By the use of digital storytelling each visitor of Health House is taken on a unique journey.
KU Leuven has been a pioneer in cutting-edge research for 600 years and a pioneer in the advancement of medicine. Vesalius laid the foundations for modern anatomy in Leuven and had a far-reaching influence on the development of medicine. Even today, top researchers at KU Leuven are pushing back boundaries in a variety of research areas, such as Alzheimer's disease, medical imaging, robotics, 3D printing, regenerative medicine, oncology, etc.
Imec is a world leader in microchip technology with strong expertise in software and ICT. Health House shows how imec uses these assets to contribute to a more personalised healthcare system. In this way, the new experience centre sheds light on the future of portable and implantable chips, of digital solutions for healthcare, but also of lab-on-chip and brain research in NERF.
We follow human life from pre-conception to old age. Throughout our lives we are regularly confronted with various diseases. We will show you how we can better handle these diseases in the future, investigate them preventively, monitor them and improve our quality of life.
Smart Hub Flemish Brabant promotes the province as a unique knowledge region in the heart of Europe on the basis of four pillars: community building, internationalization, branding and project operation. The provincial storyline zooms in on innovative projects within Health. Discover the latest developments in regenerative medicine and the unique Lipidomics story about cancer research.
UZ Leuven has been offering quality and innovative medical care for more than 75 years. UZ Leuven has four campuses: Gasthuisberg, Pellenberg, Sint-Pieter and Sint-Rafaël. On each campus, out-patient and hospitalised patients are cared for with respect for the dignity and philosophy of life of each patient and his family..
The city where Andreas Vesalius enjoyed his studies and he was one of the founders of anatomy. Leuven has a beautiful ecosystem where health, innovation and technology are well connected. In the future, the city also wants to develop further as a "smart city" and thus take a pioneering role.
What will our hospitals look like in the future? Are they still the large institutions that everyone can go to or are we more likely to go to smaller, specialised care centres? Will technology ensure that we can monitor certain things from home? For example, monitoring someone who is pregnant or a patient with diabetes. What is the role of artificial intelligence in our future care system? How are we going to train our future doctors, therapists and nurses? What relationship do we as patients build up with our doctors or will we call them health coaches from now on? These and many more questions are visualised in an interactive way, giving you as a visitor the opportunity to make your mark on the visualisation of the hospital and care of the future.