TU/e centre for Dementia & Technology – Future of dementia care and innovation – Presented by Rens Brankaert, Alina Huldtgren & Ans Tummers, TU/e at the Health Tech Event which takes place on 08-12-2016 at High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The population of people living with dementia is increasing at a staggering pace. Technology can play an important role in improving care services and experience. The TU/e center for Dementia & Technology is committed to enhance the quality of life for those living with dementia. In this we are sensitive to and respect people’s needs, values and life circumstances. With the center we aim to move beyond the design of individual artifacts and move towards a holistic design perspective for dementia.
About Rens Brankaert
Dr. Brankaert is assistant professor in Business Process Design research group, faculty of Industrial Design, in the topic of “healthy and active ageing” with a focus on dementia. He is a designer and researcher, focusing on a living lab approach to develop care innovations. Since recently he is leading the Dementia & Technology center.
About Alina Huldtgren
Dr. Huldtgren researches the role of digital media and IT for ageing well. She focuses on designing for and with people with dementia and stakeholders and analysing ethical consequences of IT. She established a research program on socio-technical systems for people with dementia at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf.
About Ans Tummers
She has a master in Industrial Engineering. Spending 10 years in the Supervisory Board of the Azheimer Society, now in the German Board of the Alzheimer Forschung Initiative. Started this year a Phd at the University of Technology. Wants to increase quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers.
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