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.


Testimonials

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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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Team

Martijn Niessen, PhD Chief Executive Officer
Jordi Evers, MSc Chief Marketing Officer
Sem Lagerberg, MSc Quality Control Officer Project Manager
Erik Ainsworth, MSc Senior Software Engineer
Siete Frouws, BEng Data Manager Software Engineer
Lucas Pluimgraaff, BSc Technical Support Engineer Scrum Master
Laura Siepman, MSc Junior Data Manager
Luca Cornelisse, MSc Account Manager
Sietze de Haan, MSc Junior Software Engineer


Events

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

Upcoming

Past

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
Barcelona

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ICAMPAM 2019
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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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.


Cognitive impairment and sedentary behavior predict health-related attrition in a prospective longitudinal Parkinson's disease study

Patricia Sulzer, Susanne Gräber, Eva Schaeffer, Rob van Lummel, Daniela Berg, Walter Maetzler, Inga Liepelt-Scarfone
Jan 2021

Aim of this exploratory observational study was to evaluate the impact of cognitive impairment and sedentary physical behavior, assessed in a domestic environment, to longitudinally predict study drop-out due to sickness and death in PD.

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Moving singing for lung health online in response to COVID-19: experience from a randomised controlled trial

Keir EJ Philip, Adam Lewis, Edmund Jeffery, Sara Buttery, Phoene Cave, Daniele Cristiano, Adam Lound, Karen Taylor, William D-C Man, Daisy Fancourt, Michael I Polkey and Nicholas S Hopkinson
Nov 2020

Can Singing for Lung Health (SLH) be delivered online for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? And if so, what are the practical issues and how does the experience compare with face-to-face participation?

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Wearable Health Technology to Quantify the Functional Impact of Peripheral Neuropathy on Mobility in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review

Marta Francisca Corrà, Elke Warmerdam, Nuno Vila-Chã, Walter Maetzler, and Luís Maia
Nov 2020

his review provides a comprehensive overview of the methodologies and the most relevant features to investigate peripheral neuropathy and PD motor deficits with wearables.

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