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
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 ...
Aneurysm is a disease of blood vessel walls that causes deformation and enlargement of the vascular lumen. Clinical decision-making is currently based on the location and size of the aneurysm and on empirical clinical observations. Changes in the vessel wall result in shape modifications that can be analyzed by ...
As part of the European research project, a standard software was developed for the easy and rapid implementation of skills assessments and mediation platforms for older people. By recording the experiences of older people, transparency is created on the labour market about the unused experience and human capital. ...
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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