Processes and procedures in hospitals were optimized more and more in recent years to cope with the needs of higher patient throughput and cost saving. Anyhow an intense patient – care taker, doctor and other service personnel contact is extremely important for a successful therapy and the well being of patients. We are looking for innovative, technology supported measures to improve the impact of human contacts in hospitals in the short available time.

Project Team

Aniela Hoitink

Aniela wants to change the way we use textiles and is investigating how we can and will use textiles in the future and what the implications are. Using technology and microbiology, she tries to improve or change the properties of textile and make them more dynamic and personal. Her inspiration comes from the way we (humans and nature) live and behave. She loves to work multidisciplinary and meet new people.

Antonella Succurro

Antonella is a researcher applying the analytical skills aquired during her PhD in particle physics to build computational models of biological systems. Jumping from the description of fundamental interactions to modeling complex and yet not-so-understood organisms is a challenge she’s more than happy to take in view of the possible breakthrough applications coming from a better understanding of biological processes like photosynthesis.

Davide Alocci

Trained as a Computer engineer at the University of Siena, Davide is an Italian technology enthusiast. During an internship for the Master’s thesis, he discovered Bioinformatics and it was love at first sight. After taking his Master in Computer Engineering he decided to leave Italy and he ended up in Geneva. Davide is now a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics within the Proteome Informatics Group, and develops software for glycomics and glycoproteomics analysis.

Drasko Draskovic

Dr Drasko Draskovic is currently working on the beam instrumentation for the High Luminosity program of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Drasko received a PhD degree in Electronic Engineering in London in 2009. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in wireless communications at the universities in London and Madrid. Drasko is passionate about technology as a creative force shaping global community and improving the state of the world.

Fabricio Pontes Harsich

Fabricio is a Software Engineer in Google Zurich, graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Experienced in software development, teaching and leading projects. Participated in several hackathons, some of them organized by NYU, CERN and United Nations. He achieved honors in Math Olympics and gold medal in Electronic Olympics.

Isabelle Radtke

Isabelle is a sculptor. Trained in Paris, she worked 8 years in NYC as part of an artist collective. In 2013, while working with Life Cycle Assessment engineers near Lyon, she got a MS in innovation engineering focused on sustainable new product development. Further, to take part in the broad international effort towards frugality, her creative aim has taken a definite shift towards co-creative processes. Thus her participation in open source and citizen science projects and the development of Les Usines louise, an experimental space for collective invention.

Kaoru Ochiai

Kaoru (Kay) gained her masters while working as an associate at Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) and her main research focused on community development mental health in the post-disaster situation under WHO-funded disaster reconstruction program. Previously, she worked as an advocacy officer at Human Rights Now, a political officer at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain and worked with non-profit organization in Japan as an intern. She devoted her work in raising awareness on infectious diseases (such as AIDS/HIV or tuberculosis) and empowering marginalized groups such as non-Japanese nationals, sexual minorities and people with low economic status in Japan.

Leonardo Milano

Passionate about how innovation can help solving humanitarian challenges, in 2016 Leonardo joined the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) to carry out cutting-edge research on displacement related to conflicts and natural disasters worldwide. Trained as a physicist, Leonardo worked as data analyst in two of the world leading research organizations: CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and LBL, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He holds a PhD in nuclear physics, is a native Italian speaker, fluent in English and French and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Robert Rieger

Robert is a professional software engineer with a strong background in software architecture and web technologies. In 2009 he received his diploma in Media and Computer Sciences from TU Dresden Germany. Since then he’s been working for Comarch SA, SAP Research and GfK SE. He loves science and innovation and is always eager to learn new things.

Simon Schneebeli

Originally Simon is a Civil Engineer. But eager to discover and learn new things, he added an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Business Development. Today, he continues his work as a civil engineer while in the same time developing interesting ideas and projects with the Snowball Lab. Among other unconventional projects, Simon is founder of TEDxLausanne and was involved in the creation of the Impact Hub in Geneva.