BME Pod is a converted van, that contains a number of experiments based on the Biomedical Engineering field. BME Pod will look like a cool, sleek, modern, ‘spaceship’, styled vehicle – both inside and out. When BME Pod arrives on scene, the BME Pod crew will set up, the backdoor opens revealing a Big Screen, and the side door slides open showing a ‘cockpit-like’ interior.
A volunteer is seated and one of the BME Pod crew goes through a script showing the volunteer, (amongst others), how their health and well-being is being monitored right-now, in fact they will see a whole raft of data. They will be able to communicate with devices using eye-tracking and brain-computer interfacing technologies (such as flying a drone mounted on the roof of the BME Pod).
Whilst the volunteer goes through the script, the other two of the three person BME Pod crew are describing what is going on inside to the crowd outside through the Big Screen Display. They also demonstrate smaller handheld, tech and experiments and hand out information fliers, as well as answer questions put to them.
What is biomedical engineering?
Well, the official definition is as follows: Biomedical engineering is a discipline that advances knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine, and improves human health through cross-disciplinary activities that integrate the engineering sciences with the biomedical sciences and clinical practice.
So why Biomedical engineering? Its simple – health and well-being is a universally understood and recognized area of application as well as being appealing across all ages and genders. Besides – everyone likes messing with cool kit like brain-computer interfaces, eye trackers and advanced health monitors.