Paulien Melis

Paulien MelisFreelance Concept Developer

Paulien Melis was a concept developer with Waag. Before, she was a project manager and lab lead of Waag's Creative Care Lab and MakeHealth Lab, both focusing on innovation in healthcare. At Waag, Paulien has managed many projects in the fields of education, healthcare and culture. The projects range from technical development of online web services to development of innovative tangible objects and products.

In earlier jobs, Paulien worked for TNO, C. van de Graaf & Partners and Malmberg Publishers.

Closed projects

The eHealth Users Guild

eHealth at Health Embassy
Care Lab
The eHealth Users Guild focuses on the successful implementation of eHealth services and products.


Viruses biolab visual
Creative Care Lab
U-TOPIA sets the first step towards the empowerment of older Human Immunodeficiency Virus-patients.


PACO visual
Care Lab
Within the PACO project we will develop fundemental knowledge on the acceptance, working principles and persuasiveness of virtual agents.


Open Lights, Made for my wheelchair
Care Lab
In the European project, Made4You, we're building an international learning community of makers, care recipients, and healthcare professionals over a three year period.

Healthy food choices among youngsters

Creative Care Lab
A research to stimulate healthy food choices among young secondary school students by leveraging social norms.

3Package Deal Social Design

Chronic Health expo DDW 2018
Care Lab
The aim of 3Package Deal is to attract young, talented artists to the city of Amsterdam. Creative Care Lab teams up with Makerversity Amsterdam and Museum Vrolik (Academic Medical Center) in the coalition 'Social Design'.

Amsterdammers, maak je stad!

Amsterdammers, maak je stad!
Creative Care Lab
Through this project, we supported city-makers, active citizens and social entrepreneurs with their initiatives to make our city a better place for everyone.

Applied gaming for a smokefree generation

Rookvrije generatie?
Creative Care Lab
In this project, we aimed to prevent smoking during pregnancy by supporting a smoking prevention approach.

DIY finger splint

DIY finger splints on fingers
Care Lab
Suffering from a malformed or painful finger? In many cases, a finger splint can help. A precise fit is required.


Creative Care Lab
Frail elderly often have to endure an arduous rehabilitation process after hipsurgery. To support this proces towards regaining functionality we have developed the game application ZELFIE. ZELFIE is specifically aimed at training functional activities, and at promoting self-reliance.


Low cost prosthesis prototype foot
Care Lab
Together with patients, health professionals (in education), hospitals, (young) designers, artists and healthcare entrepreneurs, we explore how stakeholders in healthcare themselves can be creator of solutions.

Dutch Design Week

Dutch Design Week - Embassy of Health
Waag is a regular guest at the annual Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, with a main focus on the future of healthcare with the Embassy of Health.