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 sensor data to facilitate simple solutions in healthcare, clinical studies and research for evaluating physical functioning. Founder and former 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 VP in 2006. In September 2018, after leading our company successfully for 30 years, Rob and Corinne have decided to withdraw from daily management. A young and dynamic team has taken over and will maintain our tradition of continuous improvement and development. Rob will still contribute to strategic development as Chairman.


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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

2019-2024 IMI Mobilise-D

The title of the five-year project is ‘Linking digital assessment of mobility to clinical endpoints to drive regulatory acceptance and clinical practice’.

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Martijn Niessen, PhD Chief Executive Officer
Jordi Evers, MSc Chief Marketing Officer
Erik Ainsworth, MSc Senior Software Engineer
Lucas Pluimgraaff, BSc Scrum Master Project Manager
Laura Siepman, MSc Data Manager
Sietze de Haan, MSc Junior Software Engineer
Neall Mouthaan, BSc Technical Support Engineer
Laurens Müller, MSc MBA Business Developer


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



29th Alzheimer Europe Conference
23 Oct, 2019
The Hague

This year the Alzheimer Europe Conference will be held in our hometown The Hague! Together with our partners from the AAL Programme PLAYTIME we will be present our integrated theratainment solution for care, rehab and diagnostics for people suffering from dementia.

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IMI Mobilise-D annual meeting
18 Oct, 2019

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26 Jun, 2019
Maastricht, Netherlands

The International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour (ISMPB) will hold its 6th International Congress on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM) in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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2nd Annual Digital Biomarkers in Clinical Trials Summit
19 Jun, 2019
Basel, Switzerland

Building off the successful first annual event at Roche in Basel, the Digital Biomarkers in Clinical Trials Summit is the first global forum of its kind to focus on ways for pharma clinical trials to take advantage of new opportunities to collect better data and improve the patient experience; as well as how these new digital health tools supplement existing biomarker strategies.

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Mobile in Clinical Trials
24 Sep, 2018
Boston, USA

This 5th Annual Mobile in Clinical Trials event presents the latest progress in applying mobile and digital tools to connect and empower patients, while obtaining better outcomes in drug development.

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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.

Correlates of variability in endurance shuttle walk test time in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Anouk A. F. Stoffels ,Bram van den Borst, Jeannette B. Peters, Mariska P. M. Klaassen, Hanneke A. C. van Helvoort, Roy Meys, Peter Klijn, Chris Burtin, Frits M. E. Franssen, Alex J. van ‘t Hul, Martijn A. Spruit, Hieronymus W. H. van Hees, on behalf of the BASES consortium
Apr 2021

This study aimed to determine whether pulmonary function, physical and incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) performance measures are associated with ESWT Tlim in COPD patients.

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Protocol of a 12-month multifactorial eHealth programme targeting balance, dual-tasking and mood to prevent falls in older people: the StandingTall+ randomised controlled trial

Kimberley S van Schooten, Michele L Callisaya, Bridianne O'Dea, Thomas Lung, Kaarin Anstey, Stephen R Lord, Helen Christensen, Alicia Brown, Jessica Chow, Garth McInerney, Lillian Miles, Michelle Ngo, Amy Perram, Kim Delbaere
Apr 2021

This paper describes the design of a randomised controlled trial that will evaluate the effectiveness of an eHealth programme, which addresses cumulative effects of key fall-risk factors across the triad of physical, affective and cognitive functions on falls in older people.

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Free-Living Standing Activity as Assessed by Seismic Accelerometers and Cognitive Function in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: The MIND Trial

Shannon Halloway, Klodian Dhana, Pankaja Desai, Puja Agarwal, Thomas Holland, Neelum T Aggarwal, Jordi Evers, Frank M Sacks, Vincent J Carey, Lisa L Barnes
Apr 2021

Our purpose was to examine the association between free-living standing activity and cognitive function in cognitively healthy older adults.

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