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Medical Decision Support Systems

Acquisition, processing and analysis of medicine and healthcare data, and the development of applications to make that data usable for patients, doctors and planners.

In order to be a basis for medical decisions, data must be processed, integrated and made usable, not merely collected. Medical and healthcare data collection and storage is growing rapidly and this information is playing an increasingly important role as the basis for medical decisions, both in the clinic and with patients. To ensure that information is not only available in a database but can actually be exploited, it must be made visible and accessible to users.

Examples of our projects include interactive visualization to enable explorative analysis; user interfaces are fundamental for ensuring system usability and effective communication of results.


ICU Cockpit

A dashboard for the Neurosurgical intensive care unit of the University Hospital Zurich

to ICU Cockpit

Virtual Design and Construction

Visualizing the planning process of a large hospital reconstruction project

to Virtual Design and Construction

Patient Profiling

Visualizing diagnosis lists for effective understanding of complex medical histories

to Patient Profiling


Visualizing patient flow to support strategic infrastructure planning in hospitals.

to xPlan


Visual planning of strategic hospital portfolios.

to DRGee


Mobile consultation and learning system.

to MobileMed


Augmented feedback for the therapy of patients with non-specific low back pain.

to Backtrainer

eDim – eDisease Management

Enabling Large-Scale Telemedical Disease Management through Interactive Visualization.

to eDim – eDisease Management

Institute for Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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