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Digital Health Design Living Lab

The DHD Living Lab (Digital Health Design Living Lab) creates an interdisciplinary structure that acts as a catalyst for innovative research and development projects by experienced and young researchers at the interface of digitalisation, health, ethics and design. The aim is to build a bridge to practice by directly involving relevant partners from the healthcare sector as well as patients and their relatives, to promote the formation of future-oriented excellence profiles through a cross-disciplinary and cross-actor dialogue and to generate user-oriented output with added value for society. The focus is on a citizen-centred, participatory approach that can promote patient-centred care close to home and community health.

The DHD Living Lab brings together academia and practice with patients and their families to provide an interdisciplinary, design-centred, participatory, inclusive and practice-oriented structure that acts as an incubator for innovative tools, approaches and profiles that will help shape the future of citizen-centred healthcare.

Through collaboration with university hospitals as well as patient organisations and institutions such as the Participatory Science Academy (UZH/ETH), the DHD Living Lab aims to actively engage patients, their families and the public in exploring needs and preferences and designing innovative solutions. Through participation, the population’s trust, awareness and knowledge of health literacy and digitalisation can grow. Overall, this contributes to prevention and sustainable health promotion.

Dr. Anna Lisa Martin-Niedecken, ZHdK Institut für Designforschung

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Nikola Biller-Andorno, UZH Institut für Biomedizinische Ethik und Medizingeschichte

Prof. Dr. Andrea Glässel, ZHAW Gesundheit, Institut für Public Health

Practice partner:

USZ, Universitätsspital Zürich

Universitätsspital Basel

Akademie Menschenmedizin

Stiftung Dialog Ethik

ZHAW Thetriz

Public Health Schweiz

SPO Patientenorganisation


Running time: 2022 – 2027