GRACE: A Voice Assistant for People with Early Dementia

2024-05-15T12:11:21+02:00March 9th, 2024|

Dementia describes the deterioration of cognitive and memory skills, affecting people’s abilities to perform everyday tasks beyond normal aging. While dementia is considered to be a top global health priority and includes health, social, and economic burdens, there is currently no disease-modifying treatment available. As an individual’s [...]

How to reach and engage everyone with digital health programmes

2023-12-17T14:12:02+01:00December 13th, 2023|

Currently, people with the poorest health who stand to gain the most from public health research and digital health programmes are the least likely to use them. In this collaboration between our team at the Future Health Technologies programme (Singapore-ETH Centre) and colleagues at the Saw Swee [...]

KIND – Investigating the Link between Blood Glucose Fluctuations and Nerve Vitality

2024-07-09T17:33:01+02:00October 1st, 2023|

Introduction Diabetic peripheral neuropathies (DPN) are major complications of diabetes, resulting from nervous system damage. Symptoms include tingling, numbness, pain, or reduced reflexes.2 While many children with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) do not exhibit these symptoms, studies, including one from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Switzerland (OKS), show [...]

How can NCD services be more successful? – A guide for creating successful business models for NCD companies

2023-07-10T14:59:54+02:00July 10th, 2023|

80% of the Swiss health care costs are spent on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This means every fourth person in Switzerland suffers at least from one NCD. Often, we hope that somehow innovative ideas and startups can in some way mitigate this severe disgrace.  But at the same [...]

TrailBlazer: Predicting Success in Growth-stage Digital Health Companies

2023-07-05T16:09:18+02:00July 5th, 2023|

Even the most revolutionary digital therapeutics (DTx) cannot significantly impact patients' lives if they fail to align with the business interests of healthcare payers, such as insurers, national healthcare systems, and employers who offer health benefits to their employees. These innovative treatments must be financially viable, safe [...]

VOGUE: Receptivity of Women during Menstrual Cycle

2024-04-08T16:21:19+02:00June 14th, 2023|

We are pleased to present a research project that aims to explore the relationship between a woman's menstrual cycle and her receptivity to just-in-time adaptive interventions. This pilot study seeks to investigate how a woman's menstrual cycle stage and associated symptoms, including cyclical emotional changes, may impact [...]

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

2023-07-23T18:03:54+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 [...]

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