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Digital Therapeutics for Healthy Longevity: A Roadmap
The "Switzerland Innovation Park Ost" was founded in September 2021 and opened operationally on 1 January 2022. The project constitutes the sixth locality of the Switzerland Innovation initiative. [...]
What can we do to lower the socioeconomic inequalities in health? Healthification, a short animation
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 [...]
Book: The Digital Pill: What Everyone Should Know about the Future of Our Healthcare System
Information technology is changing healthcare in numerous wide-ranging aspects, including significantly improving the overall quality of patient care and therefore helping to reduce limitations in people's daily [...]
Prediction and Prevention of Non-Adherence to Digital Health Interventions
Digital health interventions (DHIs) show vast potential in supporting patients and health care systems with the globally increasing prevalence and economic costs of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – [...]
Breeze: A Gameful Biofeedback Breathing Training for Mental and Physical Well-being
Slow-paced breathing training is an effective method to strengthen cardiac functioning and psychological well-being. It thus addresses two of the most pressing global health challenges: chronic disease [...]
Using Voice Assistants for the Management of Chronic Diseases: is it possible?
Voice assistants (VAs) are increasingly, ubiquitous and accessible in multiple contexts. But can we use them to provide a scalable solution to deliver digital health-interventions? The heterogeneity in research methods used [...]
WAVE: Wearable-based Risk Assessment for COVID-19 inpatients
To provide effective care for COVID-19 inpatients, clinical practitioners need systems that monitor patient health and subsequently allow for risk scoring. Existing approaches for risk scoring in [...]