David de Buisonjé, MSc
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.Back to the people page
News and events
Kaya Peerdeman wins ARPH Young Talent Award Kaya Peerdeman, from the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit, Leiden University, received the ARPH Young Talent Award for her research into the role of expectations in the experience of physical complaints
Liesbeth van Vliet receives 'For Women in Science'-award for placebo and communication research Liesbeth Van Vliet gets the chance to work at the NIAS institute with her scholarship on her research into communication with patients and their relatives in serious, often incurable diseases.
Special guests for the BENEFIT for all-project Thursday 29th November, the BENEFIT for all-project was visited by special guests.
Leiden university becomes first Dutch 'healthy university' Leiden University is the first Dutch university to join the Healthy Universities international network. Lifestyle workshops, rewards for good behaviour and the latest interventions encourage students and staff to live more healthily.