to benefit the older population by helping to

prevent falls.

• A prototype interactive data “dashboard” that displays real-time information from

various sensors. The dashboard is the first step to understanding how clinicians will

interact with health sensor data.

• The Internet of Things (IoT) connects the physical world with internet-enabled

gadgets, which could bring together communications and energy harvesting.

SPHERE’s first prototype ultra-low-power wearable device will be on display along

with a demonstration of wireless power transfer.

 During the event The President will witness the signing of a Memorandum of

Understanding between Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and the

University of Bristol to collaborate in healthcare technology research.

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