The healthcare sector worldwide faces many challenges.
Among the answers emerging in our time is the trend towards personalisation as a means of offering patients more effective treatment. Health is intrinsically a personal issue and conscious consumers today are seeking more personalised experiences with greater control over their own lifestyles and wellbeing. At the same time, governments and insurers are faced with mounting pressure on budgets due to population ageing and rising life expectancy.
When engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians and physicists search for solutions together with clinicians and psychologists, the results for the patient can be stunning. Three examples of personalised technology in healthcare from our multidisciplinary way of working:
The University of Twente is a frontrunner in conducting research, providing education and valorizing enabling technologies in personalised healthcare, with many game-changing advances to our name. One example is our Master’s and Bachelor's in Technical Medicine: the first in the world in which professionals are trained to treat patients by fusing medical expertise with engineering skills. With its launching, we introduced a completely new, high-value discipline that is now playing a vital role in taking healthcare forward.
On a broader level, we are updating healthcare and creating more customised treatments with technologies in three key domains:
- Early detection of diseases
- Targeted treatment of diseases
- Improved independency
For the third time in a row we were named the most entrepeneurial university in the Netherlands. We are successful in translating our knowledge into economic activity: we've helped over a thousand spinoffs to get going. A few examples:
Besides the bachelor's and master's below, we also offer excellent training- and refresher courses for healthcare professionals: