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Workshop programme

The programme for our workshop Autonomous Agency, Health Promotion, and Technology Design is as follows:

Date/time: 12 September 2014, 13:00-18:00

Location: Stijlkamer (room 0.06), Janskerkhof 13, Utrecht


  • 13:00–13:10 Welcome and introduction
  • 13:10 – 14:00 Søren Holm, University of Manchester, “How I Learned To Love the Internet of Things: Ethical Issues in Pervasive Persuasion”
  • 14:00 – 14:40 Anton Vedder & Samantha Adams, University of Tilburg, “Reflections on individual autonomy and the ideology of self-management in the age of eHealth, mHealth and uHealth”
  • 14:40–14:55 Coffee break
  • 14:55 – 15:35 Bart Kamphorst, University of Utrecht, “Exploring How E-Coaching Systems Can Affect the Self-Governance of Planning Agents”
  • 15:35 – 16:15 Tamar Schapiro, Stanford University, “Self-government and self-management”
  • 16:15 – 16:30 Coffee break
  • 16:30 – 17:20 Maartje Schermer, Erasmus Medical Centre, “What is ‘Health’ in E-Health Promotion Technologies?”
  • 17:20 – 18:00 Sander Voerman, TU Eindhoven, “Responsible Telecare: Managed Self-Management”


  • 18:00 drinks with all workshop participants
  • 19:00 Dinner with workshop speakers at Umami (Oudegracht 74; modern Asian cuisine)

We look forward to seeing you there! If you are currently registered but won’t be able make it for some reason, please let us know so that we can give your place to somebody else.

Valorization Workshop

Our next major event, the valorization workshop, will be held on February 21st and is for invited participants only. Invitees are stakeholders in the area of telecare. Program and aims are as follows.


  • 13:00-13:15 Check-in/welcome
  • 13:15-13:30 Introductions
  • 13:30-14:30 First block of activities (Short presentations and discussion)
  • 14:30-14:45 Coffee break
  • 14:45-16:30 Second block of activities (Scenario brainstorm/ small workshops)
  • 16:30-16:45 Coffee break
  • 16:45-17:45 Third block of activities (Results and next steps)
  • 18:00 Off to dinner (downtown)

Venue: TU Campus IPO Building,  IPO 0.11

Language: Dutch

Aim of the workshop:

  • to learn more about the institutional and social climate for telecare as input to the research on trust
  • to investigate in which respects the results of the research project on trust in telecare are of general interest for healthcare in the Netherlands
  • to explore the added value of the project in terms of the maximal exploitation of its results.

A finalized program will be made available through e-mail and on this website one week before the workshop.


Medical Trust Beyond Clinical Walls is an NWO-funded research project at Eindhoven University of Technology, in collaboration with and co-funded by Mobihealth B.V. and Sananet Care B.V. The purpose of this project is to investigate how patients with chronic diseases establish trust in forms of treatment and monitoring that involve telecare, the use of technology at home in interaction with online systems. Furthermore, the project aims to evaluate when this trust is well-grounded, and to develop guidelines for the responsible deployment and further innovation of telecare services with an eye on promoting reasonable patient trust, autonomy, and self-management (see the about page for a further description of this project).

The project is based within the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Sciences (ECIS) and the department of Philosophy and Ethics (P&E).