• 1241 Citations
1989 …2020

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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

A structural approach for the redesign of a small-scale care facility as a guideline for decision-makers

Huisman, E., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Kort, H., 2 Jan 2020, In : Intelligent Buildings International. 12, 1, p. 32-43

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Can Special Light Glasses Reduce Sleepiness and Improve Sleep of Nightshift Workers? A Placebo- Controlled Explorative Field Study

    Aarts, M. P. J., Hartmeyer, S. L., Morsink, K., Kort, H. S. M. & de Kort, Y. A. W., 29 May 2020, In : Clocks & Sleep. 2, 2, p. 225-245

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Experimental investigation into cleanroom contamination build-up when applying reduced ventilation and pressure hierarchy conditions as part of demand controlled filtration

    Loomans, M. G. L. C., Ludlage, T. B. J., van den Oever, H., Molenaar, P. C. A., Kort, H. S. M. & Joosten, P., Jun 2020, In : Building and Environment. 176, 10 p., 106861.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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    Contaminant removal efficiency, ontwerpparameter in cleanrooms

    Translated title of the contribution: Contaminant removal efficiency, design parameter in cleanroomsMolenaar, 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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    Demand controlled filtration, a high potential energy savings measure for cleanrooms?

    Molenaar, P. C. A., Loomans, M., Joosten, P. H. J. & Kort, H., 1 Nov 2019, In : REHVA Journal. 2019, 5, p. 54-57 4 p.

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    Activities

    Goed Gebruik Hulpmiddelenzorg, Van Theorie naar Praktijk

    Helianthe S.M. Kort (Keynote speaker)
    12 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

    Domotica in perspective

    Helianthe S.M. Kort (Keynote speaker)
    5 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

    Ageing;Healthy and functional an introduction in Gerontechnology

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

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

    Ageing and Ageing cities, Healthy and Functional

    Helianthe S.M. Kort (Keynote speaker)
    11 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

    Update in Gerontechnology

    Helianthe S.M. Kort (Invited speaker)
    10 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Courses

    BPS masterproject Design

    1/09/15 → …

    Course

    Masterproject BPS A Research

    1/09/15 → …

    Course

    Press / Media

    Medication errors prevented with optimized lighting

    Helianthe S.M. Kort

    13/02/20

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Ouderen langer zelfstandig thuis kunnen wonen dankzij techniek.

    Helianthe S.M. 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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