Our next exciting event has come around quickly and we look forward to welcoming Bryce Dyer to the stage on Tuesday 6th November.
Bryce is a Senior Lecturer in Product Design at Bournemouth University and is working as part of a team of design engineers and clinicians studying prosthetics at BU’s Design Simulation Research Centre. In this exciting talk he will be discussing prosthetic limbs and the role of technology in elite sport. This is a topic that is hotly debated, with athletes such as Oscar Pistorius raising questions about the allowed length of competitor’s blades.
Doors are open from 6.30pm so come along early to make sure you have a good seat and time to buy a drink or two before the talk begins at 7.15pm. We have also arranged with Café Boscanova to have a small menu for the evening, along with the normal olives, flat breads and humus they will be serving:
- Meaty Chilli, topped with yoghurt cheese and jalapenos.
- Mung Bean Curry.
Both will be priced at £7.95.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
For years debate has circulated around Oscar Pistorius and allowing him to compete in able bodied events at the Olympics when he may or may not have an unfair advantage. Most recently he sparked further debate himself in the criticisms of the length of Alan Oliveira’s blades directly after his defeat in the 200m Paralympic final. So what’s the difference? Does running on prosthetics give you an advantage over the able bodied, or simply level the playing field? Can longer blades give you the advantage over the other competitors?
Cafe Scientifique’s second event, coming up on Tuesday 6th Novemeber, Bryce Dyer, a senior lecturer in Product Design at Bournemouth University, will attempt to answer some of these questions.
Bryce will discuss and explore the recent controversy surrounding the use of prosthetic limbs in elite sport, what we know, what we don’t and how what was once initially seen as disability is now redefining sport as we know it, before allowing you time to ask him any questions you may have.