Monique Tabak

Monique Tabak is associate professor at the University of Twente and Roessingh Research and Development, with a background in Biomedical Engineering. She focuses her research on Personalized eHealth Technology for Rehabilitation, including self-management programmes for COPD and comorbidities, cardiac rehabilitation or asthma, but also interactive eHealth technologies like Virtual Reality for chronic pain. She specifically investigates the shared-decision making triangle between healthcare provider, patient and technology. She has vast experience in eHealth research for patients with chronic conditions and within rehabilitation by participating in >20 (inter)national research projects (e.g. BIONIC (H2020), IS-ACTIVE (AAL), InLife (H2020), VIREP (Interreg), TOPFIT CitizenLab (Regiodeal) and in close collaboration with local care centres and patients. In addition, Monique is part of the management team of the cross-faculty, transdisciplinary research programme at the University of Twente. She is also programme coordinator ‘Health and Well-being’ in the Digital Society programme from the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU).


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.

de Vette A, Tabak M, Dekker MGH, Vollenbroek-Hutten MMR(2015). Engaging elderly people in telemedicine through gamification. JMIR Serious Games, 3(2), e9.

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.

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,

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.

Link to publication list on personal website:,_M.html