Ifung Lu, PhD

Product Designer and Technologist

Ifung plays at the intersection of design, science and technology to create delightful products that help people lead healthier lives.

With almost 20 years of experience practising design thinking, he has created award-winning medical devices, educational toys and digital products and services for large companies and early-stage startups. He co-founded Grouple, a micro social network for families living well with dementia.

He has a medical physics PhD from UCL, a master’s degree for haptic interface research at the MIT Media Lab, and a mechanical engineering degree focusing on product design from MIT.

He currently spends his working time at HELIX, a design studio inside of a busy NHS hospital.

Meike Walcha-Lu

Filmmaker, Photographer and Storyteller

Meike Walcha-Lu is an award winning filmmaker, social archivist and storyteller.

She started her career as a photographer in grammar school. After earning the German equivalent of an MFA from the University of Köln, she has been quietly recording, exploring and creating reality.

Meike produced commercial television in Germany from 2003-2005, including the hit-series “Little Angels” and “Teen Swap”. She co-founded DoMe Mobile Limited, a location-based service over SMS founded before the rise of FourSquare and Gowalla. She also co-founded Grouple.

Most recently, she has been creating films, rich multimedia and web content for the NHS to facilitate public and patient involvement in medical research.

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