RRD has three laboratories in which specialised research can be carried out.
Movement analysis lab
In our movement analysis lab, we can very accurately map the movements of a person in three dimensions using several cameras and force plates. During this analysis, we can also measure the muscle activity of several muscles and the energy consumed. We also have sensors to perform ambulant measurements. We have implemented our knowledge on clinical imaging and the experience we have acquired over several decades with the analysis of patient movements into our analysis software. The movement analysis lab therefore supports research, the interpretation of signals, the establishment of diagnoses and the drawing up of treatment recommendations, as well as the evaluation of new treatment methods. Knowledge that we acquire here also forms the basis for the development of new therapeutic training methods and equipment.
In the electrophysiology lab we can perform EMG (electromyography), EEG (electro-encephalogram) and ECG (electrocardiogram) measurements in a static environment. We can also use multi-array EMGs to more accurately map the activity of specific muscles. Various other physiological parameters can also be measured in this lab.
Virtual reality and robotics lab
We are able to test early versions of virtual reality and gaming applications and robotics for functionality in a controlled environment so that they can be used optimally outside of such a controlled environment.
In addition to this, we make use of remote research facilities. We have set up the NovaLab in the Roessingh, Centre for Rehabilitation, for example. In this lab, we apply new solutions such as robotics, virtual reality and support technology to evaluate and validate them in the treatment of patients.
Besides this, we also have access to the facilities of our partners, for example via the Twentse Zorgacademie, where a complete apartment has been built containing a lot of technology and observation possibilities, so that new equipment and services can be tested with future users and care providers.
Finally, we offer the possibility of carrying out ambulant measurements on-site. This can take place at a healthcare institution or in patients’ homes.
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After studying both medical electronics and telecommunication at the Hogeschool Enschede, Leendert started working as laboratory manager at RRD in 1994.
Over the years he has been involved in many projects at RRD. This involvement ranges from setting up experiments and support in data-analysis to (co-) development of complete measurement systems. His special interests lie in measuring and processing biomechanical and physiological signals, quality and safety of experiments and medical device regulations.