About us

McRoberts is an innovative and flexible organization with 25 years of experience, and one of the leaders in ambulatory monitoring of physical activity. We apply our knowledge of human movement and analysis of raw data to facilitate simple solutions in healthcare, pharmacy and research for evaluating physical functioning.

Founder and CEO of McRoberts is Rob van Lummel. His interest in the combination of movement, technology and ICT resulted in the foundation of McRoberts in 1988. In cooperation with scientific partners, epoch-making work has been realized in the development of ambulatory monitoring of physical activity. His wife, Corinne Meurs, who has been an active physiotherapist, joined the company as Vice President in 2006.


Testimonials

This is what our customers and partners say about us ...

McRoberts is an important partner for many of our translational research projects”, says Kim Delbaere, Principal Research Scientist – Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre – at Neuroscience Research Australia. “Our research focus is on…

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Kim Delbaere, PhD

Our group has been collecting data from community-dwelling older adults using devices made by McRoberts for more than 5 years”, says Aron Buchman, Professor of Neurological Sciences, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center in Chicago. “It has been a…

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Aron Buchman, MD

McRoberts is a very important partner for The Hague University of Applied Sciences”, says Willem Looije, Program Manager (The Netherlands). “Since the beginning in 1992, students of our program Human Kinetic Technology are learning and working…

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Willem Looije

For several years McRoberts and I are collaborating in neuromuscular and aging research,” says Andrea Maier, Professorial Fellow Medicine and Aged Care, University of Melbourne, Australia & Hoogleraar veroudering, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.…

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Andrea Maier, PhD, MD

As the Scientific Coordinator of Moving Beyond, I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Rob van Lummel and the McRoberts company, for their obviously extensive engagement in the network,” says Walter Maetzler, Department for Neurodegenerative…

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Walter Maetzler, PhD, MD

I read your paper in PLOS One, based on measurements made with the DynaPort MoveMonitor. Very nice work and a substantial advance in the field…

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Richard Casaburi, PhD, MD

Since 2012 we have collected over 1000 weeks of gait and activity of daily living data using McRoberts devices with excellent (99%) compliance,” says Professor Stephen Lord, Senior Principal Research Fellow – Falls, Balance and Injury Research…

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Stephen Lord, PhD

I began working with McRoberts in 2010, finally finding first rate engineers who also were provoked because objective measures of physical activity were not common in clinical research studies for regulatory approval of new therapies,” says Stephen…

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Stephen Raymond, PhD

We love to work with McRoberts for their outstanding products and services in the area of assessment of physical functioning both in health as in patients with pulmonary diseases,” says Dr. Alex van ‘t Hul, Managing Director COPDnet, Radboudumc…

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Alex van ‘t Hul, PhD

In the field of activity assessment, McRoberts was known to us from the IMI PROactive project as having a genuine scientific interest in activity assessment and openness to get involved in development of new measures and principles,” says Alan…

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Alan Hamilton, PhD

2014-2016 COPD trial run by a global, science-led biopharmaceutical

he DynaPort MoveMonitor was used in a Phase IV pharmaceutical trial to search for the efficacy of a COPD drug.

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Team

Martijn Niessen, PhD Chief Operating Officer Quality Manager
Jordi Evers, MSc Sales Account Manager Project Manager
Marieke Heida, MSc Business Development Manager
Sem Lagerberg, MSc Junior Account Manager Junior Project Manager
Femke Bos, MSc Sales Assistant
Erik Ainsworth, MSc Senior Software Engineering
Bas Huijben, MSc Data Analyst Software Engineer
Siete Frouws, BEng Data Manager Software Engineer
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Aki Kunikoshi, PhD Data Scientist
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Events

You can find us at the following events. Feel free to visit our booth (indicated with the icon).

Upcoming

Dutch User Meeting (Gebruikersdag)
06 Nov, 2017
The Hague, The Netherlands

Event for Dutch speaking users of the MoveMonitor and MoveTest. Readings from experienced users about latest insights and developments followed by workshops led by McRoberts staff.

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Past

ERS 2017 - The European Respiratory Society International Congress
09 Sep, 2017
Milan, Italy
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The world's largest meeting in the respiratory world.

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ICAMPAM 2017
21 Jun, 2017
Bethesda, USA
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The International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour is a non-profit scientific society which focuses on the issues related to ambulatory monitoring, wearable monitors, movement sensors, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, movement behaviour, body postures, sleep and constructs related to physical behaviours. ISMPB and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting the fifth International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement on June 21-23, 2017 with Pre-Conference Workshops (June 20th) in Bethesda, Maryland.

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EU Falls Festival
08 May, 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The European Union Falls Festival brings together leading academics, researchers, health care practitioners, clinicians, industry representatives and key stakeholders from across the globe to celebrate best practice research and innovation in the multidisciplinary study and implementation of falls prevention in older people.

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ERS Course on Pulmonary Rehabilitation
06 Apr, 2017
Athens, Greece

This course offers the latest insight into pulmonary rehabilitation, bringing together the viewpoints of both clinicians and physiotherapists. Participants will be provided with a comprehensive overview on when and how treatments should be delivered taking into account the latest guidelines in the field, as well as promising new tools and approaches.

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Publications

The MoveMonitor and MoveTest are widely used in fundamental and clinical research. Three recent studies are presented below. Browse our full list of peer-reviewed publications here.


Fall-related gait characteristics on the treadmill and in daily life

Rispens, S.M., et al.
Dec 2016

The present study aimed to assess differences as well as associations between fall-related gait characteristics measured on a treadmill and in daily life.

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Social and environmental determinants of physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Gimeno-Santos, E., et al.
Nov 2016

The aim was to assess the association between patients' social and environmental characteristics, and PA amount and intensity.

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Transition Between the Timed up and Go Turn to Sit Subtasks: Is Timing Everything?

Weiss, A., et al.
Sep 2016

We tested the hypothesis that longer transition durations between the final turn to the sitting subtasks are associated with worse motor and cognitive performance in older adults.

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