My name is Corinna Glasner. I live in a world where little microbes matter, the world of medical microbiology and infection prevention, the world of human health. After I finished my PhD “Bacterial fingerprints across Europe” in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention at the University Medical Center Groningen and a short adventure in Cambridge at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, I am now, since August 2016, the scientific project manager of two INTERREG projects called “EurHealth-1Health” and “health-i-care”. Together with around 50 science, business and health partners in the Dutch-German border region, we try to combating antibiotic resistance and improving infection prevention. With our work we want to protect humans and in turn patients in our border region and beyond. With my work I learn and live every day in and for our exciting border region and Europe.
Jenny van Doorn
My name is Jenny van Doorn, I'm professor of Services Marketing at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen. My research focuses on the use of technology in services, in particular the use of robots and artificial intelligence. Use of such technology becomes also more and more common in healthcare and is seen as a potential solution for the challenges that the health care system faces given the increasing health care demand due to ageing populations and personnel shortages. The current generation of technological devices often already goes beyond a mere functional role and also engages its user on a social level, such as a robot doing physical exercises with the elderly or devices using speech technology to remind their users to e.g. take their medicine. In my research I explore how consumers react to such technology, and whether there are ways to overcome reluctance that in particular elderly people may feel to use it.
Extra keywords: Robots and chatbots in healthcare
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