Introduction

Sports is not always a natural activity for people with a physical limitation or a chronic disorder. Physical limitations or pain during exercise can take away the joy of exercise.

The available activities are also not always suited to their interests and abilities. The Technology for Inclusive Movement and Sport research group is committed to giving people with a limitation as many opportunities to exercise and practice sports as people without limitations.

 

 

About the research group

Target groups

The research group focuses on people who due to symptoms or chronic disorders (for example arthritis and obesity), mobility limitations or restrictions of the musculoskeletal system are less mobile and unable to exercise and play sports as much as they should or would like.

The research focuses on the following themes with the corresponding research questions:

Encouraging exercise

What are effective (technical) tools to encourage exercise and sport among people with physical disabilities?

Recording and analysing exercise

How can we better understand the exercise behaviour and performance of people with physical disabilities to promote and optimise exercise?

Support and optimisation

Which technological innovations and improvements of existing mobility aids can help increase exercise and sport participation among people with physical disabilities?

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Monique Berger

About the professor

dr. Monique Berger

Monique Berger graduated from VU Amsterdam with a degree in Human Kinetic Sciences. From 1993, Monique has held various positions within the Human Kinetic Technology degree programme and worked as a senior researcher at the Rehabilitation Research Group. From this degree programme, she shaped the research in the Human Kinetic Technology Centre of Expertise. Many of these projects are aimed at adapted sports and wheelchair sports in particular. These projects include partnerships with TU Delft, the faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences of VU Amsterdam, UMCG Groningen, NOC*NSF, the Dutch Basketball Federation, the Sports and Exercise Centre of Expertise, the City of The Hague and various rehabilitation centres, in particular Basalt Revalidatie, which insures excellent cooperation with other parties.

06 - 19 40 67 65
m.a.m.berger@hhs.nl

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Team

Wiek Dirks

Wiek Dirks

Astrid Stift

Astrid Stift

Sjoerd Dreteler

Sjoerd Dreteler

Sjoerd Dreteler
Hanneke Braakhuis

Hanneke Braakhuis

Hanneke Braakhuis

 

070 - 305 24 02
h.e.m.braakhuis@hhs.n

Joan Dallinga

Joan Dallinga

Joan Dallinga

 

06-43568403
j.m.dallinga@hhs.nl

Caroline Doorenbosch

Caroline Doorenbosch

Melle van Dilgt

Melle van Dilgt

Melle van Dilgt

 

06 - 48 07 21 94
m.vandilgt@hhs.nl

Rinus van der Schoof

Rinus van der Schoof

Rinus van der Schoof
Rienk van der Slikke

dr. Rienk van der Slikke

dr. Rienk van der Slikke

 

06 - 18989641
r.m.a.vanderslikke@hhs.nl

Jora Wolfgram

Jora Wolfgram

Jora Wolfgram

 

070 - 448 32 72
j.wolfgram@hhs.nl

Natalie Janse

Natalie Janse

Natalie Janse

 

+31 (0)6 42 51 37 31
n.janse@hhs.nl

Projects

Assistive technology for longer independent living (AW Technology for Home)

Assistive devices are of great importance in supporting and improving the users' independence, quality of life and participation in society.
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Sport and Exercise Professor Platform

The Sport and Exercise professor platform connects professors so they can exchange knowledge and collaborate. This leads to the efficient and effective development and use of knowledge.
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Innovations in sport and exercise in the SportLab

The SportLab is a practical environment (‘field lab’) at the Zuiderpark Sports Campus. At the SportLab, researchers are working on innovations and research to help people exercise more and better and to improve sports performances.
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Publications

Article

Wearable Activity Monitoring in Day-to-Day Stroke Care: A Promising Tool but Not Widely Used

In het kader van dit topic kijkt De Haagse Hogeschool naar draagbare activiteitsbewaking bij dagelijkse beroertezorg.
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News

Sportinnovator Winnaars
28 September 2022

Sports Innovator Challenge winners announced during Volleyball World Championship

General, Research

On the opening day of the Women's Volleyball World Championship in Arnhem, Marjolijn Sonnema and Frank van der…
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Monique Berger op podium
20 June 2022

Professor Monique Berger inspires with personal stories during inaugural lecture

General, Research

An enormous drive, passion for her profession and determination. That's what professor Monique Berger exuded…
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8 June 2022

Working with light

General, Research

Newly appointed professor delivers inaugural lecture – Glass fibre, LED lighting, solar panels or the mobile phone in…
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