Our story

WHERE WE BELIEVE IN

Mentech Innovation was founded by Erwin Meinders to give a voice to vulnerable people with ununderstood behavior. As a volunteer at Severinus, a care organization for people with mental disabilities, he has experienced that people with a complex care need are often insufficiently able to express their emotions.

“His buddy Patrick, a man with a severe mental disability, cannot talk. One day his wringing shoes caused pain and discomfort, but this only became clear when his shoes were taken off after a lot of stress. This inspired Erwin to develop a smart sensor system that can recognize stress and emotions. “

Patrick is no exception. Many people with a mental disability or dementia are often unable to express their emotions or feelings.

WHAT WE DO

Mentech Innovation develops the HUME, a system for measuring real-time stress and emotions, ultimately to improve the quality of life and the happiness of vulnerable people.

The HUME consists of wearables with built-in electronics and sensors to measure physiological data (such as heart rate, skin conduction, skin temperature and activity), and a data analysis platform to translate these measurements into stress levels and other emotions via smart algorithms and pattern recognition.

The first version of the HUME® is designed for recognizing stress and stress build-up in people with ununderstood behavior.

WHO WE ARE

Our young and driven team consists of 25 data scientists, software developers, behavioral experts and healthcare technologists. We believe in the power of co-creation and collaboration. We work intensively with our knowledge partners, including academic workshops and universities, and with our care partners.

We use the behavioral knowledge present within healthcare institutions to develop and validate our product, the HUME.

THE TEAM

Erwin Meinders

CEO
Reon Smits

Reon Smits

CTO
Bart Monhemius

Bart Monhemius

Lead Software Engineer
Fransje van Oost

Fransje van Oost

Biomedical Scientist
Can Bikcora

Can Bikcora

Data Scientist

Janine van den Heuvel

Healthcare Technologist
Anne Bonewald

Anne Bonewald

Healthcare Technologist
Stef van der Wel

Stef van der Wel

Software Developer
Hicham Laaboudi

Hicham Laaboudi

Software Developer
Mihail Marinov

Mihail Marinov

Data Scientist
Aron Unmehopa

Aron Unmehopa

Software Developer
Ahmed Khairallah

Ahmed Khairallah

Electrical Engineer

Viktor Shopov

Electrical Engineer

Nicolas Proal

Hardware Engineer

Lars van Alem

Healthcare Technologist

Naomi Tan

Healthcare Technologist

Denisa Apostol

Software Developer


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