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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Boateng, G., Santhanam, P., Lüscher, J., Scholz, U., Kowatsch, T., DyMand: An Open-Source Mobile and Wearable System for Assessing Couples’ Dyadic Management of Chronic Diseases, 14th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, June 4-6, Worcester, MA, USA. (forthcoming).

Barata, F., Kipfer, K., Weber, M., Tinschert, P., Fleisch, E., Kowatsch, T., Towards Device-Agnostic Mobile Cough Detection with Convolutional Neural Networks, 7th IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI), Beijing, China. (forthcoming).

Künzler, F., Context-aware notification management systems for just-in-time adaptive interventions, PhD Forum at the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), Kyoto, Japan, 435-436. [PDF]

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Congrats to our research assistant George Boateng who was selected to participate at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2019: https://t.co/wqKfmAjKRL

We are happy to announce that our IEEE #ICHI2019 paper on Device-Agnostic Mobile Cough Detection has been accepted: https://t.co/XESHc0TED4 So meet us in Beijing, China, June 10-13, 2019

Submit your work to the IS in Healthcare track at ICIS 2019, Munich, Germany! Deadline is May 1: https://t.co/K3b9ZJ7dMA

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