Technology revolution in public health
Technology has the capacity to transform the public heath landscape. As scientists continue to innovate, and tech becomes smaller, smarter and more affordable, we are facing an exciting future where the sort of tech you might have seen in sci-fi movies, is now becoming a reality, and is likely to revolutionise our approach to the diagnosis and control of diseases. As the School celebrates its 120th year of health innovation, we will hear from two of the School’s entrepreneurs who are translating their research findings into novel tech.
In this session, Prof James Logan, Head of the Department of Disease Control, and Founder and Director of ARCTEC and Vecotech, will explore how his research on understanding a mosquito’s highly sophisticated sense of smell, has led to the development of new tools to control mosquitoes, and novel non-invasive diagnostics for malaria, including the use of malaria-detection dogs. Dr Andrew Bastawrous, Founder & CEO of Peek Vision and Clinical Associate Professor in International Eye Health from the School will explore how the proliferation of mobile phone technology has provided access to services to those who were previously invisible to health services and share the experiences they have had in creating, validating and productising products and services for the benefits of those living with visual impairment.
The lecture will be recorded and made available on the LSHTM Vimeo website.
Please note that the ramp at our main entrance of our Keppel Street building will close from Saturday 5 October until Monday 18 November for essential repairs. An alternative accessible route for visitors with a disability and wheelchair users will be provided on Malet Street. There will be signage to guide you to this entrance.