Dr Aart Van Halteren

Advisory Board Member

Aart van Halteren, PhD is a principal scientist with Philips Research. He leads a dedicated team of industrial designers, computer scientists and health psychologists that create scientifically grounded technology for promoting a healthy lifestyle. His work finds application in the consumer space in the area of healthy eating and adherence to a personalized physical activity program. In the healthcare space he delivers solutions for therapy adherence of chronic patients. In addition to his responsibilities at Philips he also holds a part-time position at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam where he explores the boundaries of large scale, distributed techno-social systems that sense and influence behavior of people in their social context. He published his work in over 70 scientific articles, papers and book chapters.

'Aging in place' is an important desire that will improve the quality of life of our older adults. Technology can play a role, however, we need to understand how to tailor solutions to the needs of our senior citizens. Through research programs such as BESiDE I expect we learn how to apply technology in an effective way to improve the social, mental and physical wellbeing of older adults.

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Principal Scientist
Philips Research