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
Laura Siepman, MSc Data Manager
Sietze de Haan, MSc Junior Software Engineer
Neall Mouthaan, BSc Project Manager
Tessa Nieuwenhuizen, BSc Allround Support Engineer


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


Mobilise-D General Assembly
26 Apr, 2023
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Yearly gathering of Mobilise-D Consortium to discuss progress an plan for upcoming year.

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IDEA-FAST General Assembly
16 Mar, 2023
Barcelona, Spain

Yearly gathering of IDEA-FAST Consortium to discuss progress and plan for next year.

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02 Dec, 2022
Berlin, Germany

This congress wants to provide a scientific platform for the exchange on current and future core topics of digitalisation in orthopaedics and traumatology. Digitalisation is significantly changing the way how we provide care for our patients, communicate with colleagues or other healthcare partners, and conduct research.

The concepts of Mobilise-D and MOVITA will be presented during the session mHealth: Apps and Wearables.

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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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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.

Effectiveness of nordic walking in patients with asthma: A study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

María Vilanova-Pereira, Cristina Jácome, Manuel Jorge Rial Prado, Margarita Barral-Fernández, Marina Blanco Aparicio, Lara Fontán García-Boente and Ana Lista-Paz
Mar 2023

This study aims to determine whether the effect of a Nordic walking (NW) training program plus education and usual care is superior to educational and usual care only, in terms of exercise tolerance and other health-related outcomes in patients with asthma. The second aim is to explore the patients’ experience with the NW program.

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Physical activity levels in cognitively normal and cognitively impaired oldest-old and the association with dementia risk factors: a pilot study

Marijn Muurling, Maryam Badissi, Casper de Boer, Nienke Legdeur, Frederik Barkhof, Bart N.M. van Berckel, Andrea B. Maier, Mirjam Pijnappels & Pieter Jelle Visser
Mar 2023

The primary aim of this study was to determine physical activity levels of cognitively normal and cognitively impaired adults older than 90 years of age (oldest-old). Our secondary aim was to assess if physical activity is associated with risk factors for dementia and brain pathology biomarkers.

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The impact of treatable traits on asthma control and quality of life

Steffi MJ Janssen, Hanneke AC van Helvoort, Tjitske A Tjalma, Jeanine C Antons, Remco S Djamin, Sami O Simons, Martijn A Spruit, Alex J van ’t Hul
Mar 2023

This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of nine traits in asthma patients, their associations with disease control and quality of life, and referral rates to non-medical healthcare professionals.

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