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March 10th 16 - 18 - Seminars: on Tiba Vent team of Ventilators innovators from Kenyatta University - winner of the 2020 UN 🇺🇳 Person of the Year Award

Tiba Vent team from Kenyatta University (Nairobi, Kenya) will present a mechanical ventilator named Tiba vent.

This group is the winner of the 2020 UN 🇺🇳 Person of the Year Award

This mechanical ventilator was designed, developed and prototyped during the first wave of COVID-19 when the whole world was entering local lockdowns.

A multidisciplinary team comprising biomedical engineers, medical doctors, software and electronic engineers teamed up to create the first ever made patient ventilator in Kenya.

Tiba vent, currently under clinical ventilation, was designed taking into consideration international standards and standards from the Kenya Bureau of standards, as well as the world health organisation’s guidelines.

This webinar presented the team of students from Kenya, as well as the innovative medical device they prototyped.


5G and Wellbeing: an opportunity for researchers, staff and students

5G will be leveraged to realise new opportunities for regional businesses, academic researchers, University staff and students. Warwick is the first University campus that has proactively been given 5G activation by BT.

Learn how this can change our lives.

Hear from expert speakers:

Wendy Coy – Director of Operations, Innovation Group, and Facilitator

David Plumb – Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation Group, University of Warwick

Lucy Baker – Service Technology Director, CTIO, BT Enterprise

Darren Farmer – Business Development Director, BT

Professor Theodoros N. Arvanitis holds the Chair of Digital Health Innovation and he is the Director of The Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, at University of Warwick.

Dr Leandro Pecchia – Associate Professor (reader) of Biomedical Engineering. Director of the Applied Biomedical Signal Processing and Intelligent eHealth Lab

Robert Franks – Managing Director of West Midlands 5G Limited

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