David de Buisonjé
In September 2017 I started as a PhD candidate on the BENEFIT project:
Cardiologists, neurologists, general practitioners, academics, entrepreneurs, and patients have joined forces. Our mission is to make healthy living fun. Rather than telling people how to behave, we make healthy lifestyle choices appealing: the carrot is mightier than the stick. We envisage a national ecosystem that combines evidence-based lifestyle interventions focused on the individual, with an innovative environmental system that incorporates rewarding everyday lifestyle and adherence behaviors. The ecosystem integrates care and non-care settings, connects public and private lifestyle partners, is financially sustainable, and is fueled by continuous scientific evaluation. We all BENEFIT!
From my background as both an engineer and a social psychologist, I am driven to explore where the human mind interacts with technology and how to improve the quality of this interaction. Within the Benefit project I will focus on the application of wearable technology and sensors combined with an incentive system to facilitate sustainable lifestyle change at the environmental level.
De Buisonjé, D.R., Ritter, S.M., De Bruin, S., Ter Horst, J.M.-L, Meeldijk, A. (2017). Facilitating creative idea selection: the combined effects of self-affirmation, promotion focus and positive affect. Creativity Research Journal, 29(2), 174-181. doi:10.1080/10400419.2017.1303308