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Ian Austin MP Visits WMG's International Digital Laboratory

We were very pleased to welcome Ian Austin MP, the Minister for the West Midlands, to WMG on 12th June.

After a breakfast discussion with Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya and Trudi Elliott, Government Office West Midlands Regional Director, he toured the International Digital Laboratory.

The focus of the visit was on digitally enabled healthcare, where we have a major collaborative programme with NHS West Midlands. He discussed the impact of emerging areas of research with staff and students, including the effect on patients of sound in hospitals, the use of visualisation in psychosis treatment and baby feeding, simulation in healthcare systems, accessing healthcare, and virtual surgery.

Ian Austin MP, Minister for the West Midlands, with Professor Lord Bhattacharyya

 

Ian Austin MP, Minister for the West Midlands, with Professor Gordon Smith

 

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