Thursday, 20 November 2008
IET Annual Healthcare Lecture
It was a pleasure to deliver the keynote presentation at this year's IET Healthcare lecture at the organisation's headquarters in Savoy Place, London this evening. It was also my pleasure to give out some prizes to the leading students recognised by the organisation before starting to speak.
So what if your ageing relatives are cared for by robots? And what if the only way to control a pandemic outbreak was to chip and track humans? And what if your surgeon told you he wasn't going to be in the room with you when he carries out your operation? These are all topics which I mentioned as part of glimpsing the future on this particular occasion.
The questions afterwards were very good, understandably given the calibre of the audience present! But the most interesting part for me as always, was the discussion over dinner where I could hear from some of the audience about their views and their work.