My thesis topic was on novel social interaction experiences in mixed reality.
The research explored different forms of mediated social interactions using mixed reality technology, and how they could play out in different contexts. These include (simulated) face-to-face interactions with (virtual) humans, social conflict situations, as well as remote collaboration tasks with other humans
The eCG Family clinic is a ZonMw funded research consortium. We're developing a digital health platform for genetic counseling, the DNA-poli.
My work on this project is on a conversational virtual assistant, and the integration with the platform from the Utrecht hospital.
The Harmony project is a H2020 EU project on assistive mobile robotics in a hospital setting.
My work on this project is to design and implementing social behaviours for the robot. For testing and evaluation, I've developed a virtual version of the robot that can be experienced in VR
I am a creative technologist with a PhD in human computer interaction.
Mixed reality experiences, physical robots with digital minds, from 3D design to manufacturing — I enjoy connecting digital and physical.
I enjoy making stuff. My toolset ranges from 3D animation with Blender, CAD and CAM with Fusion360, to PCB design with KiCAD, to programming in game engines, for the web and to do data analysis. My favorite project applying most of these these skills in one was designing, manufacturing and marketing my own Mechanical Keyboard.
I enjoy designing & using my own mechanical keyboards. From PCB to CNC-milled cases. I have also manufactured and distributed one one of my designs, the BMEK. It features an ergonomic layout, aluminium case available in different colors.
Here some of my favorite shots.