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Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign

Biodesign Digital Health

We empower the digital health community to rapidly prototype and build modern, interoperable, scalable digital health solutions on a variety of platforms.

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Unlocking the Potential of Digital Health

Our mission is to advance digital health research and applications by fostering an accessible health ecosystem at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

We develop, implement, and investigate digital health solutions by building modern, interoperable, scalable applications that improve health journeys. Our flagship project is Stanford Spezi an open-source framework for building modular, interoperable, and scalable digital health applications.

Student Research Opportunities


Increasing diversity in clinical trials

The OwnYourData team at Columbia University recently won a grant to increase diversity in clinical trials by enabling patients to aggregate and share their health information as well as access trials relevant to their condition, leveraging our Stanford Spezi framework and patient data access FHIR APIs.


CardinalKit published in JAMIA Open

In our newest publication in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, we discuss the origins of the CardinalKit framework, the predecessor to Spezi, and how it facilitated the development of over a dozen applications for digital health research and clinical care across Stanford and beyond.


Digital solution for patients with cerebral palsy

Our BUDI team used CardinalKit to create an Apple Watch sensor-based interactive mobility program that helps patients with cerebral palsy perform therapy exercises anywhere while obtaining live biofeedback.


Stanford students and faculty create a mobile app to help understand and treat pain

CHOIRMobile is a CardinalKit-based application that takes a novel approach to tracking chronic pain, by combining passively collected biometric data from wearable devices with validated pain assessments delivered periodically via a mobile app.


HealthGPT featured in TechRadar

Our HealthGPT project, built with Spezi, was featured in TechRadar's recent article "HealthGPT hints at a future of fitness apps with personalized assistants".


Making Digital Health Development More Accessible Through an Unlikely Collaboration

How a high school in New York uses our CardinalKit framework to teach digital health.

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Contact Us

Stanford Biodesign Digital Health
Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign
318 Campus Drive, Room E100
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-5428


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