LvL UP: A Digital Lifestyle Coach for the Prevention of NCDs in Singapore

2023-05-24T15:00:11+02:00January 26th, 2023|

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, and Common Mental Disorders (CMDs) such as depression or anxiety are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide, causing major health, social, and financial burdens. Similar to other regions of the globe, countries in Southeast Asia, [...]

Core – Wearable AI for Rheumatoid Arthritis Management (WARAM)

2023-01-18T16:46:29+01:00January 18th, 2023|

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease caused by the body’s immune system attacking its tissues resulting in inflammation of joints (e.g., fingers, toes) characterized by swellings, pain, warmth, redness and stiffness, and general body fatigue. It takes a toll on the mental health of patients [...]


2022-12-09T09:04:06+01:00December 8th, 2022|

The Rehabilitation Engineering Lab (RELab) at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology at ETH Zurich is an interdisciplinary group with competencies in mechanical and electrical engineering, movement science, neurorehabilitation and neuroscience. The RELab uses robotics, wearable sensor technologies, and non-invasive neuroimaging to explore, assess and restore [...]

Digital Therapeutics for Healthy Longevity: A Roadmap

2023-05-24T05:59:36+02:00October 26th, 2022|

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including common mental disorders, not only impose an enormous health burden on individuals but also lead to substantial economic burdens for healthcare systems. Especially individuals with lower socioeconomic status are affected by NCDs. Digital therapeutics (DTx) have the potential to offer low-cost personalized interventions [...]

Research grant awarded to RehabCoach – a digital platform for remote rehabilitation

2022-09-23T10:07:06+02:00September 23rd, 2022|

The ETH RESC – Suva Funding Programme, which supports R&D in prevention, rehabilitation, and health economics with a focus on accident-​related injuries, has awarded its first grant to “RehabCoach”. The project will start in October 2022 and run for three years. The interdisciplinary research group is [...]

What can we do to lower the socioeconomic inequalities in health? Healthification, a short animation

2022-09-21T17:37:55+02:00September 10th, 2022|

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) impose enormous health burdens on individuals and lead to substantial health economic challenges. NCDs' risk factors relate primarily to a lifestyle characterized by tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, or an unbalanced diet. This lifestyle can lead to obesity, hypertension, and other [...]

CanRelax: A mindfulness and relaxation app for people with cancer

2023-02-07T07:42:57+01:00July 15th, 2022|

Relaxation exercises can help to reduce stress symptoms and improve quality of life. In a project funded by the Swiss Cancer Research Foundation, researchers at the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich and here at the Centre for Digital Health Interventions have developed a relaxation app [...]

Trends in voice characteristics in patients with heart failure

2022-04-27T16:20:32+02:00March 3rd, 2022|

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is characterised by the heart’s incapacity to pump sufficient blood to meet the body’s metabolic needs. It afflicts over 64 million people worldwide and is increasing in prevalence. The high hospital readmission rates do not only pose a tremendous burden on patient’s health [...]

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