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.
On the 2nd Digital Health Lab Day on October 1, 2020, around 230 participants from universities and industry discussed the latest trends and solutions in the field of digital health. The multifaceted topic of digital citizen-based medicine was explored in depth in exciting keynotes, interactive workshops and a pitch session for digital health start-ups. We thank all participants for their interest and active participation! The next event is planned for fall 2021.
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.
Crowdworking in Switzerland (CroWiS) - an interdisciplinary analysis taking the example of nurse crowd workers
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 ...
REFRACT – Repeat protein Function, Refinement, Annotation and Classification of Topologies
REFRACT is an international consortium aiming to extend our knowledge on the mechanism of tandem repeat protein (TRP) function and evolution, establishing a common classification and best practices. Starting from available state of the art computational tools and databases, it aims to drive a new level of TRP ...
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 ...
- 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.
Hirsch, Sven ; Juchler, Norman,
1. Digital Health Lab Day (Life in Numbers 5), Wädenswil, 3. October 2019.
Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Grand Wailea HI, USA, 8-11 January 2019.
Available from : https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-3366
Baur, Kilian; Rohrbach, Nina; Hermsdörfer, Joachim; Riener, Robert; Klamroth-Marganska, Verena ,
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
Available from : https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-019-0547-3
Juchler, Norman; Schilling, Sabine; Bijlenga, Philippe; Rüfenacht, Daniel; Kurtcuoglu, Vartan; Hirsch, Sven ,
6th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering (CMBE19), Sendai City, Japan, 10-12 June 2019.
Zeta Computational Resources.
Talk at SWISSNEX Meeting, Winterthur, 12. Dezember 2018.
Available from : https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-5543
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.