News archive


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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