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The availability of a massive amount of data in the early stages of diseases changes the way
designers can contribute to dedicated products and services. The CardioLab research programme
aims precisely for that. In order to develop a vision on how (data-driven) design can build a bridge
between the cardio field and technology, the CardioLab organises a symposium on Wednesday 31
October. Everyone with an interest in this area is welcome to join.

Cardiovascular disease is the world’s most important cause of death. There is still much to gain in
terms of treating and preventing cardiovascular disease. Long-term monitoring of heart patients, for
example, can help to limit the detrimental effects of the disease. This is why the Dutch Heart
Foundation, Philips Design and TU Delft decided to join forces and work together in the CardioLab.
CardioLab works on smart, data-driven innovations that will improve the quality of life for heart
patients, and give medical specialists and other care workers a better insight into a patient’s condition.
Data-driven solutions make it possible to analyse data relating to people in the high-risk group (high
blood pressure, obesity, smokers). Cardiovascular diseases can be detected, and possibly treated,
sooner. Graduation projects, amongst others are available.

Lab Director
Maaike Kleinsmann