Since September, Professor Maroeska Rovers is the new scientific director of the TechMed Centre. According to her, prevention, digital healthcare, and technological tools are crucial to make our healthcare futureproof.
European project Digital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare Robotics (DIH-HERO), coordinated by the UT, received additional budget of € 3.5 million, money that will also be used to overcome challenges caused by Covid-19. ‘A top-up budget like this is very special and it shows the value of robotic solutions,’ says UT researcher and the project coordinator Françoise Siepel.
In the midst of the lockdown, we talk to UT scientists who have paused existing projects to focus on coronavirus related research. Richard Boucherie, Professor of Stochastic Operations Research, leads a team dedicated to solving logistical problems in the healthcare sector caused by the pandemic.
The healthcare sector faces enormous challenges, such as the ageing population, more demanding patients, personalised care and the affordability of the latter. Erwin Hans, professor of Operations Management in Healthcare, travels all over the world to explain that the logistics in the healthcare sector can be improved and made more efficient.
Since last month, UT researchers are conducting a pilot study in the ZGT Hospital in Almelo. They are monitoring patients using wireless sensors – in an effort to recognize complications after a surgery as soon as possible.
Researcher Cherelle van Stenus has set out to find out how satisfied women are with obstetric and neonatal healthcare in Overijssel. Today, on the day of her PhD defense, she has the answer: ‘The clients are very happy with the care they receive.’
'I felt awful after my first assignment as a student of Industrial Design. I thought I was learning only how to make people buy what they don´t need. That is not true, though. You can use design to help others, and so I decided to design for healthcare,' says Ingeborg Griffioen, who held a lecture today at the DesignLab.
UT Nieuws belt elke week met een UT-student over de grens. Ruud Jacobs (26), masterstudent healthcare technology and management, is voor een semester exchange student in Taiwan. Hij volgt daar vakken aan de National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu.
Participatory society. It’s one of those new buzz words to indicate that people are increasingly responsible for their own well-being, instead of the government. However, Judith Bakker knows that the ‘do-it-yourself society’ is not as new as it is presented. Citizens have always been active in many fields, such as in neighbourhoods. ‘People do an awful lot for others.’
Patients with chronic diseases see general practitioners, neurologists, physiotherapists, and the list continues. It would make sense for these experts to align their treatments to benefit the patient most. But Vincent The knows that reality can be different. His PhD focuses on information quality and decision-making in healthcare. In fact, motivating himself and others to be better is a common theme in his life.