Digital Dermatology in Africa
A joint research project with the University Hospital Basel investigates the potential of algorithms for differential diagnostics in dermatology. This mobile and intelligent application is a great asset for the diagnosis of dermatological illnesses—particularly in developing countries with existing gaps in healthcare provision.
VR Bees—The Serious Game for Beekeepers
What would our world look like without bees? You guessed it: it would be gray. Thanks to our beekeepers, these busy insects swarm out every year to pollinate countless plants. This research project explores how new technologies such as mixed reality might be used to enhance training programs for beekeepers. Together with BienenSchweiz, the beekeepers’ association of German and Romansh Switzerland, researchers at the HSLU have developed a first prototype.
Virtual water—the virtual fountain experience
There is plenty of water in Central Switzerland and an abundance of fountains. But will it always be the most natural thing for us to find a fountain in the summer and drink from it? From Lucerne and together with NGO WfW (Water for Water), the HSLU aims to preserve and raise awareness for this most precious of goods. The plan is to provide background information on Lucerne’s 200 fountains via a mobile, “serious game” type of application. A first prototype has been developed in the framework of this project.
Is it possible to leverage the functionalities of recommender systems for therapeutic use? This project investigates the potential of this technology—which was originally devised for e-commerce platforms—for medtech applications, e.g., to help junior doctors or patients to identify the most suitable therapy.