Following on from the success of our events in Sheffield Millennium Galleries and Weston Park Museum in Autumn 2016, we will be taking our exhibition on tour in the coming months. Join us at the following venues:
London: 16th & 17th July at the Podium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to coincide with the World ParaAthletics Championships
Sheffield: 8 to 10th August in the Winter Gardens
Edinburgh: 14 & 15th October, at the National Museum of Scotland
There will be lots of exciting and interactive activities, including the chance to try our Virtual Reality and Leap Motion technologies, design your own prosthetic limb and find out more about how your mind controls your body.
Keep an eye on our blog posts or follow us on Twitter to get more information about the events and more!
In June we had a great afternoon with 30 Y6 children who had a chance to try out lots of the activities that will feature in our exhibition. See their blog for pictures of the project in action! We are also going to Rainbow Forge Primary in July. There’s lots going on!
See more at St Wilfrids Primary School Blog
On the evening of 14th April 2016 we invited the general public to join us at an interactive open event to find out more about how our brains control our movements, even when using prosthetic limbs.
With the help of prosthetics wearers James Young and Kevin Evison, we heard more about issues of design and function, and debated aspects of limb loss versus society’s views of ‘normality’.
Also during the evening we were able to spend some time with James and capture his experiences on film which we will incorporate into the exhibitions in the future.
Our first schools event was held at UTC Sheffield in April and this enabled us to trial some of our activities and resources with secondary and primary school pupils. The day was attended by 57 primary school students from a local primary school cluster.
The students took part in 4 different workshops, a plenary and took a speed tour of the UTC. The workshops were Design it!, Explore It! (using the leap motion camera and models of the arm and brain), Solve It! and Film It!
For more details, read the UTC Sheffield news article
At the Explore Science and Engineering @ SHU event on 19th March 2016 we contributed a hands-on interactive stall staffed by team members Ivan Phelan and Andy Bullough where families could experience Virtual Reality and explore the psychological and physiological aspects of limb loss.