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Farewell Symposium - Hermie Hermens

Farewell Symposium - Prof. Hermie Hermens

After more than 30 years of teaching, research and innovation, Prof. Hermie Hermens is bidding farewell to the University of Twente. As a pioneer in the field of rehabilitation technology and telemedicine, Hermie has put Twente on the map. For example, he was co-founder of Roessingh Research and Development, Twente Care Academy, Vitaal Twente. In recent years Hermie has been the coordinator of the strategic research program Personalised eHealth Technology, which in a strong ecosystem at the Universit of Twente and beyond collaborates on the entire chain of innovative eHealth technology: from initial designs to scaling up in practice.

We would like to invite you to Hermie's farewell symposium on Thursday, May 25 from 13:00 to 18:00 at the University of Twente. There will be an inspiring programme, in which we look back at what has been achieved, but also in which we look across the eHealth chain to the future with ambitions for the coming years.

General information
  • Date: 25 May 2023
  • Time: 13.00 - 17.15 (afterwards informal drinks until 18.00)
  • Language: English
  • Format: Live event (a recorded video after event available)
  • Location: TechMed Centre > TL 2275 (Plenary room)
    Technohal, building no. 18) on the campus of the University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede

The programme

13.00 - 13.30

Informal walk-in | Atrium

13.30 - 13.40

Welcome & introduction to the programme 
Dr. Monique Tabak - University of Twente

13.40 - 14.15

Keynote lecture: Empowering digital innovation in medical practice
Dr. Alfredo Cesario, MD; Gemelli Hospital Rome

14.15 - 14.30

All these years...
Prof. Peter Veltink - University of Twente (presenter)
Prof. Jaap Buurke - Roessingh Research and Development & University of Twente

14.30 - 14.45

Video presentation
Prof. Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten - Medisch Spectrum Twente

14.45 - 15.30

Break & Lab-tours | Atrium
At 14:50 and 15.10, several groups will start guided tours of the techMed Centre. If you would like to participate in this, please gather in front of the wooden stairs (in front of the demos). During the 20-minute tour, you will walk past various eHealth demos, such as the EMG demo of TMSi, the eHealth House and the Intensive Care Unit. There will be plenty of room for questions. There are guided tours in NL and EN.

15.30 - 16.15

Personalized eHealth Technology @ Unversity of Twente
- Dr. Monique Tabak - Introduction of Personalized eHealth technology 
- Prof. Paul Havinga - Sensoring for health
- Prof. Geke Ludden - What (interaction) Design can do
- Prof. Matthijs Noordzij - Health Psychology and Technology
- Dr. Annemieke Witteveen - Prediction
- Prof. Dirk Heylen - Interaction

16.15 - 16.45

Digital Health: The future of remote patient management
Dr. Jildau Bouwman - TNO

16.45 - 17.15

Farewell speech - Hermie Hermens

Prof. Joost Kok - Dean faculty of Electrical, Mathematics and Computer Science (University of Twente)

Farewell speech: Personalised health Technology
Prof. Hermie Hermens - University of Twente 

17.15 - 18.00

Informal drinks | Atrium

Speakers & Moderator


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University of Twente - Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS)

Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS) is a multidisciplinary group based in Electrical Engineering, focussing on finding solutions for medical challenges via signal and system analysis. Advanced (ambulatory) sensor technology combined with our broad knowledge of the human body as a dynamic system enables (eHealth) technology to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sensory, motor and internal dysfunction in clinical and home/selfcare setting. Our research helps to improve the quality of life of elderly, people with chronic diseases and rehabilitation patients. Read more about this research group.

TechMed Centre Institute - Personalized eHealth Technology

The Technical Medical Centre (TechMed Centre) is a leading Innovation Hub impacting healthcare by excellent Research, Innovation and Educational programmes. It is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from research labs, preclinical testbeds and simulated hospital environments. In our mission to impact society, we stimulate entrepreneurship and enable (new) companies to grow within our regional Novel-T ecosystem. We collaborate with industry, hospitals, governments and insurance agencies on the development of new solutions for healthcare. Read more about the TechMed Centre institute.

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With the network, our services and through mutual cooperation with our affiliated partners, we accelerate the implementation of healthcare innovations in the field of Remote Patient Management and reduce the development costs from idea to successful implementation. Read more about this centre (in Dutch).

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