Wetenschappelijke publicaties


  • Perspectives of Stakeholders on Technology Use in the Care of Community-Living Older Adults with Dementia: A Systematic Literature Review L.C. van Boekel, E.J.M. Wouters, B.M. Grimberg, N.J.M. van der Meer, K.G. Luijkx in Healthcare 2019, 7, 73
  • Engeltjes, B., Walinga, R., Van Dijk, C.F.A., Tink, E.D., Smit, M., Hurkens, J., R.C., Steemers, N.Y.C., Rijke, R.P.C., Scheele, F., Wouters, E.J.M.
  • Succesvolle implementatie van een telefonisch verloskundig triagesysteem: de Nederlandse Triagewijzer Verloskunde. NTOG, Accepted for publication.
  • Peek, S.T.M, Luijkx, K.G., Vrijhoef, H.J.M., Nieboer, M.E., Aarts, S., van der Voort, C.S., Rijnaard, M.D., Wouters, E.J.M. Changes and Stability in the Use of Technologies by Independent-Living


  • Van der Zijpp, T., Wouters, E.J.M., Sturm, J. To Use or Not to Use: The Design, Implementation and Acceptance of Technology in the Context of Health Care. In: Assistive Technologies in Smart Cities, Ramirez, A.R.G. and Gomes Ferreira, M.G., IntechOpen (2018), DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.
  • Van der Zijpp, T., Sturm, J, Jacobs, G. en Wouters, E.J.M. Virtual Reality als leermiddel bij stresssituaties in de zorg. OnderwijsInnovatie, accepted, http://open-universiteit.instantmagazine.com/onderwijs-innovatie/oi-oktober-18/virtual-reality-als-leermiddel/
  • ISG 2018 (May) Peek, S.T.M, Luijkx, K.G, Vrijhoef, H.J.M., Nieboer, M.E, Aarts, S, van der Voort, C.S, Rijnaard, M.D, & Wouters, E.J.M.
  • A dynamical framework for understanding changes and stability in the use of technologies by independent-living seniors (conference paper)
  • Wondergem, R., Pisters, M., Wouters, E., de Bie R., Visser-Meily, J & Veenhof, C. Validation and Responsiveness of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument Computerized Adaptive Test in community-dwelling stroke survivors, Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. (2018) doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.18.05359-5.
  • Wouters, E.J.M. en van Hoof, J. (2018). Researching the sense of home in nursing homes with LEGO SERIOUS PLAY. Gerontechnology; 16; 2


  • Verkerk, M., Holtkamp, F. C., Wouters, E. J. M., & van Hoof, J. (2017). Professional Practices and User Practices:: An Explorative Study in Health Care . Philosophia Reformata, 82(2), 167-191. DOI: 10.1163/23528230-08202001
  • Wouters, E.J.M., Nieboer, M.E, Nieboer, K.A., Moonen, M.J.G.A., Peek, S.T.M., Sponselee, A.A.G., van Hoof, J., van der Voort, C.S., Luijkx, K.G. How to guide the use of technology for ageing-in-place? An evidence based educational module. Conference paper. Human Computer Interaction International, Vancouver 9-14 juli 2017 in: J. Zhou & G. Salvendy (Eds): ITAP 2017, part I. LCNS 10297, pp 1-12, 2017. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-5830-7_37.
  • Peek, S.T.M., Luijkx, K.G. Vrijhoef, H.J.M., Nieboer, M.E., Aarts, S., van der Voort, C.S., Rijnaard, M.D., & Wouters, E.J.M. Origins and Consequences of Technology Acquirement by Independent-Living Seniors: Towards an Integrative Model. BMC Geriatrics 2017, 17:189.
  • Wouters, E.J.M., van Hoof, J. Thuisgevoel in verpleeghuizen. Onderzoek met Lego Serious Play. Onderwijs en Gezondheidszorg, 2017, 41, 2, 25-28.
  • Wondergem, R., Pisters, M., Wouters, E., Olthof, N., de Bie, R., Visser-Meily, J., Veenhof, C. Who is at risk for decline in activities of daily living after first ever stroke? a meta-analysis and systematic review (2017), Cerebrovascular diseases 43 (1-2): 1-8. doi:10.1159/000451034


  • Holtkamp, F.C., Verkerk, M.J., van Hoof, J., Wouters, E.J.M. Mapping user activities and user environments: an exploratory study from the perspective of users. Technology and Disability 28 (2016) 145–157
  • Aarts, S., Cornelis, F., Zevenboom, Y, Brokken, P., van de Griend, N., Spoorenberg, M., ten Bokum, W., Wouters, E. The opinions of radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists and radiation therapists regarding technology in health care: a qualitative study. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences,

  • Van Lieshout, R., Pisters, M.F., Vanwanseele, B., De Bie, R.A., Wouters, E.J.M., Stukstette, M.J. Biofeedback in partial weight bearing: usability of two different devices from patient’s and physical therapist’s perspective; PLOS ONE, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165199.
  • Van Hoof, J., Verbeek, H., Janssen, B.M., Eijkelenboom, A., Felix., E., Nieboer, K.A., Zwerts-Verhelst, E.L.M., Sijstermans, J.J.W.M., Wouters. A three perspective study of the sense of home of nursing home residents: the views of residents, care professionals and relatives. BMC geriatrics, 16:169; DOI: 10.1186/s12877-016-0344-9
  • Rijnaard, M.D., van Hoof, J., H., Pocornie, W., Beerens, H.C., Molony, A.L., Wouters, E.J.M. (2016). The factors influencing the sense of home in nursing homes: a systematic review from the perspective of residents. Journal of Aging Research, 6143645. doi: 10.1155/2016/6143645
  • Peek, S.T.M., Wouters, E.J.M., Luijkx, K.G., & Vrijhoef, H.J.M. What it takes to successfully implement technology for aging-in-place: understanding positions of stakeholders. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18, 5, e98.
  • Peek S.T.M., Luijkx K.G., Aarts S., Nieboer M.E., van der Voort C.S. ,van Hoof J., Rijnaard M.D., Vrijhoef H.J.M., & Wouters E.J.M. Use one, use all? Selective use of apps by seniors. Gerontechnology, 2016; 15 (suppl).
  • Wouters, E.J.M., van Hoof, J. Lego serious play as a method to determine the sense of home in the nursing home. Gerontechnology, 2016;15 (suppl).
  • Snaphaan, L., van der Lubbe-Verhaegh, E., van Gastel, :. Wouters, E., Bongers, I. Social innovation to reduce the gap between innovative assistive technology and people living with dementia. Gerontechnology 2016;15 (suppl).
  • Aarts, S., Peel, S.T.M. Wouters E.J.M. The relation between social-network site-usage and loneliness and mental health in community-dwelling older adults. Gerontechnology 2016;15 (suppl).


  • Verkerk, M.J., Holtkamp, F.C., Wouters, E.J.M., van Hoof, J. Philosophical reflections on the relationship between man and technology: the case of orthopedic practices. IPW (Scientific Society for Engineering Education), November 2015.
  • Luijkx, K.G., Peek, S.T.M., Wouters, E.J.M. (2015). “Grandma, You Should Do It, It’s Cool”. Older Adults about the Role of Family Members in their Acceptance of Technology. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(12), 15470 – 15485.
  • Van Hoof, J., Wetzels, M.H., Dooremalen, A.M.C., Overdiep, R.A., Nieboer, M.E., Eyck, A.M.E., van Gorkom, P.J.L.M., Zwerts-Verhelst, E.L.M., Aarts, S., Vissers-Luijcks, C., van der Voort, C.S., Moonen, M.J.G. van de Vrande, A H.A., van Dijck-Heinen, C.J.M.L. & Wouters, E.J.M. (2015) Exploring Innovative Solutions for Quality of Life and Care of Bed-Ridden Nursing Home Residents through Co-Design Sessions. Journal of Aging Research (http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/185054)
  • Wouters, E.J.M., Aarts, S. Book review ‘Ethics in Education Research’ (Sage 2014) in: Kwalon, 2, 2015. Snaphaan, L., Verhaegh, E., Wouters, E., van Gastel, L., Bongers, I. (2015) Scaling up health innovations for people living with dementia; A social innovation approach. Conference paper, Design4Health, Sheffield, (juli 2015).
  • Wouters, E.J.M., Weijers. T.C.M., Nieboer, M.E. Professional Values: The Use of Technology and the New Generation of Clinician. In: van Hoof, J., Wouters, E. en Demiris, G. (ed.) Handbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-Being (2015). Wouters, E.J.M., Weijers, T.C.M., Finch, T.L. Successful implementation of Technological Innovations in Health Care Organizations. In: van Hoof, J., Wouters, E. en Demiris, G. (ed.) Handbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-Being (2015).
  • Bousquet, J, Kuh, D, Bewick, M.[…..] Wouters, E. et al. (2015). Operational definition of active and healthy ageing (AHA): A conceptual framework. European Geriatric Medicine, 6(2), 196-200.
  • Van Hoof, J., Verhagen, M.M., Wouters, E.J.M., Marston, H.R., Rijnaard, M.D., Janssen, B.M. (2015). Picture Your Nursing Home: Exploring the Sense of Home of Older Residents through Photography. Journal of aging research (Article ID 312931).
  • Peek, S.T., Luijkx, K.G., Rijnaard, M.D., Nieboer, M.E., van der Voort, C.S., Aarts, S., van Hoof, J., Vrijhoef, H.J., Wouters EJ. Older adults’ reasons for using technology while aging in place. Gerontology (epub, juni 2015).
  • Aarts, S., Peek, ST.M., Wouters, E.J.M. (2015). Gebruik van de RAND-36 bij zelfstandig wonende ouderen kan leiden tot een onderschatting van de ervaren gezondheidstoestand. Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie 30(9), 942–949.
  • Van Hoof, J., Demiris, G., Wouters, E.J.M. (Eds.) Handbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-Being (2015). Springer Reference, ISBN 978-3-319-01582-8 Van Hoof, J., Aarts, M.P.J., Westerlaken, A.C., Schräder, B., Wouters, E.J.M., Weffers, H.T.G., Aries, M.B.C. (2015). Light therapy in smart healthcare facilities for older adults: An overview. In: Curran, K. (ed.) Recent Advances in Ambient Intelligence and Context-Aware Computing. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA.
  • Van Hoof, J., Zwerts, L.S., Nieboer, M.E., Wouters, E.J.M. (2015). Innovations in multidisciplinary education in healthcare and technology. Perspectives on Medical Education, 4, 146-148.
  • Holtkamp, F.C., Wouters, E.J.M., van Hoof, J., van Zaalen, Y. & Verkerk, M. (2015). Use of and Satisfaction with Ankle Foot Orthoses. Clinical Research on Foot & Ankle. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2329-910X.1000167.


  • Wouters, E.J.M. Demographic trends: Why we need smart solutions. In: van Hoof, J., Wouters, E. en Demiris, G. (ed.) Handbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-Being (2014).
  • Aarts, S., Peek, S.T.M., Wouters, E.J.M. (2014). The relation between social network site usage and loneliness and mental health in community-dwelling older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 30(9), 942-949.
  • Van Dijck-Heinen, C.J.M.L., Wouters, E.J.M., Janssen, B.M., van Hoof, J. (2014). The environmental design of residential care facilities: A sense of home through the eyes of nursing home residents. International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology 1(4), 57-69.
  • Van Hoof, J., Dooremalen, A.M.C., Wetzels, M.H., Weffers, H.T.G., Wouters, E.J.M. (2014) Exploring technological and architectural solutions for nursing home residents, care professionals and technical staff: Focus groups with professional stakeholders. International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology 1(3), 90-105.
  • Van Hoof, J., Wetzels, M.H., Dooremalen, A.M.C., Wouters E.J.M., Nieboer M.E., Sponselee, […], Overdiep, R.A. (2014). Technological and architectural solutions for Dutch nursing homes: Results of a multidisciplinary mind mapping session with professional stakeholders. Technology in Society 36,1-12.
  • Nieboer, M.E., van Hoof J., van Hout, A.M., Aarts, S., Wouters, E.J.M. (2014). Professional values, technology and future health care: the view of health care professionals in The Netherlands. Technology in Society, 39,10-17.
  • Van Hoof, J. Wetzels, M.H., Dooremalen, A.M.C., Nieboer, van Gorkom, P.J.L.M., Eyck, A.M.E., Zwerts-Verhelst, E.L.M., Peek, S.T.M.,van der Voort, C.S. Moonen, M.J.G.A., van Dijck-Heinen, C.J.M.L., Weffers, H.T.G., Overdiep, R.A. Aarts, S. Vissers-Luijcks, C. Wouters, E.J.M. (2014). The essential elements for a nursing home according to stakeholders from healthcare and technology. Perspectives from multiple simultaneous monodisciplinary workshops. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 28(4), 329-356.
  • Wouters, E., Geenen, R. (2014). The Influence of Friendship Groups and Media on Eating Behavior and Physical Activity in Adolescents. Child and Adolescent Health Yearbook 2013.
  • Peek, S.T.M., Aarts, S., Wouters, E.J.M. (2014). Field research on cognitive decline and the use of technology by older adults. Gerontechnology (conference paper) 13(2):xxx; doi:10.4017/gt.2014.13.02.xxx.xx
  • Zwerts-Verhelst, E.L.M., van Hoof, J., Wouters, E.J.M. (2014) Don’t forget about the garden! The design of gardens for people with dementia. Gerontechnology (conference paper) 2014; 13(2):xxx; doi:10.4017/gt.2014.13.02.xxx.xx
  • Van Hoof, J., Wouters, E.J.M., Zwerts-Verhelst, E.L.M. (2014). Design of the nursing home of the future. Gerontechnology (conference paper); 13(2):xxx; doi:10.4017/gt.2014.13.02.xxx.xx
  • Peek, S.T.M., Wouters, E.J.M., Van Hoof, J., Luijkx, K.G., Boeije, H.R., Vrijhoef, H.J.M. (2014). Factors influencing acceptance of technology for aging in place: a systematic review. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 83(4), 235-248.
  • Wouters, E., Geenen, R. (2014). Friendships, media, eating behavior and physical activity in adolescents. In: Food, Nutrition and Eating Behavior (Ch. 13). Merrick, E., Israeli, S. Hauppage, NY: Nova Science publishers.
  • Wouters, E., Geenen, R. (2014). Obesity and quality of life. In: Food, Nutrition and Eating Behavior. Merrick, E., Israeli, S. Hauppage, NY: Nova Science publishers.