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The Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research (CTEHR) have been involved in an innovative project launched by BBC Learning and the Wellcome Trust.
Terrific Scientific is a major 18 month UK-wide campaign to bring practical science into the classroom and into our homes. Instead of lab coats and test tubes, the campaign will urge pupils, teachers and parents across the UK to grab lemons, leaves, tap water and other everyday items to join in with exciting and accessible mass-participation investigations. Aimed at upper primary school level, Terrific Scientific will help deliver the objectives of the science curricula for 9-11 year olds across the UK.
Supported by Professor Jacqueline Blissett, Professor in Health Behaviour & Change at Coventry University, the Taste investigation will kick-off the campaign as it goes ‘live’ in January 2017 with learning activities and resources looking at taste, the food we eat and how we process it. Jackie has designed the activities and studies to help children understand why some people really hate their Brussels sprouts and for some people they are the best part of Christmas!
The ‘supertaster test’ explains that those with many more taste buds than usual are much more sensitive to certain tastes and flavours, which means that some foods can often taste very bitter. See for yourself whether you are likely to be a ‘supertaster’ by visiting the BBC #TerrificScientific supertaster page!
The Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research (CTEHR) is delighted that Dr Katherine Brown, Reader in eHealth and Behaviour Change with CTEHR, will be presenting a seminar as part of its 2017 internal seminar series.
Dr David Ellard, Warwick Medical School - Warwick Clinical Trials Unit - University of Warwick, will be CTEHR’s next speaker on 31st January 1-2pm. Please see below for more information.
As part of a new strategy in Leicester, UK, people born overseas will be offered testing for certain infectious illnesses (tuberculosis, HIV and viral hepatitis) when they register with a GP in the city. We aim to find out whether offering early tests for these infectious illnesses in this way will result in GPs actually doing more tests and identifying more people with these infectious illnesses.
Delivering Excellent Care Every Day for People Living with Advanced Dementia: Namaste Care Intervention UK (2016-19) is led by the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester & focuses on developing the optimal every-day care intervention for people with advanced dementia in care homes based on the principles of Namaste Care developed by Joyce Simard.
Facial paralysis results in weakness of the facial muscles, typically on one side of the face, affecting the facial function, appearance and communication of emotions. The objective of the project is to develop a working prototype and trial (through proof-of concept clinical studies) an inconspicuous, non-invasive wearable device (indistinguishable from normal spectacles) that provides discreet feedback on facial muscle movement and helps patients to continuously practise facial muscle exercises.