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B.E. Bente MSc (Britt)

PhD Candidate

About Me

I work on projects focusing on infectious diseases (e.g. COVID-19) and chronic diseases (diabetes and cardiovascular disease). I use a holistic approach to develop, implement and evaluate eHealth technologies. This means I collaborate with potential end-users and relevant (business) stakeholders, to be sure that the technology matches with their needs and wishes, and their environment, but also meets legal criteria. My focus is not only on which design requirements are necessary for the patient to fulfill their needs, but also on what is necessary to implement or facilitate around the technology to achieve sustainable implementation and usage in daily practice (on technological, legal and financial level). Since September 2021, I started as a PhD candidate in the eHealth Junior consortium, and I hope to expand my knowledge and expertise in (sustainable) implementation of eHealth technologies. 

Expertise

Medicine & Life Sciences
Allied Health Personnel
Cardiovascular Diseases
Contact Tracing
Self-Management
Technology
Telemedicine
Arts & Humanities
Corona
Usability

Research

In my PhD research in the eHealth Junior project I am aiming to understand and overcome the technological, legal and financial barriers that threaten a successful implementation of eHealth applications, as for example legal issues, new EU regulations on medical devices (MDR), and privacy (GDPR). Based on the output, I will develop a comprehensive roadmap for eHealth developers, researchers, and business- and legal stakeholders, which describes essential steps in eHealth development and implementation for chronically ill children. Additionally, I will co-develop the eHealth Junior platform and create a business model for sustainable usage of the platform in (clinical) practice.

Publications

Recent
Wentzel, J. , Bente, B. E. , Sieverink, F., Reijnders, T., Breeman, L., Kraaijenhagen, R., Janssen, V., Evers, A. , & van Gemert-Pijnen, L. J. E. W. C. (2021). User needs, requirements and usability issues of a platform for healthy living: "BENEFIT for all". Abstract from Supporting Health by Technology 2020, Enschede, Netherlands.
van 't Klooster, J. W. J. R. , Slijkhuis, P. J. H. , van Gend, J. , Bente, B. , & van Gemert-Pijnen, L. (2021). First Eyetracking Results of Dutch CoronaMelder Contact Tracing and Notification App. In M. Singh, D-K. Kang, J-H. Lee, U. S. Tiwary, D. Singh, & W-Y. Chung (Eds.), Intelligent Human Computer Interaction: 12th International Conference, IHCI 2020, Daegu, South Korea, November 24–26, 2020, Proceedings, Part II (pp. 199-207). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 12616). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-68452-5_21

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Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Master

Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

Current Projects

Finished Projects

  • Willingness to take the Sars-CoV-2 vaccine: practical implications on population health messages

  • Benefit for all

  • Socio-economic impact of orthopaedic shoes

  • Intersectoral network for zoonosis

    Supporting the intersectoral network through "One Health Hub"

  • Usability testing of the Dutch CoronaMelder app

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B108
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B108
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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