What do we do

Listen - Build - Learn - Inspire ourselves to improve a person’s life.

We are a non profit lab for patients, caregivers and innovators to co-create solutions that address everyday health challenges.


We bring people, training, knowledge and equipment together to help others to improve their lives step by step

Patient challenges

We work together with patients, patient groups, health professionals, friends and families to understand where simple changes/ideas can make a big impact on a person's life.

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Our Projects 

We collect patient challenges, break them up into “hackable bits” and work on them. For example:

 - Light sensors and app for EPP

 - Wearables for T1 Diabetic children

 - App for pediatric incontinence


We conduct learning session in making, coding, hacking, electronics, user experience, entrepreneurship, and practically anything else you care to learn, giving you the skills you need to make something that can improve a patient's life.

About Us

Our “Why”

We want to use our creativity and skills to make a positive impact on patients and caregivers- One person at a time.

We want to learn from each other.

We like hanging out together and solving problems.

We are inspired by open source communities like OpenAPS, Apache and generations of inventors.

Our ways of working

We offer knowledge and (some) equipment to our members. We help our members bring their ideas to life.


We fully embrace the idea of open-source. We want to make the biggest impact on other people’s lives by sharing our ideas and solutions to a wider community.

Our organization

The Health Hacking Lab is a not-for- profit association (a Swiss "Verein").

We are independent and our activities are self-funded, currently via small membership fee from our members.

 Who we are


Giovanni is a physicist, turned technologist and innovation enabler. He co-founded hhlab, as a way to explore community-based innovation in health-care, putting people in the center. Curious to learn and grow, sometimes he sings in a choir.

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Blanca is a paediatric surgeon who enjoys thinking outside the box and to explore new technologies. She wants to find digital solutions to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients. She enjoys trips with her husband with their road bikes and dinner parties with friends.


Larry is a patent owning software and hardware maestro , white hat hacker and co-founder of the hhlab. He is passionate about teaching youth and the lab members about technology.


Graeme has worked in the IT and Informatics sector for more years than he cares to remember. He is a tech nerd and an entrepreneur.


His interest is in understanding the human condition and developing ways of using the things around us to solve problems. Graeme recently received an award for his innovation from the AI research institute IDIAP Martigny.


Simona is a pharmacist. She worked in a pharmacy and then in pharmaceutical industry in Quality Assurance/Compliance. She had an accident which led to some limitation, so she knows very well what it is like to be a patient.
She is interested in exploring and working on new ways of thinking and living. Consequently, she is interested in sustainability and the SDGs of the agenda 2030 for sustainable development, in self-organization and agile methods, as well in what digitalization can bring us in a value-driven environment.

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Abhi enjoys bringing together people and idea to make a positive impact. He co-founded the hhlab inspired by the individual work of friends and colleagues. An accidental business technologist, he meditates on his bicycle. 


Andrew is a health hacker and a member the #WeAreNotWaiting open source diabetes care movement. He is most interested in finding ways to generate optimal outcomes by combining traditional medicines with digital therapeutics.


Rafael is a software engineering, device protoyping , 3D printing wizard and co-founder of the hhlab.


Marc is a biologist developing advanced therapies and biophotonic medical devices.


He is a technology-driven maker that enjoys prototyping. When he is not in the workshop, he cultivates his vineyard.


Onno is an entrepreneur, a self taught programmer and co-founder of the hhlab. He loves learning about new technology topics and helping other people with digital questions.  

In his free time he enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his family.


Caroline is a psycologist. Finding unconventional solutions to complex problems is a challenge she never says “no” to, which is the reason, why she enjoys being in the hhlab. She enjoys travelling and meeting new people. 


Carsten is an entrepreneur and digital health integrator. Applying his system thinker mind, he is always looking for new ways to make his environment better.
When he is not searching for healthcare solutions, he travels the world with his family in their camper.


PK is a mathematician, data scientist and IT geek. He likes the idea that a mixture of  technology, data and good will, can help patients live healthier and happier lives.


Having a slavic soul and european spirit, PK is a fan of good italian coffee and various outdoor activities in the swiss alps.


Stephan is a Systems Engineer who wants to see more than only the inside of data centers and their Cloud Automation solutions.


He is interested generally in technology from Space Flight to AI. He also has Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic illness which is affecting the lungs and is interested in building solutions who will help patients.

Interested? Do you have project or want to join us? 

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