Dr. Kraal, J.J.

Jos Kraal is assistant professor of Behavioral Change at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. His main research interests focus on design for behaviour change, physical activity promotion and the development of lifestyle interventions to prevent chronic diseases.

Academic Background

Before joining IDE, Jos completed his PhD in Medical Informatics (University of Amsterdam, 2016), where he developed and evaluated a home-based cardiac rehabilitation intervention in collaboration with Máxima MC Eindhoven/Veldhoven. Jos also holds a MSc degree in Human Movement Science (VU Amsterdam, 2011) and Public Health (Maastricht University, 2011). He joined the IDE faculty in Delft in 2019 as part of the 4TU Pride and Prejudice consortium, working on the development of dynamic and context-aware lifestyle interventions to prevent chronic diseases.


  • 2012 – 2016
    PhD Research, Department of Medical Informatics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL) & Department of Cardiology, Máxima Medical Center, Eindhoven/Veldhoven (NL). Thesis: Home-based cardiac rehabilitation: Development and evaluation of a novel intervention with telemonitoring guidance and wearable sensors. 
  • 2010 – 2011
    MSc. Public Health: Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management. Maastricht University (NL)
  • 2009 – 2011
    MSc. Human Movement Science. Free University of Amsterdam (NL)
  • 2005 – 2009
    BSc. Human Movement Science. Free University of Amsterdam (NL)


  • 2019 – present
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of IDE, TU delft.
  • 2016 – 2019
    Senior Project-leader / Post doc, Flow Center for Prevention, Telemedicine and Rehabilitation, Máxima Medical Center, Eindhoven/Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

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