Find examples of University of Twente research on women's health here.
- Dr. Anique Bellos-Grob
I've got three active projects, all focussing on pelvic organ prolapse. By means of imaging (MRI and Ultrasound) we hope to better understand the interaction between the pelvic floor and a pessary and/or the effects of surgery on the pelvic floor.
- Dr. Christina Bode
Fatigue in breast cancer seems to be related to psychological changes in perception (cognitive biases). In this project we develop a CBM (cognitive bias modification) ehalth intervention (IVY) and study the effects on fatigue and vitality in women.
- Dr.ir. Nienke Bosschaart
Breastfeeding offers unique advantages for mothers and infants, but is also associated with many challenges. Accurate quantification of breast milk intake by the infant is often desired, but objective methods are unavailable. In this project, we...
- Dr. Francisco Conceição
Bone diseases, such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, disproportionately affect women. The reasons for this are still not fully understood. We are working towards personalized medicine approaches based on sex-specific features of bone diseases.
- Prof.dr. Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei
We investigate the role of FDG-PET/CT, PET/CT using new tracers (Zr-89-Herceptin, F-18-FACBC, F-18-NAF etc) and molecular breast imaging in breast cancer care.
- Dr. Izad Tamadon
I focus on implantable devices for screeing breast cancer and restoring urologic problems. OxyForce is a non-invasive, cost-effective and safe tool that helps to improve early detection of breast cancer. This tool uses oxygen saturation levels ...
- Dr. Sevil Sahin
We develop selective coatings for intra-vaginal sensors that will be used in diagnostics. Vagina is an ideal media for measuring biosignals from circulation due to its dynamic blood flow. Intra-vaginal measurements by using tailor-made ...
- Dr. Naomi Jacobs
Femtech apps for women’s reproductive health have the potential to empower women. But these apps also raise ethical concerns. With the ethics by design framework ‘Capability Sensitive Design’ I explore how these ethical concerns can be mitigated.
- Dr. Armağan Karahanoğlu
In my research, I employ a holistic experience-driven health-tech design approach that embraces the sensitive experiences of women.
- Dr. Marissa van Maaren
In my research I focus on treatment and prognosis of breast cancer patients with the ultimate aim to contribute to better personalised treatment, improved outcomes and high quality of life. I strongly collaborate with breast cancer care profession...
- Prof.dr. Srirang Manohar
Globally, breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women, and we lost 685,000 women in 2020 to the disease. Imaging plays a crucial role in early diagnosis of the disease, but conventional methods have drawbacks. I work in developing...
- Dr. Deger Ozakaramanli
Design methods, particularly dilemma-driven design, can help develop human-centred and value-based technologies for women's health. This method is being explored in evaluating existing breast cancer screening technologies from the perspective of ...
- Dr. Ionnis Sechopoulos
aiREAD will improve how radiologists read breast cancer screening mammograms together with computers by developing and using new artificial intelligence methods and advancing our knowledge on human visual perception of medical images.
- Prof.dr. Sabine Siesling
One of my projects is: Effectiveness of persoNalized care After treatment for non-metastasized Breast cancer based On risk of Recurrence, personal needs and risk on (late) health effects: the NABOR study.
- Annemieke Witteveen PhD
We will develop an intelligent self-learning system for patients with breast cancer that combines medical data with data about functioning in daily-life and that provides personalized intervention recommendations for cancer-related fatigue.
- Dr.ir. Christina Zaga
DEI4EAI project aims to critique and change the existing common and controversial norms and provide tangible resources for practicing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) when developing embodied AI. It is relevant for fem tech (software, ...
- Dr. Marijke Schotanus-Dijkstra
I investigate how women flourish in life using quantitative (intervention) studies and qualitative designs. A longitudinal cohort study is currently being developed to measure meaning in life, wellbeing and flourishing of women throughout the life...
- Prof.dr. Vera Araujo Soares Sniehotta
Antenatal adherence to aspirin prophylaxis is key to reducing the occurrence of a major pregnancy complication: pre-eclampsia (PE). Up to 75% of pregnant women at increased risk of PE do not take aspirin as prescribed. Our aim was to understand this.
- MSc. Nick Kampkuiper
Severe pelvic instability, also known as sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction, can be treated in minimally invasive surgery by stabilizing the joint with implants. Certain factors make it challenging to place the implants without damaging surrounding ..
- Danique Hofstee
Not knowing how to manage, interpret and make sense of data leads to problems of health inequality, especially for women. To understand the problems that occur when designing and interpreting intimate personal health data, my research uses ...
- Dr. Tessa Dekkers
I develop eHealth interventions that aim to improve mental health and lifestyle through generative participatory design (PD). PD invites people to share their experiential knowledge through acts of making, telling and/or acting. A current focus is...
- Dr.ir. Juliet Haarman
Our project focuses on the development of a wearable with which a newborn’s drinking behavior can be monitored in the home setting. We test the ability of different sensing modalities in detecting parameters of interest. We envision an easy-to-us...
- ir. Lian Beenhakker
In the PARTNR project, we aim to support breast cancer patients who still experience cancer-related fatigue (CRF) after diagnosis and treatment by developing a self-learning platform collecting holistic patient information to give a personalised ....
- ir. Kim Wijlens
Optimizing the health of breast cancer patients or survivors by holistic patient monitoring in daily life to provide personalized treatment recommendations. Within PARTNR we will develop an intelligent self-learning system for patients with breast ..