Scientific Background

Research
The health check-up is the result of more than ten years of development. From 2000 to 2007 the check-up was used as a research instrument for the relationship between work stress and accelerated aging. Researchers from ETH Zurich, the Harvard School of Public Health, the National Institute of Aging (USA) and the University of Heidelberg participated in its development. This research has resulted in the publication of over 50 articles in international scientific journals.

From Research to Practical Application
From 2008 to 2009, HealthVision GmbH developed this instrument further, using a representative sample of the working population and recalibrating it for use in the workplace. The instrument has been in active, practical use since 2009. The health cycle is a new development from HealthVision in cooperation with the Mannheim Institute of Public Health at the University of Heidelberg (www.miph.de).