Month: February 2014

How do you combine Science and the Arts? Dr Burton and Imperial Dance Society show you how…

The MSk Lab at the Imperial Fringe Festival; Arts Experiment – 20th February 2014

On Thursday 20th February Dr Tom Burton of the MSk Lab took part in the Imperial Fringe at South Kensington Campus, which was showcasing research outputs throughout the college in collaboration with the arts.

Dr Burton’s research has led to the development of low cost, simple to use technology capable of accurate, fast and unobtrusive measurements of foot placement and pressure while a person carries out activities of daily living. It is hoped that this enhanced real-time, bio-feedback can be used to track progress from the very first instance of injury, osteoarthritis (OA) diagnosis or following treatment – it could also be used in training.

The Great Debate 2014 @EFORT

The Great Debate is back in 2014 in a slightly different guise

As you may be aware, this year we are joining forces with the 15th EFORT Congress running the 4th – 6th June 2014 at London ExCEL. Embedded within the biggest orthopaedic conference in Europe, we are running two sessions within the main programme, in our usual style: topical, controversial and interactive with many debates.

The two sessions The Great Debate has been allocated are:

  • The Great Knee Debate – Thursday 5th June 09.00 – 10.30 (London Room)
  • The Great Hip Debate – Friday 6th June 15.00 – 16.30 (Munich Room)

We have made a few changes to make the most of the two sessions, comprising of four mini-topics and four debates each day.

Saving the NHS £100m a year and making more patients smile at the same time – Lab Report Edition 6 (Winter 2014)

The Lab Report is back bringing you up to date with recent developments from the MSk Lab.

With the on-going media buzz surrounding failing NHS Trusts and the state of the National Health Service, we decided to report on the contribution we are making to improve efficiency and cut costs at the same time in the article The cost of change – how to save the NHS £100m a year and make more patients smile at the same time.

Thank you to Mrs Natascha McQueen for allowing us to print her personal story.

The Bone Boffin asks….Are we cracking up?