Nieuwe sensor beschikbaar voor Hipper systeem

We doen onderzoek naar een nieuwe activiteitenmonitor die niet eens per kwartier maar eens per minuur een indicatie geeft van de activiteit. Hiermee kan nauwkeuriger worden bepaald waneer de drager actief is of niet actief. De sensor wordt momenteel ingezet in het onderzoeksproject ‘Proeftuinen Ambulante GRZ’. Bij meer belangstelling kunnen we de sensor als optie bij Hipper leveren.

Hipper 300 keer gebruikt bij de Zorgcirkel

Bij De Zorgcirkel is twee weken geleden de 300e cliënt gestart met een revalidatietraject waarbij gebruik gemaakt wordt van Hipper. De geriatrische revalidatie afdeling van de Zorgcirkel werkt sinds ruim vier jaar met de eHealth systemen van Hipper Therapeutics. Door Hipper krijgen de behandelaren en de revalidanten een beter inzicht in het beweeggedrag, waardoor realistische doelen kunnen worden gesteld. Hipper kan hierdoor een meerwaarde zijn in de behandeling, zeker in het ambulante traject! De Zorgcirkel werkt voor het gebruik van Hipper in het behandeltraject samen met Omring in het GRZ+ verband.

HipperTx is part of a new research project

Hipper Therapeutics is part of a small research project on cost effectivity and information security for our Hipper service, together with Amsterdam UMC (Bianca Buurman), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Somaya Ben Allouch) and many geriatric rehabilitation institutes (Cordaan, Vivium, GRZ+). During 9 months we will set up a cost effectivity model, gather usage data, model processes in the company and prepare for a NEN7150 certification.

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Defense of the thesis of Ahmed Nait Aicha

On Thursday 19th of November 2020, at 16.00 h, Ahmed Nait Aicha will defend his thesis titled: Smart Technology for Ageing in Place: Machine Learning for Continuous Sensor Monitoring of the Functional Health of Independently Living Older Adults

The defense will take place in de Agnietenkapel van de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Please check the UvA calendar for regulations.

The research was carried out under supervision of Gwenn Englebienne of the University of Twente and me, and was carried out in the Digital Life group of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

The thesis describes research on the various methods of sensor monitoring to detect changes in the functional health of older adults living alone.


In the NWO programme Data-driven research on Sports & Healthy Living three proposals have been granted. Consortia from Dutch and Brazilian researchers will collaborate in the field of sports and healthy living.

One of the subsidized projects is ‘Playful Data-driven Active Urban Living’ (PAUL). In this project the Digital Life Centre collaborates with University of Amsterdam, University of Utrecht and Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP).

In this proposal the applicants want to understand in more detail how physical activity of city dwellers can be increased by using personalized app technology. What type of app works, is highly individual and this means that the right type of app may depend on the person’s  current physical activity level, health, personality and residential context. How to make the optimal match between app and user is unclear.

The applicants aim to gain insight into the effectiveness of elements within an exercise app (motivational feedback, goal setting, individualized messages, gaming elements) for making people more physically active, and how the effectiveness depends on characteristics of the individual and the urban setting.  The sensors on the mobile phone, together with sensors (beacons) in public spaces, combined with sociodemographic and land use information will generate a massive amount of data.

The implementation of the app in São Paulo and Amsterdam will provide the applicants with (big) data on use of functionalities, physical activity, motivation etc. allowing them to investigate in detail the effects of personalized technology on lifestyle in different geographical and cultural contexts.


The Ubicomp conference, held this year in Seattle, USA, presents research in the field of ubiquitous (pervasive) computing; ICT that has penetrated into all aspects of our daily lives, smart environments, sensors, activity recognition, data analysis, interaction techniques, design and communication and privacy. This year the conference was combined with the ISWC, the International Symposium on Wearable Computing so there was a lot of mobile and smart fashion.

Saskia Robben and Ahmed Nait Aicha gave a presentation on their research in the workshop ‘Smart Health Systems’ and prof. Ben Kröse gave a plenary lecture at the beginning of the workshop.

If you want to see future developments in computer science, design, interaction and smart wearables; look at the program (and publications) on the website.


During the first Dutch iBeacon hackathon, organized by Glimworm Beacons (Joint Venture of Glimworm and HvA HOIO Sven Haitjema), Sanoma and Appsterdam, 10 developers presented their ideas after two days brainstorming, hacking, programming and probably occasionally swearing . Ideas and even functioning demos were presented to an expert jury. The teams presented ideas to make musea more attractive, to be spraying at parties, to share virtual graffiti all with a common denominator using iBeacon technology.

The first prize went to Billboard Stories. With iBeacon technology Billboard Stories will be possible to make billboards personally. Through an app and a iBeacon next to a billboard  anybody who is walking by a billboard can be ‘seen’.  On the basis of the preferences of the person an advertisement is displayed focused at that person’s needs.

The team of Sven also presented an application: Digital Grafity. This allows the user to leave digital messages at random places (where iBeacon is near …).

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