ZHAW Digital Health Lab
Next year we will again discuss the latest trends and solutions in the field of Digital Health! The 2nd ZHAW Digital Health Lab Day will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Wädenswil. Please save-the-date!
Vision & Mission
We believe that digital health has tremendous potential to enhance the well-being of everyone in our population. In aiming to make healthcare more accurate, personalized, and preventive, digital health focuses on the individual.
We face the challenges of digitalization in the healthcare sector by developing solutions for healthcare innovations. Through its broad base within ZHAW, the ZHAW Digital Health Lab combines the expertise of specialized research groups in technology, healthcare, and business. This forms a unique breeding ground for digital health solutions throughout Switzerland.
We aim to be a leading, internationally recognized Swiss competence center in digital health. To achieve this, we rely on interdisciplinary cooperation and scientific exchange between our members. We work closely with service providers, industry representatives, health insurance companies, policy-makers, and other research partners to facilitate research, innovation, and technology transfer.
The ZHAW Digital Health Lab creates innovations for the healthcare sector that focus on people. We improve health care and promote technology transfer between science, industry and society.
As a competence network, we work together with our partners to develop solutions to current challenges in the healthcare sector. In doing so, we exploit the potential of our interdisciplinary approach. We rely on result-oriented cooperation with our network and are valued as a competent partner.
Who we are
The ZHAW Digital Health Lab is a virtual, interdepartmental organization of Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) comprising several departments and institutes. It brings together a variety of digital health activities and combines the competence fields of technology, healthcare, and business within ZHAW.
Board & Associates
The ZHAW Digital Health Lab was established in 2018 and is managed by a 6-member board of directors. The board meets regularly with its associates to discuss the latest digital health topics. More information about the Board and the Associates can be found here.
The members of the ZHAW Digital Health Lab are currently organizational units of the ZHAW. All members have significant potential and the intention to advance the lab and its goals. More information about the members can be found here.
1. Digital Health Lab Day
1st Digital Health Lab Day was a great success
On Thursday, 3 October 2019 the 1st Digital Health Lab Day took place in Wädenswil. ZHAW researchers and practitioners presented the latest trends and solutions in the field of digital health and discussed them with around 200 participants.
- Here you will find impressions of the day.
- Here you can download the presentations and results from the workshops.
We congratulate Fiorangelo De Ieso (University Hospital Basel) and Stefan Seidel (ZHAW) on winning the Best Student Poster Award and wish them continued success!
Wearables & Apps for mental health
Fighting bites with bytes: Promoting public health with crowdsourced tick prevention
Ticks are on the rise and transmit several infectious diseases, leading to serious illness or even death. The smartphone App “Zecke–Tick Prevention helps people, to remember the tick bite location and to check it for potential Lyme disease symptoms. In an interdisciplinary approach, ZHAW-scientists want to find out more about spatial tick risks. ...
ACDC Artificial Cells with Distributed Cores to Decipher Protein Function
ACDC will employ a rapidly expanding living technology platform of transformational artificial cell technologies towards the next generation of small molecule drug discovery, protein biophysics, and biochemical energy production. This will be executed through a future paradigm of sensory and synthesis regimes, based on programmable and ...
Data Driven Medical muscle Training
Muscle loss is a concomitant of various diseases (cachexia) and the usual aging process (sarcopenia). Limiting this reduction and, ideally, even reversing it makes medical and economic sense. In medicine, the metabolic function (in addition to the pure movement) of the muscles is increasingly understood and recognized in their therapeutic ...
Neuronal Growth Modelling (BioDynaMo Initial Project)
The aim of the project is to create a simulation module in the BioDynaMo framework for three-dimensional modeling of the structural development of a part of the human cortex. The implementation is based on an existing model. This project serves an initial contribution to the BioDynaMo consortium.
- Quantifizierung des Kosten-Nutzens-Verhältnis einer cloudbasierten App zum Management von Beständen im OP. Innosuisse Projekt mit Praxispartner CNM Cargo Network Management GmbH und zwei Schweizer Kliniken.
Holdener, Marianne; Gut, Alain; Angerer, Alfred,
JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-19155
1st Digital Health Lab Day, Wädenswil, 3 October 2019.
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-18407
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-18267
Netzwerk Gesundheitskommunikation, ZHAW Winterthur, 1.-2. September 2019.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11821-1
Braschler, Martin; Stadelmann, Thilo; Stockinger, Kurt, eds.,
Applied data science : lessons learned for the data-driven business.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-3175
Forthcoming in 2019
- Angerer, Alfred, Sarah Schmelzer, and Franziska Hubmann. «Digital Health als Enabler für eine integrierte Health-Value-Chain». In Digital Business Transformation Handbuch, edited by Uhl A.
Digital Health Events
Here you will find a list of upcoming Digital Health events:
- 28.01.2020: NZZ Future Health in Basel
- 11.05.2020: 2. International E-Healthcare Applications Summit in Winterthur
- 26.06.2020: SDS2020 Swiss Conference on Data Science, KKL Luzern
- 01.09.2020: Swiss Green Economy Symposium, Winterthur
- 08.-09.09.2020: Swiss eHealth Summit 2020, Universitätsspital Zürich
- 01.10.2020: 2. ZHAW Digital Health Lab Day, Wädenswil
Would you like to know more about the ZHAW Digital Health Lab? Alternatively, would you like to join us in creating healthcare innovations? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.