Yinchu is a doctoral student in the Industrial Design department at TU/e and RMIT University, with research interests in the intersection of healthcare, human-data interaction, and materiality. Her doctoral project aims to explore the application of Digital Twins in healthcare domain with interactive materials. Currently she is investigating the potential of physical data representations (data physicalization) to facilitate better comprehension of individual’s health data.
With a background in intelligent information systems and human-computer interaction, Yinchu has engaged in prior research during her master program on playful assistive technology for children with mobility difficulties, designing personalized home rehabilitation solutions, and creating new forms of body maps. These experiences inspired her to pursue research in HCI and investigate new ways of using design for better health and wellbeing.
Yinchu believes in the value of continuous learning and takes efforts to broaden her knowledge and skills beyond her research interests. She is fluent in Mandarin and English and has also studied Swedish and Korean. She enjoys immersing herself in different cultures through traveling, reading, socialising and trying new foods.
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