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CR April issue: creativity in health

Our cover this month features an illustration by Chris Haughton which was commissioned by Vital Arts for the Children's Hospital at The Royal London

 

Creative Review's April issue looks at creativity, design and innovation in healthcare, from extraordinary prosthetic limbs, to the impact of health tech and how artists, illustrators and designers are transforming hospitals

 

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We begin with a profile of Sophie de Oliveira Barata of the Alternative Limb Project who creates bespoke realistic and alternative limbs for amputees. From lifelike feet to light-up legs and rhinestone- encrusted arms, her custom designs help restore her clients' confidence and give them prosthetics to be proud of

 

How should campaigners, charities and the government talk to the public about health? Eliza Williams investigates

 

Wearables linked to online systems could put designers at the heart of a revolution in healthcare. Patrick Burgoyne asks where this ‘self-care' movement is taking us

 

Replacement hips, skull implants, ears and noses: the use of 3D printing in healthcare is growing rapidly. Could functioning 3D printed organs such as kidneys, livers and even hearts be the next step?

 

For years hospitals have used art and design to improve patient wellbeing, but commissions are now being allied to specific areas of treatment and care. The results are more than encouraging, reports Mark Sinclair

 

Effective graphic design can be a matter of life and death in healthcare. Jeremy Owen looks at the potential for the ‘clinical aesthetic' to evolve into a more emotional role

 

A look at some of the winners of this year's Wellcome Image Awards, which celebrate the very best work in medical imaging, and the place for creativity in producing such images. By Antonia Wilson.

 

In our Crit section this month, Mark Sinclair reviews In Memory of Work, Craig Oldham's graphic, personal history of the miners' strike

 

And Patrick Burgoyne takes a look at Design for Growth, a new book by Coca-Cola design chief David Butler which details the expanded role that design plays in the company

 

Plus, subscribers this month will receive an extra 36-page supplement on the AXA PPP healthcare Health Tech & You Awards at the Design Museum, a showcase for the latest ideas that are shaping the future of healthcare

 

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