Ad van Berlo is both mechanical engineer (1980) and psychogerontologist (1997). He has a Ph.D. in biomedical technology (1985). He worked in industry in R & D and marketing up to 1991, in the field of biomedical technology. From 1991 on he is working in the area of smart houses & ehealth, currently as R&D manager at Smart Homes. This organisation was founded by Ad van Berlo in 1998 and has become the Dutch national expert centre for Smart Houses and Smart Living.
Smart Homes is currently participating in several European funded Ambient Assisted Living and ehealth projects. In these projects, Smart Homes is involved in investigating user requirements, process design, technical integration, validation and evaluation in trials with smart home technology, robotics and telemonitoring of persons with chronic conditions.
Overall, Ad van Berlo has 20 years of experience in smart home technology, smart living, care technology, e-health and telemedicine. He was chair of the Forum Programme Committee of the AAL Forum 2012 in Eindhoven.
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Smart Home Technology
Eindhoven University of Technology: Ph.D. and M.Eng., Mechanical Engineering 1986
BeNeLux University: M.A., Gerontology 1997
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