I study the scientific basis and design principles for how (sensor) technology (e.g. a smartwatch measuring physiological signals and capable of giving coaching cues) might support and change (mental) healthcare and self-management.
My research involves working out new scientific standards for validating new wearable technologies that are measuring important aspects of human physiology for use in (mental) healthcare and research. I work on innovative field studies that track people (with subjective and objective measures) with severe problems related to stress, aggression or addiction over long periods of time trying to establish possible links between bodies, thoughts, behaviour and environments. With various stakeholders (patients, caregivers, managers, designers, developers, scientists) I’m involved in co-designing ambulatory biofeedback and novel bio cueing systems for self regulation. I’m also interested how we can design technology and how we work with technology starting from core human values such as compassion (https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/compassionatetechnology/).
For the next 5-10 years my focus will be on integrating all these themes on the topic of moving the measurement of stress from the lab to daily life in the multidisciplinary Stress-in-Action project (https://stress-in-action.nl/).
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Courses Academic Year 2023/2024
Courses Academic Year 2022/2023
Below you will find the list of my current and recently finished projects.