Shanna en Laura, physiotherapy students

Who are we? We are Laura de Brouwer and Shanna Smeijsters, both 4th years physical therapy student at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen. We got the opportunity to take part in the end phase of the project “The power of implicit learning 2.0”.
What do we do? We research the experiences of physical therapists towards the applicability and usability around analogy learning during the medical rehabilitation after a stroke.

Student of Hotel Management School Maastricht involved in BETER

We, Anne, Karlijn, Milou, Julie, Wouter and Iris, are glad to introduce ourselves as consultants of the BETER program. Currently, we are fourth year students at the Hotel Management School Maastricht. For our thesis, we are supporting the lectors of the BETER program to find out the causes why the element of ‘EET’ does not have an optimal effect on the participants.

We find it important that the results can be implemented directly in the process of BETER, so the quality of living can be improved.

At the end of January 2018 we will proudly present our results.

Facilitating Personalized Nutrition

We, Rosalie Hamming, Lisanne Kooijmans, Joliek Wyntjes and Oda Schenkman, just started with our thesis for the Hotel Management School Maastricht about the BETER-program. Currently the nutrition part of the programme could improve the most, as a result of a survey about the first trial of the program in spring 2017. We will take on the role of consultants to encourage the BETER participants to cook and eat healthy, personalized foods and to maintain their new lifestyle. We hope to improve the nutrition part of the programme so that it will be as successful as the other parts.

Anne Krekels - Inez Robbertz - Jeroen de Ruijter (2017-2018)

We are Anne Krekels, Inez Robbertz and Jeroen de Ruijter, senior year physical therapy students at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen, the Netherlands. Our bachelor thesis is about ‘analogy learning (implicit motor leaning) in people after stroke’. Our study aims to investigate whether people after stroke that respond well to analogy learning (responders) adopt specific patient characteristics that influence this proces. For example, do people with cognitive impairments respond equally well to analogy learning compared to those who don’t?

Fenne - Mirthe - Jenny (2017-2018)

We, Fenne, Mirthe and Jenny, are senior year physical therapy students at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen. For our bachelor thesis we are investigating the validity of an augmented feedback device that helps improve the walking pattern of people with acquired brain injury. Our study aims to assess whether the system is able to measure gait characteristics of people after stroke such as an irregular or slow walking pattern correctly. We are investigating first insights about the validity. The results of this study are expected June 2018.

Ritch te Kampe (2016-2017)

I am Ritch te Kampe and currently in the final year of the Master “Human Movement Science” at the University of Maastricht (2016-2017).
During my final internship, I will write my thesis about the Raak Pro Project ‘The power of implicit motor learning 2.0’. In this project we investigate the outcome of several implicit learning strategies on improving walking of people after a stroke.

Anniek Janssen - Mariëlle Peters - Eva Maessen (2016-2017)

We are senior year physical therapy students at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen and are members of this year's (2016-2017) thesis group. For our bachelor thesis we are performing a scoping review with regard to motor learning in rehabilitation for patient after stroke.
The goal of this study is to provide an overview of motor learning strategies performed in patients after stroke who have difficulties with walking. Furthermore, we will describe the effects of the found studies and how motor learning was applied.

Kate Smit

Kate Smit – Communication & Multimedia Design

In Fall of 2016, I plan on finishing my bachelor thesis at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences.
As a designer who is drawn to meaningful design I want to create something that really suits the user needs and brings the user joy. This is the main reason I chose to do my thesis in healthcare.
I will be researching the user needs and requirements while working on a fitting interface for an augmented feedback device that helps people with aquired brain injury recover.