dr. M.J. Wentzel (Jobke)


About Me


Human Centered Design – The process of developing and designing technology by studying and involving users throughout the design. This approach aims to create technology that meaningful, useful and easy to use.

eHealth en eMental health – applications that make use of information and communication technologies (often the internet) to support or improve (mental) health.

CeHRes Roadmap – an approach that combines human centered design and business modeling to develop and evaluate eHealth technology. By focusing on users and other stakeholders, a holistic approach is taken, and the values that drive the technology design and its implementation can be mapped.

Accessibility – Technology is not always accessible to everyone; persons with a disability (temporal or permanent) are often faced with technology that they cannot use because they cannot operate the device or perceive its output. By applying design for all or accessibility principles throughout the design – which of course is focused around the user- accessibility can be improved.


Besides postdoc researcher at the UT, I am a teacher/researcher at Saxion University of applied sciences in the regular Nursing as well as the Health&Technology nursing track.


Wearable Technology
Application Programs
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Delivery Of Health Care


Sieverink, F., Wentzel, M. J., Keesman, M., Kraaijenhagen, R., Janssen, V., Evers, A., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C. (2018). Healthy Lifestyle Persuasion: We All Benefit. Poster session presented at 13th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2018, Waterloo, Canada.
Kip, H., Beerlage-de Jong, N., & Wentzel, J. (2018). The contextual inquiry. In L. van Gemert-Pijnen, S. M. Kelders, H. Kip, & R. Sanderman (Eds.), eHealth Research, Theory and Development: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach (pp. 167-186). London: Routledge.
Wentzel, M. J., Drie-Pierik, R., Nijdam, L., Geesing, J., Sanderman, R., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C. (2016). Antibiotic information application offers nurses quick support. American journal of infection control, 44(6), 677-684. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.12.038
Wentzel, M. J., & van der Geest, T. (2016). Focus on Accessibility: Multimodal Healthcare Technology for All. In MMHealth '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care (pp. 45-48). Association for Computing Machinery. DOI: 10.1145/2985766.2985769
Wentzel, J., Velleman, E., & van der Geest, T. (2016). Wearables for all: development of guidelines to stimulate accessible wearable technology design. In W4A '16: Proceedings of the 13th Web for All Conference (pp. art. 34-). Association for Computing Machinery. DOI: 10.1145/2899475.2899496

UT Research Information System


As a postdoc researcher I am involved in the Benefit project. The goal of this project is to make healthy living fun by making healthy choices more appealing and reward healthy lifestyles. At first, the program targets patients recovering from heart attacks/cardiac disease, but takes a broad scope once the program has landed in this first setting. The University of Twente cooperates in the Benefit project as a research partner, alongside a.o. the University of Leiden and LUMC. We evaluate the online platform that is being used to motivate and stimulate people to live healthy. We focus on its persuasiveness: how does technology contribute to good self-management and for example healthy eating and revalidation exercise. User-centered research methods as well as log data analysis are involved in these studies.

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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands