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Personalized eHealth Technology Symposium

A full day of ehealth inspiration & innovation 
Happy eating, eHealth demo's, visiting the new eHealth House, Rehabilitation and more

the symposium

On January 29th, 2020, the strategic programme: Personalized eHealth Technology of the TechMed Centre (University of Twente), organises an inspiring and energizing day full of interactive sessions, demonstrators and presentations. On this day you can become acquainted with eHealth in all her shapes and sizes. From diabetes to dementia, from data science to citizen science and from oncology to rehabilitation. We will show you how multidisciplinary research shapes innovative technology, as exemplified by the UT, Saxion, regional hospitals and insurance companies. Together, they will showcase the latest prototype of the wearable breathing trainer for children with respiratory problems. We will demonstrate the importance of Happy Eating and how technology can assist in making this easier and more enjoyable.


10.00 - 10.30

Welcome & coffee

10.30 - 10.45

Introduction of the Strategic programme Hermie Hermens - Full Professor University of Twente

10.45 - 11.30

Keynote talk

Regional influencer in healthcare
Announced soon

11.30 - 12.15

SESSION 1: Happy eating 

Malnutrition and loneliness in elderly 
Dr. Femke Nijboer - Assistant Professor University of Twente 

Two aspects of the eating body 
Bas de Boer - PhD at the University of Twente

Sensory Interactive Table (SIT)
Juliet Haarman en Roelof de Vries - PhD'ers at the University of Twente

12.15 - 13.15

Lunch & eHealth experience

Demo's & Guided tour ehealth House

13.15 - 13.45

Research Pitches 

13.45 - 14.45

ssession 2: Wearable breathing trainer (PIHC collaboration) Geke Ludden - Associate Professor at the University of Twente
Hellen van Rees - Researcher at Research Group Smart Functional Materials at Saxion
Lara Siering MSc - Research Assistant at the University of Twente

14.45 - 15.00

Coffee break

15.00 - 15.30

Session 3: Rehabilitation & eHealth Monique Tabak - Associate professor at the University of Twente

15.30 - 15.45

eHealth in motion

15.45 - 16.30

End & drinks



We welcome a maximum number 100 participants. We will count on your participation for reserving a meal-filling lunch and drinks. If you cannot attend the event for which you have already registered, we kindly ask that you let usknow. Simply e-mail

practical information

where & when

  • 29 January 2020
  • 10.00 - 16.30 (introduction at 10.30)
  • Language: English
  • The TechMed Centre (Technohal building 18), Auditorium TL 1133
    On the campus of The University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede, The Netherlands; Route


This symposium is organized by TechMed Centre's strategic programme Personalized eHealth Technology

Personalized eHealth Technology

It becomes more and more evident that the current approach to healthcare is not sustainable, especially when considering the increasing volume and demands of chronic diseases, requiring a rethinking of strategies towards innovative solutions. The use of Information and Communication Technologies in healthcare – eHealth – is a promising strategy to improve healthcare worldwide. Biological (e.g. genetic pre-disposition), behavioral (e.g. lifestyles) and environmental (e.g. physical and social context) factors influence the surge and progression of chronic diseases. eHealth also allows to target this challenge of diversity, for example, by providing personalized solutions adaptable to each user, and also to changes over time. Every individual, dealing with any specific condition presents a distinctly unique case, highlighting the need for Personalized eHealth Technology.

More information about the Personalized eHealth Technology programme.