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A high-tech hospital simulation space showcasing the future of digital health and home health care arrives in Jersey City from Israel.

The state-of-the-art simulation space will occupy one floor of the planned eight-story business incubation center at SciTech Scity (pronounced “city”) at the Liberty Science Center.

This campus, which will eventually include a high school for sciences, public commons and scholarship village, is designed as an “organized community of technological entrepreneurs, scientists, students and other people and organizations before. guardians working together to create a better future for all.

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Speaking at the October 22 inauguration, Gov. Phil Murphy called the 30-acre SciTech Scity “a business optimizer – a new generation of innovation hubs” that could “change the face of Jersey City and New Jersey through education, discovery and commercialization ”.

Liberty Science Center President and CEO Paul Hoffman signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dr Eyal Zimlichman, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, naming Sheba as its first partner innovation and first international tenant of the project. .

Cutting-edge healthcare technologies developed at Sheba’s ARC – its Accelerate Redesign Collaborate innovation center – will be showcased in a futuristic display called Liberty ARC HealthSpace2030.

“Advances in digital health and home care promise to help people everywhere, but these advancements will especially help underserved populations who do not have easy access to specialized care,” Hoffman said. “Liberty ARC HealthSpace2030 complements the mission of Liberty Science Center and SciTech Scity to innovate and promote science and technology for all. “

Eyal Zimlichman, Director of Innovation and Medical Director of Sheba Medical Center, speaks at Liberty Science Center. (Freedom Science Center)

Sheba, the largest hospital system in the Middle East, last year installed a medical simulation center at its campus in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv.

The center illustrates how a variety of integrated technologies – artificial intelligence, remote sensing, surveillance and communication, augmented reality and robotics – can advance advances in digital health and home health care that aim to maximize the care and comfort of people. patients while minimizing risk to staff.

Liberty ARC HealthSpace2030 will focus on solutions that promote a healthy lifestyle, address chronic diseases such as diabetes in the home, and promote health equity.

Dr Zimlichman said Sheba Medical Center “is always trying to push our limits. We are looking to change health care around the world.

He stressed that feedback on all technologies currently being tested at Sheba and in the new SciTech Scity space will be shared with partner hospitals across North America and Europe. It foresees a synergy between Liberty ARC HealthSpace2030 and Sheba ARC’s planned innovation center in Chicago, which will host many startups from Israel. These ARC Chicago technologies will also be showcased in New Jersey.

“We wanted to bring all the technologies together in one space to see how they work in the healthcare environment and with the entire medical team,” he said. “This space will allow businesses to come in and help us design the future.

Mr Hoffman said SciTech Scity and Liberty Science Center will help Sheba test and introduce digital health and home health products to underserved communities in Jersey City and beyond. The marketing of these products is expected to create additional jobs in Jersey City.

From left to right, Dr Eyal Zimlichman of Sheba Medical Center, Paul Hoffman of Liberty Science Center, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy are at the signing of the MoU. (Freedom Science Center)

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said these technologies should “maximize both business success and social impact. The most important thing for me in all of this was the education component. When you envision 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, it’s a moment that will change Jersey City forever. “

Dr Yitshak Kreiss, CEO of Sheba Medical Center, said the project “will enable Sheba Medical Center to drive the digital healthcare revolution in ARC HealthSpace 2030, providing an engine for economic growth, as well as creating a myriad of cutting-edge health care options for the citizens of New Jersey and the metro area. It is also an important development for the State of Israel, which is collaborating with our partners in New Jersey on revolutionary medical innovation for the benefit of all. “

The first $ 30 million phase of SciTech Scity is expected to open in late 2023 or early 2024. This phase will include:

• Edge Works, a business incubation center consisting of the Co-Creation Center, a 40,000 square foot conference center and a technology exhibition gallery; The Works, 60,000 square feet for research and development labs, workspaces, and coworking areas for dozens of startups, as well as product showcases, consumer testing labs, and offices for some established companies .

• Liberty Science Center High School, a STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics public attraction academy – run by Hudson County Schools of Technology. It will offer programs in sustainable engineering and climatology, life sciences and astrophysics to 400 students in grades 9 to 12 across Hudson County. Students will have the opportunity to benefit from mentorship and work experiences with companies and scientists at Edge Works and the Liberty Science Center.

• Scholars Village, residential housing developed by Alpine Residential for innovators, scientists, entrepreneurs, STEM graduate students, and individuals and families who want to be part of the SciTech Scity community and test high-tech product prototypes. at their home.

• Public Commons, four acres of outdoor space designed to encourage exploration, creativity, collaboration and innovation. An event venue comparable in size to the ice rink and outdoor space at Rockefeller Center will be designated for performances, concerts, manufacturer fairs, farmers’ markets, participatory science experiments, hackathons, art projects and food-truck festivals.

Subsequent phases of SciTech Scity may include expanded incubation spaces, wet labs, additional schools, a large university satellite campus, or other facilities to spur STEM innovation and job creation.

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