Rehabilitation means: working on recovery and a healthy lifestyle to participate in society again. Combining care technology and traditional rehabilitation care challenges the patient to exercise and be more active, making the treatment more effective.
Care innovation in rehabilitation requires collaboration in the innovation process between developers, care professionals and education. It also requires research on the added value of technology in rehabilitation care.
About the research group
The research group Rehabilitation and Technology studies how technology contributes to efficient and future-proof rehabilitation care. We do this by creating, implementing and evaluation innovations for rehabilitation care, together with companies, patients and professionals. These innovations can support people's rehabilitation, for example by giving them apps to exercise on their own and to monitor their progress and lifestyle. Technological and social innovations can also challenge people to be physically active or to support other healthy behaviour. Technology in rehabilitation can also improve the care process with artificial intelligence and individually collected data or big data. The research group Rehabilitation and Technology is a joint research group between The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Basalt (www.basaltrevalidatie.nl).
The activities of the research group operate at the intersection of care and technology and the intersection of practice-based and scientific research. The research uses a co-creation process and develops, evaluates and implements eHealth and care technology within the following themes:
- better rehabilitation care through the use of technology
- promoting a healthier lifestyle in people who are rehabilitating through the use of technology
We work together with our stakeholders, students and lecturers within various field labs and living labs in care. A living lab for innovative services and products for rehabilitation treatment, a living lab to support patients with domotics to live independently at home and a living lab that creates an exercise-friendly physical rehabilitation environment. This helps us to generate knowledge, strengthen the professional field and contribute to better quality care and to the education of the health innovators of tomorrow.
About the professor
dr. Jorit Meesters
Innovate rehabilitation care to enable patients to receive the best possible care, with the right use of e-health and care technology. That is the ambition of Jorit Meesters, principal researcher at Basalt, expertise centre for rehabilitation medicine and researcher at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and, as of 1 November, also a professor of Rehabilitation and Technology at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). This research group is a joint initiative of Basalt and The Hague University of Applied Sciences for research, knowledge and innovation. Many years of cooperation between these partners in care and education have made it possible to address important challenges, such as staff shortages and the increasing complexity of the demand for care, on the basis of knowledge and experience. Rehabilitation care is increasingly supported by ICT and e-health applications.
Students and lectures working together with patients and care professionals to develop innovations. That is how technology in care becomes the new normal for professionals today and tomorrow.
dr. Jeroen DikkenGo to dr. Jeroen Dikken
ir. Martijn van der EntGo to ir. Martijn van der Ent
Bram Reurings MA BIT
Bram Reurings MA BIT
06 - 86 80 54 51
dr. Petra SiemonsmaGo to dr. Petra Siemonsma
drs. Åsa Mennema
Senior management assistantGo to Natalie Janse