Development of Digital Healthcare Applications (DiGA) for iOS and Android

Development of Digital Healthcare Applications (DiGA) for iOS and Android


The METIS project is a groundbreaking initiative that aims to revolutionize the way we approach the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia. The project is based on the scientific consensus that these diseases are multifactorial processes that translate into declining memory due to individual risk profiles. However, currently only 20-50% of all dementia cases are diagnosed, resulting in a significant deficit in the detection and treatment of the disease.

METIS aims to address this gap by developing a digital platform that provides low-threshold access to individualized treatment strategies for neurodegenerative diseases in an outpatient setting. By using digital platform-based methods and technologies to guide risk factor-based intervention strategies, METIS aims to provide an innovative solution that enables timely treatment of specific risk factors associated with dementia and other neurological diseases.
The platform will offer a multi-step process integrated with a mobile support solution and accompanied by various tools such as the use of AI to personalize patient-specific risk profiles and direct contact with healthcare professionals. In addition, the system is completed by the use of advanced wearables to fine-tune the patient's holistic health profile and intervention plan.

As a Master's student, you will have the opportunity to contribute to this innovative project by developing digital health applications for iOS and Android. Your task will be to implement modules in the platform. This could be a sleep, exercise, nutrition or medication module. In addition, integration of wearable smart sensors and telemedicine are other areas for a possible master thesis. You will conduct your research in close collaboration with our team of scientists at METIS.


  • Contribute to the development of Digital Healthcare Applications (DiGA) for iOS and Android.
  • Improve our platform using Flutter, Dart and web technologies.
  • Possibly exploring the use of mobile sensors such as smartwatches
  • Developing gamification features to improve user engagement and motivation
  • Investigating the cybersecurity aspects of our platform
  • Collaborate with our team of scientists to develop innovative solutions to improve patient outcomes


  • Master's degree student in electrical engineering, computer science, mechatronics, medical technology, physics or related fields
  • Familiarity with programming languages and software development concepts
  • Strong interest in medical technology and digital health care
  • Initial experience with at least one programming language
  • Experience with mobile app development (or willingness to learn during thesis)
  • High motivation and willingness to deal with real-world challenges
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills