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Joost van Hoof


Joost van Hoof serves as the head of Fontys EGT, the Centre for Health Care & Technology. Fontys EGT is a cooperation between 5 Institutes of Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven and Venlo (30 EC minor), which also involves the creation of an exploration and experience laboratory for health care and technology, and the construction of a nursing home case demonstration centre. Van Hoof attained his doctoral degree from Eindhoven University of Technology with a dissertation on ageing-in-place for people with dementia in 2010. He attained his MSc degree at the same university (Department of Architecture, Building and Physics, Unit of Building Physics and Systems) on a thesis about thermal comfort in 2004. He also studied Environmental Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. From 2004 until 2012, Dr van Hoof worked as a (post-doctoral) researcher with the Research Group of Demand-Driven Care of the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. Within the research group, Dr van Hoof was involved with topics in the area of living, technology and adults with dementia. In addition, he served as a lecturer in the domain of technology and health care at the campus in Amersfoort. From January 2012 onwards, Dr van Hoof works with the ISSO – the Dutch Building Services Research Institute in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is the coordinator for research and standardisation in the field of home automation and health care. He is a member of committee on experimental housing and dementia of SEV, the Dutch Housing Experiments Steering Group, in Rotterdam. 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.



Last Updated: Thursday 14 February 2013