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Biography

Director Personalised eHealth Technology program - University of Twente, Roessingh Research & Development

I am a Biomedical engineer, working at The University of Twente and Roessingh Research and Development. My research focuses on combining biomedical engineering with ICT to create innovative health care services, especially holistic monitoring combining on-body and IOT sensing with subjective measurements and personalised coaching. I am especially active in European projects; I coordinated 5 and participated in over 25 other European projects. I especially like to build structures and organisations where new collaborations can grow, like RRD, TZA, VitaalTwente. Since 2018 I am "boegbeeld" of the Strategic Research program Personalised eHealth Technology, where 8 research groups work together to create innovative health services, especially for people with chronic conditions, working towards a strong regional ecosystem.

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Creating a regional ecosystem for personalised eHealth

In 2017 the UTwente Board decided to build strategic programs in promising research areas. One of the identified areas was Personalised eHealth Technology.

Now, in its third year, it is a rapidly expanding program where 8 research groups work together in an unique blend of disciplines, including biomedical engineering, computer science, human media interaction and design, behaviour and health science, to create new eHealth services for people with chronic conditions. A new facility was opened last year, the eHealth house that enables research on the use and usability of technology in a realistic home setting. Collaboration with many care organisations and industry is being established, thus creating a rather unique ecosystem on eHealth technology and its applications. Several regional initiatives are started to further extend this ecosystem in the near future. Join us!