Frédéric Ehrler


Frédéric Ehrler, PhDComputer scientist
Working group: Human-machine interaction and sensors
Phone: +41 (0)22 37 28 697


Curriculum vitae

PhD in Computer science, Frédéric is a specialist in the domain of user experience improvement. He has worked on many projects related to mobility in healthcare as well as linked to the use of sensors to monitor patients’ activities. Frédéric is experienced in project management and has already coordinated several projects as much in academic than in applied science environment. He has a strong experience in user centered design and evaluation of patient centric interventions. He has extensively worked on designing of user interfaces responding to the specific needs of different types of users. Among others, he has worked on the design of tailored user interface for elderly people taking into account their specific characteristic as well as has conducted the development of an innovative screen at the pediatric emergency department providing queuing information to the patient using gamification concepts.

Research domains

  • Behavior change
  • Healthy aging
  • Human computer interaction
  • mHealth
  • Sensors
  • User experience


  • Bedside Mobility
  • Carezheimer
  • InfoKids
  • InterFACE
  • PaletteV2

Publications (selection) -

  • Wipfli, R., Ehrler, F., Bediang, G., Bétrancourt, M. & Lovis, C. (2016). How Regrouping Alerts in Computerized Physician Order Entry Layout Influences Physicians’ Prescription Behavior: Results of a Crossover Randomized Trial. JMIR Human Factors, Vol. 3(1), DOI:10.2196/humanfcators.5320.

  • Ehrler, F., Haller, G., Sarrey, E., Walesa, M., Wipfli, R. & Lovis, C. (2015). Assessing the Usability of Six Data Entry Mobile Interfaces for Caregivers: A Randomized Trial. JMIR Human Factors, Vol. 2(2), DOI: 10.2196/humanfactors.4093.

  • Issom, D.Z., Zosso, A., Ehrler, F., Wipfli, R., Lovis, C. & Koch, S. (2015). Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of eHealth Tools for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Stud Health Technol Inform, 2015;216:898, PMID: 26262200.

  • Ehrler, F., Baumann, P. & Lovis, C. (2015). How to represent the decision process in a medication plan: the case of the Swiss cohort of inflammatory bowel diseases. Stud Health Technol Inform, 2015;210:724-728, PMID: 25991248.

  • Ehrler, F., Brissaud, M., Wipfli, R. & Lovis, C. (2015).  Reshaping the laboratory results presentation layer: three interfaces for handheld devices. Stud Health Technol Inform, 2015;210:660-662, PMID: 25991231.

  • Ehrler, F., Diener, R. & Lovis, C. (2015). Opportunities and limitations in using google glass to assist drug dispensing. Stud Health Technol Inform, 2015;211:283-285, PMID: 25980883.

  • Ehrler, F. & Lovis, C. (2014). Supporting elderly homecare with smartwatches: advantages and drawbacks. Stud Health Technol Inform, 2014;205:667-671, PMID: 25160270.

  • Ehrler, F. & Lovis C. (2013). Supporting drug prescription through autocompletion. Stud Health Technol Inform, 2013;186:120-124, PMID: 23542981.

  • Ehrler, F., Walesa, M., Sarrey, E., Wipfli, R. & Lovis, C (2013). User acquaintance with mobile interfaces. Stud Health Technol Inform, 2013;189:125-130, PMID: 23739370.

  • Ehrler, F., Walesa, M., Sarrey, E. & Lovis, C. (2013). Smartphones: evidence-based user-interface design. Stud Health Technol Inform, 2013 Jan;192:57-61, PMID: 23920515.

  • Ehrler, F., Wipfli, R., Teodoro, D., Sarrey, E., Walesa, M. & Lovis C. (2013). Challenges in the Implementation of a Mobile Application in Clinical Practice: Case Study in the Context of an Application that Manages the Daily Interventions of Nurses. JMIR mHealth uHealth, Vol. 1(1), PMID: 25100680.

  • Ehrler, F., Walesa, M., Sarrey, E., Wipfli, R. & Lovis C. (2012). INCA - Individual nomad clinical assistant - Supporting nurses with mobile devices. Stud Health Technol Inform, 2012;180:1079-1083, PMID: 22874360.

Last update : 08/03/2017