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The Body Garage

Innovations at the intersection of biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology and cognitive science is rapidly changing the world we live in.  The convergence of neuroscience, nanotechnology, and digital circuit design are giving us the ability to perceive the world around us, augmenting our reality and bringing the gift of sight to the visually impaired.  The next generation of sensors will pick up the smallest of changes in our environment, converting smells and sounds into binary code, and enabling us to stay healthier,  happier and more productive in our daily lives.


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Human 2050 - (Primary/Cycle 1)

Students will explore the ways in which humans and technology are beginning to merge. They will discover case studies of humans assisted and augmented by technology and will consider how these technologies could improve their own lives, before deciding which technologies could help a hypothetical super human in a realistic scenario.

a man wearing a smart watch with wellness apps bubbles coming out of it

Body Smart - (Middle/Cycle 2)

Students will explore different types of wearable technology, such as health and fitness sensors, gadgets and apps. They will learn various ways in which we can use information gathered from these technologies to make positive choices that can improve our health and ability to do things.

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Converging Innovations- (Secondary/Cycle 3)

Students explore different aspects of innovation and how these converge to creating amazing results. They will discover examples of life-changing convergent innovations, such as technologies to help blindness. They will consider how innovation could solve other global challenges, presenting their ideas to the class.