UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Tomorrow’s Home 2050

Tomorrow's Home 2050 exhibition was held at the Museum of the Home from November 2021 to January 2022.

Tomorrow’s Home was an immersive installation where the home of the future – 30 years from now – became a reality. Drawing upon leading research from the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering, it playfully imagined how our dwellings could be designed to help us live independently and well as we age, and support our changing planet.


Workshops and activities

At the Museum, we hosted an exciting programme of workshops and drop-in activities. From family-friendly robotics Christmas carolling to creative singing workshops exploring the role of the voice as we age.


Online conversation series

Alongside the exhibition, we hosted online conversations with experts on health technology, care, wellbeing, and much more. You can watch the recordings here.


Who are we?

Tomorrow's Home 2050 was a UCL collaboration with The Liminal Space and funded by Royal Academy of Engineering's Ingenious programme, involving researchers, artists, designers, engineers, museum leaders and the public. Find out more about us and our partners.

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Exploring imagined health technologies, from the toilet that analyses your waste to the doormat that can detect intruders, and how they could become deeply embedded in people’s homes.

Tomorrow’s Home questioned:

  • Who is technology in our homes being created for?
  • What impact will climate change have on our home lives?
  • What kind of healthcare should be in our homes and what belongs outside the home?
  • How can our homes help us stay connected to our communities in a world that is increasingly automated?
  • What role can our homes play in reducing consumption and reusing and recycling more?

What did visitors think of Tomorrow's Home?

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Nanotechnology and the future of the home - with the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional & Surgical Sciences

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