To investigate the different kinds of expertise necessary for the development of Smart Textile Services we initiated an assignment to develop new Smart Textile Services concepts for elderly that can be used during rehabilitation (ten Bhömer, et all 2012) and executed this project in 2 different institutes: Saxion University of Applied Sciences and Eindhoven University of Technology.

The new field of Artificial Intelligence called Machine Ethics is concerned with ensuring that the behaviour of machines towards human users and other machines is ethical. This unique edited collection aims to provide a platform for researchers in this field to present new research and developments in Machine Medical Ethics.

Scientias interviewed me about my research within SELEMCA and published this article (in Dutch)

The article is a follow-up on the article they published about a year ago

I published an article about robots in healthcare for the online magazine 'Waterstof' of the 'Waterlandstichting'.

Our paper 'Robots that stimulate our autonomy' is accepted for publication in "Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations 2013, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology".

Additionally, I will present the paper 30 september at the AIAI 2013 conference in Pafos, Cyprus

On my way to the AIAI13 conference, I was interviewed by a journalist of 'Nederlands Dagblad' about the potential of robots to prevent loneliness.

Report of the 'Robots Supporting Care Day' where I presented the Darwin robot to health care professionals, students and

At Games for Health Europe, Alessia Cadamuro and Valentijn Visch presented "What remains"  - a prototype that facilitates the intake of Alzheimer’s disease suffering patients in care homes

SELEMCA will go 'on tour' the coming month. A list of the events where you can find us:

7-8 november: Matthijs Pontier will present a paper on 'Robots that Stimulate Autonomy' at the 25th Benelux Artificial Intelligence Conference. The paper and the slides can be found in the links below:

From 21 September until 5 January ‘het Nieuwe Instituut’ presents: De Gezonde Mens. This exhibition is about the health of the human body as design domain.