dr. M.J. Wentzel (Jobke)

Guest Researcher

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.


Cardiovascular Diseases
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Delivery Of Health Care


Asbjornsen, R. A., Ollivier, M., Smedsrød, M. L., Hjelmesæth, J. , Wentzel, J., Clark, M. M. , van Gemert-Pijnen, L. J. E. W. C., & Solberg Nes, L. (2022). Design Features for Long Term Weight Loss Maintenance: User Experiences and Preferences from the eCHANGE Pilot Trial. Poster session presented at The 43rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
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.
Breeman, L., Keesman, M., Atsma, D. E., Chavannes, N. , van Gemert-Pijnen, L. J. E. W. C., Janssen, V., Kemps, H., Kraaij, W., Rauwers, F., Reijnders, T., Scholte op Reimer, W. , Wentzel, J., Kraaijenhagen, R., & Evers, A. (2021). A multi-stakeholder approach to eHealth development: Promoting sustained healthy living among cardiovascular patients. International journal of medical informatics, 147(104364), [104364]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2020.104364
Asbjornsen, R. A. , Wentzel, J., Smedsrød, M. L., Ollivier, M., Hjelmesæth, J. , van Gemert-Pijnen, L. J. E. W. C., & Solberg Nes, L. (2021). Co-creating with patients and other stakeholders: design of an eHealth intervention to support long-term behavior change and weight loss maintenance (eCHANGE). Poster session presented at 10th Supporting Health by Technology 2021, Enschede, Netherlands.
de Buisonjé, D., van der Geer, J., Keesman, M., van der Vaart, R., Reijnders, T. , Wentzel, J., Kemps, H., Kraaijenhagen, R., Janssen, V., & Evers, A. (2021). Financial Incentives for Healthy Living for Patients With Cardiac Disease From the Perspective of Health Care Professionals: Interview Study. JMIR Cardio, 5(2), [e27867]. https://doi.org/10.2196/27867

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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