healthcare

Health care or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. Healthcare is delivered by health professionals (providers or practitioners) in allied health professions, chiropractic, physicians, physician associates, dentistry, midwifery, nursing, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, psychology, and other health professions. It includes the work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health.

 

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This Open Day is for all people interested in MakeHealth.

 

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On June 27th, Waag presents works developed at The OtherAbilities workshop and a guest performance.

 

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Thames & Hudson has published the book Futurekind, with a chapter about our project MakeHealth.

 

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The conclusion of the third series MakeHealth: Prototyping at Contact Amsterdam with presentations and exhibitions of the participants.

 

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Recent developments in healthcare focus on the wide adoption of technology. But how are the users involved in this?

 

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During a MedTech Meetup in Brussels the outcomes and the process of MakeHealth: Prototyping will be presented.

 

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Paulien Melis of Care at Waag will give an introduction on MakeHealth at the event 'The OtherAbilities' held at Broedplaats Lely.

 

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Do you have an idea for a care solution that makes everyday life easier? Develop your own prototype in MakeHealth: Prototyping.

 

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The third series of MakeHealth: Prototyping starts 9 March 2019 at Makerspace Contact in Amsterdam.

 

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The eHealth Users Guild focuses on the successful implementation of eHealth services and products.

 

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5-12-2018

U-TOPIA

U-TOPIA sets the first step towards the empowerment of older Human Immunodeficiency Virus-patients.

 

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The 'Embassy of Health' is one of the projects in the 'Design Matters' programme about the Dutch Design Week at Pakhuis de Zwijger on November 16.

 

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The Embassy of Health at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven showed how we can shape care together.

 

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On 27 October Jesse Howard presents his work during Unpacking the 3Package Deal 2017/18 at Dansmakers in Amsterdam.

 

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During this meetup on 10 November we present the results of the second MakeHealth: Prototyping series at Contact Amsterdam.

 

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Op de dag van de Witte Stok presenteert Debby Marchena het prototype van haar lichtgevende wittte stok die is ontwikkeld tijdens MakeHealth: prototyping reeks in FabLab Amsterdam.

 

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Zeven exhibits curated and supported by Waag at the exhibition 'Chronic Health' at the Dutch Design Week 2018.

 

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Waag is present at the Dutch Design Week 2018 with the Embassy of Health.

 

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Design care applications at the Embassy of Health during the Dutch Design Week 2018. We have space for 15 enthusiastic thinkers and makers.

 

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Sabine Wildevuur of Waag will join the Design4Health 2018 conference in Sheffield (UK).

 

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During the Dutch Design Week 2018, Waag and the Fund Creative Industries NL organise a network meeting.

 

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On 25 and 26 September 2018 the conference Beyond RCT is organised, the second day will be at Waag.

 

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What kind of prototype for an open healthcare solution can you develop in eight weeks? We look back at the projects of the first series MakeHealth Prototyping.

 

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For eight weeks, more than 20 participants could be found in the Fab Lab working on an open healthcare solution.

 

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18-07-2018

PACO

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

 

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The second series of MakeHealth: Prototyping starts 22 September 2018 at Makerspace Contact.

 

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During this meetup on 5 July we present the results of the MakeHealth: Prototyping series and the online platform Careables. A new series of prototyping will start next September at Contact, Amsterdam.

 

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Every day we practically examine how technology can be used to solve current social issues and challenges.

 

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Do you have an idea for a solution that makes everyday life easier? Are you a maker who likes to use his craftsmanship to realize healthcare solutions? Then we are looking for you!

 

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Can we apply digital fabrication tools for healthcare applications? And how can we personalise designs?

 

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We think that healthcare solutions can be co-created, supported and spread by patients and healthcare professionals.

 

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In this MakeHealth MeetUp, experts explain the opportunities and challenges of ‘makeable healthcare’ and show inspiring examples.

 

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In the DIY Healthcare workshop ten curious and inquisitive citizens gathered to create open solutions in healthcare.

 

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Curious what you can do in a Fablab? In this workshop we experiment with DIY healthcare applications.

 

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Waag's Creative Care Lab is featured in the March/April 2018 edition of Frame magazine.

 

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The 'Self-adjustable prosthesis', developed at Fablab Amsterdam by Waag, is part of the exhibition HUMAN+ The Future of Our Species at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.

 

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Innovation for Health is the Netherlands' premier conference for key players in Health and Life Sciences.Waag is partner of Innovation for Health and and partcipates in the jury of the Design Expo at the conference.

 

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Paulien Melis of Waag will give a MakeHealth workshop at Re:publica 17 in Berlin on May 9th. In MakeHealth we believe that every citizen is able to design, develop and make a personalised solution or medical device that benefits their personal health and wellbeing.

 

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We will discuss what is possible when patients and providers take matters into their own hands and start making solutions for health related challenges themselves. We want to explore what this effort means for individuals, and for the complex web of expensive healthcare institutions in which healthcare is nowadays organized.

 

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7-02-2018

MakeHealth #3

The 16th of June, the third MakeHealth Meetup will be part of the "Care in the City" program of Pakhuis de Zwijger, where we will be hosting another meeting around the theme of MakeHealth.

 

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In a three-day creative hackathon we bring together people from all walks of life. Starting from curiosity and unanswered questions we will hack into our brains with ideas on health, care and quality of life. Participants can work with different EEG-type techniques to measure, visualize and interpret their own brain activity – live.

 

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Between the 4th and 6th of February, Waag supported the Spaarne Hospital hospital in organizing a hackathon. In this hackathon, the central question was: How do we make Spaarne Gasthuis an even more senior friendly hospital?

 

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The 10th International Conference on Design & Emotion will again bring together design practitioners, researchers and industry, and as always invite the D&E community to present their latest work and welcome cutting-edge keynote speakers. The 2016 edition will be co-hosted by Waag.

 

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Innovation for Health is the Netherlands' premier conference for key players in Health and Life Sciences. The next edition will take place at WTC Rotterdam on 16 February 2017.

 

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Paulien Melis of Waag will be part of the jury at the Innovation for Health Design Expo on 5 February 2015 in Amsterdam.

 

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Marleen Stikker will join the stage at for the a creative lab on 'Happy Health', taking place during the International Design Festival Berlin / DMY 2014 on May 29th 2014 as part of the Staging Healthy Communities program. Staging Healthy Communities focuses on health, the urban environment and lifestyle bringing together designers, experts and stakeholders.

 

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Healthcare demands and solutions are changing rapidly. Open-source hardware will play an important role in the future.

 

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19-01-2018

Made4You

In the European project, Made4You, we're building an international learning community of makers, care recipients, and healthcare professionals over a three year period.

 

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

 

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Design blog Dezeen has interviewed Sabine Wildevuur of our Creative Care Lab in their series called 'Good Design for a Bad World'. In the interview, she describes healthcare as "a closed system" in which patients have little power.

 

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What role can design play for healthcare? And how? These questions were central during the Design for Health (D4H) conference in Melbourne.

 

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Paulien Melis (Creative Care Lab) will participate in the conference Digital Social Innovation and the future of Care taking place in Milan on 22nd and 23rd of November.

 

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Paulien Melis (Creative Care Lab) will give a talk at the the Studium Generale programme ‘Science and Speculations’ of Erasmus MC and the Willem De Kooning Academy (WdKA) in Rotterdam on 1 November 2017.

 

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Paulien Melis and Janine Huizenga were at the camp Entre-Nous to speak about Make Health on behalf of the Creative Care Lab.

 

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In the Dutch project FIT we are aiming to support people who suffer from dementia and their carers in finding the right solutions in and around the home.

 

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On Tuesday the 19th of September, Frank Kolkman performed the first of a series of public experiments called ‘Outrospectre’ at Waag

 

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The rise of healthcare costs is an urgent national challenge. Possibilities to limit expenses are being explored by policy makers.

 

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One of the reasons that many eHealth apps have not yet become established is that they do not properly meet the needs of patients and healthcare professionals. What exactly are the conditions for these applications to support both groups in managing chronic diseases?

 

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Waag is present at the Dutch Design Week 2017 in Eindhoven, as part of the 'Embassy of Health' with the exhibition ‘Chronic Health: Designing a Healthy Future’.

 

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With products ranging from a telephone table converted to accommodate healthcare equipment to an “uneasy” chair that motivates its user not to sit down, the HOSPITAbLe Collection fuses everyday home objects with healthcare.

 

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End of March the project 'Applied gaming for a non-smoking generation' started. In this project we collaborate with the Dutch Youth Health Centre (Nederlands Centrum Jeugdgezondheid, in Dutch), VUmc, GGZ Amsterdam and the end users, to develop game elements for young (expectant) mothers in order to help them quit smoking.

 

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De HOSPITAbLe collectie toont meerdere werken waarin zorg lijkt te versmelten met herkenbare huiselijke objecten. De HOSPITAbLe tentoonstelling speculeert over de verschuiving van zorg vanuit instellingen als ziekenhuizen naar onze eigen huizen. Echter, het huis en het ziekenhuis vertegenwoordigen twee verschillende culturele praktijken en omgevingen.

 

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In 2016, Amsterdam won the iCapital Award for the most innovative city in Europe. Now, a public campaign titled 'Amsterdammers, Maak je Stad!' (Amsterdammers, make your city!) has been launched for all citizens of Amsterdam to participate in.

 

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Sabine Wildevuur works three months as a research fellow at Fondation Brocher in Switzerland to write a study about the social impact of new eHealth and telemedicine-applications.

 

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As a graduate student from the Information Design Department at the Design Academy Eindhoven, Greta Castellana collaborated with the Creative Care Lab of the Waag to further develop her master project. Greta focussed on the medical consultation between healthcare professionals and breast cancer patients.

 

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Bringing innovators together, that is what Amsterdam Health is about: the online platform where you meet other health professionals. And of course, the Creative Care Lab initiatives of Waag are on board.

 

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Suffering from a malformed or painful finger? In many cases, a finger splint can help. A precise fit is required.

 

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10-10-2016

FIT publication

For the project, a new publication was presented on 4 October 2016, aimed at persons who have to deal with dementia, designers, researchers, care givers and others interested in the subject.

 

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Bring your curiosity with you when you visit Waag's DIY Healthcare Clinic and discover all the DIY tips, tricks, and gadgets you can use to improve your health.

 

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As part of the 3Package Deal 2016, experimental designer Frank Kolkman will start working at Waag, being one of the 15 artists selected for the programme.

 

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On 4 October 2016 the Cross Care Café on dementia will take place within the framework of the FIT project.

 

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How can products and services be better adjusted tot the needs and desires of the people that have to cope with dementia and there caretakers, to enable to live independently at their homes?

 

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I went to 'Weekandoit' (that was held from 18 to 26 July 2016, at the Mole Vanvitelliana in Ancona, Italy), where Fablabs from Pesaro, Tolentino and Ancona exhanged views with other members of the creative maker movement. We went there to see if our Creative Care Lab can make a connection in the field of healthy ageing and we gave a workshop called 'Creative Industries and Design as a catalyst for entrepreneurship and innovation', together with Creative Cooperative France, at the CreaHub in Macerata.

 

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1-08-2016

ZELFIE

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.

 

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nspiration and acknowledgment is what MakeHealth is about. MakeHealth is a program that explores how patients and healthcare professionals could create solutions for their own personal challenges. This blogpost aims to give an impression of the changing roles of patients and healthcare professionals by stringing together the statements and visions of the different speakers at the third MakeHealth meetup at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

 

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"The creative industry and creatives are important in the development of eHealth", stated Health minister Edith Schippers in an intermezzo with Waag’s Creative Care Lab in the beautiful Blue Room of the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. From 8 till 10 June 2016, it is all about eHealth.

 

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A DIY-surgery robot doesn’t go without consequences. That stands to reason. But what about a seemingly simple finger splint?

 

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On the 9th of March, the doors of 'Huis de Pinto' were open for everyone interested around the theme of 'MakeHealth'. Healthcare experts, pioneers in DIY healthcare, students, patients and other interested in the topic came together to discuss what is possible when patients and providers take matters into their own hands, and start making solutions for health related challenges themselves.

 

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PhD student Mike van Diest (SPRINT/UMCG research centre) has developed a game to help seniors improve their balance at home. Improved balance can prevent falls. On 15 February 2016, he graduated on his research called 'Developing an exergaming for unsupervised home-based balance training in older adults'. In his research, Mike used the 'Users as designers' method, developed by Waag.

 

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Creating an appropriate support for people with dementia, to remain longer at their own homes. That is what a project called FIT is about.

 

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On 15 December, there was a first explorative meeting around the theme MakeHealth, a project about the role of Fablabs and DIY making in the context of health and care.

 

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Within the CHASING project, our Creative Care Lab develops a 'serious game' with Radboud University of Nijmegen and the Sint Maartenskliniek. CHASING stands for: CHAllenging Speech training In Neurological patients by interactive Gaming. The game aims to provide fun and effective training support for patients who are facing speech problems due to chronic neurological illness.

 

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On 1 October 2015, the Boekman Salon will take place at Waag, a talkshow coinciding with the publication of the Boekman 104 (September 2015) magazine.

 

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Today, we found an article in the Dutch magazine Computer Idee that is interesting for more than one reason. It's about Linkx, one of the six winners of the most recent edition of the 'Mobiles for Good Challenge', that we organized together with Vodafone Foundation, for start-ups that aim to solve societal issues with mobile technology. Linkx won thirty thousand euro and gets four months of support to bring the product on the market.

 

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Over the years, students and interns from Fablab Amsterdam have created several low-cost prosthesis prototypes using various materials (like pineapple fibres and recycled plastic). Recently, intern Angelika Grundmann worked in our Fablab at a pvc prosthetic foot and a so-called "kneewalker" to test the prosthesis. Earlier results from 2014 can be found in the documentation here.

 

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In Sheffield (UK), the third European Design4Health-conference took place from 13-16 July 2015. The overall theme of this meeting was the synergy of the practice. Multidisciplinary collaboration in the field of design and healthcare was viewed from from different angles.

 

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The Mobiles for Good Challenge again searched for social applications that use mobile technology for smart solutions for society. Six winners emerged from this year's competition, dividing € 180.000 to realize their applications.

 

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3D printing is a hot topic in the news at the moment and everyone seems to be interested when you’re talking about it. Seven paramedical care students of the minor Care Technology (at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) had the opportunity to work with it. Twan van Dam and Felix van Balgooi investigated the possibilities of 3D printing in the paramedical care at Waag's Fablab.

 

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Sabine Wildevuur of Waag's Creative Care Lab has, together with Lianne Simonse, written a paper called "Information and Communication Technology–Enabled Person-Centered Care for the “Big Five” Chronic Conditions", published by JMIR Publications.

 

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The March issue of the magazine Zorgvisie ICT contains an interview with Sabine Wildevuur of Waag's Creative Care Lab. The article, titled 'Ontwerpen voor de zorg' (Designing for healtcare) is written by Betty Rombout.

 

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On January 23rd, 2015 six winning teams in the Mobiles for Good challenge pitched their applications in front of a large audience.

 

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Sabine Wildevuur (Creative Care Lab) will participate in a meeting about Robots in healthcare at Pakhuis de Zwijger on 13 January 2015.

 

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Our health data might be the most valuable data ever; therefore creating trustworthy eHealth services is crucial.

 

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6-11-2014

Dementia care

This is a first post in a series about the new project The Art and Science of Dementia Care, that started in October 2014. Commissioned by the Creative Industries Fund and care organisation Cordaan, the architects Henri Snel and Caro van Dijk organize co-creative labs about spatial design for people with dementia

 

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In the project ‘The Art and Science of Dementia Care’ care providers, designers, architects and researchers worked together at the future of people suffering from dementia.

 

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Care Model Design for Person Centered ICT-interventions in Home Healthcare.

 

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In the past weeks I worked on the Low-cost self-adjustable lower leg prosthesis during my internship at Waag. In this period of 13 weeks I focused on the case (that is the top piece of the prothesis, carrying the stump of the patient) and the mechanism that connects the case to the prosthesis. In my research, I combined several natural fibres with polyurethane resin to create a composite material for the casing.

 

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During the Mobiles for Good Challenge, Vodafone Foundation searched for social applications that use mobile technology for smart solutions for society.

 

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The final episode of firestarters the series: #06 Health in Your Hands, focuses on the increasing role of mobile technology in health services. In this docu the doctors Marlies Schijven and Erich Taubert are followed besides Sabine Wildevuur (head of Creative Care Lab Waag) and designer Renato Valdes of the app Human.

 

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Sabine Wildevuur, head of Waag’s Creative Care Lab, talked to Elke van Riel (RIVM Magazine) about the role that creative technology can play in the wellbeing and social connectedness of elderly people.

 

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Are robots becoming more and more human? Are we at the stage where bots are no longer toys to play with, but also tools that we can implement in our care system? During the workshop Living Labs for Healthy Ageing, organised by the Creative Care Lab of Waag, a group of 40 experts in this field explored how a living lab approach and service design can be used to develop product service systems (PSS) around caredroids.

 

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The Dutch 'Mobiles for Good Challenge' is about innovation in healthcare. In this competition Vodafone Foundation and Waag are in search of mHealth applications that use mobile technology for smart solutions in healthcare.

 

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Care robot Giraffe makes a special trip to the studios of the television show ZappLive, where Lukie Stalenhoef discovers together with the children in the audience what the robot can do and what the benefits of robotics for healthcare can be.

 

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Op 11 december organiseren Waag, SURFnet en UMCU de pilot Future Operations: voor het eerst ter wereld, gaan we een operatie live streamen vanuit de OK naar een collegezaal.

 

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During the Mobiles for Good Challenge, Vodafone Foundation and Waag searched for mHealth applications that use mobile technology for smart solutions in healthcare. At the Emerce eHealth congress, from over 200 entries the following winners emerged: PebbleMED, CareRate and Mobiles for Mothers. These initiatives will each be supported with 40.000 euro to realize their applications.

 

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In the past months our designer Mickael Boulay has worked at the Fablab on the prosthesis project 'Low-cost prosthesis', to build a new prototype.

 

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The New Institute presents Designing Health, an exhibition on designing for health care, at the Designhuis in Eindhoven. Curated by Sabine Wildevuur, it shows how technology, innovation and design have influenced health care throughout history and what they are capable of contributing to it now and in the future.

 

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Together with Joes Janmaat (intern at Waag) and Helma van Rijn I travelled to Enschede, the Roessingh revalidation centre to propose a number of scenarios for e-health systems to a group of users

 

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11-03-2013

Care & ICT

During the Care & ICT fair at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht on 13, 14 and 15 March 2013 several interesting technology projects for health care were presented.

 

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Each month, the Design Academy Eindhoven organizes a Design Debate in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut and MU Gallerie Eindhoven. In the next edition, which takes place on 27 February 2013, the theme is Health & Gamificiation.

 

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During the NVTG conference 2013 Sabine Wildevuur, Head of the Creative Care Lab, will adress the question: Can creative technology diminish the existing pressure on healthcare?

 

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At December 19 TU Delft organizes a symposium about designing for people with autism. Sabine Wildevuur, Head of our Creative Care Lab, will present our project BodyGuard during the symposium. As a showcase for design for people with autism.

 

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The Selemca group of CRISP has just received her flagship piece of hardware, the Alice Robokind robot designed by Hanson Robotics.

 

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Our experiences from several projects have resulted in a new Dutch publication on social connectedness: designing for healthy aging.

 

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Over the last couple of months, Mickael Boulay developed a glucose meter in collaboration with Waag. This enables diabetics to measure the condition of their blood via an intuitive light feedback. With this project he won the Renee Smeets-prize for the best student of the Design Academy. Also, the project was published in the Dutch newspaper NRC and could be seen in the TV-show AVRO's Kunstuur.about:blank

 

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Design And Emotion conference in London: inspiring keynote speakers dealt with the theme of "Out Of Control".

 

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The winners of the innovation contest in healthcare (mHealth) are improving malaria testing, hospital visits by elderly and speech options for the voiceless.

 

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One of the most named reasons not to use Facebook is privacy concerns. What happens to my data? Who has access to it? Can it be misused? Such distrust also exists when we come to speak about technology that is used e.g. in care at distance situations (so-called telecare).

 

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Discover why Amsterdam is a pioneer in care innovation. We wish to inspire you by showing you the innovations in healthcare that originate in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam, from a live test lab to prototypes and new applications. We invite you to join us in ‘de Waag’, one of the oldest buildings of the city, in the former Anatomical Theatre where Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was situated.

 

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Waag works with partners from Denmark, Finland and Sweden in the project Express2Connect at Photobluff!, a 'story telling game' that aims to increase the social connectedness of older adults and their environment. This game is expected to be launched in the Appstore Fall 2012 and can be played on the iPad. The app has been developed in close contact with the users. They were involved in several co-creation sessions, that took place in the four participating countries. A number of living labs have worked together at Photobluff!. The third Living Lab Summer School, that was held in Helsinki from 20-24 August 2012, was a good opportunity to bring the game to the attention of the Living Lab community.

 

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Selemca is a project within the framework of Crisp, short for Creative Industry Scientific Programme. For Selemca we are concerned with the development of a Care droid. The aim of this droid is to support both those in need of care as well as care providers.

 

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The idea behind Scottie is that with affective communication, the social connectedness between elderly in the early stages of dementia and their next of kin could be enhanced.

 

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8-03-2012

CRISP Selemca

The project Services for Electro-mechanical Care Agencies (SELEMCA) was about establishing a trans-disciplinary design theory of human-android interaction by investigating the human affective system and emotion regulation.

 

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In the Fablab Low Cost Prosthesis programme we developed the technology to produce a 'lower knee' prosthesis in line with the open innovation principles.

 

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8-03-2012

Health-Lab

Waag's Creative Care Lab participated in the Health-Lab project, that aimed at stimulating and accelerating innovation in health care, with a strong focus at the (end) users.

 

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The Express to Connect project addressed the European-wide challenge of ageing.

 

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A study to identify the needs among older people for new services supporting independent living at home.

 

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Snoezelen or controlled multisensory stimulation is used for people with mental disabilities, and involves exposing them to a soothing and stimulating environment.

 

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Scottie is GATE's Innovative Pilot Healthcare by Waag.

 

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The Geheugenhuis was a one-day festival about the influence of modern technology on our memory.

 

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8-03-2012

Scottie

The project Scottie researched the possibilities of using information and communication technology to create virtual intimacy between long-stay absentees and their primary social contact group.

 

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Waag is involved in several ways in (often international) health care projects. Our Creative Care Lab has edited a special publication on the current themes in health care and the projects it carries out.

 

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How can elderly people stay independent in their own house? To answer this question Waag recentely created a model for the HealthLab project in Amsterdam.