Centre For Care Technology Research

CCTR’s mission is to develop innovative end-to-end solutions that will enable extramural diagnosis, monitoring, coaching and treatment, to provide scientifically sound knowledge on how this technology can be safely and effectively used in new concepts of care and care relate prevention,  and as a  whole implemented  in daily life and  care practice, and  to  make  a significant  contribution  to  economic  activity  in  this field.

Contributing partners

Maastricht UMC | University of Twente | TNO | Nivel


Focusing on burden of disease when treating COPD patients

In the management of chronic conditions, such as COPD, there is a shift from doctor-driven care to patient-centred integrated care with active involvement of and self-management by the patient. A recently developed tool, the Assessment of Burden of COPD (ABC)-tool, can be used in this transition to … Lees meer

Breath test for young children

A third of all young children in the Netherlands suffer from wheezing at some point in their life. At the moment no solution exists to differentiate between children that will develop astma and children who are suffering from a wheeze that will heal by itself. IMDI CoRE CCTR develops a breath test t … Lees meer

Technical leader:
Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Hermens

Prof. Dr. Ir. Hermie J. Hermens did his master in biomedical engineering at the University of Twente. His PhD was on surface EMG simulation, processing and clinical applications. Currently, he is Professor in neuromuscular control and cluster manager in the area of Monitoring and Diagnostics at Roessingh Research and Development. Since 2008 he is the head of the Telemedicine research group, embedded in both the Mira and the CTIT research institutes.

He is (co)-author of over 160 peer reviewed scientific journal papers, and his work was cited 460 times in 2010 (H-index 30).

He coordinated three European projects and participated in over 15 other international projects in the area of surface EMG, functional electrical stimulation and ICT. He is fellow and past president of the Int. Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), editor in chief of the JBMR and coordinator of the Seniam group leading to the first surface EMG recommendations. His present research is focused on combining Biomedical Engineering with ICT to create new end-to-end Telemedicine applications for people with chronic disorders

Medical leader:
Prof. Dr. van Schayck

Prof.dr. C.P. van Schayck is professor of Preventive Medicine of Maastricht University. He is Scientific Director of the Research School CaRe consisting of four research institutes, i.e. CAPHRI (Care And Public Health Research Institute) of Maastricht University, RIHS (Radboud Institute for Health Sciences) of the Radboud University Medical Centre, APH (Amsterdam Public Health research institute) of the VUmc, AMC, VU and UvA in Amsterdam and NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research) in Utrecht.

He is clinical leader of the Centre for Care Technology Research (CCTR) and project leader of many research projects related to the area of CCTR. He supervised more than 60 PhD students as promotor. He has published more than 450 papers in International Journals and has been acknowledged as the most cited researcher in the world in his specific research area.

He is or has been member of The Health Council of the Netherlands, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of ZonMW VIDI and member of the UN Global Commission on Pollution, Health and Development.