Technology and healthcare were amalgamated at Epsilon’s event, ‘Emergency Room’. The first round tested the participating teams’ ability to correctly identify medical devices and equipment, through pictures displayed on a screen, with no other hints or clues given. The display ranged from medical imaging to surgical equipment.
On completion of the task, teams had the opportunity to earn bonus points by throwing ping-pong balls into hoops that were labelled with the names of multiple medical appliances. Qualifying teams advanced to the next round, where they were faced with a room that had its walls covered in multi-coloured slips of paper, exhibiting facts ranging from science and technology to general knowledge and current events.
Participants had to browse and commit all they could to memory within an hour before attempting to solve a crossword based on their newfound knowledge. The final round gave the teams a glimpse into the lives of healthcare workers as they directed volunteers, who convincingly played patients ailing with multiple diseases, to the appropriate consultant department. The event provided the participants with an insight into the work of a medical professional along with the technical know-how, of equipment used in the industry.
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A Day at the Museum
Participants had a chance to learn about medical technology and the working behind the machines that save many a patient’s lives in hospitals, in Epsilon’s ‘A Day at the Museum’. Informative charts that included read-along booklets stirred the curious mind and laid bare the underlying mechanisms of X-ray, ultrasound, and sonography machines along with the science behind prosthetics.
The displays also included material about anatomical topics ranging from paralysis to blood diseases, muscles of the heart, organ transplant, and anaesthesia. A mini-model of a ventilator also served the purpose of providing an insight into one of the oft-used machines of the ICU. After traversing the museum, participants were quizzed on their newfound knowledge, fundamental physics and biology, before advancing to the next round.
The final round had participants nimbly working on breadboards to bring corresponding electronic circuit diagrams to life. The event provided a learning opportunity to not only gain knowledge but also increase skill and no one left with a dearth of awareness on the subject of biomedical devices.