Our team of dedicated researchers and concept developers is persistent in their quest to design products and services that improve the healthcare experience. The core competencies of ConnectedCare are ICT (social networks and sensor systems), industrial design (user-centered design, design methodologies), care (family care, professional care, independent living) and business development (market research and market strategies). Within R&D projects, ConnectedCare generally contributes to concept development (participatory design), software development, field trials and business development.
dr. Martijn Vastenburg – Founder and managing director
Martijn Vastenburg is founder of ConnectedCare. He has a background as assistant professor at Delft University of Technology. He has coordinated projects in care innovation together with research organizations, companies, care organizations and users. His core expertise is in social tools for care collaboration, persuasive technology, design methodology and sensor-based group awareness. Next to being managing director of ConnectedCare R&D, Martijn is also founder of HalloZorg and senior researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology.
dr. Priscilla Esser – Senior researcher and concept developer
Priscilla’s fascination with designing for healthcare started in her graduation project at Delft University of Technology, where she developed a user interface for senior homecare services. Afterwards, she expanded her knowledge of the domain, by doing design research in a PhD project on tele-consultations and a postdoc project on the experience of a children cancer hospital. Currently she develops new communication concepts for ConnectedCare, ranging from mobile apps to social robots, which challenge her to explore topics such as persuasion, affective computing and engagement. Beside her work for ConnectedCare, she has a lecturing position at Avans University of Applied Sciences, where she teaches young designers about interaction design and usability.
Ilse Bierhoff - Senior researcher
Ilse Bierhoff (MSc) studied human-computer interaction at the Technical University of Eindhoven. Her expertise is applying knowledge from social sciences on problems related to the introduction of new technologies and she has an interest in education. She is an experienced researcher and project manager in national and European (research) projects. She feels comfortable in a role as intermediary between end-users, stakeholders from the care sector, technicians, researchers, and commercial companies. Her drive is to make sure that people can make use of innovations in their day to day life. Via the use of services that have the right mix of technology, personal touch, and fun.
Laurens Kemp - eHealth designer
Laurens Kemp is an eHealth Designer experienced in interaction design for the healthcare market. He has a Masters degree in Industrial Design and a background in frontend web development, software design and project management. Laurens likes to have a connecting role between end-users, designers and developers.
Janna Alberts – eHealth designer
Janna Alberts (MSc) is an industrial designer with a specialization in innovations in healthcare. She works in national and European R&D projects and product development processes. Janna has worked with seniors, caregivers and home care, and knows how to properly address the needs of all stakeholders.
Michelle van Manen – junior eHealth designer
Michelle (BSc) acquired a bachelor's degree in communication and multimedia design and has a background as video-editor and camera operator. Therefore, it is no surprise that she loves storytelling and visual design. Whether it’s a video, an application or even a game; she is up for it. Her other activities include interaction- and user experience design.
For Michelle it’s important that her work contributes to society, either in the education- or healthcare sector. Thus, she found her way to ConnectedCare.
Alexa van de Wall – junior eHealth designer
Communication plays a vital role in all our lives and finding the right method can be tricky, but that is also half the fun. As a bachelor in communication and multimedia design, Alexa enjoys being creative and using design methods to communicate the right message to the right audience. As a plus, she also has a background in video-editing and camera operating.
Alexa thinks it’s important that we all do our part in helping create a healthier and safer world. At ConnectedCare she can make her contribution.
dr. Jan Keijzer – Lead software developer
Jan has been fascinated with innovation, research and IT development since he started as a student at the Leiden University in 1985. With his strong technical scientific background, he knows how to deal with complex and challenging projects. Jan has a broad experience in various IT roles, from software engineer at a startup company to project management of projects with multinationals. He is focused on integrating the user perspective in the software environment.
Harold van de Vijver – Senior software developer & architect
Harold’s focus within the ConnectedCare team is on the technological development. He has worked in the domains of healthcare and IT. Harold has knowledge on and experience with the realization and implementation of innovative technical and social innovative solutions. Moreover, he has been involved in several successful start-ups. Harold’s main objective is to develop disruptive concepts that improve a person’s life, as well as the society’s wellbeing and its market.
John Baltussen – Software developer
John has extensive experience in innovative projects, whether technical or social, as a software engineer. He has a big focus on usability to make it not only a technical outstanding product but also very user-friendly.
Roel Snel – Business developer
Roel Snel B ICT obtained his bachelor degree in Healthcare Technology in 2006. As a business development manager for Focus Cura, he has gained extensive hands-on experience in the implementation of social participation and service programs for elderly and the development of technical innovations in the health care sector, focusing on screen-to- screen care. He joined ConnectedCare in order to make the company a key innovative player in web-based care communication networks. Roel has a passion for business and gets its energy from customer satisfaction, innovation, building concrete solutions, and then working together.
Dick-Jan Zijda – Business developer and implementation expert
Dick-Jan (M.A.) is experienced in developing and implementing innovations in the social domain. He knows how to involve and engage all stakeholders in a local setting towards creating successful innovations.
Chris Kunkeler – Business developer
Chris’s drive is to help people work more efficiently and for them to believe in themselves. One of Chris’s defining traits is how social he is which is important in his line of work. Chris has worked for various government- and Health Care organizations. In his spare time he works as a volunteer with mentally and physically disabled people. This experience helps him as a professional. His main focus within Connectedcare will be the positioning of the Hallozorg product in the care sector for the disabled.