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ZHAW Digital Health Lab

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.

Our Vision

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.

Our mission 

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.

1. Digital Health Lab Day

On Thursday, 3 October 2019, the 1st Digital Health Lab Day will take place in Wädenswil.

ZHAW researchers and practitioners will present and discuss the latest trends and solutions in the field of digital health. The experts will also present specific tools for solving current challenges in thematic workshops.



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. 

ZHAW Digital Health Lab Charta (PDF 92,8 KB)


The ZHAW Digital Health Lab was initiated in 2018 and is managed by the following Board:



The members of the ZHAW Digital Health Lab are organizational units of the ZHAW. All Members have significant potential and the commitment to drive the ZHAW Digital Health Lab and its aims.

  • Department Information Technology, Electrical Engineering and Mechatronics, ZHAW School of Engineering
  • Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics, ZHAW School of Engineering
  • Institute for Applied Simulation, ZHAW Life Sciences und Facility Management
  • Institute of Health Sciences, ZHAW Department Health Professions
  • Institute of Business Information Technology, ZHAW School of Management and Law
  • Psychological Institute, Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology, ZHAW School of Applied Psychology
  • Winterthur Institute of Health Economics, ZHAW School of Management and Law


Further projects


Further publications

Forthcoming in 2019


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