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Health & Engineering

This structure intends to federate engineers and health professionals and managers for common achievements of new products, applied research and development, teaching or job creation.

The platform is maintained by the business and engineering school "Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie et de Gestion du canton de Vaud" (HEIG-VD) and health school "Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud" (HESAV), that are part of the University of Applied Science and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO).

The main goal of this platform is to federate the various trades of health, engineering and management in order to provide an optimal job framework for everyone. The framework also includes services suited for optimizing the collaboration between the different worlds.

Our skills

Data sciences
Functional materials & surfaces
Healthcare management & evaluation
Medical imaging & signal processing
Mobile & connected health
Movement sciences
Risk management, quality & standards
Personalized Healthcare
Health security

Projects

The research and development projects carried out within the framework of the platform are achievements of the platform's actors. The Platform itself does not decide which projects are funded (it has no means of funding of its own for the time being), but it does support the development, implementation and publication of these projects by using the network of expertise at its disposal and by organising regular events at our two schools to present the achievements and further expand the circle of relations.

The platform intends to play an important role in relation to industry and medical and social-medical institutions by offering its skills and expertise for the implementation of mandates and for technology transfer. The platform's achievements are highly oriented towards applied research and are therefore immediately usable with a minimal process of industrialisation.

INPHINITY

Prédiction des réseaux d'infections phages‐bactéries: modèles computationnels permettant de prédire quel phage utiliser pour traiter un patient souffrant d'une infection bactérienne.

BB-Sensors

A portable and miniaturized wireless vital signs monitoring system for neonatalogy.

μ-Bio-Systems

A cheap, eco-friendly, and versatile diagnosis platform which consists in a glass biochip with embedded electrodes used to monitor electrophysiological activity of neurons.

Impact study on pharmacy automatisation

Study on pharmacy automatisation to know how much the implementation of stock management robots affects the patient safety, traceability of medicines and the savings generated.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Distributed database management system that manages information about the drug substitution delivery for heroin addicts in the canton of Vaud.

INPHINITY

Prédiction des réseaux d'infections phages‐bactéries: modèles computationnels permettant de prédire quel phage utiliser pour traiter un patient souffrant d'une infection bactérienne.

BB-Sensors

A portable and miniaturized wireless vital signs monitoring system for neonatalogy.

μ-Bio-Systems

A cheap, eco-friendly, and versatile diagnosis platform which consists in a glass biochip with embedded electrodes used to monitor electrophysiological activity of neurons.

Impact study on pharmacy automatisation

Study on pharmacy automatisation to know how much the implementation of stock management robots affects the patient safety, traceability of medicines and the savings generated.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Distributed database management system that manages information about the drug substitution delivery for heroin addicts in the canton of Vaud.

Teaching

Bachelor

Master

Continuous learning

The HEIG-VD and the HESAV offer Bachelor's courses in the fields of HES-SO - Economics and Services and Engineering and Architecture as well as Health - in the following three modes of training: full-time (PT) over 6 semesters and in employment (EE) or part-time (TP) over 8 semesters.

Teaching

A medium-term objective of this Engineering & Health platform is the development of coherent teaching in medical engineering. For example, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has estimated, in 2012, that several hundred medical IT engineers will be missing over the next few years. This shortfall cannot be compensated for by simple immigration and "on-the-job" training, as it is true that the increasingly complex problems involve the hiring of increasingly qualified personnel, and consequently require increasingly specialised training. This is true for IT, but it is also true for other engineering disciplines with applications in the medical field.

Conversely, the tools facing healthcare professionals are increasingly complex and sophisticated, and the knowledge required to handle them adequately is less and less trivial. A smartphone handled on a daily basis potentially contains a considerable amount of information, some of which may be confidential and subject to medical secrecy. It therefore seems inevitable, in the long term, to introduce awareness courses on this kind of issue in the regular education of nurses, midwives and other traditional health professions.

Without wishing to set itself objectives that are probably not very relevant in the current state of thinking, the Engineering & Health platform is seeking to promote partially joint teaching, possibly starting with bachelor's work bringing together students from both training courses in the same project.

The activities

An overview of current and past events in which we will participate or have participated.

Jan 24

9ème édition de la Conférence R&D sur l'industrie 4.0

Notre projet de recherche financé par Innosuisse et intitulé «Système de conseil aux producteurs de fruits utilisant un dendromètre de fruits connecté, des données microclimatiques et des algorithmes d'apprentissage automatique» a été selectionné et a fait l’objet d’une présentation dans le cadre de la 9ème édition de la Conférence R&D sur l'industrie 4.0 qui a eu lieu le 24 janvier 2024 à Zürich.

Jan 4

Bouger, un défi pour les étudiant·es

Dans le cadre du projet APPUI, Mathilde Hyvärinen, collaboratrice Ra&D, Hayman Lotfy, collaborateur Ra&D et Jennifer Wegrzyk, professeure HES associée, ont co-écrit un article sur la sédentarité des étudiant.es HEIG-VD et HESAV, « Bouger, un défi pour les étudiant·es », publié le 4 janvier 2024 dans la revue REISO, Revue d'information sociale.

Dec 8

Music and Emotions - A tool to create new playlists for a musical listening device in seclusion rooms in psychiatric hospitals

Cédric Bornand, HES-SO professor and R&D manager at the REDS institute at HEIG-VD, presented at the MITS in India a paper co-authored in collaboration with HESAV, CHUV and the Iwate Prefectural University. This work presents research designed to demonstrate the impact of a musical listening device in psychiatric intensive care.

Nov 9

BioAlps Networking Day 2023

Le BioAlps Networking Day qui aura lieu le jeudi 9 novembre au Campus Biotech à Genève.

Oct 25

6th Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics (2023)

From October 25 to 26, 2023, the 6th Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics will take place on the new campus ENERGYPOLIS of the School of Engineering, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) in Sion. The successful formula of our event – bringing medical, IVD industry, and research representatives together – remains unchanged, and we are delighted to offer a 1st-day event on regulation and investment on the 25th of October 2023.
 
The organizational commitee (Marc E. Pfeifer, HES-SO Valais-Wallis | Samantha Paoletti, CSEM | Silvia Anghel, Medidee | Didier Maillefer, HEIG-VD) look forward to meeting you again and enjoying an exciting conference program and good networking! The sunny Valais awaits you with a social event so typical for this beautiful region!

Oct 15

La HEIG-VD au Hacking Health de Besançon en France voisine

​Un groupe d'étudiants du Département des technologies de l'information et de la communication a participé au Hacking Health de Besançon du 13 au 15 octobre 2023 – une première collaboration avec une haute école suisse depuis la création de l'événement en 2017. Cette collaboration transfrontalière a été soutenue et financée par la Communauté du savoir.

Oct 13

Hacking Health Besançon 2023

Une équipe de la HEIG-VD participe au Hacking Health de Besançon qui aura lieu le weekend du 14-15 octobre 2023, un marathon en santé dédié à l'innovation pour la santé de demain.

Oct 11

MEDTECH CONGRESS 2023

From October 11 to 12, 2023, the 2nd edition of the MEDTECH CONGRESS will take place in Courroux, Jura. Let’s explore the rapidly evolving medtech landscape and its impact on the industry. The comprehensive two-days-program will provide valuable insights, foster discussions and facilitate networking.
 
 
By attending the MEDTECH CONGRESS 2023, you will:
  • Gain deep insights into the latest trends and breakthroughs in the industry.
  • Connect with key stakeholders, potential collaborators and partners.
  • Engage in interactive roundtable sessions led by industry pioneers.
  • Learn from successful case studies and real-life experiences.
  • Be inspired to drive positive change in the medtech sector. 

Jul 11

DATA 23

Dans le cadre de la 12ième édition de la Conférence internationale sur les technologies et les applications de la science des données (DATA 2023) du 11 au 13 juillet à Rome, Italie, notre équipe a présenté les derniers résultats de recherche effectuée dans le cadre du projet JDC.

Jun 13

Swiss Medtech Day 2023

Le 13 juin prochain, le groupe Health, Engineering & Economics (HE&E) participera au Swiss Medtech Day à Berne. Cet événement réunit les acteurs industriels, académiques et politiques suisses de la technologie médicale autour de la thématique de la numérisation de la santé.

Jan 24

9ème édition de la Conférence R&D sur l'industrie 4.0

Notre projet de recherche financé par Innosuisse et intitulé «Système de conseil aux producteurs de fruits utilisant un dendromètre de fruits connecté, des données microclimatiques et des algorithmes d'apprentissage automatique» a été selectionné et a fait l’objet d’une présentation dans le cadre de la 9ème édition de la Conférence R&D sur l'industrie 4.0 qui a eu lieu le 24 janvier 2024 à Zürich.

Jan 4

Bouger, un défi pour les étudiant·es

Dans le cadre du projet APPUI, Mathilde Hyvärinen, collaboratrice Ra&D, Hayman Lotfy, collaborateur Ra&D et Jennifer Wegrzyk, professeure HES associée, ont co-écrit un article sur la sédentarité des étudiant.es HEIG-VD et HESAV, « Bouger, un défi pour les étudiant·es », publié le 4 janvier 2024 dans la revue REISO, Revue d'information sociale.

Dec 8

Music and Emotions - A tool to create new playlists for a musical listening device in seclusion rooms in psychiatric hospitals

Cédric Bornand, HES-SO professor and R&D manager at the REDS institute at HEIG-VD, presented at the MITS in India a paper co-authored in collaboration with HESAV, CHUV and the Iwate Prefectural University. This work presents research designed to demonstrate the impact of a musical listening device in psychiatric intensive care.

Nov 9

BioAlps Networking Day 2023

Le BioAlps Networking Day qui aura lieu le jeudi 9 novembre au Campus Biotech à Genève.

Oct 25

6th Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics (2023)

From October 25 to 26, 2023, the 6th Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics will take place on the new campus ENERGYPOLIS of the School of Engineering, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) in Sion. The successful formula of our event – bringing medical, IVD industry, and research representatives together – remains unchanged, and we are delighted to offer a 1st-day event on regulation and investment on the 25th of October 2023.
 
The organizational commitee (Marc E. Pfeifer, HES-SO Valais-Wallis | Samantha Paoletti, CSEM | Silvia Anghel, Medidee | Didier Maillefer, HEIG-VD) look forward to meeting you again and enjoying an exciting conference program and good networking! The sunny Valais awaits you with a social event so typical for this beautiful region!

Oct 15

La HEIG-VD au Hacking Health de Besançon en France voisine

​Un groupe d'étudiants du Département des technologies de l'information et de la communication a participé au Hacking Health de Besançon du 13 au 15 octobre 2023 – une première collaboration avec une haute école suisse depuis la création de l'événement en 2017. Cette collaboration transfrontalière a été soutenue et financée par la Communauté du savoir.

Oct 13

Hacking Health Besançon 2023

Une équipe de la HEIG-VD participe au Hacking Health de Besançon qui aura lieu le weekend du 14-15 octobre 2023, un marathon en santé dédié à l'innovation pour la santé de demain.

Oct 11

MEDTECH CONGRESS 2023

From October 11 to 12, 2023, the 2nd edition of the MEDTECH CONGRESS will take place in Courroux, Jura. Let’s explore the rapidly evolving medtech landscape and its impact on the industry. The comprehensive two-days-program will provide valuable insights, foster discussions and facilitate networking.
 
 
By attending the MEDTECH CONGRESS 2023, you will:
  • Gain deep insights into the latest trends and breakthroughs in the industry.
  • Connect with key stakeholders, potential collaborators and partners.
  • Engage in interactive roundtable sessions led by industry pioneers.
  • Learn from successful case studies and real-life experiences.
  • Be inspired to drive positive change in the medtech sector. 

Jul 11

DATA 23

Dans le cadre de la 12ième édition de la Conférence internationale sur les technologies et les applications de la science des données (DATA 2023) du 11 au 13 juillet à Rome, Italie, notre équipe a présenté les derniers résultats de recherche effectuée dans le cadre du projet JDC.

Jun 13

Swiss Medtech Day 2023

Le 13 juin prochain, le groupe Health, Engineering & Economics (HE&E) participera au Swiss Medtech Day à Berne. Cet événement réunit les acteurs industriels, académiques et politiques suisses de la technologie médicale autour de la thématique de la numérisation de la santé.

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Yverdon-les-Bains

Lausanne

Genève

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Yverdon-les-Bains

Lausanne

Genève

Our partners

Through research projects and teaching activities, our schools worked together with public institutions, industrial and academic partners and joined various networks in the field of health.