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Photo gallery - Digital Healthy schools event #NHS70

On 18 July 2018, we invited technology-loving pupils from schools in Lancashire and South Cumbria to visit The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) for a fun-packed day to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

Students got the chance to experience the Tim Peake Space Descent Bus, courtesy of Samsung, as well as taking part in workshops, quizzes and competitions throughout the day. They became some of the first young people in the country to test out a new health and care app for the NHS called the Orb which is being piloted in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

They also had a go on an interactive virtual reality game developed by the team at UCLan and took part in a session with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to inspire them about where new technology and innovation can take us. The AWS session included the use of Alexa voice technology and the pupils were asked to come up with ideas about what health and care will look like in the future, which will later be turned into an animation by the team at the University.

Photo credit: Innovation Lab | University of Central Lancashire

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