News archive

8 November 2021

We have moved to a new location! For those who did not know: from now on you can find us at the Boschdijk 766 on the second floor. As you can see on the picture, the Mentech team is working diligently in our new meeting room to make our mission a reality. We have already […]

4 November 2021

Next Thursday is the TEDxBreda event in the Mezz theatre! Our founder Erwin Meinders is one of the speakers and will tell his story about his inspiration for HUME. Do you want to be there? More information about the programme can be found on: Tickets are still available!

25 October 2021

How can artificial intelligence be used for prevention and intervention in dementia care? This question will be answered at the Austrian symposium AIDEM this Friday. During this online congress of the Donau-Universität Krems, different technologies and possibilities of artificial intelligence for dementia care will be presented, including Erwin Meinders on ‘The use of sensor technology […]

13 October 2021

It is time for the next step, a new phase, a new workplace! On November 1st we are moving to a new building. We will stay in Eindhoven, but from November 1st onwards you can find us at Boschdijk 766 on the third floor. In this new building we will have a complete floor for […]

8 October 2021

Mentech has launched the European ‘Smartees’ project. In collaboration with Quad, Imec and BluMorpho, we are creating a strong ecosystem allowing us to develop a new patch and scale up the production of the HUME patches and wearables. This patch can be placed on the foot or chest and measures skin conductance in an effective […]

30 September 2021

The Living Lab is a day program of ‘s Heeren-Loo for clients with mild intellectual disabilities where they test care innovations. They have been helping us with experiments in the HUME lab and will be working with the sensors and the HUME themselves in the coming weeks! We are looking forward to the first test […]

22 September 2021

Introduction The Trinity project team from Mentech and Tegema developed a demonstrator in which an ABB cobot works with an operator while performing complex assembly tasks. Stress detection was integrated to measure operator emotion during a cobot-assisted assembly task for optimal operator engagement (both in terms of operator well-being and productivity).  The objective of the […]

17 September 2021

“We are proud to now have Ami and INZET support us with the financial means and knowledge needed to accelerate our growth.” – Erwin Meinders, CEO Mentech To recognize the early stages of stress, Mentech has developed the HUME® – a smart sensing-system that visualizes stress through trained artificial intelligence models, all brought together in an […]

16 August 2021

To help care workers implement the HUME, instructional videos have been made available. These videos explain in an accessible way how to put the sensors on, clean and charge them and how they are connected to the application on the phone. There are also videos available explaining how the application on the phone works. Are […]

4 August 2021

We are very proud to announce that we have successfully completed the Trinity project in cooperation with Tegema and ABB with the Affective Manufacturing System. In the video below we explain what the AMS system entails. Would you like more information about the project or the system? Then please contact us.  

23 July 2021

Mentech starts new collaboration with Saxion, Eindhoven University of Technology, Fontys, Leiden University Medical Center, Tranzo, ‘s Heeren Loo, Prinsenstichting, Severinus, TNO and University Network for the Care Sector South Holland to develop a new generation wearable. This collaboration is made possible by Health~Holland, Top Sector Life Sciences & Health and ZonMw. Together with clients, […]

12 July 2021

Last week the IASSIDD congress took place. The theme of this European congress was ‘Value diversity’. This refers explicitly to the changes that we need to achieve in healthcare. During this congress Mentech has shared her contributions through three sessions of which 2 can be viewed. Interested? ‘Social network engagement for more quality of life […]

18 June 2021

The Trinity project team from Mentech and Tegema developed a successful demonstrator in which an ABB cobot works with an operator while performing a complex assembly task. The HUME was integrated to measure operator emotion during a cobot-assisted assembly task for optimal operator engagement (both in terms of operator well-being and productivity). A robot can […]

15 June 2021

Let people with autism work as independently as possible, that is the starting point of Emogy. This is an application that, based on mood and energy, gives personal advice on how to deal with certain situations. This mood can be reported, but can also be measured with the HUME. Emogy helps people with autism to be […]

1 June 2021

After months of hard work, we designed and developed a landing page for the HUME in line with its new branding. Here you can find all information about this product. Have a quick look at it via the button below.  

17 May 2021

On Tuesday, May 18 from 2:00-5:00 p.m., the Symposium Wearables in Practice will take place. During this symposium, professionals working with wearables will come together to present their findings to each other and share the experiences of applying wearables in their field. This time the symposium is digital with a very interesting program, see the […]

7 May 2021

The SentiSock, is one of HUME’s sensors used to measure a person’s skin conductance. This is a unique application where electrodes and electronics are incorporated into a sock. To test and realize this concept, a collaboration with Metafas was started. Metafas is the specialist in printed electronics and has successfully carried out the industrial upscaling […]

3 May 2021

‘People who are disabled can still communicate.’ Earlier this month Eric Riegen was a guest at De Balie, together with Hans van Balkom and Parwin Mirrahimy they discussed the film The Reason I Jump and subsequently the new communication technologies for people with a communication disorder. Did you miss the conversation and the film? Watch […]

22 April 2021

Finding the right balance between the employee’s well-being and his ‘output’. That is the goal of the collaboration between Tegema and Mentech with the demonstration of the smart factory concept based on stress detection. Indeed, there is an ideal value of stress for performing a ‘high complexity’, ‘low volume’ assembly. In March, the P2L (Pick […]

16 April 2021

Mentech as a guest at TEDxEindhoven! Monday on the 19th of April at 14.30h the first TEDxEindhoven online event starts with the topic ‘Innovations in Healthcare’. Our founder Erwin Meinders will attend as a guest and actively contribute to the panel discussion on what it means to innovate in healthcare, and where we will be […]

16 April 2021

Last Tuesday, April 13, we organized a workshop together with TEGEMA during the European Robotics Forum 2021. This is the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe. During this workshop we gave a demonstration of the Affective Manufacturing System, this is the smart factory concept based on stress detection. At the end an […]

7 April 2021

Mentech is growing fast, and to keep up with all of this we are looking for 3 new colleagues!   Implementation HUME To strengthen the implementation of HUME we are looking for an Implementation Consultant. As implementation consultant you are part of the ROSA team that is in constantly in contact with care institutions. With […]

31 March 2021

This week, the Autism Week takes place. Therefore, De Balie – in cooperation with the Dutch Autism Society – presents the program De Balie kijkt: The Reason I Jump on Thursday, April 1 at 20:00. The documentary The Reason I Jump is based on the worldwide bestseller of the same name by Naoki Higashida and […]

25 March 2021

The Rabo Specialists magazine will soon be published, containing a story about Mentech and it’s commercial director Eric Riegen. Through the Money Meets Ideas platform, Eric was linked to the founders of Mentech. Since September, Eric has stepped on board and great progress has now been made with the HUME being brought to market. Read […]

22 March 2021

In our daily lives, wearables are indispensable: they measure, for example, how many steps you have taken or which route you cycled. Wearables also offer more and more possibilities in healthcare: from simple monitoring to help in the operating room. What are the possibilities for monitoring stress in people with disabilities such as dementia or intellectual […]

13 March 2021

“How do you know what’s going on in the inner world of people who can’t tell you? Smart technology can offer a solution, by measuring and interpreting physical reactions via sensors.” Today in the Volkskrant an article about our latest wearable the SentiSock, the sock that can tell you what you feel. Eric Riegen talks […]

9 March 2021

‘If you understand misunderstood behavior, you know better what to do,’ says regional manager Gerard Cialdella of Prinsenstichting. This organization for people with intellectual disabilities works together with the Eindhoven-based company Mentech. Together they tested and validated the HUME software system, which can detect increasing tension and stress and predict escalations from a client’s physiology. […]

22 February 2021

The Smart Care Relay has started! This week it is our turn to show all the smart care innovations we have developed. On Tuesday 23 and Thursday 25 February, Dwayne Dillen and Stefan de Vries will host the webinar “Meet the HUME!” In this webinar we will elaborate on how the HUME works, how we […]

16 February 2021

“We think it’s important to understand clients more thoroughly,” explains Inge Meijerman, Innovation & Projects Project Leader at Philadelphia Zorg. That is why we welcome them as a new partner in our HUME pilot project. Philadelphia supports people with disabilities throughout the Netherlands. They live at Philadelphia, receive intensive care or ambulatory guidance. “With all these […]

12 February 2021

In the past few months we have been very busy preparing the HUME for use by care providers. Within two weeks, the first care institutions will start measuring with the HUME v2.0! But what does the updated version of the HUME includes? Please read further in this news item.   HUME V2.0 There are two […]

9 February 2021

‘We are entering a new phase with Mentech and that includes a new look. We are a high-tech, innovative and young company and we want to radiate that.’ says CEO Erwin Meinders. That’s why our Marketing Strategist Manouk Hermans started a project together with Jelle Zweegers to design a new logo that fits the new […]

1 February 2021

AMI consultancy, En-gager Group and Mentech are starting a new collaboration to implement a methodology for a learning attitude. Together, we are committed to improve the learning culture of our organizations and stimulating the personal development of our employees. The Engage to Learn project is designed to further professionalize our learning culture as learning organizations. […]

15 January 2021

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 […]

12 January 2021

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 […]

31 December 2020

“Using a sock to predict the stress in clients who cannot or with difficulty indicate this themselves” The local newspaper covered our new wearable in a nice article. Read the full article here (in Dutch)

21 December 2020

We are on our way to become the most innovative company of the Netherlands! Do you think this title suits Mentech? Then vote for us in the Innovation Top 100 of the Chamber of Commerce via this link. Thank you so much for your help!

14 December 2020

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 […]

9 December 2020

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 […]

4 December 2020

Tegema and Mentech join forces to demonstrate a smart factory concept in which the arousal level of the operator is utilized for optimized production performance. The concept integrates an artificial intelligence decision algorithm based on operator arousal and production performance in a smart factory for high-mix, low volume manufacturing.   Challenge Manufactures are often confronted […]

1 December 2020

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 […]

26 November 2020

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

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 […]

13 November 2020

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 […]

22 October 2020

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 […]

14 October 2020

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 […]

28 September 2020

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 […]

23 September 2020

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 […]

19 May 2020

Various paths have led to Mentech Innovation. Some discovered Mentech while still studying, during their degree’s internship and others were attracted by the values of Mentech.

11 May 2020

It started with a passion to increase quality of life and happiness of vulnerable people. Reon Smits is the CTO of Mentech Innovation and in charge of the technology and roadmap.

6 May 2020

Mentech Innovation requested ten artists of Atelier Severinus to design a logo for the HUME®.

21 April 2020

Meet Can Bikcora, Senior Researcher at Mentech’s Data Science Team

25 March 2020

Meet Denise Klep, Coordinator of the Data Science Team of Mentech Innovation.

17 March 2020

Tonight at 8:00 p.m. we will applaud for all the people working in health care.

16 March 2020

Mentech Innovation is proud to announce that the HUME is nominated for the Value-Based Health Care Dragon’s Endorsement 2020!

5 March 2020

This week Mentech was invited by the Emiliusschool to present the HUME to teachers and employees of special education schools from Poland, Lithuania and the UK for a European exchange program of Erasmus+.

12 February 2020

The community meeting with the HUME pilot study partners took place at ORO in Deurne. The partners are enthusiastic about the progress. During the feedback session experiences were exchanged and wishes for the study discussed.

11 January 2020

On the 12th of  January, Mentech was featured in the Dutch television program “Hart van Nederland” on the SBS6 channel.

6 January 2020

The story of Mentech Eindhovens dagblad, a local newspaper.

20 December 2019

The Mentech team wishes you a stressless Christmas and a happy 2020!

19 December 2019

Mentech Innovation and the HUME are covered in December 2019 by Te Berde, the quarterly magazine of Severinus. Read the full aricle below (in Dutch).

3 December 2019

Many people with intellectual disabilities cannot state how they feel. As a result, they often experience unnecessary moments of stress and they are not always understood by their environment. Better understanding and appropriate interventions may lead to less tense situations, but also to less tension among healthcare providers. ‘s Heeren Loo has started a pilot […]

3 December 2019

“Every person a place in the heart of our society.” Humanitas DMH, a national humanistic care organization for people with intellectual disabilities, puts people at the center of everything they do. Every individual is given the space to find and keep a place in society. To contribute to this, Humanitas DMH has started a collaboration […]

15 November 2019

In cooperation with Special Olympics Netherlands, Mentech is developing an app for athletes with a intellectual disability. The app encourages athletes to work on their condition and health on a daily basis, making them fitter and healthier both on the sports field and in daily life.

15 November 2019

Mentech Innovation presented the HUME during the national inspiration market of interest group Sien ‘Living with a mental disability. How then? “.

11 November 2019

Nice article about Mentech Innovation and our product the HUME in MagaSien, a news medium from interest group Sien that is committed to people with mental disabilities (in Dutch).

6 November 2019

“Really knowing the client is important. Who are you, what can you do, what do you want, what do you need help with, what makes you happy, what makes you sad? ”SWZ, a care organization for people with mental (or multiple) disabilities, focuses on the support question of the client in everything that they do. […]

30 October 2019

The Brabant Startup Fund invests in Mentech Innovation to accelerate the development of the HUME.

23 October 2019

Together with Dutch healthcare organisations, Mentech Innovation has been working on a national pilot study to validate HUME in a practical setting within healthcare organisations.

18 October 2019

Our CEO Erwin Meinders has visited the Dutch House of Representatives to discuss the challenges in long-term care.

9 October 2019

The mayor of Veldhoven has visited Mentech Innovation.

30 September 2019

Mentech Innovation featured in an article in the FRITS magazine on the investment climate for innovative technology companies in the city of Eindhoven.

3 September 2019

Sunday the 1st of September 2019, Mentech Innovation was broadcasted on national television! Did you miss the broadcast? You can now also watch the item on YouTube!

24 August 2019

Mentech Innovation will be featuring in an item on healthcare companies in the Dutch program Barometer of the broadcast company RTL-Z.

8 July 2019

“ORO makes you grow with happiness. This involves choosing and participating. I want this and certainly not that.” To contribute to this ambition, ORO has started a collaboration with Mentech Innovation. Mentech Innovation is the developer of the HUME, a digital system for recognizing stress and stress build-up by people with mental disabilities. Many people […]

1 October 2018

Mentech Innovation and Severinus have given a workshop on pain assessment at the Dutch congress “Verstandelijk én ernstig meervoudig beperkt: klein kijken, veel zien“. We have presented a method for pain assessment using facial recognition.

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