dr. M.L. Noordzij (Matthijs)

Associate Professor

About Me

I research and design (applications of) ambulant psychophysiological measures (typically measured with wearables such as a smartwatch) related to cognitive and emotional states and events in healthcare and other professional contexts. This is captured in the following integrative research lines:

  • Research into the reliability and validity of new wearable bio-sensor technology. To what extent are physiological measurements from wearables comparable to State-of-the-Art physiological measurements in the lab?
  • Studying physiological and psychological processes “in the wild” using experience sampling methods. Can this knowledge help to advice or even intervene more effectively (just in time) in the professional and care context?
  • Design research in which information, advice or interventions on the basis of real-time physiological and psychological parameters is designed to reduce risks, inefficiency and suffering in patients and professionals in healthcare. 


Spatial Processing
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Spatial Memory
Temporal Lobe


Recent Articles
van Lier, H. G., Oberhagemann, M., Stroes, J. D., Enewoldsen, N. M., Pieterse, M. E., Schraagen, J. M. C., ... Noordzij, M. L. (2017). Design decisions for a real time, alcohol craving study using physio- and psychological measures. In Persuasive Technology: Development and Implementation of Personalized Technologies to Change Attitudes and Behaviors - 12th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2017, Proceedings (Vol. 10171 LNCS, pp. 3-15). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10171 LNCS). Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-55134-0_1
Noordzij, M. L., Dorrestijn, S. M., & van den Berg, I. A. (2017). An idiographic study into the physiology and selfreported mental workload of learning to drive a car. In D. de Waard, A. Toffetti, R. Wiczorek, A. Sonderegger, S. Rottger, P. Bouchner, T. Franke, S. Fairclough, M. Noordzij, ... K. Brookhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter 2016 Annual Conference (pp. -). Prague: HFES Europe Chapter.
van Broekhoven, R., Siegel, A. W., Schraagen, J. M. C., & Noordzij, M. L. (2016). Comparison of real-time relative workload measurements in rail signallers. In B. Milius, & A. Naumann (Eds.), Rail human factors: proceedings of the 2nd German workshop on rail human factors (pp. 30-40). Braunschweig.

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University of Twente
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Cubicus (building no. 41), room B 333
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7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
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7500 AE Enschede
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