The following projects were carried out by, or in cooperation with, the School of Health Sciences at the ZHAW.
Parti-CP: Barriers and facilitators for participation in children for cerebral palsy, their siblings and families in Switzerland
The aim of Parti-CP is to gather profound knowledge about how children with CP, their siblings, and their families as a whole experience participation in Switzerland, then use this knowledge to formulate evidence-based recommendations. The mixed-methods study will include four work packages with qualitative and ...
Why do some older workers with adverse health conditions remain in the labor force while others exit early?
In our project, we focus on the labor force participation of older workers with adverse health conditions (i.e., chronic conditions, injuries, or illnesses, both in physical and mental terms). Evidence shows that a non-negligible share of workers experiences adverse health conditions at the end of their careers. ...
myBeFit: concept and implementation
Aim of the project is to develop and implement the concept myBeFit for members of the SVMB who cannot or do not want to participate in the SVMB group exercise therapy. MyBeFit includes an individual online exercise support for people with axial Spondyloarthritis, including progress documentation and feedback ...
Technologies for Therapy at a Distance for Individuals With Stroke
Stroke is one of the main causes of permanent limitations in activities of daily living and participation in everyday life worldwide. Occupational therapists make a significant contribution to helping clients return to their daily lives after stroke. A high number of people living with the effects of a stroke want ...
IMAgiNE EURO (Improving MAternal Newborn carE In the EURO Region)
IMAgiNE EURO (Improving MAternal Newborn carE In the EURO Region), coordinated by the WHO Collaborating center of the Child Referral Hospital and Research Institute (IRCCS) Burlo Garofolo Trieste is a project based on a network of currently 20 countries. It includes two online surveys (one for mothers, the other for ...
Producing an Arthritis Value-Framework with Economic Evidence – Paving the Way for Rare Childhood Disease (PAVE)
User-centric Development for Group Antenatal Care in Switzerland
The innovative antenatal care service zäme schwanger is offered by Hebamme unterwegs in cooperation with the Thetriz lab at ZHAW. It is planned that the pilot programme "zäme schwanger" (hereafter service) will be disseminated and implemented throughout Switzerland by Hebamme unterwegs and other midwifery practices. ...
Mobile Inclusion Lab
We create a Real-Lab (Mobile Inclusion Lab, “MobILe”) that enables experimental development of sustainable rehabilitation and assistive (R&A) technologies for people with disabilities. By providing a toolkit (hardware and software, e.g., 3D-printing, sensors, motors, human-computer interfaces) with teaching and ...
Building a global bridge in health professions
Motivation/Rational Given the rapid change in the health care capacity and demand land-scape globally, looking at international collaboration for health professional education is key to success to meet future challenges nurses and midwives will be confronted with. The School of Health Sciences ZHAW has engaged in ...