Personalized Running Experiences – Dutch Design Week

During the Dutch Design Week TUe has an exhibition in Warehouse of Innovation (Vrijstraat 11 / Eindhoven) entitled:

‘Personalized Running Experiences’.

This exhibition covers 12 different examples of how technology can be used to give different types of runners a personalized running experience.
Design researchers from TU/e, Fontys and KU Leuven show their designs. This exhibition is an initiative of TU/e, Fontys and Marathon Eindhoven, and is made possible in collaboration with a large number of partners including 2M Engineering.

Personalized Running Experiences
Personalized Running Experiences – Dutch Design Week2019-10-21T08:41:39+01:00

2M participates in Nano4Sports innovation project

Nano4Sports – Sport better, safer, more and for life

Technological innovations have a huge impact on the way we exercise and move, and how we feel about ourselves. Nano4Sports uses sensor technology to develop smart innovative solutions that allow us to sport better, safer, more and for life.

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BRIDGES – the bridge between sensors and application

In practice it is often difficult to bring together raw sensor data from different sources and different sensor devices in a platform that can be worked on in a simple way by motion scientists who are mainly involved in the application. BRIDGES offers a solution to this problem. Initially, BRIDGES focuses on the running application.

BRIDGES offers practical tools and an environment for preprocessing and signal processing of sensor data, allowing motion scientists to focus on application development.

Collaboration with Nano4Sports partner: Tue, Fontys, imec NL

9DOF Motion Suit for Sports
2M participates in Nano4Sports innovation project2019-07-31T16:34:50+01:00

2M partner in “TICARDIO” project

University Medical Center Mainz coordinates new, international Innovative Training Network

“TICARDIO” focuses on biomedical processes in cardiovascular diseases

(…) The Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH) of the University Medical Center Mainz coordinates the new Innovative Training Network (ITN) “TICARDIO – Thrombo-Inflammation in Cardiovascular Disease”. TICARDIO is dedicated to study pathological processes in cardiovascular diseases. The ITN provides 15 doctorate students with the opportunity acquire scientific and general skills within a cross-border network. The structured international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral research and training program will start in 2019 and takes place at research locations in Mainz, Maastricht, Marseille and Dortmund. The European Commission provides 4 million euros over a period of 48 months for this ITN, which is part of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Action (MSCA) of the Horizon 2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation.

The demographic change with aging populations places a heavy burden on health care systems worldwide. Despite all medical advances, age remains the major risk for cardiovascular disease, one of the top two killers. The aging vasculature provides an environment in which the finely tuned interplay between diverse cell types becomes disarrayed and thus fosters both, inflammation and thrombosis – the formation of blood clots. “Research in the last decade has shown that the two pathological processes inflammation and thrombosis are related at the cellular and molecular level. Therefore, these processes, summarized under the term thrombo-inflammation, should be investigated together, rather than independently”, explains Prof. Dr. Wolfram Ruf, coordinator of the project and Scientific Director of the CTH. An international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral consortium of researchers is taking on this task at the four participating locations. From early 2019, leading experimental researchers and clinicians will train 15 scientific doctoral students over four years within a European Joint Doctorate (EJD) – a variant of the ITN – in this important field of research.

“A research and education program such as the ITN TICARDIO prepares young researchers in a very special way for their future careers: It has cross-border and cross-sectoral interdisciplinarity as a teaching principle and provides both scientific and general skills. The high value of this ITN for science is illustrated in particular by the approximately four million euros in funding that it receives from Horizon 2020”, emphasizes the Scientific Board of the University Medical Center Mainz Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Förstermann. “The fact that TICARDIO is one of only nine approved EJD projects in the 2018 Call shows the importance of Mainz as a research location.”

The aim of the research will be to discover the highly complex interactions between blood vessel wall and blood during thrombo-inflammation in cardiovascular diseases. In the long term, it is important to develop specific diagnostic markers and new therapeutic targets, i.e. target biomolecules for the active ingredients.

In particular, scientists are following up on new findings in thrombo-inflammation research: Inflammation has been shown to directly influence thrombotic events through a variety of mechanisms. These include, among others, the activation of platelets, dysfunction of the blood vessel wall and the activation of white blood cells (leukocytes). Conversely, leukocytes, platelets and the coagulation system also have a function beyond hemostasis since they also contribute directly to chronic inflammatory processes.

The recruitment and training of the doctoral students will take place at the academic partners of the project, the CTH in Mainz, the School for Cardiovascular Diseases in Maastricht (CARIM) and the Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), as well as the non-university partner Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Sciences – ISAS – e.V. in Dortmund. The PhD students gain interdisciplinary experience at the participating non-academic institutions: the Bayer AG, Boehringer Ingelheim, the French biotech company BioCytex, the transdisciplinary research institute TRON (Translational Oncology at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz gGmbH), the Dutch high-tech product development company 2M Engineering, and the Dutch science and business consultancy ttopstart.

ITNs are European networks for the structured training of young scientists within the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020. These networks were set up by the European Commission to promote transnational and cross-sectoral mobility and career development of early stage researchers and to increase the attractiveness of Europe as a hub of science and innovation. The aim of the EJD variant is to award a joint or double / multiple doctoral degree and promote multidisciplinary and intersectoral cooperation in the training of doctoral students.


Prof. Dr. Wolfram Ruf
Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH) of the University Medical Center Mainz
Phone: +49 6131 17-8222; Email: [email protected]

Prof. Dr. Hugo ten Cate

School for Cardiovascular Diseases in Maastricht (CARIM)

Phone: +31 433884262; Email: [email protected]

Prof. Dr. Françoise Dignat-George

Vascular Research Center of Marseille, Université d’Aix-Marseille

Phone: +33 491835555; Email: [email protected]

Prof. Dr. Albert Sickmann

Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften- ISAS- e.V.

Phone: 0231 1392100; Email: [email protected]

Doctoral positions

More information on the 15 doctoral positions…

2M partner in “TICARDIO” project2019-07-31T11:57:25+01:00

TU/e and 2M receive research funding to develop technology that prevents sports injuries

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.


Running causes the body temperature […]

TU/e and 2M receive research funding to develop technology that prevents sports injuries2017-11-27T11:47:00+01:00

SwimSensor – Smart sensor for performance improvement during training

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 sensor

Although the robustness of the system needs to be further optimized, the sensor means a breakthrough for swimming, especially in comparison to the stopwatches previously used before. It makes it possible to measure the performance of a swimmer safer. Not only the type of stroke and the number of strokes per track are measured, but also the heart rate and time between sales and turning points or finishes are recorded. Small irregularities in the swimming movements, which were previously unknown, are now exposed.

User-friendly for top athletes

For four years, Martin Truijens, who in the past was a coach for the Dutch swimming team and among others Femke Heemskerk trainde, worked with the researcher and embedded scientist of KNZB Sander Ganzevles. Two companies were very important: Lode and 2M Engineering. “They specialize in ergometer and sensor technology and have sheltered work,” says Truijens. “Developing the sensor has been a puzzle,” he says, “because the existing technology underwater is not working well. You get noise or crawling water between the meter and the body of the athlete. We have to solve that in clever ways. “In addition, the user-friendliness of top athletes had to be taken into account. But this sensor is not an obstacle during training, Sebastiaan Verschuren confirms.

Smart swim sensor for coaches

Business plan

“We have worked intensively in this project,” says Coen Lauwerijssen of 2M Engineering, “and have come across the prototype. There are still steps to get to a final product. “” We are going to look forward to a business plan for the continuation of the project, “replies Ton Rademaker of Lode bv,” sure that it may also be interesting for other sports . ‘

Research Program Sport

The Status Monitoring Project for Top Athletes is part of the Sports Research Program. This program
executed on behalf of the Ministry of VWS and NOC * NSF and jointly developed, co-financed and executed by NWO domain TTW, NWO domain SGW and ZonMw, in collaboration with the Stichting Innovatie Alliantie (SIA). This project is part of the ‘Performance’ pillar, in which science is linked to top sport.


In this project, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Eindhoven University of Technology worked together with Lode bv and 2M Engineering and the KNZB.

Orginal article in Dutch ‘Slimme sensor belooft doorbraak voor optimaliseren zwemtrainingen | NWO’…

Swim sensor Demonstration
SwimSensor – Smart sensor for performance improvement during training2019-07-31T15:05:48+01:00

Wheelchair Sports Performance Monitor

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 […]

Wheelchair Sports Performance Monitor2017-08-29T10:30:23+01:00

Wearable Sensor Technology

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 […]

Wearable Sensor Technology2016-03-08T11:34:48+01:00

Valdiation of contactless medical sleep sensor with Kempenhaeghe

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, […]

Valdiation of contactless medical sleep sensor with Kempenhaeghe2016-03-07T17:40:24+01:00

Connected sewerage water level sensor

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 […]

Connected sewerage water level sensor2016-03-07T16:57:21+01:00

Energy Lab nieuwe partner binnen project InspiRun (in Dutch)

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 […]

Energy Lab nieuwe partner binnen project InspiRun (in Dutch)2017-08-29T10:30:24+01:00