Human Plus - Available Summer 2014

“It is no longer a conversation about overcoming deficiency…It’s a conversation about potential.” – Aimee Mullins, Paralympic champion, actor, model, inspirational speaker and double amputee

Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering was created by the New York Hall of Science in partnership with OMSI and the Quality of Life Technology Center with funding from the National Science Foundation.  The exhibition tells compelling stories of engineers and users who design technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals—from everyday routines to lifelong dreams.


Contact OMSI’s Traveling Exhibits Team for reservations Call: 503.797.4659 Email: travelingexhibits@omsi.edu

Exhibit Information Overview

This interactive exhibition offers visitors a chance to explore and create a range of low tech and high tech tools that extend human abilities. Throughout, visitors experience the creative, dynamic engineering process, which involves the user every step of the way.

In Human Plus, visitors can ride a mono-ski in a simulated ski race, control a DJ station using the wheels of a wheelchair, engineer unique solutions to design challenges, and discover how neuroprosthetic limbs can be controlled by a user’s thoughts. Human Plus showcases an innovative field of engineering that improves our lives every day.

Features 2,000 Square Feet

  • Requires a minimum of 2,000 sq. ft.
  • 13 exhibits: hands-on interactives, audio and video components, computer-based activities, graphic and text panels, and artifacts
  • Instruction Manual and technical support
  • Teachers Guide
  • Marketing Kit

Cost & Terms of Rental $40,000 / 3-Month Rental Fee

  • Rental fee is $40,000 for a 3 month booking
  • Shipped in one 53 ft. truck
  • Deposit required upon booking
  • 3-5 days estimated for installation and takedown

The exhibition was created by the New York Hall of Science in partnership with OMSI and the Quality of Life Technology Center with funding from the National Science Foundation.
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