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15 December 2022

Public votes Hospital of the Future as most popular feature at New Scientist Live 2022

More than 23,000 visitors voted the Hospital of the Future as the most popular feature at this year’s New Scientist live


More than 23,000 visitors voted the Hospital of the Future as the most popular feature at this year’s New Scientist live, making the stand the most successful for King’s College London since their participation in 2019.

The 2022 feature presented a futuristic view of the technologies that people might see in the hospital of the future, whether at the start of development or more evolved, through 15 stations, visitors had the chance to hear first-hand from researchers and clinicians working in the field, how the patient care pathway might be changing.

Some visitor feedback received, included:

Working with King’s College London has always been hugely rewarding for the New Scientist Live team and this year’s Hospital of the Future feature raised the bar even higher from our inaugural partnership in 2019 on the Operating Theatre of the Future feature. It was clear that the King’s College London team put a huge amount of time and effort into creating an exceptional interactive experience that was fully aligned with New Scientist Live’s objectives of showcasing groundbreaking scientific developments and inspiring the next generation to pursue a career in STEM. The visitors to New Scientist Live clearly agreed and voted Hospital of the Future as the most popular feature at the 2022 event. We look forward to working with King’s College London to build on this year’s success in 2023.

Adrian Newton, Commercial & Events Director, New Scientist

To be acknowledged in this way by the public is an enormous achievement for our New Scientist Live team. This was an incredible team effort, spanning over many months of hard work and planning. I congratulate each and everyone involved, in whatever way they contributed, these contributions ensured the success of the event. Well done to our 15 stations and over 100 volunteers for their enthusiasm, dedication leading to this well-deserved success!

Sebastien Ourselin FREng, Head of School, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences

The interactive exhibition featured 15 stands showcasing research from within the School including the latest advancements in radionuclide imaging, future surgical instrumentation, surgical robotics, virtual reality, AI enabled technologies, healthcare applications of 3D printing and computational cardiology. We also welcomed spinout Cydar Medical and industry partners Medtronic and CMR Surgical. 

Congratulations to our colleagues at the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences! New Scientist Live is a fantastic opportunity showcase the high-powered innovative research going on within the School and our faculty. This win is a testament to the hard work of all our educators and students who each day strive to deliver the very best in life sciences and health.

Professor Ajay Shah, Executive Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine