A microservice-based architecture for realising digital health interventions

The objective of this research project is to investigate a microservice-based system architecture in order to realise scalable and easily adaptable digital health interventions in the future.



Technology-wise, the landscape of digital health interventions (DHI) is manifold: Websites, mobile apps, e-mails, and social media but also devices such as Nintendo Wii Fit Plus or wearables are used to increase physical activity or for encouraging dietary intake. A limitation of existing systems is that they are basically developed for one clinical trial studying the effectiveness of a particular DHI. However, existing applications are so far not developed in a re-usable, sustainable manner.

Course of action

The project will start on a conceptual level and with the design of a concept of a microservice-based architecture. In the second phase of the project, we will implement a first service for a digital health intervention as proof of concept. A service for a behavior-change-technique will be realized in that second phase.


The project will deliver an architecture for digital health interventions as microservice-based architecture.

This project contributes to the following SDGs

  • 3: Good health and well-being
  • 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure