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.
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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 […]
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 […]
Living Lab Activ8 is van start!
De missie van het project Living Lab Activ8 is bewegingsarmoede bij senioren te voorkomen door middel van de inzet van de Activ8 activity tracker. Met behulp van de Activ8 worden senioren gestimuleerd meer te bewegen waardoor bepaalde aandoeningen gerelateerd aan sedentair gedrag voorkomen kunnen worden.
De Activ8 staat centraal in dit Living Lab. Deze sensor meet de hoeveelheid activiteit en herkent bewegingspatronen (liggen, zitten, staan, wandelen, lopen en fietsen). Tevens kan de sensor een nauwkeurige vertaling maken van het dagelijkse energieverbruik. Een webomgeving maakt het mogelijk naar wens coaching op afstand te verrichten via het internet, of self-coaching door het stellen van korte en lange termijn doelen. Beweegcoaches kunnen via de webomgeving op maat adviesgeven en dus gericht aan de slag met het bestrijden van inactiviteit. Dit totaalconcept van de Activ8 biedt in potentie een aanpak om bewegingsarmoede te bestrijden.
Het unieke van de Activ8 monitor is […]
With the ageing of the society, the incidence of neurological diseases like stroke, Parkinson and Complex Regional Pain syndrome will increase. The socio-economic impact of stroke is very high. Estimated annual costs of stroke in the Netherlands are 1.200 M Euro. For people over 65 years it is the second in ranking after dementia. Parkinson’s disease is also an age-related disorder affecting 120-180 in 100,000 individuals. Syndromes associated with chronification of pain account for about 30% of sick leave of employees, costing several billions of Euros. The incidence is expected to have increased by 45% in 2025.
Currently, therapeutic options for stroke, Parkinson’s disease and neuropathic pain syndromes are sparse, not evidence-based but based on general concepts. This results in unnecessary long-lasting disability and loss of autonomy. This is in sharp contrast to one of the most important insights of the last decades that the human brain is highly […]
The Senior Step study uses a sensing photo-frame developed by 2M to prevent falling at home. Senior Step is part of the national program for elderly care in the Netherlands done by Radbout Academic Hospital Nijmegen. Aim of this program is to improve care for elderly with complex care needs.
With the Senior Step sensing photo frame elderly have a simple self test to measure their own mobility and stability. Next they can improve their health by doing focused exercise. This can help to prevent fall incidents and a more active independent life. This has been proven by the first preliminary results of the Senior Step Study.
Most important results so far:
- Validated self-test for measurement of mobility and risk of falling
- Simple self test by hidden high-tech sensor technology in photo-frame
- Timely intervention when changes in mobility of elderly are observed.
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Senior Step project Nationaal Programma Ouderenzorg – ‘Vallen hóórt niet bij […]