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STEMlive 2019 - CITER

26 June 2019

Female pupil stands in front of TV screen as part of an activity to test reactions.

Cardiff University's annual STEMlive event took place over two days between 19 - 20 June at the National Museum of Wales. The event is targeted at year 8 pupils across secondary schools in Wales and approximately 250 pupils attended. CITER exhibited on day two demonstrating the "virtual rehabilitation movement games" activity.

Over the morning session groups of students attended our exhibit and participated in the game. This activity requires sensors to be placed on the front and back of the body in order to detect the smallest of movements the participant makes whilst playing the interactive games. It's aims are to promote an understanding of body movement, the function and importance of muscles and the concept of rehabilitation and is widely used for rehabilitation purposes.

The game was really fun to play and I can see how this helps your body, its entertaining and keeps you fit and healthy. I really enjoyed it!

Seren JenkinsYear 8 pupil, Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School
STEMlive volunteers
CITER volunteers: Eirini Kokkali (left) and Dr Valerie Sparkes (right)

Many thanks to our volunteers Dr Valerie Sparkes, School of Healthcare Sciences and Eirini Kokkali, School of Optometry and Vision Science for their time and enthusing the pupils about science - Be Engaged.

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