The domain Well-being, Healthcare and Technology uses an interdisciplinary approach to gain insight into the conditions and mechanisms that make personalized health technologies effective and efficient in promoting health and well-being. In close collaboration with designers of technology, patients, healthcare professionals, providers and managers, we develop, implement and evaluate technologies to be used in prevention, homecare and in (pre-)clinical settings. Improving healthcare by addressing the needs of patients and professionals is the main priority in all our activities.
Furthermore, we address new forms of governance of integrated healthcare to implement technologies in an inclusive and cost-effective way. To make this approach a success, we have strong ties within the University of Twente and with healthcare organizations including academic and regional hospitals, public health and home care institutions. We also have a close collaboration with international partners in health education and research.
Our students play an active role in our research as well. We have bachelor and master programmes in Health Sciences, Biomedical engineering and Technical Medicine. These students are involved in interdisciplinary projects executed by various research groups. They are trained to be science professionals who are ready to face the unpredictable, complex, globalized world to deliver relevant and innovative improvements in health and healthcare.