The mission programme Movement disorders is executed by the Interdisciplinary Consortium for clinical Movement Sciences & technology (ICMS).
ICMS is aimed at improving the quality of life and maintaining independence and social participation of people suffering from movement disorders. This goal will be achieved through joint and interdisciplinary scientific research focused at innovation whereby a close cooperation exists between scientists, private health funding organizations and innovative companies.
ICMS is a unique partnership between the Sint Maartenskliniek (a specialized hospital entirely focused on movement disorders), the Radboud University Medical Centre, the University of Twente, Roessingh Research & Development (RRD) part of Roessingh Rehabilitation Centre. ICMS is working together with science driven companies (national and international). ICMS research is on the one hand driven by curiosity and the ambition to belong to the international scientific top, and on the other hand by a felt social responsibility to contribute to providing solutions for the future of our health care system.
The following three programs with research lines were (bottom up) defined:
Monitoring and supporting movement
- Movement analysis & modelling
- Advanced sensor technology
- Rehabilitation robotics
Personalized (surgical) treatment and coaching
- Predictive analytics
- Implementation and evaluation of eHealth
- Personalized orthopedic surgery
Early diagnostics and personalized pharmacology
- Pathogenesis OA
- Personalized pharmacology
How it started:
Already in 2019 Theo Mulder talked about the origin and relevance of ICMS on the
‘Verder in Beweging’ congress: Talk Theo Mulder Verder in Beweging (in Dutch)
ICMS is becoming widely noticed, some examples:
ICMS stimulates the cooperation between the partners by means of community building, organizing meet-ups to connect, formation of joint scientific projects and programs. In addition ICMS is focused on business development, optimizing grant applications and lobby, internships technical medicine, and so on.