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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.