Built-in quality of life (BQL)

J.E.M.H. Bronswijk, van, M. Dujardin

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    Health and wellness of users as facilitated by built environments is the field of study of USO-Built’s International Research and Design Unit 3 (IRU 3). Built-in Quality of Life includes comfort technologies, as well as more general health and vitality preserving and stimulating strategies. Technical and natural sciences join forces to design and maintain intelligent built environments that increase vital and productive years in the human life-span. Modelling of health and comfort aspects of built environments is leading towards smart concepts of mixed automated and manual environmental control. Research methodologies are mainly taken from the natural and engineering sciences. Users are viewed as individuals. Ranges in needs, aspirations and capabilities are assessed and taken into account. Effective Universal Design through implemented ambient intelligence is the ultimate goal. Sub themes include: (i) Pro-active engagement to prevent potential personal capacity losses (Safe & Secure), (ii) Enhancement & Optimization of human options leading to increased comfort and productivity (Comfort Technology), and (iii) Compensation & Assistance for declining human capacities in general designs (Needs & Capabilities). BQL has found consensus for its mission, aims and focussing, and performed a preliminary SWOT analysis.
    Originele taal-2Engels
    TitelPositioning of USO-Built joint graduate research school
    RedacteurenJ.E.M.H. van Bronswijk, C.H. Doevendans, J.J.A.M. Smeets, J. Verbeke
    Plaats van productieEindhoven
    UitgeverijTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2003
    EvenementPositioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School : expert meeting - Brussels, België
    Duur: 1 jan. 2003 → …

    Publicatie series

    NaamUSO-Built Report Series
    ISSN van geprinte versie1571-3121


    CongresPositioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School : expert meeting
    Periode1/01/03 → …
    AnderPositioning of USO-Built Joint Graduate Research School


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