We\Vist project

The 4TU research centre Humans & Technology (H&T) brings together the humanities and technical sciences. Its goal is excellent research on innovative forms of human-technology interaction for smart social systems and spaces.
4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen
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We\Visit project 

March- July 2020

Visiting a loved one who’s critically ill: normally that’s possible, but due to the coronavirus, visiting ICUs was no longer permitted. The result was a lonely fight behind closed doors. In an attempt to combat the loneliness, researchers at Delft University of Technology have come up with We\Visit: a tool that facilitates video-calling by appointment. And it was developed at lightning speed after the Reinier de Graaf hospital sounded the alarm.

See: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/stories/articles/wevisit-combatting-loneliness-with-video-calling/

Merijn Bruijnes, researcher at the Intelligent Interaction group at the Delft University and member of the 4TU H&T center, has been part of this project from day 1. About the project he says: it felt good to be able to do something. Especially at the beginning of the pandemic a lot was uncertain about the coronavirus. Everybody was frantically searching for information to feel a bit more in control. I was reading everything related to the crisis: from mortality and infection rates to the production and logistics of face masks. All of which are things I know little about. So when the call came from the Reinier de Graaf, it felt good to be able to contribute in some small way with my expertise. I believe this sentiment was widely shared: within no time at all we had a substantial team working on We\Visit. Everybody we called or emailed responded positively to any request we had. Everybody felt a real sense of urgency, a need to do something, and finally we had something useful to do.

We\Vist project

We\Visit project 

March- July 2020

Visiting a loved one who’s critically ill: normally that’s possible, but due to the coronavirus, visiting ICUs was no longer permitted. The result was a lonely fight behind closed doors. In an attempt to combat the loneliness, researchers at Delft University of Technology have come up with We\Visit: a tool that facilitates video-calling by appointment. And it was developed at lightning speed after the Reinier de Graaf hospital sounded the alarm.

See: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/stories/articles/wevisit-combatting-loneliness-with-video-calling/

Merijn Bruijnes, researcher at the Intelligent Interaction group at the Delft University and member of the 4TU H&T center, has been part of this project from day 1. About the project he says: it felt good to be able to do something. Especially at the beginning of the pandemic a lot was uncertain about the coronavirus. Everybody was frantically searching for information to feel a bit more in control. I was reading everything related to the crisis: from mortality and infection rates to the production and logistics of face masks. All of which are things I know little about. So when the call came from the Reinier de Graaf, it felt good to be able to contribute in some small way with my expertise. I believe this sentiment was widely shared: within no time at all we had a substantial team working on We\Visit. Everybody we called or emailed responded positively to any request we had. Everybody felt a real sense of urgency, a need to do something, and finally we had something useful to do.