Monique is a biomedical engineer and senior researcher at RRD and the University of Twente. In 2014, she received her PhD for the research ‘Telemedicine for patients with COPD’.
Her research line ‘Persuasive Motivational Coaching Technology’ aims to research, develop and evaluate technology-supported persuasive coaching strategies that motivate people (with chronic conditions) in adhering to their interventions in daily life. For example via gaming, virtual reality of smart navigation support, but also by using positive emotions or social motivation.
Example projects include: MAGGY: a mobile activity game for elderly (www.maggygame.nl), INLIFE: personalized ICT solutions for people with MCI (www.inlife-project.eu) and VIREP: virtual reality for patients with chronic back pain.
Tabak M, Dekker-van Weering MGH, van Dijk H, Vollenbroek-Hutten MMR (2015). Promoting daily physical activity by means of mobile gaming: a review of the state of the art. Games for Health Journal, 4(6), 460-469. https://doi.org/10.1089/g4h.2015.0010
de Vette A, Tabak M, Dekker MGH, Vollenbroek-Hutten MMR(2015). Engaging elderly people in telemedicine through gamification. JMIR Serious Games, 3(2), e9. https://doi.org/10.2196/games.4561
Tabak M, Brusse-Keizer M, van der Valk PDLPM, Hermens HJ, Vollenbroek-Hutten MMR (2014). A telehealth programme for self-management of COPD exacerbations and promotion of an active lifestyle: a pilot randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 9(1), 935-944. https://doi.org/10.2147/COPD.S60179
Tabak M, Vollenbroek-Hutten MMR, van der Valk PDLPM, van der Palen JAM, Hermens HJ (2014). A telerehabilitation intervention for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: a randomized controlled pilot trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 28(6), 582-591, https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215513512495
Tabak M, op den Akker H, Hermens HJ (2014). Motivational cues as real-time feedback for changing daily activity behavior of patients with COPD. Patient Education & Counseling, 94(3), 372-378. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2013.10.014
Link to publication list on personal website: http://eprints.eemcs.utwente.nl/view/author/Tabak,_M.html
Anke is a human movement scientist working at Roessingh Research and Development since 2001. She got her PhD at the University of Twente in 2010 on a randomized controlled trial, in which the effect of an implantable two-channel peroneal nerve stimulation was examined in comparison with usual care, consisting of a splint or orthopedic shoe, in chronic stroke survivors with a drop foot.
Currently she is involved in several (inter)national research projects concerning stimulation of motor relearning in neurological disorders using rehabilitation technology (including (soft)robotics and applied gaming), mainly for the upper extremity.
Prange GB, Kottink AIR, Buurke JH, Eckhardt MM, Rouweler BJ, Ribbers GM, Rietman JS (2015). The effect of arm support combined with rehabilitation games on upper extremity function in sub-acute stroke: a randomized controlled trial. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 29(2), 174-182. https://doi.org/10.1177/1545968314535985
Kottink AIR, Prange GB, Krabben T, Rietman JS, Buurke JH (2014). Gaming and conventional exercises for improvement of arm function after stroke: a randomized controlled pilot study. Games for Health Journal, 3(3), 184-191. https://doi.org/10.1089/g4h.2014.0026
Winkels DG, Kottink AIR, Temmink RA, Nijlant JM, Buurke JH (2013). Wii™-habilitation of upper extremity function in children with cerebral palsy. An explorative study. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 16(1), 44-51. https://doi.org/10.3109/17518423.2012.713401
Kottink AIR, Tenniglo MJ, de Vries WHK, Hermens HJ, Buurke JH (2012). Effects of an implantable two-channel peroneal nerve stimulator versus conventional walking device on spatiotemporal parameters and kinematics of hemiparetic gait. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 44(1), 51-57. https://doi.org/10.2340/16501977-0909
Ellis MD, Kottink AIR, Prange GB, Rietman JS, Buurke JH, Dewald JPA (2011). Quantifying loss of independent joint control in acute stroke with a robotic evaluation of reaching workspace. 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 8231-8234. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091940