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Am I normal? The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Blaine Price

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Berrill Lecture Theatre

The Open University

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Join us in the Berrill Theatre and online on Tuesday 28 November 2017, 6-7pm for the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Blaine Price: Am I Normal?

We are delighted to invite you to Professor Blaine Price’s inaugural lecture, Am I normal? in which he will consider the risks and benefits of novel health technologies that automatically gather data about you and your lifestyle.

Blaine Price is Professor of Computing in the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at The Open University (OU). His research interests focus on improving people’s engagement with data gathered from mobile, wearable and so-called ‘ubiquitous computing’ technologies that increasingly form part of our lives. These include developing technologies and policies to protect the privacy rights of individuals and groups; as well as finding ways to improve people’s lives through new medical practices and allowing individuals to live longer, healthier lives in their own homes.

Blaine launched, and continues to lead, the OU’s postgraduate Digital Forensics teaching programme. He also supervises PhD students in the areas of privacy, ubiquitous and wearable computing emphasising medical and health applications of these technologies.

In Am I normal? Blaine will consider the benefits of collecting data about yourself and demonstrate devices that can measure and monitor individual health histories. He will also discuss some of his current projects which explore how relatively simple and inexpensive technologies may improve surgical outcomes as well as reducing the time older patients need to stay in hospital.

Event programme:

17:30-18:00 Refreshments available (arrive early and enjoy our pre-event display and trailer video)

18:00-18:45 Am I normal?

18:45-19:00 Q&A

19:00-19:45 Drinks and canapes

There will be time for questions and comments. We very much hope you will be able to attend what promises to be an inspiring event and have your say.

Can't join in person? Watch the event live online here (link will be live before start of event). If you are viewing the event by livestream, please do take the opportunity to have your questions answered by our speakers LIVE during the event by posting in the COMMENTS BOX.


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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? No

Do I have to be a student at the OU to attend? No. This event is open to the public.

I cannot attend on the day. Will the event be recorded? The event will be livestreamed so you can join on the night from any location. Register via Facebook and post your questions during the Talk. A recording will be made available post event.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Ample parking is available outside the venue. Please use East Parking. If you have any special requirements please contact the events organiser. Map of the OU campus.

Where can I contact the organiser with questions? email: comms-inaugural-lectures@open.ac.uk;

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. Please go to the registration desk on arrival your name will be on the list.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? Please let the organisers know in advance of any name change.

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