New technologies can influence rehabilitation of patients as we know it today – Lieven De Maesschalck, Mobilab

New technologies can influence rehabilitation of patients as we know it today – Lieven De Maesschalck, Mobilab

Lieven De Maesschalck is a registered nurse & Master in Nursing science. As Innovationmanager, he is responsible for Mobilab, a multidisciplinary centre of expertise, conducting applied research into wellbeing and technology connected to the university college Thomas More Kempen. He is doing research for at least 20 years. On January 31, 2018, he will speak about The impact of exoskeleton use for patients at the Health Tech Event in Maastricht.

What drives you?

Patientdriven: Always looking for innovation for the individual person. Technology must be supportive for the person.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

In the context of this congress [3D Medical Printing Conference & Health Tech Event], the evolution in 3D printing offers us enormous possibilities.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

This new technology makes personalised care possible.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Cost and fear for innovation.

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?

That, even after a period of classic rehabilitation, we can move further to bring patients on a higher level of functioning and that this insights can influence the rehabilitation of today.

Below you can watch another exoskeleton demo by Mobilab during the 2015 edition of the Health Tech Event