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How do we strengthen citizens’ positions in relation to governments and corporations, so they can have a positive impact on their health and living environment? Due to technological developments, climate change and social upheaval, we all have to deal with a multitude of forces on a daily basis. These have an effect on our living environment and affect our lives and our bodies. This varies from particulate matter in the air, to the quality of food or green areas in our cities. At the same time, there are more opportunities and tools for citizens to influence their own environment. Life investigates how citizens can take technology into their own hands to improve their health, the living environment and society as a whole.

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    Smart Citizens Lab
    In collaboration with investigative journalism platform Argos (VPRO), Waag researches the crossovers between citizen science and journalism.
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    Smart Citizens Lab
    Waag and the Microbiome Center are joining forces to research how technological solutions contributing to more control for patients in diseases…
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    Smart Citizens Lab
    This project examines the conditions for building a future smart city. It focuses on what data is collected and how it is used to address urban…
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    Smart Citizens Lab
    01-12-2021
    The first design session in the Healthy Life project researched how patients can measure and use their data to find the answers to their healthcare…
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    Smart Citizens Lab
    01-12-2021
    For the Tipping the Balance project, Waag is researching healthy, sustainable food in the area of Schothorst in Amersfoort (in Dutch).
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    Smart Citizens Lab
    18-11-2021
    Report on the measurements and lessons from the sound experiment Amsterdam Sounds.