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Senior Researcher - Roessingh Research and Development

Harm op den Akker, PhD (male) is a senior researcher at Roessingh Research and Development where he is leading a research track on Human Computer Interaction for Personalized Care. Harm is a Computer Scientist with a master degree in Human Media Interaction, obtained at the University of Twente. He has obtained his PhD degree at the University of Twente on intelligent ways of encouraging healthy living through tailored mobile phone interventions. He is an expert on Human Computer Interaction in the domain of healthcare applications. Harm has extensive experience in European research project, being technical coordinator of the H2020 project Council of Coaches, and involved in several national and international projects in the field of technology and eHealth (e.g. H2020-INFINITECH, H2020-SmartWork, H2020-HOLOBALANCE, AAL-LEAVES, H2020-GOAL, FP7-eWALL).


Council of Coaches - Results of a H2020 Project on Virtual Coaching

Council of Coaches is a H2020 research and innovation action that ran for three years and was completed in August 2020. The project has explored new ways of providing virtual coaching in the health and wellbeing domain by delivering a virtual council of coaches, a group of embodied conversational health experts, each specialised in their own domain. The project has delivered an advanced proof of concept application as well as an open source platform with which 3rd party developers may develop their own multi-embodied agent applications.