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Erik Gronvall holds a Post-doc position at Aarhus University, Computer Science department and is affiliated with the Center for Pervasive Healthcare and the research centre Participatory IT (PIT).
In Aarhus, he is a Project Manager for different multi-disciplinary research projects that works with Participatory Design and User-Driven Innovation in healthcare. Interests relate to the development of technology for people that usually do not represent target groups of novel technology, for example elderly and people with different disabilities and to investigate the role of healthcare IT in non-clinical settings such as private homes.
Current research interests can be found in the borderline where the technology and the users meet and include issues like Pervasive Healthcare, Method development for user driven innovation, end-user control in ubiquitous systems, construction/deconstruction and inspection strategies in ubiquitous computing and how to develop technologies that can be used by diverse and heterogeneous user groups. Erik also work with more Physical Computing systems such as shape-changing objects and how users experience and can interact with such objects.
He has a Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Florence, Italy (2007). Previously, Erik has also been a post-doc and lecturer (e.g. in Java, Web development/WEB 2.0 and Physical computing) at the University of Siena. Before moving to Denmark and Italy, he worked in Sweden (as a consultant, as employee and within his own company) with mainly smart home development and novel solutions for elderly care.
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Aarhus, Rikke, Gronvall, Erik, Larsen, Simon Bo (2010): Interactive Healthcare Systems in the Home: Vestibular Rehabilitation. In: Hayes, Gillian R., Tan, Desney S., Wilcox, Lauren (eds.) Proceedings of the Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare 10-11 April, 2010, Atlanta, USA. pp. 1-4. http://www.chi2010.org/wish/resources/WISH2010Proceedings.pdf
Gronvall, Erik, Conci, Mario, Giusti, Leonardo, Leonardi, Chiara (2010): The intrinsic fragility of elderly care networks: five challenges in Participatory Design . In: Proceedings of the workshop Therapeutic Strategies - a Challenge for User Involvement in Design, NordiCHI 2010 Extending boundaries, the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 16-20 October, 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Asboe, Mark, Fernandes, João, Gronvall, Erik (2010): C-HUB: a communication and network platform targeting the Generation Plus and their social. In: the proceedings of the tenth Danish HCI Research Symposium 2010 18 November, 2010, Roskilde, Denmark.
Aarhus, Rikke, Gronvall, Erik, Kyng, Morten (2010): Challenges in participation: Users and their roles in the development of home-based Pervas. In: Proceedings of the 4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2010 March 22-25, 2010, Munich, Germany.
Aarhus, Rikke, Ballegaard, Stinne Aaløkke, Gronvall, Erik, Larsen, Simon Bo (2009): Ageing in communal place: Ethnographic studies of social interaction in senior housing com. In: Enhancing interaction spaces by social media for the elderly, Workshop at ECSCW 2009 September 7, 2009, Vienna, Austria.
Gronvall, Erik, Aarhus, Rikke, Larsen, Simon Bo (2009): Vestibular rehabilitation in the home: Design challenges. In: Bertelsen, Olav W., Kanstrup, Anne Marie (eds.) Proceedings of the Ninth Danish Human-Computer Interaction Research Symposium December 14, 2009, Aarhus, Denmark. pp. 22-25.
Aarhus, Rikke, Ballegaard, Stinne Aaløkke, Gronvall, Erik, Larsen, Simon Bo (2009): Ageing in communal place: Ethnographic studies of social interaction in senior housing com. In Special issue \'Enhancing interaction spaces by social media for the elderly\', International Reports on Socio-Informatics, 6 (3) pp. 8-20.
Marti, Patrizia, Pollini, Alessandro, Rullo, Alessia, Giusti, Leonardo, Gronvall, Erik (2009): Creative interactive play for disabled children. In: Proceedings of ACM IDC09 Interaction Design and Children , 2009, . pp. 313-316. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1551788.1551871
Bertelsen, Olav W., Gronvall, Erik, Rizzo, Antonio (2008): Mockup\'ing as a creative dialog with and through material. In: Abstract in the proceedings of ISCAR 2008 September 9-13, 2008, San Diego, USA.
Gronvall, Erik, Marti, Patrizia, Rullo, Alessia (2008): Adaptive monitoring through loosely coupled services. In: The 21th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems CBMS 2008 June 17-19, 2008, Jyväskylä, Finland.
Rubegni, Elisa, Brunk, Jevon, Caporali, Maurizio, Gronvall, Erik, Alessandrini, Andrea, Rizzo, Antonio (2008): Wi-Wave: Urban Furniture for Browsing Internet Contents in Public Spaces. In: Abascal, J., Fajardo, I., Oakley, I. (eds.) 15th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics the Ergonomics of Cool interaction September 16-19, 2008, Funchal, Portugal.
Piccini, Luca, Ciani, Oriana, Gronvall, Erik, Marti, Patrizia, Andreoni, Giuseppe (2008): New monitoring approach for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In: The 5th International Workshop on Wearable, Micro and Nano Technologies for the Personalised Health May 21-23, 2008, Valencia, Spain.
Broensted, Jeppe, Gronvall, Erik, Fors, David Svensson (2007): Palpability support demonstrated. In: Kuo, Tei-Wei, Sha, Edwin, Yang, Laurence T., Shao, Zili (eds.) The 2007 IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing December 17-20, 2007, Taipei, Taiwan. pp. 294-308.
Marti, Patrizia, Gronvall, Erik, Pollini, Alessandro, Rullo, Alessia (2007): Supporting inspection strategies through palpable assemblies. In: Workshop proceedings of Ethnographies of Diagnostic Work April 17-18, 2007, Lancaster, UK.
Gronvall, Erik, Piccini, Luca, Pollini, Alessandro, Rullo, Alessia, Andreoni, Giuseppe (2007): Assemblies of Heterogeneous Technologies at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In: Schiele, Bernt, Dey, Anind K., Gellersen, Hans-Werner, Ruyter, Boris E. R. de, Tscheligi, Manfred, Wichert, Reiner, Aarts, Emile H. L., Buchmann, Alejandro P. (eds.) Ambient Intelligence European Conference - AmI 2007 November 7-10, 2007, Darmstadt, Germany. pp. 340-357. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76652-0_21
Gronvall, Erik, Pollini, Alessandro, Rullo, Alessia, Svensson, David (2006): Designing game logics for dynamic Active Surfaces. In: Proceedings of the workshop MUIA06 September 12, 2006, Espoo, Finland.
Pollini, Alessandro, Gronvall, Erik, Marti, Patrizia, Rullo, Alessia (2006): Constructing assemblies in the health care domain: two case studies. In: Proceedings of Guide Mobili Virtuali 06 October 18, 2006, Torino, Italy.
Rullo, Alessia, Gronvall, Erik, Pollini, Alessandro, Marti, Patrizia (2006): End-user composition and re-use of technologies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare November 29-December 1, 2006, Innsbruck, Austria.
Gronvall, Erik, Marti, Patrizia, Pollini, Alessandro, Rullo, Alessia (2006): Active surfaces: a novel concept for end-user composition. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2006, . pp. 96-104. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1182475.1182486
Toccafondi, Gulio, Molari, Gabriele, Brunk, Jevon, Napolitano, Linda, Gronvall, Erik (2005): Design for Collaborative Learning Activities. In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics September 29- October 1, 2005, Chania, Crete, Greece.
Gronvall, Erik, Marti, Patrizia, Pollini, Alessandro, Rullo, Alessia, Bertelsen, Olav W. (2005): Palpable time for heterogeneous care communities. In: Bertelsen, Olav W., Bouvin, Niels Olof, Krogh, Peter Gall, Kyng, Morten (eds.) Proceedings of the 4th Decennial Conference on Critical Computing 2005 August 20-24, 2005, Aarhus, Denmark. pp. 149-152. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1094562.1094586
Rubegni, Elisa, Caporali, Maurizio, Rizzo, Antonio, Gronvall, Erik (2004): Designing the user experience in exhibition spaces. In: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics September 12-15, 2004, York, UK.