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22 September 2023

Back to (Hospital of) the Future: New Scientist Live 2023

The School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences is headed back to New Scientist Live with their award-winning exhibit, Hospital of the Future.

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The School will be exhibiting cutting-edge technology and research at the largest science festival in the UK, New Scientist Live, between 7 and 9 October at ExCeL London.

Voted as the most popular feature at New Scientist Live 2022, Hospital of the Future will invite visitors to explore the School’s mission to engineer better health through immersive VR journeys, live guided tours and interactive displays of healthcare engineering research.

Visitors can become immersed in a virtual heart, control surgical robots, use novel ultrasound imaging techniques to see inside the human body and see how pacemakers are implanted onto the heart, along with other inventive exhibits.

“New Scientist Live is an opportunity for our School to practically show the public our mission to engineer better health through cutting-edge technological advancements. Following the success of our exhibit in 2022, we have been invited to the festival once again to share our journey of innovating for patient benefit, and to give viewers insight into the procedures performed by our healthcare professionals,” said Head of School, Professor Sebastien Ourselin.

Our Hospital of the Future offers audiences a chance to engage with the dynamic world of healthcare engineering and informs them of the numerous pathways to enter the field. Our interdisciplinary exhibits reflect the ethos of collaboration at the heart of our School. No matter what your scientific interest, we hope people will feel empowered to chart a future aligned with their aspirations.

Professor Sebastien Ourselin FREng FMedSci, Head of School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences
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Medical device company Medtronic have partnered with the School to exhibit their Stealth Autoguide™ Cranial robotic guidance platform. Said Mr Narendra Gogna from Medtronic, "Stealth Autoguide™ cranial robotic guidance platform accurately aligns a neurosurgeon’s surgical plans for cranial procedures. Continuous real-time visualization, feedback, and robotically-assisted movement allow neurosurgeons to quickly and accurately align their pre-operative surgical plans safely and precisely."

Siemens has also partnered with the School and will be showcasing their 3D Visualisation Software.

Siemens Healthineers is delighted to be supporting New Scientist Live alongside our partners at Kings College London. We are proud to showcase exciting areas of clinical research and innovation - fostering enthusiasm in researchers of the future. Pioneering breakthroughs in healthcare. For everyone. Everywhere.

Dr Craig Buckley, Head of Research and Scientific Collaborations, Siemens Healthineers Great Britain and Ireland

The School will be showcasing 13 demonstrations delivered by over 100 staff and students throughout the three-day New Scientist Live event.

Exhibiting at New Scientist Live (NSL) with my research team and the rest of my colleagues at King's School of Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering is one of the top highlights of my academic calendar. It is on par with welcoming our new students each year and seeing our graduates with their families and friends at the graduation ceremony.NSL allows us to meet the scientists of the future and it is so rewarding to explain to the visiting children what we are working on now and show them things that will be a part of their future. Inspiring future generations of scientists forms part of our mission at King's and NSL is one of the best ways to achieve this.

Dr Kawal Rhode, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Head of Education, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Science

The Hospital of the Future exhibition will showcase the extensive scope of education and research carried out at the School and highlight the enduring collaborations with industry and hospitals to engineer better health.  

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Sebastien Ourselin

Professor of Healthcare Engineering

Kawal Rhode

Professor in Biomedical Engineering and the Head of Education at the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences