In August 2015, the company SensoRun BV was established as a spin-off of RRD. The company is building further upon the results of RRD’s MeasuRun research projects in which motion analyses of runners were made to gain further insight into the relation between running technique and the evolution of and recovery from injuries.
SensoRun uses motion sensors on the body to map individual running movements. The system reconstructs joint angles of the ankle, knee and hip, among other things. Furthermore, the system can measure accelerations and the impact of these on the joint. Using this information, it is possible to determine whether and, if so, how the load increases and how the running technique changes. The ultimate aim is to give individual runners feedback during the training about changes in their personal running technique and instructions on how these changes can be counteracted.
The company is currently developing the system further for physiotherapy and sports medicine practices, trainers and coaches and for individual runners. It is still looking for investors and partners to this end.
RRD has been investigating remote rehabilitation for more than ten years. In many Dutch and European research projects, RRD has gained experience with and insight into what does and does not work in this area. This experience has been combined in the telemedicine service Telerevalidatie.nl. Click here for the website
Telerevalidatie.nl is an application that helps patients to perform exercises properly and safely under the remote supervision of a therapist. The therapist can use Telerevalidatie.nl to prescribe exercises for a patient. The patient can subsequently perform these exercises at home. An exercise consists of a brief explanation and a short film including a voiceover of a therapist who demonstrates the exercise. The therapist can also add specific instructions such as the number of repetitions. After carrying out the exercise, the patient can indicate that this has been completed. A patient can also indicate that they have omitted this exercise and state the reason why. If the patient has questions about an exercise, he or she can leave a short message for the therapist.
Telerevalidatie.nl consists of modules with exercises. These exercises are mainly aimed at physiotherapists and occupational therapists, but modules for speech therapists are also being developed. Besides information about the specific condition and exercises including a video and description, a module also contains questionnaires for monitoring purposes and a series of implementation tools, including phased plans and communication templates.