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Helianthe Kort is a Full Professor and Chair of Building Healthy Environments for Future Users at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her areas of expertise include Technology in medicine and health care, sanitary engineering gerontechnology, domotica and smart technology. She specializes in research on the impact of the built environment on health, prevention of building related symptoms and diseases and  support for daily activities and participation. Her research has a focus on searching for evidence of the built environment to realize quality of life and positive health for building users. The application domains cover the full healing environment health continuum from prevention at home and work to long-term care and care in hospitals. 

Academic background

Helianthe Kort obtained her PhD in the Built Environment from TU/e and also holds an MSc in medical biology from Utrecht University. In addition to her work at TU/e, Helianthe is also a Full Professor and Chair of Technology for Healthcare Innovations at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and has been Visiting Professor, at the Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University and has undertaken several research visits to India, Taiwan, Brazil and the USA.

Helianthe is also on the committee for several programs of ZonMw, the Dutch organization for healthcare research and innovation, Board Member of the Herman Bouma Foundation for Gerontechnology, Board member of the program Healthcare Innovation Transfer (HIT), member of the Man-Machine-Interaction (MMI) platform and Track coordinator Smart Environments (SRA Health) at TU/e. In addition, Helianthe is President of the Dutch Flemish Discipline of the International Society for Gerontechnology (NV/ISG), Executive Committee Member International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG). Since 2008, she is associate editor of the Gerontechnology journal.

External positions

2004-05-01, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

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Research Output 1989 2019

Contaminant removal efficiency, ontwerpparameter in cleanrooms

Molenaar, P. C. A., Loomans, M., Joosten, P. H. J. & Kort, H., 1 Jan 2019, In : C2MGZN. 2019, 1, p. 8-11 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

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Impurities

Energy demand reduction in pharmaceutical cleanrooms through optimization of ventilation

Loomans, M., Molenaar, P. C. A., Kort, H. & Joosten, P. H. J., 1 Nov 2019, In : Energy and Buildings. 202, 11 p., 109346

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Drug products
Ventilation
Tuning
Air
Impurities

Filtratie & energie: is vraaggestuurde filtratie in cleanrooms energetisch interessant?

Molenaar, P. C. A., Loomans, M., Joosten, P. H. J. & Kort, H., 1 Jun 2019, In : C2MGZN. 32, 2, p. 22-24 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

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Light for patient safety: impact of light on reading errors of medication labels

Aarts, M. P. J., Craenmehr, G., Rosemann, A. L. P., van Loenen, E. J. & Kort, H. S. M., 1 May 2019, In : International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 71, p. 145-154 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Medication Errors
Patient Safety
Labels
Reading
medication

Methods for involving people living with dementia and their informal carers as co-developers of technological solutions

Kort, H. S. M., Steunenberg, B. & van Hoof, J., 1 Jul 2019, In : Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 47, 3, p. 149-156 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Caregivers
Dementia
Activities of Daily Living
Self Care
Referral and Consultation

Activities 2008 2019

Creating Long-term care facilities, a perspective from Gerontechnology

Helianthe S.M. Kort (Keynote speaker)
24 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Involving Persons with Dementia and their Carers as Co-developers of Technological Solutions,

Helianthe S.M. Kort (Invited speaker)
21 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Ventilatie en Slaapkwaliteit

Helianthe S.M. Kort (Invited speaker)
5 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (Journal)

Helianthe S.M. Kort (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Keynote Ageing in place; Building a Healthy and Functional Environment

Helianthe S.M. Kort (Keynote speaker)
15 Nov 201718 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Courses

BPS masterproject Design

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Course

Masterproject BPS A Research

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Course

Press / Media

Ouderen langer zelfstandig thuis kunnen wonen dankzij techniek.

Helianthe Kort

4/12/15

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

A local ventilation system for operating theatres: an experimental parameter and full-scale study on the performance of an alternative ventilation system

Author: de Visser, I., 28 Feb 2014

Supervisor: Kort, H. (Supervisor 1), Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2), van der Sanden, N. (Supervisor 2), Noor, R. J. (External person) (External coach), Burgmeijer, E. (External person) (External coach) & van Wieren, P. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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A systematic approach to obtain energy reduction in the complex HVAC systems of UMCs: a case study in isolation rooms of Erasmus MC Sophia

Author: Schoenmakers, I., 28 Feb 2015

Supervisor: Zeiler, W. (Supervisor 1), Kort, H. (Supervisor 2) & Boxem, G. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Child-centred adaptive home: houses for households with young children in the suburb of the Netherlands

Author: Hou, J., 31 Aug 2013

Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), Willems, M. (Supervisor 2) & Kort, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Contradictory thermal requirements in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: exploring middle grounds

Author: Teuwen, S., 30 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Kort, H. (Supervisor 1), Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2) & de Vaan, C. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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Exploring the relation between particulate matter inside city offices and the surrounding environments: a case study

Author: Reinders, J., 29 May 2018

Supervisor: Kort, H. (Supervisor 1), Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2), Jacobs, P. (External person) (External coach), Versteeg, H. (External coach) & Simons, D. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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