In 2016, 121,000 people in the Netherlands sought emergency care for sports injuries. Every year, there are 4.5 million injuries in the Netherlands, accounting for 5 million euros in direct medical costs. Half of these injuries could potentially be prevented through effective support and self-management. In a new, wide-ranging research project, universities, businesses and sports organisations are set to join forces in an effort to reduce this large number of sports injuries with the help of technology. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is providing a grant of 4 million euros to support the project. In addition, businesses and sports organisations are jointly investing 2.2 million euros in the project. Delft University of Technology and VU University Amsterdam will take the lead in this nationwide research consortium that aims to make injury-free exercise possible for everyone.
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The fastest time in a swimming match can only be achieved by a perfect combination of strength and technique. How do you measure these factors and how do you translate that data into the ideal training? A team of researchers, top athletes and companies presented their solution: a smart sensor that measures the swimmer’s movements and gives real-time insight into the swimming performance.
During the final meeting of the research project today at the Institute for Sport Studies in Groningen, former Olympic swimmer Sebastiaan Verschuren demonstrated the sensor. “The small device integrated into his swimsuit measures, among other things, the speed, movements and heart rate of the swimmer,” explains project leader Martin Truijens. Through linked software, the coach immediately sees the measured data of the swimmer, which can be used to tighten training.
From stopwatch to […]
Insight in individual sportperformance is a prerequisite to work on performance improvement. Therefore many athletes make use of measuring equipment. Such equipment is readily available for able-bodied athletes and often at an affordable price, both for amateur and professional athletes. For wheelchair sports there is no suitable system, therefore they have to do with global outcomes as time on, for example, a sprint test. Due to the lack of information on wheelchair specific performance, it is not possible to properly evaluate training methods and materials.
Within the research project RAAKpro the “perfect sport wheelchair” a method is developed to measure wheelchair performance during games and practices, but this method is still expensive and complex. The athletes and coaches who participated in the study immediately saw the great value of the results and would like to see a product that they themselves perform such measurements.
Wheelchair sports performance monitor project goal
The goal of the wheelchair sports performance monitor project, an initiative […]
2M Engineering has build a wearable sensor technology platform that consists of essential building blocks. This enables 2M Engineering to quickly make a translation of your application into a wearable sensor product that meets your requirements.
Wearable Sensor Technology enabling new applications
The 2M wearable sensor technology platform consists of various building blocks. Think here of a standard of sensors for which hardware and embedded software libraries are available off the shelf to quickly enable new applications:
- Accerlero, Gyro, Magnetometer sensors- 9 DOF of movement
- Heart rate & ECG measurement sensor – medical grade to optical more consumer oriented
- Respiration or breathing sensor
- SPO2 sensor
- Temperature sensor and humdity sensors
- Pressure, distance and PPG sensor
Joining these sensors together into customized hardware for OEM/ODM products is a technology focused small step. The more difficult step is how to combine those to add real value to patients or users and to have an impact to change the status quo. In many cases data reduction and smart […]
Joint effort to validate new contactless medical sleep sensor
In a joint effort the technical university of Eindhoven, Livassured, 2M Engineering and Kempenhaeghe work together towards the validation of an innovative contactless medical sleep sensor. This extremely sensitive sensor can pick up both large signals and also very small signals as required to derive heart rate from the raw pressure signal. Due to this high sensitivity the placement of the sensor is more flexible compared to other solutions.
Intelligent signal processing
By combining the contactless medical sleep sensor with intelligent and reliable signal processing new applications can be enabled not possible with the current consumer oriented bedsensors.
Focus on 3 use cases – Patients with Epilepsy, Parkinson patients & OSA patients
In a sleep center like Kempenhaeghe all facilities to do a full night or longer polysomnograhpy measurement are present, however this is not the case in people’s own homes. In this project we develop low invasive measurement, […]
2M and iSago team up to develop connected sewerage water level sensor for better city water management
Smart distributed sensor technology that continuously measures various water parameters and sends this to a central cloud location where it can be used to do big data analysis, will give insights not possible today. These insights start with a connected sewerage water level sensor and will lead to a better design of city water management and quicker more adequate responses in case of emergency.
Zero maintainance sensor solutions
Idea is to create an easy to install, zero maintenance and affordable connected sewerage water level sensor that also measures a number of other relevant water parameters and sends this information to a central server. The system needs to be self-powered and wirelessly connected using LoRa technology.
Challenges – accurate and robust over time under harsh conditions
Challenge is to design a sensor that can withstand the aggressive environment present in […]
2M has created together with Rijndam rehabilitation center in Rotterdam a special version of the Activ8 activity monitoring (see www.activ8all.com) solution. This ambulatory wheelchair activity monitoring solution is currently being beta tested with patients and physiotherapists.
Ambulatory wheelchair activity monitoring solution with activity recognition
The solution consists of two activity monitors: one unit is mounted on the wheel of the wheelchair the other unit is worn on the wrist of the person in the wheelchair. By combining the information from wheel and wrist unit, various activity classes can be recognized. There can be recognized if people are pushed (by a person or by motor) if they are manouvring, sitting still, slow or fast driving. So both the user and the physiotherapist get a good view what activities have been done during the day. The underlying algorithms have been medically validated by Erasmus Medical Center and Hogeschool Utrecht.
Photonic Endoscope for better bladder cancer treatment
DTU and Frederiksberg Hospital are heading a European research project, where engineers and medical doctors develop new instruments for detecting bladder cancer for example a photonic endoscope for better bladder cancer treatment. The concept may provide faster and better treatment and large savings for hospitals. Over the next five years, a research team consisting of engineers and medical doctors will be developing new instruments and combine optical methods for imaging the bladder wall in patients with bladder cancer in routine endoscopic examinations.
The goal is to ensure that medical doctors in a matter of seconds may obtain a detailed picture of how deep the cancer cells are growing into the bladder wall, which allows starting of treatment of the bladder cancer immediately. It ensures a shorter, less expensive, and less harmful course of treatment. Today, patients are waiting for up to five working days to have […]
Fontys Sporthogeschool en 2M Engineering gaan InspiRun verder door ontwikkelen in samenwerking met Energy Lab. De komende periode gaan deze partners verkennen op welke manier de ontwikkelde conceptversie van deze hardloopapplicatie geïmplementeerd kan worden in de hardloopmarkt.
Binnen deze samenwerking zullen Fontys Sporthogeschool en 2M Engineering een derde testfase starten en zal door de drie partners onder meer gezocht worden naar financiering voor de doorontwikkeling van het InspiRun-concept. Voor de data-analyse zal tevens een beroep gedaan worden op de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e).
Energy Lab is een full-service sport- en gezondheidspromotiecentrum dat inzichten en advies geeft op zowel het vlak van gezonde levensstijl als het optimaliseren van prestaties. Energy Lab is onder meer ontwikkelaar van de populaire “Hardlopen met Evy”-app, de opvolger van de populaire start2run hardloop podcast met Evy Gruyaert, met in totaal reeds meer dan 700.000 downloaders. Energy Lab is onderdeel van Golazo Sports, een bekend sportmarketingbedrijf […]
Parkinson disease stooped posture treatment & training tool now available online
We hereby annouche the launch of www.upright-posture.com a new website dedicated for information & sales of our UPRIGHT device.