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 project coordinator
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.
dr. Jan Keijzer – Lead 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.
Janna Alberts – Interaction 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.
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.
Harold van de Vijver – Senior 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.
Douwe Beker – eHealth developer
As a MSc in Human Factors and Media Psychology at the Univerity of Twente, Douwe has extensive knowledge about how people interact with technology. After graduating, he gained experience in the field of (health)care by researching and implementing Human Factors and Usability Engineering solutions at Philips. Douwe joined ConnectedCare because of his fascination for innovation and new idea’s within the area of healthcare.
Michelle van Manen – eHealth concept developer
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.
John Baltussen – 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.
Alexa van de Wall – eHealth concept developer
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.
Clark Ipskamp – Graduate student
Clark Ipskamp is currently studying for his bachelor degree in Communication and Multimedia Design at the Hogeschool Arnhem and Nijmegen. At ConnectedCare Clark has received a graduation assignment to research, design and develop new ways to interact with users and keeping them engaged.
Jeroen Berns – Graduate student
As a Communication and Multimedia Design bachelor graduation student from HAN university of applied sciences, Jeroen Berns is researching and exploring new ways for users to interact with our digital platforms.