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Merlijn Smits

Design Manager | R4Heal, Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, Netherlands

Biography

Merlijn Smits is an industrial design engineer specialised in philosophy of technology. Her research focuses on the effects of design on human behaviour and well-being. She is currently working in the Radboud university medical centre as design manager of the project R4heal.

Sessions

12:55h
Congress Healthcare

HC-02 – R4Heal – The development of an interactive healing environment for better recovery of postoperative patients

Merlijn Smits R4Heal, Radboud University Medical Center Design Manager
29-10-2019 12:55 29-10-2019 13:40 Europe/Madrid HC-02 – R4Heal – The development of an interactive healing environment for better recovery of postoperative patients

Within the coming years, every in-patient of the Radboud University Medical Center will stay in a hospital room that is personalized based on preferences, characteristics and continuously measured needs of the individual. Using IoT technology, the single patient hospital room is optimally designed for giving a human centered experience. This session explores R4Heal, the first global initiative offering hospitalized patients a smart healing environment. See how visuals, sounds, games and smells allow for personalizing postoperative care and meeting individual needs and get insights into the development and adoption of this new set of technologies in the hospital.

Room 4
12:55h - 13:40h Room 4
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