Entering, testing and touching will be greatly welcomed! The three-storey exhibition "Discover what moves us" offers the opportunity to learn more about one's own body in an interactive and playful manner. Multimedia installations help to understand inventions that provide more mobility for people with physical impairments. Movement is the core topic of the exhibition. Here one can try how the human sense of balance works. What it's like to ride through Berlin in a wheelchair. Or what our hand has to accomplish when we catch a pen. The functionality of mind-controlled prostheses is explained as well.
The monitors for the multimedia applications are installed so that they can be used readily in a standing position or from a wheelchair.
Hours of operation for the exhibition:
Thursday through Monday | 10 am to 6 pm
Guided groups also on other days by appointment Please arrange an appointment for a guided tour
Please note that the Science Center Berlin will be closed on Good Friday, 14 April 2017.
The fascination of walking and grasping
Multimedia and interactive installations with an organic appearance accompany the visitors on the first of three exhibition levels. With playful lightness, they illustrate the importance of mobility in our everyday lives. In addition to the ability to think in abstract terms, two other key characteristics define human development: an upright gait on two legs and the incredible versatility of our hands. From these abilities, the two main topics of the exhibition at the Science Center Berlin were derived: walking and grasping.
A strangely proportioned little man of great importance – the Homunculus. You will never meet him on the street because he is a pictorial representation of our brain. He illustrates how we process the perception of our environment.
Nature as our guide
A football team of robots is no longer just a vision. The way to a mind-controlled arm prosthesis is clear. Welcome to bionics! In text and images, with animations and models, the exhibits illustrate how innovative technology solutions are based on nature.
A look beneath the skin
What happens in our legs when we sprint? Where is the funny bone located? What does the cuboid bone look like? Embark on a journey of discovery! A media table allows you to illuminate the anatomy on your own body. Our perception also plays a central role in our mobility. Test how easy it is for you to coordinate your 600 muscles and 208 bones over a deep ravine – a balancing act.
Technology for people
Calculate your statistical risk of suffering from diabetes, arthrosis, osteoporosis and stroke from the demographic balance sheet. Did you know that these are the most common causes for needing a prosthesis or wheelchair? Here you will learn what medical technology has to offer at the high-tech level.
High-tech you can touch
Go ahead, try it! Interactive product stations present medical technology devices. Drive a wheelchair through a virtual course at the Brandenburg Gate. In-depth media stations offer information on technical aspects and impart knowledge about various clinical pictures.
A stage for medical technology
Improving the quality of life for people with disabilities remains an exciting challenge. The Science Center Berlin is a stage for the topic of mobility that is unique the world over. Interactive exhibits offer exciting experiences for everyone.
You are welcomed to the Science Center Berlin by our Science Guides with excellent training, available to you at any time for questions about Ottobock, the exhibition and the exhibits. Tours booked in advance are also conducted by the Science Guides, who adapt the tour to the existing knowledge of the group as well.
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