Prof. Helianthe S.M. Kort was appointed Professor of Technology for Healthcare Innovations in 2004. In addition, Helianthe has worked part-time as a professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) since 2011, as well as coordinating the theme ‘Health in the built environment’ for the Architecture and Construction Engineering faculty.
Population ageing is creating a capacity shortage in the care sector. People need care for longer periods than before, while there are fewer people to provide these services. In addition, the sick and elderly are developing different care requirements: a lot of people want to determine more aspects of their life themselves and remain in their own homes longer. Technology is developing at a lightning speed and presents both opportunities and limitations.
"Technology is creating new options for the care sector. This is what drives Helianthe Kort in her research"
Prof. Kort is an expert in the influence of technology on the work of care professionals and their clients. This includes aspects like IT, as well as structural properties like light, heat, moisture and sound. These factors affect the well-being of hospital users, for example.
Fields of expertise
- Technology for healthcare innovations
- Care and technology
- A systematic approach to quantify the influence of indoor environmental parameters on students' perceptions, responses, and short-term academic performance
- Humidification in healthcare facilities - knowledge base and practice
- Technological Applications Contributing to Relieve Care Burden or to Sleep of Caregivers and People With Dementia