Roessingh Research and Development (RRD) is a research and development SME in the area of rehabilitation technology and eHealth with strong formalised links to one of the largest rehabilitation centres in the Netherlands (Roessingh Rehabilitation Center) and the University of Twente. The mission of RRD is to carry out scientific research and contribute to its commercialization and implementation in clinical practice.
RRD develops innovations in a multidisciplinary team and in close collaboration with all stakeholders (patients, informal and formal caregivers, academia, health care organisations and industry). RRD has extensive experience in many aspects of the development of innovative technology-supported health and care services; from initial scenario development and requirements elicitation with all stakeholders, technology development (ambulant sensing, IT services platform, Decision Support, personal context-aware coaching systems), user studies focused on usability, acceptance and user satisfaction, large-scale clinical evaluation studies up to implementation of new services in daily clinical practice, and Social Return on Investment (SROI) analyses. This experience has been gained in many large national and international projects.
These research and development activities are for a large part focused on health innovations for people with chronic diseases, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and comorbidities such as diabetes, heart failure, etc. For this target group a tailored coaching application (the ActivityCoach) with decision support was developed and successfully demonstrated within the European CLEAR and IS-ACTIVE project and the national COPDdotCOM and ConditionCoach projects. The ActivityCoach monitors physical activity behaviour of patients with COPD and coaches them towards a healthy active lifestyle, using a tailored messaging approach while the decision support system uses a medical action plan protocol for exacerbations. For RE-SAMPLE, RRD has special interest in eliciting the needs, expectations and values of end-users and stakeholders, drafting the service models for the new service and the three hospital sites, to assess the usability and potential clinical and social impact of the RE-SAMPLE programme for COPD patients.