Considering health behavior change

Monday February 10, 2020 from 12:15 PM to Tuesday February 11, 2020 2:45 PM
Corona, building Luna at TU/e campus

Living healthier is a piece of cake. Just pick one of the many apps, websites or social media supporting a better lifestyle, and follow the instructions. Everyone wins! The individual, who will live healthier, longer and happier. And society, because chronic illnesses will be prevented and the costs of healthcare will drop.

Technology has brought us here. Health systems are becoming increasingly personalized. And by combining self-tracking with other data the user can be motivated and empowered with tailored behavior change solutions. All fitted to personal habits, social and physical contexts, time-variant events, and physiological patterns. Despite the advantages, most behavior changes last only briefly. But why? Why do most changes not result in a more sustainable change of health behavior? This is the theme of the workshop Considering Health Behavior Change, on 10 and 11 February, organized by the TU/e Center for Humans and Technology.

This two-day workshop is especially interesting for ethicists, psychologists, designers, and health professionals specialized in behavior change technology for health. Researchers and practitioners will present recent insights and engage in dialogue on the ethical themes of trust and consent and on the psychological theme of intrinsic motivation.
The workshop is part of the NWO sponsored research program Mobile Support Systems for Behaviour Change.

(Please register for each day separately)

> Monday 10 February

12:00 - 12.40 - Welcome
Welcome (with lunch buffet)

12.40 - 12.55 - Opening
Lily Frank, Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Ethics at TU/e

12.55 - 13.35 - Dynamic consent and the changing role of the patient
Harriet Teare, Researcher in Healthcare and Policy, and Deputy Director of HeLEX, University of Oxford

13.35 - 14.15 - Smart Technologies Empowering Behavior Change
Katherina Martin Abello, Senior Director, Head SMART Technologies & M2O Architecture at Philips

14.15 - 14.30 - Short break

14.30 - 15.10 - Mobile health and wellness: ethical and social challenges
Petra Verhoef, Coordinator Health and Care, Rathenau Institute

15.10 - 15.30 - Trust, consent and time: Rethinking consent in Mobile Health
Iris LoosmanDoctoral Candidate, Philosophy and Ethics, TU/e

15.30 - 15.45 - Break

15.45 - 16.25 - The fundamental insufficiency of consent in the context of health wearables
Nana Cecilie Halmsted Kongsholm,  Postdocteral Researcher, Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

16.25 - 18.00 - Networking and drinks


> Tuesday 11 February

09:00 - 09.30 - Welcome

09.30 - 09.45 - Opening
Jaap Ham, Associate Professor, (Ambient) Persuasive Technology, TU/e

09.45 - 10.25 - Digital intervention design
Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, Professor of Information Systems Science, University of Oulu, Finland

10.25 - 11.05 - Towards theoretically and empirically grounded design of behavior change technologies
Evangelos Karapanos, Assistant Professor, Communication and Internet Studies, Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

11.05 - 11.10 - Short break

11.10 - 11.50 - Gamifying health behavior change
Monique Simons, PhD, Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles, Wageningen University & Research

11.50 - 12.10 - Seeing the self through the lens of self-tracking technology: Experiential effects of self-tracking  
Elcin Hanci, Doctoral Candidate, Human Technology Interaction, TU/e

12.10 - 12.25 - Closing

12.25 - 14.00 - Networking and lunch buffet

Yes, I will join! (please register for each day seperately) 


Humans and Technology

Understanding the relation between humans and technology is key to responsible development and acceptance of future technologies in almost every application field, be it energy, mobility, health, work, living, learning or entertainment.