Centre of Expertise Health Innovation

Research Group Rehabilitation

The Rehabilitation research group’s most important objective is to stimulate the social participation and quality of life of people with a physical disability or chronic illness. The research group has entered into a partnership with Sophia Revalidatie. It conducts research and launches innovative projects related to participation and quality of life. Participation, (adapted) movement & sports and e-rehabilitation are three important and connected lines of research.

About the research group

In principle, the research group focuses on all rehabilitation target groups, but the ‘participation’ sub-area focuses on children and young people with an acquired brain injury. She is also explicitly involved in devising and carrying out activities.

The research group wants to use research, innovation and knowledge circulation to contribute to targeted improvements and changes in care options and professional training programmes. It draws the attention of higher education students to rehabilitation and has become a regional knowledge and expertise centre with national and international partners.

About the professor

dr. Jorit Meesters

Innovate rehabilitation care to enable patients to receive the best possible care, with the right use of e-health and care technology. That is the ambition of Jorit Meesters, principal researcher at Basalt, expertise centre for rehabilitation medicine and researcher at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and, as of 1 November, also a professor of Rehabilitation and Technology at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). This research group is a joint initiative of Basalt and The Hague University of Applied Sciences for research, knowledge and innovation. Many years of cooperation between these partners in care and education have made it possible to address important challenges, such as staff shortages and the increasing complexity of the demand for care, on the basis of knowledge and experience. Rehabilitation care is increasingly supported by ICT and e-health applications. 
j.meesters@hhs.nl