On March 4 our team, led by Data Research Manager, Holly Easlea and Verification Team Leader, Danielle Cleary, visited Our Lady & St Patrick’s College where they delivered a technology showcase which involved displaying and demonstrating B-Secur’s cutting-edge tech to the pupils.
Holly said the Generation Innovation programme is a great vehicle for helping to inspire young people and to signpost them to potential careers.
She said: “Back when I was in school, I attended a presentation where Biomedical Engineering degrees were discussed, and this really struck a chord with me. I immediately knew that was the route for me. Had I not attended that presentation who knows what I would be doing with my career today.
“It is very difficult for young adults to know what direction they want their career to go, so it is very important to expose them to as many industries and career paths as possible to help them explore which one might interest them.”
Holly Easlea, Data Research Manager
“I am very passionate about going out and chatting to children and hopefully inspiring them in some way, therefore we are delighted to be taking part in Generation Innovation.”
Danielle said it was great to get out into the schools to promote the many pathways into the STEM industry to the next generation.
She said: “In total, B-Secur presented to 100 pupils from a variety of schools. We presented the scientific background to the pupils, explaining our algorithms and how they fit into remote healthcare and how they can empower people to take control of their health. We then had a great response to the pupils wanting to interact with our demonstration technology and got some intuitive questions based off this.
“The pupils got to use a piece of B-Secur hardware which enabled them to measure their ECG and see it displayed live with their health metrics on the HeartKey® app. It was great to see how interested they were in measuring their health metrics.”
Danielle Cleary, Verification Team Leader
Further showcase events are planned at Antrim Grammar School (March 18) and Bloomfield Grammar (March 25).