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Ingeniosanos says goodbye to the hospital classrooms until 2018 (30/11/2017)

Researchers and disseminators of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) have concluded this Wednesday technological workshops that they have given this year in the hospital classrooms of the Region within the IngenioSanos project, supported by the Seneca Foundation and that will continue in 2018.

The works to save the extinction and increase the population of the jara de Cartagena have centered the theme of the workshop that today Mayra Aguado has taught in Arrixaca.

The workshops are carried out both in hospitals of Murcia and Cartagena in collaboration with the Hospital and Home Care Educational Service (EAEHD).

IngenioSanos, which will have a specific website, will also include a second edition of the intensive course in robotics, 3D design and programming for patients with eating disorders.

In this workshop, hospitalized young people build their own personalized robot, learning to design and print the mechanical parts of the small android and to program their control unit, using open software and a low cost robotic kit.

"The methodology of the workshops in the hospital classrooms is very practical and participatory, to capture the interest of children suffering from various diseases," explains Suardiaz.

"They should be brief pills, in which it is not difficult to pick up the thread, since it is common for some student to have to go out to perform a diagnostic test or be attended by the health personnel," he continues.

"Teaching for young patients is a lovely experience.

Soon they are activated and they are like sponges absorbing knowledge, "he emphasizes.

The UPCT will also participate in this course in the hospital carnival, which this year will have the superheroes as the central theme, reason why Marvel artist Salva Espín Murcia will give a masterclass on illustration and design of comics like the one he has already done in the courses for students of high abilities organized this summer by the Polytechnic.

IngenioSanos is an initiative of the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the UPCT, which has the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology - Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Source: UPCT

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