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Myrte Thoolen

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Myrte Thoolen is currently a PhD candidate at Eindhoven University of Technology, 26 years old and living in the Netherlands. She received a bachelor’s degree in Information and Communication Technology from Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda, the Netherlands, and a master’s degree in Industrial Design from Eindhoven University of Technology. Her current research focuses on the dynamics in characteristics of people living with dementia and how this affects the design of new technologies and services. Users are actively involved in the study to develop new technologies and designing proposals to best cater to their needs. As a result, in-context implementations of beneficial and sustainable technologies will be carried out to investigate abilities to self-manage social, physical, and emotional challenges and to finally support an independent living of people with mild to moderate dementia as long as possible.