Switzerland’s third nation-wide Open Data Camp brought together ideators and makers around the topic of data-driven health. Check out what some awesome folks have been making in Geneva and Basle during just two days.


  • born/died//ch: animates open data about the population of Switzerland, including birth by region and death by cause statistics, with 3D web graphics. (demosource)
  • Compare Hospitals is a mobile app for browsing the results of a study of hospitals across Switzerland, on a range of quality indicators. (source)
  • Emergency or Not is a prototype app for crowdsourcing health advice aiming to get the user a quick response in the event of an emergency, inspired by the immediacy with which information can be shared on social networks like Twitter. (screencastvidéo)
  • Gemba health diary has been working on a concept how a person could record his own health data, and allow the person to selectively grant e.g. a doctor access to his data without compromising privacy.
  • Health Metadata Browser will define the metadata (catalog of data and associated concepts) associated with health, using SKOS and iQvoc systems from the Semantic Web. (demo)
  • Hospital Data Visualization groups together efforts to display information about the distribution of Swiss hospitals relative to regional population and other factors, in the form of interactive maps and charts. (demo 1demo 2video)
  • InstaCare is a mobile app for quickly locating and getting directions to the nearest health care center in several categories. The usable design can integrate opening times, specialties, and other open data useful to persons with health and disability requirements. (sourcevidéo)
  • iPollution extracts the yearly mean values of the air pollution in Switzerland from graphical maps on the BAFU website and presents them to a user based on location, visualizing the cumulative effect of being exposed to pollutants over years. (demosource)
  • Medical Timeline integrates nutrient information from open databases about food. Our original goal, for which we made a concept, is an app collecting health related events along a person’s individual lifetime. (demovidéo)
  • myGenerics uses open pharmaceutical data to list generic alternatives for a drug of interest, the results showing all brands and types of packaging, helping to make an informed decision when purchasing medicaments and potentially lowering treatment costs. (demovidéo)
  • Open med sensor takes proprietary medical devices, opens the hardware and connects them to the Internet.
  • Swiss Healthcare Insurance Premiums Map uses the same data as Comparis.ch, to compare the rate of premiums between all cantons. (visualizationdatablog)

Data sources

See our list of health data sources, including recent releases by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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