The following projects were carried out by, or in cooperation with, the School of Health Sciences at the ZHAW.
Artificial Intelligence for Myoelectrically Controlled Cooperative Arm Prostheses
Individuals with an upper limp amputation often use a prosthesis to conduct activities of daily living and participate in society. However, the upper limb is challenging to replace, as the arm and hand have to conduct very complex gross and fine motor movements, with many degrees of freedom. In a survey with 307 ...
Development of a training manual for physical training and an accompanying handout for independent training at home for older persons with mild cognitive impairment
The benefits of physical activity and exercise for health are undisputed and are recommended for the general population, adapted to their needs concerning age or pre-existing conditions. Unfortunately, no training manual has been developed specifically for this group of people and their needs for people with mild ...
Tele-Assessment: Leveraging Deep Learning to Assess Upper Limb Kinematics after Stroke with Off-the-shelf Webcams
We are developing and validating a camera-based compensation classifier ("3C") for tele-neurorehabilitation to distinguish normal arm movements from those with compensation. The algorithm can be used with a webcam alone or in combination with an inertial measurement unit (IMU). This method improves ...
Quality of sleep has an impact on mental and physical health and thus on general well-being. several factors that influence sleep quality exert their effect in the hours before falling asleep. Activities that promote or hinder sleep quality during this time are commonly subsumed under the term "sleep hygiene". ...
Design and Evaluation of a Digital Exergame-Based Solution for Effective and Attractive Sports Rehabilitation
Physical activity screening in people with NCDs
This project is embedded in the work collaboration between the ZHAW and Swiss Learning Health System (SLHS). The purpose of the SLHS is to close the gap between evidence from research and clinical practice in the Swiss health system and to foster the dialogue between stakeholders. This project focuses on the routine ...
Development and validation of a tool for advising primiparous women during early labour (GebStart-Study)
Background Pregnant women experience early labour as the first phase of labour with different physical and emotional symptoms. Early admission to hospital has been found to be associated with increased intervention and caesarean section rates. However, primiparous women often contact the hospital before labour ...
Practical considerations for the application of occupational therapy at a physical distance
The Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), in collaboration with the Swiss Occupational Therapists Association, is developing a digital brochure on the use of occupational therapy at a distance for occupational therapists in the Swiss healthcare system. Spatial distance occupational therapy circumscribes all ...
Literature Screening for SSPH+
Preamble A large number of scientific publications become available on a daily basis, reflecting the rapid development of knowledge and progress of science on COVID-19 related issues. Leading authorities should base decisions or policies on this knowledge; hence they need to master the actual state of this ...
The situation of paratransit users in Switzerland
Description Many people in Switzerland cannot use public transport or can only use it to a limited extent (e.g., due to a motor or visual impairment). They rely on paratransit services to participate in daily life. Various insurance providers, such as health insurance funds and the Swiss Disability Insurance and Old ...