Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Anouk Verhellen


Personal Description

As a nurse, I have experienced many of the challenges health care is facing today. An ageing population, an increasing complexity of care and a shortage of health care staff are just a few of the factors that contribute to an increasing workload for all health care workers. I am interested to see how digital technologies and innovations can help to address these challenges and help health care workers to provide the best quality of care.

I hold a master’s degree in Communication Sciences from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2008) and a bachelor degree in Nursing from the University Colleges Leuven Limburg (2014). I am currently finishing my bachelor in Intensive Care and Emergency Nursing (2019). I worked several years as a nurse on the Emergency Department of UZleuven and Kliniek Sint-Jan in Brussels. In June 2019 I joined imec-SMIT to do research on the digitalisation of the Belgian healthcare system and the use of augmented reality in the operating room.