Collegium Helveticum
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Fellow Project 2023–2024

Understanding Well-Being through Movement and Interaction

This project uses movement as a marker to study daily activities of community-dwelling older adults. Using a high-resolution and multi-dimensional data set that includes movement tracking as well as psychological and behavioral observations, the project examines associations between daily activities, health, and well-being at the individual level.

This multidisciplinary project is carried out in collaboration with the UZH Geography Department, UZH Healthy Longevity Center (HLC), and the URPP Dynamics of Healthy Aging (DynAge). The goal is to develop and test data-driven computational methods to analyze and contextualize individuals’ activity patterns and social interactions through movement. The developed methods can contribute to the tracing of critical encounters and exposures via human social and daily activities and an understanding of how active mobility intersects with human health and well-being.