2022/10/27 | Grants & Awards | Artificial Intelligence

Narayan Schütz receives StrongAge Young Investigator Award

In the context of an aging population, a proactive healthcare system could improve health through better early detection and personalized treatments, at the same time reducing healthcare costs. Narayan Schütz, postdoctoral researcher at the Gerontechnology and Rehabilitation group of the ARTORG Center, has developed a “Digital Behaviorome” consisting of more than 1200 digital sensor-based measurements to detect biomarkers indicating deteriorating health in older persons living at home. His research has now been awarded the Young Investigator Award (worth 5000.- CHF) by the NPO StrongAge.

Narayan Schütz (middle) at the award ceremony on 26 October 2022 with Prof. Dr. med. Hugo Saner (left) and Prof. Dr. Tobias Nef (right). (Photo: Ava Hidalgo)

StrongAge aims to enable longer independent living at home through modern technology, including ambient sensors for detection of health problems and electric muscle stimulation to compensate for muscle wasting. Data for the awarded research has mainly been collected in the StrongAge cohort of seniors living in the region of Olten. 

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