Technology, Capability and Functioning

This programme aims to research the integration of technology, capabilities and functioning of people. Advances in technology (for example robotics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality) resulted in a scenario in which the momentum of technology and commerce often overshadows the service of humanity. This programme studies how technology can be developed to serve humanity.


Recent publications


Applying an agent-based model to simulate just-in-time support for keeping users of elearning courses motivated.

Scholten, M.R., Kelders, S.M., van Gemert-Pijnen, J., & Steenbeek, H.

Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences

Investigating the relation among disturbed sleep due to social media use, school burnout, and academic performance.

Evers, K., Chen, S., Rothmann, S., Dhir, A., & Pallesen, S.

Journal of Adolescence
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J. (Japie) Greeff


Dr. J. (Jess) Auerbach


Dr JT Janse van Rensburg


Prof. S. (Sufen) Chen

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. S. (Saskia) Kelders

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. D. (Darelle) van Greunen

Extraordinary Professor