Roessingh Research and Development

Roessingh Research and Development (RRD) is the largest scientific research centre in the Netherlands, focused on rehabilitation and rehabilitation technology. RRD has strong and formalised links with the University of Twente and Roessingh Rehabilitation Centre in Enschede. Its mission is to generate innovations in rehabilitation care through top class academic research. RRD is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in the fields of Rehabilitation technology, neuromuscular and inertial sensing and telemedicine. Since 2004, RRD and care experts from Roessingh Rehabilitation Centre have headed the National Innovation Centre for Rehabilitation Technology, which is certified by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. RRD has a strong cooperation with the Twente University where 3 scientific chairs are filled in by RRD/Roessingh researchers: Neuromuscular Control, Rehabilitation Medicine and Technology, and Telemedecine.

Research within RRD is organised in 3 different Research clusters: Restoration of Human Function, Non‐ Invasive Neuromuscular Assessment and Telemedicine. RRD projects are financed by various resources, including European funding, national funding from economical affairs and from health care department. The mission of our research is to bridge the gap in knowledge between technologically oriented scientific research and daily practice in rehabilitation. This is achieved through development and evaluation of new (applications of) technology, in close collaboration with universities, research institutes and companies, both nationally and internationally, and through implementation in clinical practice in close cooperation with clinical professionals. The target population is people with a physical impairment, particularly people who are suffering from the effects of a stroke or paraplegia.

Role in SCRIPT: leader of WP5 & WP8, and significant contribution to WP1

Expertise in SCRIPT: clinical input on neurological diseases, user trial, evaluation, biofeedback