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.
Next year we will again discuss the latest trends and solutions in the field of Digital Health! The 2nd Digital Health Lab Day will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Wädenswil. Please save-the-date!
Vision & Mission
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.
Who we are
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.
Board & Associates
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.
1. Digital Health Lab Day
1st Digital Health Lab Day was a great success
On Thursday, 3 October 2019 the 1st Digital Health Lab Day took place in Wädenswil. ZHAW researchers and practitioners presented the latest trends and solutions in the field of digital health and discussed them with around 200 participants.
- Here you will find impressions of the day.
- Here you can download the presentations and results from the workshops.
We congratulate Fiorangelo De Ieso (University Hospital Basel) and Stefan Seidel (ZHAW) on winning the Best Student Poster Award and wish them continued success!
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. If this pool of experience is ...
Telecare Technology for an Ageing Society in Europe
Background: Ageing societies in western countries lead to more people with chronic health conditions and in need of care. Recent developments in technology have led to more devices supporting elderly people. They provide health care and enable elderly people to maintain their autonomy and allow them to live independently for a longer period of ...
DOSSy is a research project, partly funded by the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme Call 4 (AAL JP), initiated by the EU to research the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) under the Guideline "ICT for aging well".
2PCS - Personal Caring and Protection System
- 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.
Netzwerk Gesundheitskommunikation, Winterthur, 1.-2. September 2019.
Joint Annual Meeting of the Swiss Physical Society and of the Austrian Physical Society, Zurich, 26-30 August 2019.
Joint Annual Meeting of the Swiss Physical Society and the Austrian Physical Society, Zurich, 26-30 August 2019.
The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life, Newcastle, United Kingdom, 29 July - 2 August 2019.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11821-1
Braschler, Martin; Stadelmann, Thilo; Stockinger, Kurt, eds.,
Applied data science : lessons learned for the data-driven business.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-3175
Digital Health Events
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 email@example.com.