Information Age: EESE provides expertise for ambitious new Science Museum exhibition

The School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering (EESE) has contributed to a new ambitious Science Museum exhibition opened in October by the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. The Information Age is a new permanent exhibition of over 800 objects celebrating 200 years of innovation in communication and information technologies. It is the Science Museum’s “biggest and most ambitious gallery” to-date. 

Dr Sandra Woolley is the expert voice for videos in the “computer in your pocket” exhibit which connects smartphone, wearable and mobile communicating devices with a healthcare theme. In collaboration with clinical staff at the Queen Elizabeth hospital and hospitals across the Midlands, Sandra and fellow Human Interface Technology researchers in the school have developed and evaluated new interactive, smartphone and wearable health technologies, including a novel app for people with anaphylaxis. The “computer in your pocket” exhibit includes examples of new technologies in health and well-being together with the mobile phone used to make the first video call from the summit of Everest.