Sense in the City: for active and healthy living

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Sense in the City offers an insight in the use of (sensor) technology in the city for an active and healthy lifestyle. Researchers, students, companies and (non-) governmental institutions gather to present the latest developments and to discuss the possibilities and challenges.

Date: Monday, April 18th 2016
Time: 12.30 – 18.00 hours
Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam

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12.30 – 13.15: Welcome with lunch and possibility to interact with demo’s.
13.15 – 14.30: Opening, keynote presentations Yvonne Rogers (UCL) and Paul Veugen (Human), presentation BAMBEA project.
14.30 – 15.00: Break and possibility to interact with demo’s.
15.00 – 16.30: Keynote presentation Nicky Hekster (IBM), project pitches Gemeente Amsterdam (Nelleke Penninx en Laura Hakvoort), Q&A session via Skype with Peter Lewis (Google), panel discussion.
16.30 – 18.00: Closing drinks and possibility to interact with demo’s.

Moderator: Marije Baart de la Faille – Deutekom, professor Kracht van Sport, AUAS


Keynote speakers

NickyOmNicky Hekster
Nicky is the Technical Leader for Healthcare & Lifesciences within IBM Nederland B.V.. He has a focus on the conception, design and validation of solutions to a variety of challenges in the complete healthcare ecosystem, including start-ups. Next to eHealth and Big Data, he is an expert on the application of IBM’s Watson computer to Health, Healthcare and Lifesciences.

From 2010 to 2014, Nicky was the vendor co-chair of IHE Netherlands (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise), in which capacity he contributed to coordinated use of standards in The Netherlands for regional and national exchange of healthcare information.

He has been a guest-lecturer at a number of universities in The Netherlands and Belgium. Nicky holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics, which he earned form the University of Amsterdam.


YvonneRogersYvonne Rogers
Yvonne Rogers is the director of the Interaction Centre at UCL (UCLIC), deputy head of department for Computer Science and a professor of Interaction Design. She is the Principal Investigator for the Intel-funded Cities collaborative research Institute ( at UCL. She is also an honorary professor at University Cape Town and has spent sabbaticals at Stanford, Apple, Queensland University, Melbourne University, University Cape Town and UCSD.

Her research is in the areas of ubiquitous computing, interaction design and human-computer interaction. This involves informing, building and evaluating novel user experiences through creating and assembling a diversity of pervasive technologies. She has been instrumental in promulgating new theories (e.g., external cognition), alternative methodologies (e.g., in the wild studies) and far-reaching research agendas (e.g., “Being Human: HCI in 2020” manifesto), and has pioneered an approach to innovation and ubiquitous learning. She is a co-author of the definitive textbook on Interaction Design and HCI now published in its 4th edition that has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into 6 languages. She is a fellow of the BCS and the ACM CHI Academy. She was also awarded a prestigious EPSRC dream fellowship concerned with rethinking the relationship between ageing, computing and creativity.


349148fPaul Veugen
Paul started his first company Usabilla as single founder in 2009 and built a strong foundation for a fast growing company. Usabilla has been growing year over year and currently hosts over 4B feedback buttons a month for (enterprise) customers around the world.

Paul co-founded Human in 2013 to help people make better decisions about their activity and health. Human has a strong focus on changing behavior and turning data into action. Human Cities shows real-time activity data of 900 cities worldwide.


Laura%20Hakvoort Nelleke-Penninx-Jaardiner-2013-3Nelleke Penninx en Laura Hakvoort, Gemeente Amsterdam
Nelleke Penninx and Laura Hakvoort both work at the municipality of Amsterdam. Nelleke is a landscape engineer, and works both at the Physical Planning Department as at the Department of Sports; Laura works as an urban development engineer at the Physical Planning Department.

Both Nelleke and Laura are involved in the programme ‘Bewegende Stad’ (Eng: ‘Moving City’), which aims to design an urban region that invites its inhabitants to be more physically active. A moving city is an active and healthy city. Big data is used to gain insight in the activity behavior of people and how it relates to the design of the city.


20150116DXF1009578 kopieMarije Baart de la Faille – Deutekom (Moderator)

‘Marije Baart de la Faille – Deutekom (1977) is professor ‘Kracht van Sport’ at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Hogeschool Inholland. The Kracht van Sport research institute contributes to participation in sports and vitality. One of the research lines considers the value of technology to motivate people to perform more physical exercise.



About the organiser: Digital Life Lab
The Digital Life Lab is a research lab at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. The lab focuses on sensors and digital information in everyday life. Applied research is carried out on technology, big data and design methods. The Amsterdam region is the ‘Living Lab’. The Digital Life Lab organises the Sense in the City event.

Sense in the City partners and co-organisers

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences


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