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.
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 ...
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 ...
- 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.
Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Available from : https://doi.org/10.2196/14492
Watanabe, Kazuhiro; Anzai, Hitomi; Juchler, Norman; Hirsch, Sven ; Ohta, Makoto,
International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition : Volume 3 - biomedical and biotechnology engineering.
2019 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2019, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 11-14 November 2019.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Available from : https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2019-11125
Holdener, Marianne; Gut, Alain; Angerer, Alfred ,
JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
Available from : https://doi.org/10.2196/13244
de Sousa, Rita Tavares; Teles, Soraia; Bertel, Diotima; Schmitter, Paul ; Abrantes, Diogo,
Ziefle, Martina; Maciaszek, Leszek A., eds. ,
Information and communication technologies for ageing well and e-health.
Available from : https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52677-1_3
Angerer, Alfred ; Lienhard, Stefan; Meierhof, Laura,
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften.
Available from : https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-19921
Cicirelli, F.; Guerrieri, A.; Pizzuti, C.; Socievole, A.; Spezzano, G.; Vinci, A., eds. ,
Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation.
XIV International Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation (WIVACE), Rende, Italy, 18-20 September 2019.
Communications in Computer and Information Science.
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.