Joost van Hoof serves as the head of the Fontys Centre for Health Care & Technology, which is a cooperation between 5 Institutes of Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven and Venlo, The Netherlands. Together with Dr.EvelineWouters, he was a co-editor of a Dutch handbook on smart living and health. Dr. van Hoof has an engineering background in building physics and services. Dr. van Hoof also works with ISSO, the Dutch Building Services Research Institute in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He serves as board member of TVVL, the Dutch Association for Building Services Engineers TVVL (Dutch Technical Association for Building Services), and the Herman Bouma Fund for Gerontechnology Foundation. For his work, Dr van Hoof won various (inter)national awards, including the REHVA Young Scientist Award 2011 by the Federation of European Heating and Air-Conditioning Associations, and the 2010 BJ Max Prize. He is a board member of various ISI journals on building, technology and health care.
George Demiris is the Alumni Endowed Professor in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Biomedical and Health Informatics, at the School of Medicine, University of Washington. He is the Graduate Program Director of Biomedical and Health Informaticsin the School of Medicine and the Director of the Clinical Informatics and Patient Centered Technologies Program at the School of Nursing. His research interests include the design and evaluation of home based technologies for older adults and patients with chronic conditions and disabilities, smart homes and ambient assisted living applications and the use of telehealth in home care and hospice.
Eveline Wouters, PhD, MD, MSc, is medical doctor and professor of Health Innovations and Technology with the Institute of Allied Health Professions of Fontys University of Applied Sciences. The research focus is on technology development, acceptance and implementation of technology in health care, from the point of view of patients, family and health care professionals. In this, she works together with technological faculties. Together with Dr. Joost van Hoof, she was a co-editor of a Dutch handbook on smart living and health. Dr. Wouters has written several other textbooks, book chapters and many peer-reviewed articles on a diversity of health related subjects.