E.A.G. Hietbrink MSc (Eclaire)

PhD Candidate

About Me

Since 2020 I am a PhD candidate in the research group "Biomedical Signals and Systems". I have a background in Health Sciences and have an affinity with healthcare. During my PhD research I focus on the intersection of eHealth, lifestyle, and type 2 diabetes. The aim is to guide people with type 2 diabetes to a healthier lifestyle by means of eHealth innovations used in regular care, so that they experience less disease burden.


Medicine & Life Sciences
Diet Records
Evaluation Studies
Healthy Diet
Life Style
Postal Service
Primary Health Care
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus


A healthy lifestyle, such as sufficient physical activity and a healthy diet, ensures that a considerable proportion of people with type 2 diabetes have better glucose levels and can often use fewer medicines. eHealth is a tool that can support a healthy lifestyle. During my PhD research I focus on developing and evaluating highly tailored eHealth innovations that are embedded in regular care (i.e., blended care). The aim is to give people with type 2 diabetes more insight into their lifestyle and glucose levels and to guide them towards a healthier lifestyle. The insights into lifestyle and glucose levels are also made transparent for healthcare providers, so that they can offer more personal advice to their patients.


Hietbrink, E. , Konijnendijk, A., van 't Hul, E. , Middelweerd, A. , Vollenbroek-Hutten, M. , & Laverman, G. (2022). Implementation of the Diameter App in Primary Diabetes Care: Perspectives of Patients and Healthcare Professionals. 27. Abstract from Supporting Health by Technology 2022, Groningen, Netherlands.
Hietbrink, E. A. G. , den Braber, N. , Middelweerd, A. , Konijnendijk, A. , Vollenbroek-Hutten, M. M. R. , & Laverman, G. D. (2021). A Pilot Study on the Diameter app: Lifestyle Support for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients. Abstract from 10th Supporting Health by Technology 2021, Enschede, Netherlands.

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In addition to my PhD research, I supervise bachelor and master students with their graduation research, including those from the Health Sciences and Creative Technology studies.

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Horst - Zuidhorst (building no. 28)
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Horst - Zuidhorst
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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