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Changes in elderly care – aging in place with home automation

Changes in elderly care – aging in place with home automation

Changes in elderly care have meant that older people live at home longer. Electronic tools and home automation are used to support them. In this article we look at the visions of the parties involved in the care of the elderly. We look at the opinions of older people,...

Housing wishes of the elderly – the home and environment

Housing wishes of the elderly – the home and environment

There is no such thing as ‘the elderly’. Older people are a heterogeneous group. The ideal home for the elderly therefore does not exist. Yet the group has many universal housing needs. In this context, we discuss their wishes with regard to the home and the living...

How does deep learning work – deep learning explained

How does deep learning work – deep learning explained

Deep learning is the name we use for deep neural networks consisting of multiple layers of neurons. The neurons in the network fire when they are sufficiently stimulated. To this end, the input is combined with weights that reinforce or inhibit the input. Each neuron...

How does a neural network work – neural networks explained

How does a neural network work – neural networks explained

A neural network is a statistical learning model that is based on biological neural networks. The individual elements of the neural network, the processors, or neurons, are simple. They read and process input and generate output. However, a network of many connected...

How does machine learning work – machine learning explained

How does machine learning work – machine learning explained

Normally a computer performs a task by following all the instructions of the software step by step. But for complex and large amounts of data, it is impossible to define the correct action in every situation. Consider, for example, autonomous cars where this would...

What are the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT)?

What are the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT)?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of connected objects that collect and share data about the way they are used and about the environment around them. The internet is what connects all these objects or "things". But what can the IoT do for us exactly? Or...

Living at home with dementia

Living at home with dementia

Just like every older person, elderly with dementia would like to stay in their own home as long as possible. With the help of informal caregivers, home adjustments and (technological) aids, it is now possible to make this happen. The benefits of living at home with...

Examples of smart city technology – traffic, environment and more

Examples of smart city technology – traffic, environment and more

This article focuses on examples of smart city technology. We give a number of examples in the following areas: mobility, traffic, environment, waste, safety, health, urban planning and citizenship. Examples of smart city technology - mobility A smart city is a city...

How does IoT work – the Internet of Things explained

How does IoT work – the Internet of Things explained

A network of devices The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a term used for a network of devices connected to the Internet to collect and exchange data. This definition of IoT does not include your own computer or telephone, with which you can use the internet. Rather, it...

Examples of sustainability for companies

Examples of sustainability for companies

Characteristics and examples of sustainability for companies More and more companies a wide range of greener and sustainable initiatives. One of the most common examples is the use of electronic correspondence instead of paper. At a higher level, one could think of...

How to live sustainably – concrete steps you can take

How to live sustainably – concrete steps you can take

A more sustainable way of living means to find a way to use resources today in a way that preserves the resources for the future. Sustainable living is a lifestyle that tries to reduce the use of resources by an individual or society. People who strive for a...

The importance of the Internet: communication and information

The importance of the Internet: communication and information

In this article we look at the importance of the Internet. For many people, a fast Internet connection has become a basic provision, just like water, electricity and a paved road. Internet is important for people, but also for business. Without it a house or company...

What is climate change: An introduction

What is climate change: An introduction

What is climate change? In this article we answer this question. By burning fossil fuels and cutting down and burning down forests, for example, people are changing the climate in such a way that the survival of all organisms is at risk. A more sustainable way of...

How do smart devices work: sensors, IoT, Big Data and AI

How do smart devices work: sensors, IoT, Big Data and AI

In this article we discuss the chain that is formed between sensors, the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI). All these - at first glance - isolated technologies are connected within smart devices. In this article we briefly discuss the...

What is the IoT (Internet of Things): An introduction

What is the IoT (Internet of Things): An introduction

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of connected objects that collect and share data about how they are used and about the environment around them. The Internet is what connects all these objects or "things". The biggest advantage of the IoT is that a lot of...

What are serious games: An introduction

What are serious games: An introduction

Serious games aim to teach or train players, or change their behavior. The positive impact of serious games on the development of various skills can be seen in various application areas. In this article we answer the question: what are serious games? Text continues...

What is deep learning: An introduction

What is deep learning: An introduction

Deep learning is connected to machine learning and neural networks; therefore we discussed these two topics in the previous articles. We conclude our series with this article about deep learning. In this introduction we give a definition. What is deep learning? What...

What is a neural network: An introduction

What is a neural network: An introduction

In this series we work towards deep learning. Deep learning is a complex form of machine learning, which we discussed in previous articles. Deep learning consists of the exposure of multilayer neural networks to enormous amounts of data. Deep learning is thus made...

What is machine learning: An introduction

What is machine learning: An introduction

In this series we work towards deep learning. To paint a clear picture of deep learning, however, we first discuss machine learning and neural networks. To explain deep learning clearly, it is important to outline the connections between all these concepts. After the...

Machine learning, neural networks and deep learning explained

Machine learning, neural networks and deep learning explained

In this series we work towards deep learning. To paint a clear picture of deep learning, however, we first discuss machine learning and neural networks. To explain deep learning clearly, it is important to outline the connections between all these concepts. In this...

What is a smart city: An introduction

What is a smart city: An introduction

This article provides a definition of a smart city: What is a smart city? In this introduction we try to show what smart cities really are. What is a smart city: A definition of a smart city A smart city wants to respond to the challenges of our time, such as those...

What is AR (Augmented Reality): An introduction

What is AR (Augmented Reality): An introduction

What is AR? This article provides a definition of AR (Augmented Reality): What is AR? In this introduction we try to show what AR really is. What is AR - A definition of Augmented Reality Augmented Reality (AR) adds digital components to the perceived real world. It...

What is VR (Virtual Reality): An introduction

What is VR (Virtual Reality): An introduction

This article provides a definition of VR (Virtual Reality): What is VR? In this introduction we try to show what VR really is. What is VR: A definition of Virtual Reality Virtual Reality (VR) makes it possible to project images in three dimensions. For example, you...

What is AI (Artificial Intelligence): An introduction

What is AI (Artificial Intelligence): An introduction

This article provides a definition of AI (Artificial Intelligence): What is AI? In this introduction we try to show what AI really is. What is AI - Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines. AI includes - to name a few...