Our motivation is to enable people with a physical or cognitive disability to participate in society as independently and meaningfully as possible by smartly making use of new technology.
A growing number of people have a chronic condition, and healthcare is becoming more and more expensive. Sustainable solutions for the future must make effective use of healthcare capacity, and support patients as much as possible during their daily activities in their own surroundings. Our ideal is a society in which people with disabilities can optimally participate as independently as possible and in which care for the chronically ill remains affordable.
Technology can play a role in this. E-health solutions can be used to monitor people at home, gain insight into their functioning, and provide them with tips about how they can facilitate their well-being. Another example is the use of smart ortheses or prostheses, which not only support an affected part of the body, but can also adapt to the changing capacities of the wearer and thus play a role in the recovery process.