ZHAW Digital Health Lab
The ZHAW Digital Health Lab brings together experts from the fields of biomedicine, health, technology and business, who together create innovations for digitisation in healthcare.
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.
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.
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.
12.09.2022. The theme of the fourth edition of the ZHAW Digital Health Lab Day is: "Smart Healthcare & Digital Innovation".
In keynotes, workshops, poster presentations and start-up pitches as well as other formats, the developments and concrete applications of digital solutions for healthcare, including in the area of smart hospitals, will be presented and discussed using impressive showcases.
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. ...
Digital Health: Scientific process-cost-analysis in hematological diagnostics
Infectiology++ - Germ Tracking
In this project, we develop a system for the detection and analysis of germ transmission chains in the University Hospital Zurich. The system is based on an expert system solution in combination with machine learning (reinforcement learning).
Quantified self - halfway between lifestyle and medicine
Starting position Inexpensive sensors in portable devices and an increasing number of applications (apps) for lifestyle, wellness and health tracking allow users to record their physical activity and behaviour. This self-tracking has become known as Quantified Self (QS) and provides a wealth of data (big data) that ...
FairCare intends to improve the coordination of formal and informal care and to bring together supply and demand for care for the elderly. In Switzerland, there is a large number of private and public service providers offering a wide range of services for the elderly in need. However, it is difficult to find one's ...
Gatziu Grivas, Stella; Schmitter, Paul; Kirecci, Ilyas,
FM Perspektiven: FM Innovationen in HC digital, Wädenswil, 26. November 2021.
13(22), pp. 5764.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers13225764
Proceedings of CISP-BMEI’21.
14th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing, BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (CISP-BMEI), Shanghai, China, 23-25 October 2021.
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-23318
2021 Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association : "Social Justice in Times of Uncertainty", Geneva, Switzerland (online), 28-30 June 2021.
Kirecci, Ilyas; Schmitter, Paul,
2021(5), pp. 32-34.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-22833
Eibl, Dieter; Sievers, Martin; Eibl, Regine; Bachmann, Martin; Walton, Senta; Keel, Nik; Richner, Gilles; Stübinger, Stefan; Hirsch, Sven; Yeretzian, Chahan; Opitz, Sebastian E.W.; Heldal, Trond; Adlhart, Christian,
75(3), pp. 215-218.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2021.215
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.