We believe health and healthcare can be made better with design. Our team of designers, clinicians, engineers and developers work inside St Mary's Hospital in London.
Helix is a joint collaboration between Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art. Our multi-disciplinary team is uniquely placed on the frontline of healthcare, inside a large London NHS hospital.
Our goal is simple: to address real healthcare problems by translating research into evidence based solutions. We use various design methods to rapidly dissect problems, envisage opportunities and prototype solutions.
Helix's digital, patient-facing advanced care planning tool empowers patients and families to understand their choices, and make and share their care plans with healthcare professionals. We have a user-centred, design-led approach putting patients at the heart of everything we do.
Watch a short film about our work so far: