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 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 will take over and 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 Account Manager Project Manager
Erik Ainsworth, MSc Senior Software Engineer
Siete Frouws, BEng Data Manager Software Engineer
Rick van der Ploeg, BSc Technical Support Engineer
Stephanie Erd, BSc Sales Engineer


Events

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

Upcoming

Past

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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ERS International Congress
15 Sep, 2018
Paris

The ERS International Congress is the largest respiratory meeting in the world that brings together professionals from all areas of respiratory medicine. The event boasts an outstanding scientific and educational programme to address the needs of researchers, clinicians, general practitioners and allied health professionals.

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Digital Biomarkers in Clinical Trials Summit
20 Jun, 2018
Basel, Switzerland

McRoberts will exhibit at 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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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.


Preliminary evidence for physical activity following pelvic exenteration: a pilot longitudinal cohort study

Daniel Steffens, Jane M. Young, Michael Solomon, Paula R. Beckenkamp, Cherry Koh, Kenneth Vuong, Matthew A. Brodie, Kim Delbaere
Jul 2019

This pilot study aimed to: (i) Compare preoperative PA level between patients undergoing major cancer surgery and the general population; (ii) describe PA trajectories following major cancer surgery; (iii) Compare objective versus subjective PA measures in patients undergoing major cancer surgery; and (iv) Investigate the association between preoperative PA level and postoperative outcomes.

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Trunk inclination and hip extension mobility, but not thoracic kyphosis angle, are related to 3D-accelerometry based gait alterations and increased fall-risk in older persons

Jeroen Demarteau, Bart Jansen, Bart van Keymolen, Tony Mets, Ivan Bautmans
Jul 2019

Are spinal posture and mobility related to 3D-accelerometry based gait analysis, functional performance and fall-risk in ageing?

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Different combinations of mobility metrics derived from a wearable sensor are associated with distinct health outcomes in older adults

Aron S. Buchman, Robert J. Dawe, Sue E. Leurgans, Thomas A. Curran, Timothy Truty, Lei Yu, Lisa L. Barnes, Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, David A. Bennett
Jun 2019

We examined if combinations of gait speed and other mobility metrics are associated with specific health outcomes.

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