Team

People

Meet our researchers and designers!

Core team

Dr. Ir. Rens Brankaert

Dr. Ir. Rens Brankaert


Co-initiator of the ECDT


Rens Brankaert is Assistant Professor “Active & Healthy Ageing” within the Systemic Change research group at the Department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and Lector at Fontys School of Allied Health. He works on design for people with dementia by applying participatory methods and living labs. In this work, he aimed to build a bridge between a design-based approach and current healthcare practices with a specific focus on dementia.

Wijnand Ijsselsteijn

Prof. dr. Wijnand IJsselsteijn


Co-initiator of the ECDT


Prof.dr. Wijnand IJsselsteijn has a background in artificial intelligence and cognitive neuropsychology. He obtained his PhD in 2004 on the topic of telepresence. Since 2012, he is full professor of Cognition and Affect in Human-Technology Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He has an active research program on the impact of media technology on human psychology, and the use of psychology to improve technology design.

Ans Tummers MSc.

Ans Tummers MSc.


Network liaison & PhD Candidate

Ans Tummers has a rich history in administrative work in relation to dementia and the public domain. She is a board member of Alzheimer Forschung Initiative Dusseldorf, and former member of controlling board of “internationale stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek”. Currently she is a PhD Candidate at Human and Technology Interaction, on mediated touch for people with dementia.


Renata Vis

Renata Vis

Secretary

Ir. Marit van de Kamp

Ir. Marit van de Kamp

Project manager ECDT


Involved researchers and designers

Prof. Dr. Ir. Berry Eggen

Prof. Dr. Ir. Berry Eggen

Full Professor of Design for User Experience in Ambient Intelligent Systems

Dr. Ir. Emilia Barakova

Dr. Ir. Emilia Barakova

Assistant Professor of Socially Intelligent Systems

Ir. Francesca Toso

Dr. Ir. Francesca Toso


Postdoc Industrial Design

Prof. Dr. Helianthe Kort

Prof. Dr. Helianthe Kort

Full Professor Built Environment, Building Performance

Ir. Maarten Houben

Ir. Maarten Houben

PhD student Industrial Design, Systemic Change

Prof. Dr. Ir. Masi Mohammadi

Prof. Dr. Ir. Masi Mohammadi

Full Professor Built Environment, Smart Architectural Technologies

Minha Lee

Dr. Minha Lee

Lecturer Industrial Design, Future Everyday

Ir. Myrte Thoolen

Ir. Myrte Thoolen

PhD student Industrial Design, Systemic Change

Dr. Yuan Lu

Dr. Yuan Lu

Associate Professor of Design for Healthy and Active Ageing