Aart van Halteren

prof. dr. ir.

20122019
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Aart van Halteren is an endowed professor of Health Behaviour Informatics. He is also a principal scientist with Philips Research.

Research

We are living in a digital world, and increasingly the boundaries between humans and their digital environment is blurring. People can be equipped with a myriad of devices that automatically measure their physical state and often in a highly nonintrusive fashion.

The challenge

A big challenge is to addresses the full cycle of automatically measuring, analyzing, and acting upon the physiological and psychological state of individuals or groups of people. Emphasis lies on promoting adherence: enabling people to willingly follow a therapy or stick to an agreed set of health behaviours. Typical examples for adherence range from the ensurance that patients adhere to their therapy (e.g. medication adherence) to the case of staying active to prevent obesity (physical activity promotion). To support adherence, the basic human needs of autonomy, competence and belonging need to be incorporated into the design of health behaviour support systems.

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Research Output 2012 2019

A Smartphone-based Infrastructure for Decentralized Partnership Formation

Bozdog, N. V., 2019, 132 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access
File

User acceptance of real-life personalized coaching in social fitness apps

Simoski, B., Klein, M. C. A., Van Halteren, A. T. & Bal, H., 20 May 2019, Proceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2019. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 198-207 10 p. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Application programs
Smartphones
Experiments

Computational model for reward-based generation and maintenance of motivation

Taj, F., Klein, M. C. A. & van Halteren, A., 2018, Brain Informatics: International Conference, BI 2018, Proceedings. Yang, Y., Yamamoto, V., Wang, S., Jones, E., Su, J., Mitchell, T. & Iasemidis, L. (eds.). Springer - Verlag, p. 41-51 11 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11309 LNAI).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Reward
Computational Model
Maintenance
Hebbian Learning
Student Learning

Contagious: Modeling the Spread of Behaviours, Perceptions and Emotions in Social Networks

Fernandes de Mello Araujo, E., 2018, 253 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access
File

Integrating person-to-person social support in smartphone apps for promoting physical activity

Simoski, B., Klein, M., Van Halteren, A. T. & Bal, H., 2018, HEALTHINF 2018 - 11th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2018. SciTePress, Vol. 5. p. 497-504 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Smartphones
Application programs
Social Support
Health hazards
Telemedicine