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Researchers gather in the UK to 'measure the impossible'
Date:11/12/2009

mentation and better approaches for clinical applications such as management of chronic pain. Topics being investigated by project partners include such diverse areas as measurement of perceived naturalness, understanding emotional responses to music, improving air quality and evaluating the reliability of eyewitness testimony" Teresa Goodman, Principal Research Scientist at NPL.

One of the objectives for the conference is to provide feedback on the future direction, priorities and potential impacts of research in this emerging area of 'Measuring the Impossible' (MtI). A discussion session during the second day of the conference highlighted the need to continue with this multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges such as: improved quality for goods and services, and understanding what influences human behaviour in important areas such as energy usage. The MINET project consortium would like to hear from all those with an interest in this area and posed the following questions for consideration:

a. What are the potential benefits of research in MtI for society, business, industry, the scientific community etc.?
b. What are the barriers to achievement of these benefits?
c. What should MtI research be aiming to achieve within the next 10 years and what are the associated key research priorities?
d. What specific developments in measurement instrumentation, techniques, protocols etc. are required in order to achieve these research objectives?

Responses can be sent to Teresa Goodman (teresa.goodman@npl.co.uk) and will be used to inform a report on future research priorities that is being prepared for the EU.


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