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Sport - Health - 30.11.2023
Game helps with the rehabilitation of cruciate ligament ruptures
Game helps with the rehabilitation of cruciate ligament ruptures
Cruciate ligament injuries are among the most common injuries in sport. Researchers from the ZHAW and ZHdK have developed the ExerUp game in collaboration with a practice partner to help people return to their previous level of activity in addition to physiotherapy . A movement-based game is designed to support injured athletes after a cruciate ligament injury as part of physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Environment - Social Sciences - 22.11.2023
Durability: young people use their phones longer
Durability: young people use their phones longer
Young Swiss use their smartphones for almost three years before replacing them. That's almost a year longer than in 2016, according to the latest JAMESfocus report from ZHAW and Swisscom. While technical features and price remain central for young people when buying a cell phone, sustainability criteria are also gaining in importance .

Environment - 10.10.2023
Photovoltaics in the Alps deliver up to four times more electricity in winter
Photovoltaics in the Alps deliver up to four times more electricity in winter
Alpine solar plants can produce up to four times as much electricity in the winter half-year as plants in the Central Plateau.

Social Sciences - 05.10.2023
Family expansion is most common reason for relocation
Family expansion is most common reason for relocation
Around 45 percent of the Swiss population is considering moving. More than half of them would like more living space. This is shown by a study conducted by the ZHAW in collaboration with the Federal Office of Housing, the Fédération Romande Immobilière, the Swiss Homeowners Association and Raiffeisen Switzerland .

Computer Science - 23.05.2023
Researchers successfully apply quantum computing in practice
Researchers successfully apply quantum computing in practice
Compared to classical computers, quantum computers can solve complex problems in parallel and thus faster, but they are also more prone to errors. ZHAW researchers show how a hybrid approach can be used to exploit the strengths of quantum computers in a targeted manner. Quantum computers not only know the state 0 and 1, but can also represent several states between 0 and 1 by means of so-called qubits - analogous to bits of classical computers - and thus calculate many possible results simultaneously.

Innovation - 03.04.2023
EMA chatbot to protect fugitives from exploitation
Websites in German are a major obstacle for people on the run. To better support them with labor market abuses and housing issues, ZHAW has developed a multilingual website with a chatbot. Unlike many digital dialogue systems, it works according to the logic of the users. The war in Ukraine and the growing number of people seeking protection are challenging authorities to house and care for large numbers of refugees in a reasonable time frame.

Social Sciences - 24.11.2022
Girls are trendsetters on social networks
Girls are trendsetters on social networks
When it comes to widely used social networks, girls set the trends. They join new social networks earlier than boys, as the JAMES 2022 study by ZHAW and Swisscom shows.