The KwickScreen was invented in 2008 by entrepreneur and inventor Michael Korn, who went on to develop the idea after seeing the problems of overcrowding in hospitals and the lack of available side rooms affecting healthcare outcomes. KwickScreen has won multiple awards, among them Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, and the Award for Best Technology for Improving Productivity at the 2012 Building Better Healthcare Awards.
KwickScreen was developed as part of the Smart Ideas initiative, itself part of the Department of Health’s HCAI Technology Innovation Programme, set up in 2008 to speed up the development and adaptation of technologies that can help to combat HCAIs. It uses a patented high-tech rollable material technology that enables it to be incredibly retractable and portable. RolaTube is a new British technology used across many sectors including Nasa.