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Rens Brankaert is Assistant Professor of Active and Healthy Ageing with a specific interest in dementia in the systemic change group at Industrial Design. He set up and leads the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) expertise center for Dementia & Technology. He approaches technology design from a person-centered perspective, and is interested in the impact of design on the various stakeholders and organization in healthcare. To investigate this, he applies Living Lab methodology. Brankaert also works on vitality for office environments and elderly communities.
Rens Brankaert studied Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). After obtaining his MSc in 2012, he went on to do his PhD research here as well, working on radical design approaches for people living with dementia. During his time as a PhD student, Brankaert also served as project lead in several health innovation projects for Optistaff BV, in close collaboration with Slimmer Leven 2020 and Brainport Development. In 2016, he was offered the Assistant Professor position he still holds today, where he focuses on embedding the Living Lab approach to support health innovation.
- Slimmer Leven 2020
- Tilburg University
- Active cues
Brankaert, R., Den Ouden, P. H. & Brombacher, A. C., 8 Jun 2015, In : Info. 17, 4, p. 40-52 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-review12 Citations (Scopus)9 Downloads (Pure)
Brankaert, R. G. A. & den Ouden, P. H., Jan 2017, In : Technology Innovation Management Review. 7, 1, p. 44-51 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile145 Downloads (Pure)
Ren, X., Visser, V. J. J., Lu, Y., Brankaert, R. G. A., Offermans, S. A. M. & Nagtzaam, H. A. H., Sep 2016, MobileHCI'16, 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct, 6-9, 2016, Florence, Italy. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 706-713 8 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › Academic › peer-review7 Citations (Scopus)4 Downloads (Pure)
Design for dementia : a design-driven living lab approach to involve people with dementia and their contextBrankaert, R., 2 Mar 2016, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 261 p.
Research output: Thesis › Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Open AccessFile4272 Downloads (Pure)
Seeing the first-person perspective in dementia : a qualitative personal evaluation game to evaluate assistive technology for people affected by dementia in the home contextSuijkerbuijk, S., Brankaert, R. G. A., Kort, de, Y. A. W., Snaphaan, L. J. A. E. & Ouden, den, P. H., 2015, In : Interacting with Computers. 27, 1, p. 47-59 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-review7 Citations (Scopus)18 Downloads (Pure)
conference; 6th International Work-Conference, UCAmI - IWAAL, 2014, Belfast, UK; 2014-12-02; 2014-12-05
Rens Brankaert (Participant)1 Jan 2014
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Conference › Scientific