The number of elderly people who require care is growing faster than the availability of care providers. In addition, many elderly and chronically ill people prefer to live at home for as long as possible. The research group is studying the various possibilities of solving these problems through the aid of technology.

Lines of research within the research group

In the line of research ‘Smart Environment’, we conduct research into sustainable adaptations to homes, various engineering aspects and ‘healing environments’ - environments that promote the well-being of people.

Projects

  • Building physics interventions for the well-being of frail elderly
  • Sound and Acoustics at Nurses’ Workplaces

In the line of research ‘Smart Care’, we develop eHealth applications for healthcare professionals. With these applications, healthcare professionals can monitor physiological functions among the chronically ill. Our focus is on how and when a healthcare professional should act. We also consider what is needed to justify a remote action.

Projects

  • Safer Patient Toileting System (SPTS)

Publications


Education

The knowledge and results of our research and work is shared with students, lecturers and other researchers. In addition, we integrate this knowledge in the lectures we provide for bachelor and master students, as well as for the minor Technology and Healthcare and the annual Summer Course in Health and Engineering.

Robot Helianthe Kort | Professor | Research group Technology for Healthcare Innovations

“Technology opens up many possibilities in the healthcare sector”

Prof. Helianthe Kort Professor of Technology for healthcare innovations

Collaboration

We work together with other knowledge institutions, policy makers, and with professional practice. We share our knowledge and work with healthcare institutions, with the technology sector (such as product designers) and with the installation industry.

Our professors and researchers

Helianthe Kort | Professor | Research group Technology for Healthcare Innovations

Helianthe Kort

Professor Technology for Healthcare Innovations Show profile
Thijs van Houwelingen | Researcher | Research group Technology for healthcare innovations

Thijs van Houwelingen

Researcher Technology for Healthcare Innovations Show profile
Chantal Huisman | Researcher | Technology for healthcare innovations

Chantal Huisman

Researcher Technology for Healthcare Innovations Show profile
Emelieke Huisman | Researcher | Research group Technology for healthcare innovations

Emelieke Huisman

Researcher Technology for Healthcare Innovations Show profile

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Helianthe Kort | Professor | Research group Technology for Healthcare Innovations

Helianthe Kort

  • Professor
  • Research group: Technology for Healthcare Innovations