Leuven builds futuristic Health House

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The Health House will be an experience center for medical technology, built by the Flemish digital innovators iMinds, KU Leuven and the city Leuven. The multifunctional center houses a meeting place, a multimedia auditorium and a showroom of 650 m2. Visitors will be able to discover the medicine of the future through guided tours.

The health house will serve professional scientists as well as the general public. It will very clearly demonstrate how technology has an increasing impact on medicine and health care. The Health House will have a 3D room where visitors can attend a virtual dissection or watch how a surgical robot works. It will even be possible, albeit it virtual, to perform an operation.

The opening of the Leuven Health House is scheduled in early 2016. Leuven, KU Leuven and iMinds also working on a bigger project, ‘Leuven Mindgate. It serves to put Leuven on the international map as a knowledge and health metropolis and attract international investors, research funding and scientists.

Source: De Tijd