Virtual Clinics, Smart underwear and what's next for '17 
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REshape Newsletter #6/16

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

- Confusius

We love the things we do at REshape, showing the upcoming (technological) changes in Healthcare and how we need to prepare ourselves as a health(care) system for the future. 2016 has been a dynamic year for us: organizing a big Health conference Our Future Health, piloting the Diabetes app with Philips and bringing patients, developers, designers and healthcare professionals together during Dutch Hacking Health. Next to that we're very proud to see the result from one of our project growing into a national platform, CMyLife.

We're now warming up for 2017, starting late january with the Radboudumc Innovation festival as part of the Dutch e-healthweek on Saturday 21st. 

- The REshape Team

REshape Inspiration day at Eindhoven

We try to inspire others in the world of healthcare by sharing what we know, do and see about health(care) and innovation. To get some new fresh insights ourselves we organised a inspiration day for our own team. You can read more about two of the companies we visited right below or you can read the full summary of the day.

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Companies from Eindhoven inspiration day

LifeSense: Wearables for women 

'Carin' is designed and developed for women that experience urine loss after pregnancy. Urine loss, or incontinence, is a common condition in women’s health. The system consists of a set of wearables that helps you to take control over your bladder. It is a combination of a health tracker, exercise app and protective fashionable underwear.  


Xeltis is a company that is developing the first heart valves and blood vessels stimulating cardiovascular restoration. Xeltis' technology platform uses a bioabsorbable material that, after implantation, enable Endogenous Tissue Restoration (ETR) of the heart valve or blood vessel they replace. 

Climate change in healthcare

Over the course of the past months we’ve seen the establishment being genuinely surprised at the outcomes of polls, referenda and elections. Much of what – mainly afterwards – in the media is being analyzed as easily predictable, if only one had listened to what has been said. How about healthcare?
Project updates

Virtual Clinic

A new project will start with a test panel of approximately 24 patients early 2017. They will test our 'Virtual Clinics', a digital concept for supporting people at a distance. The departments of Dermatology and Internal Medicine have both assigned eNurses: specially trained in several digital health solutions, apps and platforms. Heart rate, blood pressure and weight will be measured at the patient's homes and automatically shared with their caregivers. The patients can also safely ask questions with a secure messaging app named Kanta Messenger.

Patient data policy 

An increasing number of patients and healthy people collect health data with wearable devices such as activity trackers, watches and phones. Since this data belongs to the individual that collected it, new models are urgently needed to allow them to determine the extent to which they want to share data. Together with patients, the local ethics committee, privacy experts and researchers, we developed an online system (App) that provides ‘dynamic consent’. 


Also happening in healthcare

Biomedical 'skin-like' bandage

A skin-like biomedical technology that uses a mesh of conducting nanowires and a thin layer of elastic polymer might bring new electronic bandages that monitor biosignals for medical applications and provide therapeutic stimulation through the skin. The biomedical device mimics the human skin's elastic properties and sensory capabilities.

Pokemon Go in studies

In a previous edition of the REshape newsletter we discussed the use of Pokemon Go app as a tool for physiotherapy. It could trigger patients, particularly the younger ones, to become more physically active. A recent study, published in the BMJ, showed that users reported almost 1000 additional steps per day after installing the game.

Director's blog

Would you like to know which articles inspires our director Lucien Engelen?

Subscribe to his newsletter on health(care)’s outlook, link or read his blog on the REshape website.


Do you have innovative ideas about how to improve health(care) and would like to share them? Join the REshape breakfast for a cup of tea and a chat! Every Wednesday morning between 08.00-09.00.
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