Model Body

Take part in activities and drop-in sessions with experts to discover the possibilities for everyone’s healthcare future.

6 mei 2010

What will future medicine be like when it’s uniquely tailored to you? Could a computer model predict your health?


Model Body - bron

The future of healthcare is changing. What will a visit to your doctor be like in the future? In a world where medical research becomes predictive rather than reactive, would you trust a computer simulation of yourself to guide your treatment?

How is the body visualised? Join scientists from University College London, who will demonstrate the latest technology in virtual imaging software, from virtual hearts to cyber-kidneys. This revolutionary worldwide project aims to create personalised simulations for each and every one of us.

On hand as well will be Natasha McEnroe - Curator of UCL Galton Collection helping you explore the Victorian world of anatomical teaching and the ‘model body’ of Dickensian society.

Take part in an evening of debates and hands-on activities on the implications of personalised healthcare and the impacts of drug testing, now and in the future.


Peter Coveney - Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) at UCL - Network of Excellence (tbc)
Vanessa Diaz - Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) at UCL
Dipak Kalra - Professor of Health Informatics UCL
Natasha McEnroe - Curator of UCL Galton Collection
Miriam Mendes - Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) at UCL
Yewande Okuleye - Artist
Martin Robbins - Writer for 'The Lay Scientist', 'The Guardian' and 'The Times',

Event organised by:

Felicity Boucher, Frances Jeens and Naomi Speakman on behalf of University College London Institute of Archaeology, Museum Studies MA