Annerieke Heuvelink, Ph.D. is a researcher with the Dutch institution TNO, who is spending a year at Mayo Clinic working in the HAIL Laboratory, a partnership between Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging and Charter House.
Her work focuses on exer-gaming and the elderly, using the XBOX Kinect video gaming system. During her time at Mayo, Annerieke will share video blog updates on her research and insights into the experience of working at Mayo Clinic and in the United States. We look forward to posting these informative and enjoyable updates about her time at Mayo on a regular basis.
In this first update, Annerieke introduces herself and her work. She also shares her first impressions of what makes Mayo special and a funny story about a uniquely American experience.