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Cheltenham Music Festival 2013

July 18th, 2013 in Design exhibition

In July we supported two of our favourite Professors and their teams in an event at Cheltenham Music festival. We held an event comparing practice and performance between music and surgery using the simulations we have created for the Royal College of Music.

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Visitors to the event at the Parabola Arts Centre were able to try their hand at performing in front of our simulated audience and simulated audition panel. They were also able to try removing a lipoma and drilling a hole in a virtual hip bone as would be required for a hip replacement.

It was great to be able to see the power of simulation in training for high pressure scenarios such as performing on stage or undertaking a surgical procedure, and for us it was great to see two of our projects side by side.

Professor Roger Kneebone (Imperial College) and Professor Aaron Williamon (RCM) also wrote an article for the Times to accompany the event featuring a photograph of our audience simulation.

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You can read the article here (if you have a Times online account)