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  • Smart Prevention, Rehabilitation & INtervention Technologies for improved mobility

    Kick-off IMDI 2.0: from innovation to care revolution
    Care affordable and personal

    Care innovation platform Innovative Medical Devices Initiative (IMDI) switches to second gear. In 5 years, the platform will provide health care innovation that reduces or replaces 10 million hours of care time in healthcare (417,000 care days). The care technology developed by IMDI ​​saves around 50 million hours of care time in 2030 without increasing the costs of this care.

    Quality of life
    In the current healthcare policy, the costs of care will double to an amount of 174 billion euros in 2040 due to demographic developments and a strong increase in prosperity. Implementation of health care products and care technology developed by IMDI ​​is an important step towards a cultural shift of prevention and self-direction that reduces healthcare costs and improves the quality of life

    SPRINT is a Centre of Research Excellence founded in 2011. It is aimed towards senior citizens regaining or improving their mobility, a goal that is gaining importance because of the ageing populations of many western societies.
    The central within SPRINT are Smart Mobility Devices: smart technical solutions to help especially elderly people to longer maintain their independent mobility. The new devices prevent a decrease in mobility and provides better rehabilitation, preferably within the home environment. In addition SPRINT will develop new prostheses and orthoses.

    The various new technologies will be developed in close cooperation with: Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen, Rijksuniversiteit GroningenUniversiteit Twente,  and a variety of  companies and institutions.

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