Liberty Science Center Teams Up with Israel’s Largest Hospital to Create ‘Hospital of the Future’ Testing Space

A cutting-edge high-tech hospital simulation space designed to showcase the future of digital health and home healthcare is coming to Jersey City from Israel.

SciTech Scity is a 30-acre “City of Tomorrow” innovation campus that Liberty Science Center is developing to launch and grow world-changing science and technology companies and reimagine public school science education. Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s largest hospital, will become the first Innovation Partner and first international tenant at SciTech Scity.

Through this partnership, cutting-edge technologies in healthtech out of Israel, “The Start-Up Nation,” will be showcased in a state-of-the-art simulation facility in New Jersey as Sheba transforms a floor of the eight-story Edge Works “business optimizer” at SciTech Scity into Liberty ARC HealthSpace2030. The simulation space will leverage the expertise of Sheba’s existing world-renowned medical simulation center (MSR) in Tel HaShomer, near Tel Aviv, and focus on advances in digital health and home healthcare, employing a host of technologies that integrate sensing, monitoring, AI, communication, augmented reality and robotic technologies to maximize patient care and comfort while minimizing risk to staff. Solutions will be focused on promoting healthy living, coping with chronic diseases (such as diabetes) at home, and promoting health equity.

SciTech Scity and Liberty Science Center will also assist Sheba in testing and introducing digital health and home health products in underserved communities in Jersey City and beyond.

Thanks to the collaboration with Sheba, SciTech Scity will be the place to see the near-term future of healthcare technology come to life. SciTech Scity is currently seeking select Innovation Partners in energy, consumer electronics, life sciences, fintech, computer hardware, personal transportation, edtech, and other industrial sectors that are key to our future on the planet.

With the New York City skyline and Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, Liberty Science Center broke ground on the $300-million first phase of SciTech Scity in a ceremony that included the participation of Governor Murphy, Mayor Fulop, Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise, LSC Co-Chair Stephen Howe, LSC Vice Chair Laura Overdeck, and Hudson County Schools of Technology Superintendent Amy Lin-Rodriguez among other dignitaries.

Phase I of SciTech Scity is scheduled to open in late 2023 and 2024.

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