Ivo Maathuis is a postdoctoral researcher at TRANZO, the scientific center for care and welfare of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Tilburg University. He holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Twente, The Netherlands. In his thesis he concentrated on different forms of self-management inscribed in telecare technologies for COPD patients. In his current research he focusses on the incorporation of moral values in the design of a web-based QoL-assessment tool for people with mental health problems. His main research interests are science & technology studies, with a particular attention on medical technologies and information and communication technologies.