Technology for Women's Health

Optimizing and personalizing women’s health throughout the life span

At the University of Twente, a multidisciplinary group of researchers has come together to work on the specific unmet needs and unresolved problems in various life phases of women. Together, we work on gaining knowledge on the (changes in) physical and mental health of women, including anatomy, physiology and pathology of the female body but also looking at wellbeing throughout their life. This research can also support in understanding why differences between men and women occur in health and disease manifestation, but also why women often respond differently to a treatment. In doing so, we can develop or adapt technologies, that can be used in both the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases that (primarily) affect women. These diseases are women-specific diseases, such as gynaecological disorders, breast cancer, ovarian cancer but also diseases that occur more often in women, such as osteoporosis. Additionally, the group will address the design and uptake of technology for women as an essential part of research in Women’s Health. 

With this new collaboration, we focus on bringing new technologies specific for women’s health to those in need, thereby supporting personalization of diagnosis and treatment, consequently leading to improved results in Women’s Health. Our focus hereby is to improve women’s health and wellbeing – during different parts of life, such as pregnancy, lactation and (post-)menopause – thereby benefiting both women, their children and loved ones, and thus impact society as a whole.

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Our mission is to:

Empower women by education and knowledge creation and translation by developing a network of collaborative and well-funded research on basic research and discovery on technology optimization and development; on technology application in appropriate home, primary care, or clinical setting; on real-world data acquisition/analysis of gender differences in symptoms, diagnosis and management; on quality-of-life studies from holistic viewpoints; on outreach to engage with society to identify gaps and elicit opinion for improved solutions. 

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