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 supporters. 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 7-member board of directors. The board meets regularly with its ambassadors to discuss the latest digital health topics. More information about the board and the ambassadors can be found here.
The supporters of the ZHAW Digital Health Lab are currently organizational units of the ZHAW. All supporters have significant potential and the intention to advance the lab and its goals. More information about the supporters can be found here.
In keynotes, workshops, poster presentations and start-up pitches as well as other formats, the developments and specific applications of digital solutions for the healthcare sector will be presented and discussed using impressive showcases.
5. digital Health Lab Day - Digital Strategies for Future Healthcare
4. Digital Health Lab Day - Smart Healthcare & Digital Innovation
3. Digital Health Lab Day - Implementing Digital Health Innovations
2. Digital Health Lab Day - Digital Citizen-based Medicine
Crowdworking in Switzerland (CroWiS) - an interdisciplinary analysis taking the example of nurse crowd workers
Data-driven decision support for intracranial aneurysms and hospital catering using Bayesian networks
Clinical decisions in medicine and management decisions in facility management are regularly made on the basis of little evidence or extrapolations and are also influenced by subjective and economic aspects. While data is generated exponentially in medicine due to increasing digitization, there is no framework for ...
DIR3CT: Deep Image Reconstruction through X-Ray Projection-based 3D Learning of Computed Tomography Volumes
Project DIR3CT aims at improving the image quality of CBCT images by deep learning (DL) the 3D reconstruction from X-ray images end-to-end. This enables a novel CBCT product to be used during radiation therapy and will allow the use of these images for adaptive treatment.
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 ...
Reissenberger, Pamela; Serfözö, Peter; Piper, Diana; Juchler, Norman; Glanzmann, Sara; Gram, Jasmin; Hensler, Karina; Tonidandel, Hannah; Börlin, Elena; D’Souza, Marcus; Badertscher, Patrick; Eckstein, Jens,
Determine atrial fibrillation burden with a photoplethysmographic mobile sensor: the atrial fibrillation burden trial : detection and quantification of episodes of atrial fibrillation using a cloud analytics service connected to a wearable with photoplethysmographic sensor.
European Heart Journal - Digital Health.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjdh/ztad039
Bächinger, David; Filidoro, Noemi; Naville, Marc; Juchler, Norman; Kurtcuoglu, Vartan; Nadol, Joseph B.; Schuknecht, Bernhard; Kleinjung, Tobias; Veraguth, Dorothe; Eckhard, Andreas H.,
13(1), pp. 10303.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-36479-5
Emberger, Raphael; Boss, Jens Michael; Baumann, Daniel; Seric, Marko; Huo, Shufan; Tuggener, Lukas; Keller, Emanuela; Stadelmann, Thilo,
2023 10th IEEE Swiss Conference on Data Science (SDS).
10th IEEE Swiss Conference on Data Science (SDS), Zurich, Switzerland, 22-23 June 2023.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/SDS57534.2023.00019
Schmitter, Paul; Kirecci, Ilyas; Gatziu Grivas, Stella; Hanne, Thomas; Beck, Chantal,
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-27958
Schmitter, Paul; Ashworth, Simon,
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.
CIB W070 Conference on Facility Management and Maintenance 2023, Trondheim, Norway, 8-11 May 2023.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/1176/1/012012
Gerber, Nicole; Merkle, Thorsten; Jeanfavre, Elsa,
Erhöhung des Wohlergehens von Bewohnenden in Alters- und Pflegeheimen durch Flexibilisierung der Verpflegungsleistungen mithilfe von Technologie : Schlussbericht der Vorstudie als Basis für weitere Forschungstätigkeiten.
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-26854
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