Human Vitality and Technology
New opportunities to improve people’s vitality, prevention, and sports performance
Modern, health and sports related, ICT systems have the ability to acquire considerable amounts of real-time data from the human body on a 24/7 basis using technology that recently has become available and affordable. These personalized and context-aware technologies can help to provide new opportunities to improve people’s vitality, prevention, and sports performance. More research is needed and possible because a multi-perspective approach brings new interesting questions.
In the Quantified Self research program we research the role of personalized and context-aware technologies that help to 1) better understand relations between people’s vitality and their behavioral patterns in daily life (including but not restricted to sports), 2)better understand relations between actual (sports) achievements and activity patterns before, during and after being physically active and 3) better understand the contextual motives shaping active behavior, conditioned as this is by routines shaped by our social peer group and our physical everyday living environment.Read more
In our research we focus on the acquisition of activity related data from individual people in “everyday life” related to their health and wellbeing, as well as the analysis of this data and translation into scientific models that provide insight in the underlying patterns. We would like to develop concepts and models establishing the correlations between psychological, social and physical motives and conditions shaping an active lifestyle as well their impact on health outcomes, both physically and mentally. The design and validation, in context, based upon these models, of new propositions that will improve the health and wellbeing of these people.
Innovative sensor technology for better, save and livelong sports
Citius Altius Sanius
Run-Work-Sleep-Repeat: 24/7 monitoring for healthy running
The Vitality Living Lab
Moving Together for Vitality
Collaboration in the field of sports and exercise stimulation
Smart Cycling Futures
Smart cycling innovations for more resilient and live-able Dutch urban regions
Technology from Brainport region to become the most innovative marathon of the world
Gamification of overweight prevention and active lifestyle
Turn your work into a healthier environment by a personalized calendar assistant
Take a mental break!
Mental recovery to prevent running-related injuries
Eckart Interactive running and walking path
Stimulating physical activity in public space
Genneper Parken Sports & Vitality District
The Eindhoven greenbelt for sport, exercise, recreation and relaxation