GOAL featured on InnovationOrigins.com

Last Friday, we enjoyed speaking on a research meet organised by the TU/e Center of Humans and Technology. The session was summarised well by InnovationOrigins.com:

Iedere drie maanden krijgen verschillende onderzoekers van de TU Eindhoven de kans om hun recente vindingen te delen tijdens de Research Meets. Zo ook afgelopen vrijdag tijdens de 7editie van de bijeenkomst, die ditmaal in het teken van gezondheid en welzijn stond. Uiteenlopende onderwerpen als fietsen, augmented reality en de ‘workwalk’ kwamen aan bod.
Pieter Van Gorp, Assistant Professor aan de TU/e, sprak over het GOAL-framework dat hij ontwikkelde. Doel daarvan is om er spelenderwijs een gezondere levensstijl op na te houden. Enkel een framework heb je echter niet veel aan, dus werd er ook een app ontwikkeld; GameBus. De app, welke voor gebruik binnen families en vriendengroepen is ontwikkeld, geeft de gebruiker inspannende opdrachten, bedoeld om zowel mentaal als fysiek gezond te blijven. Als laatste sprak omgevingspsycholoog Yvonne de Kort over haar onderzoek naar het belang van goede en gezonde werkplekken.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of our GOAL-related slide deck then please contact us.

GOAL and GameBus presented in the Success Stories session of the skills4adherence Summer School in Porto

On September 14th, we disseminated to participants of the skills4adherence summer school our work on GameBus and the related multi-disciplinary research efforts. We leveraged the opportunity to discuss alignment to other research initiatives in order to engage to new research endeavours.

One of the potential future collaborations relates to the use of GameBus in the context of medication adherence (while so far we have focused mainly on the promotion of a healthy lifestyle). We also considered wider collaboration options with the health-related programs in the Data Science Center Eindhoven.

More information: see http://skills4adherence.eu/.

GameBus presentation at national congress for cardiovascular prevention and heart rehabilitation

On Friday, March 23rd, Pieter Van Gorp will give an invited talk on GameBus at the national medical congress “Cardiovasculaire Preventie en Hartrevalidatie” in Ede.

The event attracts more than 300 medical practitioners (e.g., more than 80 physiotherapists, 40 nurses and also many cardiologists, sports doctors, psychologists and dietitians.

We are thrilled to share our lessons learned from our longitudinal studies on health promotion via GameBus. Pieter will talk also about our ambitions in the GOAL project and specifically also about our work on providing professionals novel tools for decision support for personalising health gamification.

Poster: “Applying gamification to improve quality of life” nominated at ICT.Open 2018

On Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 March 2018, we will participate to ICT.Open, which is The Conference for ICT-Research in the Netherlands.

Raoul Nuijten, Pieter Van Gorp, Karlijn Van Den Dungen, Uzay Kaymak, Pascale Le Blanc and Frans Dijstelbloem submitted a poster entitled ‘Applying gamification to improve quality of life’ to disseminate our preliminary activities in the GOAL project. This poster has been nominated for the best poster award at ICT.Open.

We are very honored and grateful and we look forward to the event!

Are you also attending? Then please attend our poster pitch and more elaborate presentation (program here). We always welcome your input and feedback.

Internal Kick-Off

On Tuesday, March 27th, an internal kick-off event will be organised at Eindhoven University of Technology.

Room details will be announced soon.

During the kick-off, we aim to:
  • Get to know each other better, become a tighter team, via
    • an informal welcome
    • 5-minute personal pitches by each member of the scientific core team
  • Walk through the GOAL proposal and CA,
  • Present practical walk-throughs w.r.t. tools for secure collaboration (incl. data management),
  • Overview of what our PhD candidate (Raoul Nuijten) has realised so far (regarding GameBus, literature analysis and a refinement of the plan).

Attendees will be invited via a personal meeting request.