Ireland SPIE Student Chapters promote the International Year of Light at local festival
The Student Chapters of University of College Dublin and NUI Galway in Ireland teamed up for Dublin Maker festival on July 25th to promote the International Year of Light. The event was attended by over 10,000 visitors, mainly families who learned about the importance of light and how it is used in our everyday lives through lots of hands on experiments and demonstrations including:
- Medical imaging, surgical procedures, and even diagnoses rely upon the use of light. An example is Tissue Viability (TiVi) imaging, which is a method of determining blood concentration in tissue using a standard digital camera and a laptop.
- Light based smartphone apps using camera of smartphones to capture meaningful changes in the light, such as the redness in the skin or even the heart rate.
- Interference with light (laser and white light) using a Michelson Interferometer.
- Making UV bracelets and LED badges.
- Optical illusions and diffraction glasses.
- Laser graffiti.