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Research activities School of Health Sciences

The latest publications and projects from the School of Health Sciences.

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  • Home care workers’ health risks of exposure to heat waves

    Background Climate change is increasing the likelihood of heatwaves. Their duration and intensity are becoming more extreme, especially in urban areas. Heatwaves represent a significant health risk for all people. But for some socio-economic groups, such as home care professionals, they are especially challenging. ...

  • Influence of Sex Hormones on the Biomechanics and Injuries of the Lower Extremities in Female Recreational Athletes

    Ligamentous injuries to the lower extremities are frequent and impactful. They not only generate high costs for society but can negatively influence the sporting career or activities, in recreational and professional athletes. Ligamentous injuries to the lower extremities often occur during jumping and cutting ...

  • Stress Of Co-parents Related to A Traumatic Experience of birth across Switzerland (SOCRATES-Study)

    Background: Birth can have a negative impact on the wellbeing of parents in the postpartum period. This critical transition period from birth to one year postpartum remains poorly studied. Mental, physical, and sexual wellbeing are particularly important during this time. Postpartum depression and childbirth-related ...

  • Preliminary study for an innovative lift retrofit system for people with disabilities

    The company flexomobil ag was founded just a few months ago and builds on the decades of experience of Flexo-Handlauf GmbH. Flexo-Handlauf GmbH has many years of experience in retrofitting handrails in detached houses and apartment blocks, and it has become clear that retrofitting stair lifts has disadvantages as ...

  • Autonomous Ageing at home in the digital age

    Background Most olderadults wish to age in their own homes and familiar environments. "Aging inplace" refers to the ability of living safely and autonomously in one'sfamiliar surroundings, regardless of individual capabilities. Apps andwearables can support "aging in place" and healthy ageing byproviding tools and ...