15 January 2021 News

Does the Feelix app contribute to measuring the quality of existence and improving the quality of life? That is the main question of the research of student Kyaro Geeven. Through an effect study with various networks within Severinus, he researches the answer to this question.

Kyaro starts his research by clearly identifying the network around the client together with the legal representatives of the EV(M)B clients. The network consists of all those involved around the client, which can be family, relatives, care institution employees, volunteers, etc.

Subsequently, the entire network is added to the Feelix app so that they all have access. In the app, 9 happiness questions related to the quality of life of the client are added. Based on the answers to these happiness questions, goals are set that contribute to a better quality of life for the client.

Now it is up to the entire network to do as many activities as possible with the clients, which contribute to the goals and ultimately to the quality of life for the client! Once the networks have used the app for a longer period of time the effect can be measured. The happiness questions will be answered again and it will be assessed if the app contributes to measuring the quality of life and the improvement of the quality of life.

As soon as the results are available, we will of course share them!


12 January 2021 News

We look back on 2020 as an impactful year despite COVID-19. A year in which we had the opportunity to further develop the HUME. A year in which we started working proudly with new partners. A year in which we welcomed a new investor and new enthusiastic colleagues. A year of which we have put together a number of wonderful highlights in this video. Watch & enjoy!



14 December 2020 News

The HUME works with multiple sensors to measure stress. At the moment we use the Movesense which goes around the chest and the Empathica, a strap around the wrist. The sensor around the wrist is not very comfortable to wear all day, that’s why we are developing our own wearable in-house.

This will be a foot sensor, integrated in a sock or in a patch. This makes the sensor less visible and less vulnerable. This foot sensor can measure physiological data such as skin conduction and acceleration.

We will continue to develop this foot sensor in the coming year so that it can also measure skin temperature and heart rate in the future. Furthermore, we are investigating whether we can integrate a similar sensor in other garments, such as a shirt or a glove.


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9 December 2020 News

On Friday, December the 4th, Evert Jan Slootweg, CDA Member of the House of Representatives, and Christo Weijs, CDA City Council Member of Eindhoven, visited Mentech in Eindhoven. The reason for this visit was Evert Jan’s question: which bottlenecks are experienced by companies that develop care innovations for long-term care?

Evert Jan is a member of the House of Representatives and also a member of the permanent committee Public Health, Welfare and Sport and is very interested in innovations in healthcare. We have been seeing for years that the demand for quality care in the Netherlands is steadily increasing and the ability to provide this care remains the same. In our view, supporting technology plays an essential role in answering this additional demand for quality of care. Evert Jan: ‘I think that an invention such as Mentech’s will help us to answer the demand for care much better in the future. As a result, care providers will be able to work much better and people will have a much higher quality of life. It was a lot of fun to see what you can do with technology, to make people feel happier and at least understood’.

Thanks again, Evert Jan and Christo, for the visit. We very much appreciated your interest in the HUME and the open discussion. Hope to see you soon!


1 December 2020 News

A few months ago we applied for the title ‘Most innovative company in the Netherlands’ at the Chamber of Commerce. And we are proud to announce that we have been chosen for the top 100 most innovative companies in the Dutch small and medium-sized business of 2020. On Thursday, January the 21th is the final and we hope that we will be among to the finalists! Check out our participation via this link.


26 November 2020 News

To introduce the theme of Innovation & Technology during the Kick-off policy framework economy 2030 of the Province of Noord-Brabant, Mentech Innovation was asked to think about what is now needed for start-ups in Brabant to be able to continue, Eric Riegen explains it in this video!



23 November 2020 News

Upcoming Thursday, November the 26th, the Knowledge platform EVB+ organizes an online event with the theme Innovation & Technology. During this meeting our commercial director Eric and colleague Kyaro will share together with Sylvia Huisman (Prinsenstichting) and Ilona Senders (Severinus) more information about the HUME and the Feelix app. Also known as recent technological developments in the care for people with EVB+.

The following questions will be discussed: How can innovation contribute to a better quality of life for people with EVB+? What can we do to overcome the big questions and problems in the life and care of people with EVB+?


The program looks as follows:

15.00 – 15.50: Three introductions on recent technological developments in the care for people with EVB+.

Early measurement of tension in people with EVB+: HUME
Working together on happiness: Feelix App
Exchanging images between professionals and relatives: See together App
15.50 – 16.00: Break

16.00 – 16.45: Exchanging in smaller groups about the use of technological solutions around people with EVB+ in their own organization and what big questions are currently surrounding people with EVB+?

16.45 – 17.00: Plenary: How do we proceed? Is there a need to tackle this theme together?


Interested to participate? Subscribe via this link.



13 November 2020 News

We are very proud to announce that we can welcome a new partner in our HUME pilot project: Koraal healthcare. Koraal is for people of all ages with serious (mental) disabilities and complex behavioral and/or psychiatric problems. They offer care, support, education and labor.

Koraal also struggles with regularly complex behavior among clients. Therefore, from the beginning of next year the HUME, with the permission of parents and relatives, will be implemented at various locations of Koraal. The HUME makes it possible to better understand the complex behaviour of the clients. By means of the HUME it is investigated whether tension and stress are important causes of complex behaviour. We will use sensors to measure the build-up of tension in a number of clients. Based on these measurements a pattern recognition can be developed for each client. In the near future the supervisor will receive a signal from the system when the tension in a client gets too high. This allows to prevent escalations in a timely manner. Great for the client and great for the healthcare employee!

We are very enthusiastic about this new collaboration and can’t wait to get started!

Are you also interested in participating in the pilot study of Mentech Innovation? Please contact us for more information and we will be happy to tell you what Mentech Innovation can do for your healthcare institution.

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