I am currently working in the following research projects:
Pharaon – Pilots for Healthy and Active Ageing
The main motivation of the Pharaon project is our ageing society and the need for tools that improve the quality of life, independence and overall health of older adults. Although several services and solutions might already exist today, they often have a limited scope and the market is also quite fragmented. What Pharaon aims to do is to integrate existing digital services, devices, and tools into open platforms that can be readily deployed while maintaining the dignity of older adults and enhancing their independence, safety, and capabilities. This project is funded under the Horizon 2020 innovation action programme (grant agreement No 857188). Blog posts about Pharaon can be found here.
SmartWork – Smart Age-friendly Living and Working Environment
The ultimate aim of the SmartWork project is to build a worker-centric systems to support work ability sustainability, in other words to help the older adult staying actively working for as long as desired. To achieve this aim, the SmartWork platform integrates unobtrusive sensing and modelling of the worker state using a suite of novel services for context- and worker-aware adaptive work support. The SmartWork project is funded under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation action programme (grant agreement No 826343).
CitizenLab aims to introduce and enable Citizen Science for Health in the Netherlands, specifically in region Twente. Citizen Science is understood of research where citizens actively contribute to science compared to be a respondent or participant in studies. Different types of citizen science have been identified (contributory, collaborative, co-created, extreme CS) with varying levels of involvement and participation of citizens in the project. RRD is leading Pilot 3, which focuses on Citizens and New Technology. The goal is to understand the optimal way to develop and evaluate technology and to embed technology in the service model using a citizen science approach. The Citizenlab is powered by the Twente Regional Deal and receives financial support by the Central Government’s Regional Budget, the Province of Overijssel, the Region of Twente and the Twente Board.
I am a member of the following research groups:
DOME (Development of Online Medical Records and E-health services) is a collaborative consortium between Karlstad University, Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, University of Lund, University of Skövde, Uppsala University, and Örebro University. The purpose of the DOME consortium is to build knowledge about the development and use of eHealth services and is based on studies of e-health projects.
Human, Technology & Organisation (HTO)
HTO (Human, Technology & Organisation) is a research group that studies the relationships and dynamics of Health, Technology, and Organisation with the goal of creating knowledge that support sustainable development and utilization of ICT.