The Company

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OUR STORY

Mentech Innovation was founded in 2016 by Erwin Meinders to address an important unmet need in mental healthcare. While being a volunteer at Severinus, a care organization for mentally disabled people in the Netherlands, he witnessed the challenges of limited verbal communication capabilities in daily life. His buddy Patrick, a person with a severe mental disability, cannot talk or express pain. One day, his wringing shoes caused pain and discomfort, but this became only clear when after a lot of stress his shoes were removed. This situation inspired Erwin to develop a sensor-based system to give Patrick a voice.

Patrick is not an exception. Many people with a mental disability or dementia suffer from limited verbal communication capabilities and are often not capable to express their emotions or feelings.

Mentech Innovation develops an emotion artificial intelligence platform to sense and regulate emotions, ultimately to improve the quality of life and happiness of vulnerable people. Currently our team consists of 25 motivated data scientists, software and hardware engineers, behavioral experts healthcare technologists, and our is still expanding!

Patrick at the fair


OUR VALUES

CREATING HAPPINESS

We care for vulnerable people in our society, such as people with a mental disability or dementia. We believe that technology can be used for better sensing and regulation of emotions, thereby providing a voice to people with limited verbal communication capabilities. This will lead to increased happiness, quality of life and reduced costs of care.


CARE AND COMPASSION

“Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It’s the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.“ (Frederick Buechner)


PRODUCT LEADERSHIP

With our emotion sensing products we target a first market entry in care houses for people with a mental disability or dementia. We aim to create a practical and meaningful innovation that adds value to society.


INTEGRITY

Since we work with personal data it’s essential to have a strict moral and ethical code. We highly value honesty and comply with the commitments we make.


TEAMWORK

Our multidisciplinary team values respect, openness and honesty. We encourage co-creation by sharing perspectives and experiences.


CUSTOMER INTIMACY

We have strategic partnerships with care houses and understand the needs from practical experience. We take responsibility for our actions to develop tailored solutions and place trust in our employees to perform their duties to the best of their ability, in the most efficient and productive way to serve our customers.


MEET THE TEAM

Mentech Innovation has a young and committed team. We develop products and solutions to improve the quality of life and happiness of vulnerable people. Our team consists of hardware and software engineers, data scientists, designers, behavioral experts and healthcare technologists.

You can find more information about each team member by clicking on their personal image.

Mentech team in May 2018

The Team

Erwin Meinders

CEO
Reon Smits

Reon Smits

CTO
Bart Monhemius

Bart Monhemius

Lead Software Engineer
Hicham Laaboudi

Hicham Laaboudi

Software Developer
Can Bikcora

Can Bikcora

Data Scientist
Mihail Marinov

Mihail Marinov

Data Scientist
Anne Bonewald

Anne Bonewald

Healthcare technologist
Michael Chan

Michael Chan

Electrical Engineer
Aron Unmehopa

Aron Unmehopa

Software Developer
Lauri de Greef

Lauri de Greef

Healthcare Technologist
Stef van der Wel

Stef van der Wel

Software Developer
Fransje van Oost

Fransje van Oost

Healthcare Technologist
Ahmed Khairallah

Ahmed Khairallah

Engineer
Mahmoud Omar Ouali

Mahmoud Omar Ouali

Embedded Software Developer

Godelieve Kierpensteijn

Healthcare Technologist

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