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Yuan Lu is Associate Professor of Design for Healthy and Active Ageing. She is a member of the Faculty Graduate School Admission Committee and a Visiting Associate Professor at Zhejiang University in China. Lu is interested in exploring the use of design probes to create innovation opportunities and support design decisions with multi-stakeholders. She aims at creating intelligent products, systems and related services for the increasing aging society. She has a background in mathematics, industrial engineering and innovation sciences.

Luhas been leading and participating in a number of national and EU research projects in the area of designing for healthy and active ageing, including the CRISP Grey but Mobile project (2011-2014) in the Netherlands and the Horizon 2020 REACH project (2016-2020) in Europe. She has been a member of the advice board to the Province Brabant in the area of Healthcare since 2017.

Academic background

Yuan Lu holds a BSc and MSc in Mathematics from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China (1995). She also holds an MSc in Engineering from the National University in Singapore (1999), where she also worked as research engineer. From 2000 to 2002, she did a joint PhD program with the Design Technology Institute (DTI) of the National University of Singapore and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). After obtaining her doctorate, Lu joined TU/e as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Technology Management. In 2008, she became Assistant Professor in the Industrial Design department of TU/e, and in 2012 she became Associate Professor. She also holds a position as Guest Professor at the School of Software Technology at Zhejiang University in China.

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Bekker, M. M. (., Lu, Y., Lu, Y., Valk, C. A. L., Chuang , Y., Schoumacher, J., Damen, A. A. J. M. (. & Wintermans, M. C.


Project: Research direct

Research Output

Applying design methods to promote older adults’ walking activities based on their hobbies and personal interests

den Haan, M. C., Brankaert, R. G. A. & Lu, Y., 2020, Design of assistive technology for ageing populations. Woodcock, A., Moody, L., McDonagh, D., Jain, A. & Jain, L. C. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 257-273 17 p. (Intelligent Systems Reference Library; vol. 167).

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    Promoting fall prevention among community dwelling older adults through activLife: a physical and social activation

    Lu, Y., Chen, Y-S. A., Kozak, D., Cornelis, H. & Partyga, P., Jun 2020, In : Journal of Population Ageing. 13, 2, p. 223-237 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Recommender system for responsive engagement of senior adults in daily activities

    Kulev, I., Valk, C. A. L., Lu, Y. & Pu, P., Jun 2020, In : Journal of Population Ageing. 13, 2, p. 167-185

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • RelivRing: reliving social activities for people with dementia​​​​​​​

    van Rijen, K., Cobbenhagen, T., Janssen, R., Olsen, M. V., Brankaert, R., Houben, M. & Lu, Y., 25 Apr 2020, CHI’20 Extended Abstracts, April 25–30, 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA. New York, NY, USA: ACM Press, 8 p. LBW045

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    Agile methods to enhance iterations in designing solutions for active ageing

    Gomez Puente, S., Lu, Y. & Brankaert, R., 25 Jun 2019. 3 p.

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    • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition
    • 1 Editorial activity

    Education Day Systemic Change

    Caroline C.M. Hummels (Organiser), Yuan Lu (Organiser)
    22 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

    Quality and Reliability Engineering International (Journal)

    Yuan Lu (Editorial board member)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    Student theses

    A designerly way to bridge the gap between theory and practice: researching knowledge sharing theory using a designer attitude

    Author: van den Berge, L., 31 Jul 2011

    Supervisor: Lu, Y. (Supervisor 1) & Berends, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Analysing the effect of consumer knowledge on product usability using process mining techniques

    Author: Hofstra, P., 28 Feb 2009

    Supervisor: Lu, Y. (Supervisor 1) & Weijters, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Analyzing product reliability from the user perspective in the highly-innovative consumer electronics industry

    Author: Roelofs, T., 30 Nov 2005

    Supervisor: Lu, Y. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master


    Analyzing the return of sound products with the use of data mining techniques

    Author: Breukink, T., 30 Sep 2009

    Supervisor: Weijters, A. (Supervisor 1) & Lu, Y. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master