Technology for Healthcare: Effective, Sensible and Safe Implementation (THESSI)

Technology plays a crucial role in today’s society and is interwoven in everday activities, those who can successfully design and implement technology are ready for the future. Healthcare is greatly enhanced by technology, and (health) professionals that are competent with technology perform better.

This summer school is about becoming technology-competent, with a focus on healthcare. In all that we do, we ask ourselves: how can technology contribute to better healthcare, service delivery and quality of life? To resolve problems from real patients, therapists and researchers, you will learn to think like a designer and find effective, sensible and safe technological solutions that you can test. To get there, the Design Thinking method guides you from one phase to the next, this method allows you to work reflective, iterative and experiment with your newly developed technology. Throughout these two weeks, your creativity will be challenged while exploring new and unfamiliar technologies, when mapping and meeting relevant stakeholders to find original and testable solutions to present-day problems, and in sharing your insights to have a lasting impact on the advancement of healthcare.

What can you expect from us?

A class of both international and Dutch students. Your lecturers are experienced in their field of knowledge. The program is designed to be interactive, and there will be many practical assignments.

Wat do we expect from you?

You are interested in the subject of the program, your English is sufficient, you have an open mind, you want to work hard but also want to take part in the exciting social and cultural activities which show you the highlights of Eindhoven and the Netherlands.


6 - 17 August 2018


Each participant receives a certificate of completion for 3 ECTS

Class size

12 – 26 students