The Science Museum London opened a new interactive gallery providing glimpses into the career of technicians. NEEEU developed a series of interactive exhibits for the topics renewable energy and health science, tailored for 11-16-year-olds. Visitors can handle essential items technicians use every day and try out interactive exhibits which replicate the important tasks technicians perform.
As part of the gallery's energy networks area, visitors are welcomed by a wind turbine technician. The gallery showcases the technicians who are responsible for constructing, maintaining, and repairing the networks that power our world, often working in challenging outdoor or extreme environments. Visitors have the opportunity to try their hand at diagnosing and resolving problems similar to a wind turbine technician.
Here visitors are taking on the role of a power network technician performing maintenance works on a substation model using a prop of a thermal camera.
Visitors process a virtual blood sample using a moveable pipette prop letting them experience a core skill of a healthcare laboratory technician.
In the role of a pharmacy laboratory technician visitors will create bespoke drugs for patients in NHS Hospitals and perform the steps necessary to produce medicine for the treatment of patients.
The interactive exhibits in the health science area simulate tasks performed by NHS technicians. The tasks performed by NHS technicians, such as preparing IV bags, checking medicines for contamination and pipetting, require exceptional accuracy. With this in mind, we have developed the interactive exhibits with similar accuracy and attention to detail to inspire the next generations. Image credit: Visitors test their skills in the Health Science area of Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery © Science Museum Group