The Center for Digital Health Interventions is a joint initiative of the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich and the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen.

Our interdisciplinary team of computer and social scientists partners with medical experts to design behavioral, scalable and self-improving digital health interventions (“digital pills”) that are effective and cost-efficient and which are based on digital biomarker and digital coaching research. We also initiated and participate in the on-going development of the award-winning open source platform MobileCoach for digital health interventions and ecological momentary assessments.

Our work is published in scientific outlets and as open source software. Consistent with the Swiss Open Research Data initiative and provided there are no legal, ethical or copyright barriers, data from our (clinical) trials is published in open scientific databases for replication purposes and to allow the application of novel data analytical approaches by academia and industry in the future.


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MobileCoach Open Source Platform

The vision of the MobileCoach platform is to create fully-automated digital interventions. Due to a modular and extendable structure as well as an architecture rooted [...]

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Züger, T., Lehmann, V., Kraus, M., Feuerriegel, S., Kowatsch, T., Wortmann, F., Laimer, M., Fleisch, E., Stettler, C., HEADWIND: Design and Evaluation of a Vehicle Hypoglycemia Warning System in Diabetes – A Proof of Principle Study, Poster presented at the Swiss Society of Endocrinology and Diabetology Annual Meeting 2019 (SGED 2019). Nov 14-15, Bern, Switzerland. [PDF]

Kowatsch, T., Fischer-Taeschler, D., Putzing, F., Bürki, P., Stettler, C., Chiesa-Tanner, G., Fleisch, E., Die digitale Pille für chronische Krankheiten, in: Digitale Transformation von Dienstleistungen im Gesundheitswesen VI – Impulse für die Forschung, M. Pfannstiel, P. Da-Cruz and H. Mehlich (eds.), Springer Gabler, Heidelberg, Germany, 205-231. [PDF]

Boateng, G., Santhanam, P., Lüscher, J., Scholz, U., Kowatsch, T., Poster: DyMand – An Open-Source Mobile and Wearable System for Assessing Couples’ Dyadic Management of Chronic Diseases, The 25th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2019 ), Poster & Demo Paper, Los Cabos, Mexico (forthcoming). [PDF]

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We are happy to invite you to the guest lecture of Dr. Linda M. Collins, PhD on Optimization of Interventions, October 1, 2019: https://t.co/VACUb5v2c8

Please join us live on https://t.co/Eip5wKSQhn for our MobileCoach 2019 Developer Workshop from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Zurich time: https://t.co/2tyLd2e6jb

We are happy to invite you to the Swiss Digital Day, Zurich main station, Sep 3, 2019. Get in contact with CDHI partners from the Swiss Lung League and CSS insurance and meet MAX, our digital asthma coach for children with asthma: https://t.co/KWg8biakC8

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