Paediatric Digital Health
Currently, advances in computational and digital medicine focus largely on adult datasets. In comparison, efforts to collect and analyse high-quality health-specific data from young people are less common, not least because ethical and legal considerations often exclude or minimize the participation of minors in clinical trials. Consequently, solutions in precision and personalized medicine are particularly rare for this age group.
Using digital tools specifically tailored to the needs of children and adolescents, the BRCCH and its partners seek to collect high-quality multi-model data related to health and states of disease. This will constitute an essential step towards effective disease modelling, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring.
The BRCCH’s focus on paediatric digital health aligns with the strategies of both the University of Basel and ETH Zurich and accords with the mission of Fondation Botnar. A multi-pronged effort in digital health will fill current gaps in knowledge and thus create new opportunities for unique, valuable and impactful research.