Roessingh Research and Development is a research and development SME in the area of rehabilitation technology and telemedicine with strong formalized links to one of the largest rehabilitation Center in the Netherlands (Roessingh Rehabilitation Center) and the University of Twente. The mission of RRD is to carry out scientific research and contribute to its valorisation and implementation in clinical practice, by close cooperation with clinical centres and industry.
RRD has extensive experience in all stages of the development of innovative health care services; from initial scenario development with all stakeholders, technology development (ambulant sensing, IT services platform, Decision Support system), user studies focused on usability and user satisfaction and large scale clinical evaluation studies up to implementation of new services in daily clinical practice. This experience has been gained in many large national projects (Awareness, Smart Surroundings, ExoZorg) and international projects (eWall, Perssilaa, HelloDoc, New, CLEAR, IS-Active, Myotel, Navmem, HealthNavigator). RRD has intensive cooperation with various health care institutions like general practitioners, physiotherapists, hospitals, care and nursing home organisations and a specialized clinic for dementia in the surrounding area (Twente). Twenty is also one of the reference sites within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging (EIP-AHA).
RRD has an excellent network in Europe with many clinical centres, companies and Universities and has participated in over 25 European projects.
RRD has developed its own service platform (C3PO; Continuous Care & Coaching Platform) to deliver services to people with chronic conditions, presently including monitoring of health status, triage diary for medication in COPD, web based physical training and an activity coach. The services have been tested extensively in several projects and are now commercially delivered as part of regular care to Rehabilitation Centres and Care and Nursing Centres. These services are also presented as good practice within the EIP-AHA framework. At this moment these services are being further developed into preventive services within the European project PERSSILAA (www.perssilaa.eu) that focuses on a new service model for older people, to screen for and prevent frailty. The multimodal service model focuses on nutrition, physical and cognitive function, is supported by an interoperable
ICT service infrastructure and is offered to older adults through local community service seamlessly integrated with health care services.