Prof John Fisher, Director of the Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, University of Leeds
Prof Eileen Ingham, Deputy Director of the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, University of Leeds
Prof Christina Doyle, CEO, Xeno Medical Ltd
50 active years after 50 is a research initiative aimed at increasing the quality of life for older people. It draws together multiple research projects, funded by research councils, charities and industry and led by the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE) at the University of Leeds. This briefing featured scientists involved in the initiative talking about how the combined expertise of scientists, engineers, medics and clinicians will lead to the development of new implants, heart valves, tendons and joints that will allow us to remain active in line with increasing life spans. The speakers illustrated their points with the aid of a skeleton on a bike.