Physical Activity and Health

Our goal is to understand what physical activity is and how to measure it (discovery science), to test if interventions increase physical activity (evaluation science), and to assess ways to implement these findings into healthcare, real-world programs, policy, and daily-life (implementation science).


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Eccentric interval
training in COPD  

Thomas Radtke / Anja Frei


This study compares two different exercise-training methods in inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programs in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).



Health Technology Assessments for the Swiss Medical Board (Dementia, Bariatric Surgery)

Matthias Schwenkglenks

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We perform Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) for the Swiss Medical Board in cooperation with units at the Universities of Basel and Geneva.



HEPA Europe

Anja Frei


HEPA Europe is a network which works for better health through physical activity among all people in the WHO European Region, by strengthening and supporting efforts to increase participation and improve the conditions for healthy lifestyles.



Mobilise-D: Connecting digital mobility assessment to clinical outcomes for regulatory and clinical endorsement

Milo Puhan


The European Innovative Medicines Initiatives funded Mobilise-D project aims to develop and implement a digital mobility assessment solution to demonstrate that real-world digital mobility outcomes can successfully predict relevant clinical outcomes and to validate these outcomes in different patient populations.