From Human Sensory-Motor Function to Patient-Practitioner Interaction

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Within this theme we investigate smart and ambulatory systems for remote monitoring and (remotely supervised) treatment of patients. The main clinical focus is on patients with motor disorders and diseases of neurological origin. The ICT systems for remote monitoring and treatment are based on the technologies of Body Area Networks (BANs), miniature wearable devices, mobile and wireless technologies and virtual communities.

From Human Sensory-Motor Function to Patient-Practitioner Interaction


KNEEMO Initial Training Network for knee osteoarthritis research

KNEEMO is the Initial Training Network (ITN) for knee osteoarthritis research funded through the European Commission’s Framework 7 Programme. It includes 15 research fellows employed at eight different host institutions. University of Twente is involved as an associated partner in KNEEMO ITN providing supervision and training, in close collaboration with the industrial partner Xsens Technologies B.V. ... read more



Many high-potential applications of daily-life monitoring (e.g., in telemedicine, virtual reality, and serious gaming) require 3D full body motion tracking. Unconstrained body movement capture anytime/anywhere requires the sensing system to be self-contained, unobtrusive, easy to wear, cheap and low-power. Existing systems for unconstrained movement capture require a sensor system to be strapped to each body segment to be tracked (for example for full body motion capture 17 sensors are needed), resulting in a relatively complex and expensive system. ... read more

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eLabEL: Living Labs as a ground for innovation and research in eHealth

In the eLabEL project, so-called ‘Living Labs’ are used to implement eHealth technology within primary care on a long-lasting manner. ... read more

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PERSSILAA: PERsonalised ICT Supported Service for Independent Living and Active Ageing

PERSSILAA is a unique project that aims to develop and validate a new service model to screen for and prevent frailty in community dwelling older adults. ... read more


The MAGGY project envisions the integration of ambulant sensing of physical activities anytime and anywhere with ambulant game environments allowing intensive training and coaching during daily life that goes beyond the walls of the home or rehabilitation setting. ... read more


MobiGuide: Guiding patients anytime everywhere

MobiGuide investigates, develops and evaluates a novel Patient Guidance System (PGS) which gives patients personalized clinical-guideline-based guidance anytime and anywhere and so supports them in day-to-day management of their health condition. ... read more


ACARE2MOVE: Towards cancer rehabilitation at home: telerehabilitation

Due to the rapid growth of cancer survivors in need of cancer rehabilitation it will be impossible to supply this service on a face-to-face basis to all patients in future. The aim of this project is to design, implement and evaluate a remote monitoring and treatment (RMT) service for patients with cancer who have undergone thoracic or abdominal surgery for lung, liver, esophageal, stomach, pancreatic, or colorectal cancer ... read more