Yff Verstraeten
About me

Background

Hi, I'm Yff Verstraeten. In 2017, I finished my bachelor's in the study Orthopedic Technology at Fontys Hogescholen in Eindhoven. The reason why I chose this study is that it is my passion to help people with physical constraints and to maximize their self-reliance in society with the tools I make for them.

In addition to my study, I’ve worked at an orthopedic company, where I’ve designed and developed prosthetics that are fully functional and producible. Next to this technical background, the professional environment allowed me to gain a lot of experience in communicating with both clients and colleagues at both a convenient and functional level.

Since I was a user once, due to missing my left hand, empathizing with this user and developing upon their needs comes naturally to me and therefore drives me. Based on this motivation, my goal has always been to design and innovate in prosthesis and orthosis.



During my study, I concluded that orthopedic technology has my interest, but the design of it even more. I am passionate about the innovative part of orthopedic technology, and therefore I set the goal to engage myself more in designing.

Further, within the orthopedic world, you only design for individuals. Although this can be rewarding work, my interest lies more in designing for bigger user groups with lots of stakeholders involved. Therefore, in pursuit of the goal of becoming a healthcare engineer with a more varied panel of skills, I applied for the pre-masters program Industrial Design.

During the first year as an Industrial Design student, I worked on several projects. Among other things, an autonomous vehicle project and a health-related project. During these (and other) projects, I experienced that health-related topics are still more intriguing to me than other areas. As a result, my M1.2 and M2 projects were both health-related.





What I did so far

Experience

Months: Intern/work Van Dinter The Hague
Months: Thesis OIM Orthopedie
Months: Thesis Libra Revalidatie & Audiologie
Cups:
of coffee
Some projects I did!

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Identity

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Competency development

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Publications

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January, 2020 | FMP Project

Prollator

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June, 2018 | M1.1 Project

Scoliocaire

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June, 2019 | BE & US

Design Innovation Strategies

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November, 2019 | TR & CE

Designerly perspective on IoT

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January, 2019 | M1.2 Project

3D printed neonatal ribcage

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June, 2018 | TR & MDC

Designing with Complex Sensors

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January, 2018 | Pre-master Project

Hey Volvo!

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January, 2018 | Pre-master

Bloodricity

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June, 2017 | Bachelor thesis

HBO Graduate

My hobby

Plants

Bokito

Dave Junior

Jut & Jul

Kirk Hammett

King Willy

The Weekend

Carl Cox

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Dave Senior

Evert The Boss



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