22 October 2020 News

At the moment we, are developing the HUME, this is a platform which allows us to measure emotions of people who cannot express these themselves. With the HUME we want to give people with an intellectual disability or dementia who are not able to express their emotions, a voice. We are eager to improve their quality of life.

In order to develop and train our models behind the HUME, we are still urgently looking for test persons. At the moment we have two kinds of tests: physical movement and virtual reality tests. During these tests we investigate the changes of the physiology with two sensors.

Would you like to support us and make people with intellectual disabilities or dementia feel more understood in the future? Please sign up as participant for our HUME lab via: https://mentechinnovation.eu/en/register-hume-lab/


14 October 2020 News

In the last few months, Mentech/EMOOD, has developed a happiness app for people with a disability or dementia, in collaboration with Severinus. The first version of the app is now available for everyone to use, which is why we proudly present the Feelix app!


The Feelix app has been developed to enable the social network around a client to actively contribute to his/her happiness goals. Network participants use the app to plan happiness activities with the client and score the activity afterwards. These scores, together with happiness questions, provide insight into the client’s emotional well-being. The happiness goals are derived from the individual care plan with which the Feelix app supports the care process.


Over the past few months, several people have experienced how the Feelix app works, including Adriëtte van der Wijst, involved family member of a ZorgWiel client. She says:

“Since the process of dementia started with my brother, we have noticed that the activities he used to enjoy so much, are no longer pleasant for him. For all those who are concerned about his happiness, reason to look for things that will make him happy and which he can enjoy. The Feelix app is a great tool to get a glimpse of what makes my brother happy!”


John Meijer, family member of a client and chairman of the client council of Amerpoort, is also concerned about his sister’s happiness:

“I always try to find a solution for my sister and all her fellow residents, who have been unable to indicate what makes them happy throughout their lives. With the Feelix app we identify the network so that everyone knows what makes her and her fellow residents happy, communication is very important in this case”.


The Feelix app gives the social network a good insight into the daily activities of the client and how she/he appreciates these activities. This is also a reason for Ilona Senders, Severinus’ policy advisor, to implement the Feelix app in the healthcare process.

“I think it is important that people with a disability can participate in society in their own way, can be themselves, can make their own choices and therefore experience happiness. The Feelix app helps us to interpret perceptible behaviour together and thereby gain insight into what someone likes, likes, values, or does not like”.


Are you also interested in using the Feelix app?


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28 September 2020 News

Concept version HUME application


Last Wednesday, the fourth community meeting of the HUME pilot study with all participating partners took place. In this meeting the current state of the HUME, important developments and cases were discussed.

An important development, and therefore an important topic for the meeting, is the HUME application. This application will communicate the tension of the client with the healthcare staff. Within Mentech Innovation, an user-friendly application is being developed for this purpose, in which the wishes and needs of the healthcare staff are paramount. We are therefore pleased that various partners have committed to provide feedback about the function, design and implementation of the app in the care process.

Another important update is that the processing time of the cases will be shortened in the future. Our intentions are to do that in three ways. First, we will classify less visual material. Second, we will only classify the obvious moments of tension. Lastly, we will limit the number of measurements. From this moment onwards, the focus will shift more towards guided implementation of the HUME.

The next meeting is on the agenda for December / January. Are you 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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23 September 2020 News

EINDHOVEN – At the beginning of September, Eric Riegen, healthcare entrepreneur and former CEO of Barry Emons BV, took office as investor and commercial director at Mentech Innovation. Eric brings the right expertise to successfully market the HUME in 2021. The HUME is a software system that can recognize stress in people with misunderstood behavior based on sensors and artificial intelligence. By recognizing stress at an early stage, a healthcare professional can anticipate the care needs of someone with an intellectual disability or dementia.

“Everyone can participate” is Eric Riegen’s motto. Eric says: ‘Everyone, including people with a disability or ailment has the right to development and to live a life as normal as possible. I would like to contribute to a better quality of life for everyone. ‘ Eric already has a lot of experience with long-term care issues. In the past 8 years, as owner / CEO of Barry Emons BV, the expert in controlled multisensory environment (MSE), and safe rest and sleep, he has been able to experience the vulnerability of people with intellectual disabilities and dementia up close.

He came into contact with Mentech through Money Meets Ideas, an investor platform of Rabobank and KplusV. Eric: ‘I was surprised that Mentech developed the HUME, a software system that gives people with misunderstood behavior a voice. Given that misunderstood behavior is a major issue in long-term care, I expect the HUME to bring a major change in the care process. Understanding people better with the HUME is an excellent fit with my personal mission. ‘

Erwin Meinders, General Manager of Mentech, is proud that Eric, as a care entrepreneur with a passion for long-term care, is committed to Mentech’s mission. Erwin: ‘Eric is a great asset to Mentech. In the past year, we have validated the HUME through several successful pilots with healthcare institutions. We will complete these pilot studies in the coming months. Thanks to Eric’s relevant knowledge and experience in long-term care, we can accelerate the implementation of the HUME within healthcare institutions. ‘

We look forward to a pleasant cooperation and successful implementation of the HUME!




19 May 2020 News

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