Beat of the body

COURSE SUMMARY: beat of the body

A correct diagnosis is very important before the treatment. There are several medical techniques that can be used in this process. In order to improve these medical techniques many research is needed. In this course you will acquire knowledge in the field of medical research. You will have a look in an intensive care and will learn to practice the learned techniques. You will also do a medical research about wearables and medical applications for patients. You will present the outcomes of this research in a multidisciplinary consultation. 

Beat of the Body - Course Leader
Frederique de Raat
InspireU Course Leader

Hi! Let me introduce myself, I am Frederique de Raat, and I'm a  Technical Medicine student. In my free time, I train for a triathlon, fitness and play hockey. Furthermore I teach in Deventer as Life&Science teacher.

During InspireU, I'll be the Beat of the Body course leader. I think it's very important that you challenge your body not only mentally but also physically. That's what I like about our summer camp. Next to the challenging courses, a lot of side activities are being organized, which allow you to truly experience and unforgetable week. 

Marianne Reintjes
InspireU Course Leader

I'm Marianne Reintjes and currently I am doing a master of Technical Medicine. Besides studying, I work at the Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine, at the hospital in Enschede and I give other masterclasses related to health care. In my free time, I do a lot of fitness and spend time with friends.  

During this summer camp, I am excited to show you all about what can be measured about the human body. I have always been very enthusiastic about new developments in technology and how you can connect them to different systems of the body. I'm looking forward to teaching you some new things and techniques, which you can use to create your own new technologies!


This course is about health and this is a key research theme at the University of Twente. Several hundred researchers are active in this field. They apply various perspectives based on a wide range of disciplines, including medical technology, psychology and logistics. The bachelor studies that are partly or exclusively concerned with health are Psychology, Biomedical Technology, Technical Medicine and Health Sciences

Detailed Course overview

Part 1 - Introduction to the beat of your body

This first course will start with an introduction. What are the actualities in health care, which signals can we measure in the body and what are the benefits and drawbacks of self-monitoring.

Part 2 - Cardiovascular system

This course is about the cardiovascular system, anatomy, physiology and pathology.

Part 3 - Lungs and muscles

This course is an interactive course about the lungs and muscles.

Part 4 - Neural system

This course is about the neural system, the anatomy, physiology and pathology

Part 5 - ECG practicum

In this course an ECG practicum will be performed. Furthermore, there is a quiz to determine what you have learned from this class.

Course Aim

  • You will experience which signals should be measured on a real intensive care.
  • You will learn about the function and anatomy of the heart and how to perform an ECG yourself.  
  • You will do research in wearables and medical apps.
  • You will think about medical ethical propositions and safety in healthcare.
  • You will take part in a multidisciplinary consultation.

Course details:

  • Methods: Lab work projects, interactive lectures
  • Course level: Intermediate
  • Target group: High school students preparing for a bachelor’s programme at an University (minimum age of 15 years) with an interest in healthcare
  • Required knowledge: Basic understanding of physics, biology, mathematics and research and design


Srirang Manohar Prof. Dr.
Adjunct Hoogleraar Biomedical Photonic Imaging

Tuesday 14 August 
1.45 - 2.30 pm

Srirang Manohar is Adjunct Hoogleraar, Biomedical Photonic Imaging. He has pioneered research into photoacoustic imaging of breast cancer. He also investigates the feasibility of the method in imaging inflammation in joints in rheumatoid arthritis. Prof. Manohar’s research spans technology development to early clinical assessment.

About InspireU, Srirang said the following: "I will introduce photoacoustic imaging, arguably one of the most exciting biomedical imaging techniques being studied today. I will particularly give an overview of work done here in Twente on imaging the breast with the PAM 1 system developed at the University. The developments leading to a second generation instrument PAM 2, developed together with a Twente start-up - PA Imaging BV - are discussed. I will close with the latest results on healthy volunteers, and give you a peek into the future."

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