Avoid getting sick in the first place!
Viennese experts are researching what keeps us healthy and how we can provide for our own health through our diet.
To ensure we stay healthy, researchers are asking questions such as:
What makes skin bacteria essential? When is mould healthy? Where does my food come from and why is that important for my body and the environment? What creates light on dark winter days?
Taste, feel and research the answers at these stations.
- Tiny superheroes - microorganisms
Vienna Open Lab | Open Science www.openscience.or.at
Examine bacteria under a microscope, find out which microbes belong to which part of the human body and discover how bacteria react to antibiotics.
- Where does my food come from?
Austrian Competence Centre Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFoQSI) www.ffoqsi.at
Knowing where your food comes from also requires research. With the help of “chemical fingerprints”, it is possible to directly connect a food product and a region – join in!
- Sunlight "to go"
Pocket Sky www.pocket-sky.com
Try it out: the smallest, lightest and most practical wearable light in the world – so you always have the sunshine and its beneficial properties for the body close to hand.
- Rehab @ home
FH Technikum Wien www.technikum-wien.at
Play football and simultaneously improve your balance without leaving the spot. Train your arm coordination in front of the TV? With modern technology, anything is possible.
- Under the microscope: the microorganism miracle factory
Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) www.acib.at
Examine cheese moulds - and why can we eat this mould? Look at yeast through the microscope and read DNA – track down nature’s secrets.
- Smart prosthetic arms
Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH www.ottobock.at
Find out how prosthetic arms will be able to detect, interpret and learn movement patterns in the future. The control system learns intelligently, making every prosthesis unique and individual.
- Skin: a jack of all trades
Medical University of Vienna – Dermatology www.meduniwien.ac.at
The skin is our largest organ –we will show you everything the skin can do and how to care for it properly.
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