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Roessingh Research and Development (RRD)

About Roessingh Research and Development (RRD)

RRD, the largest Dutch scientific research centre in rehabilitation technology, is an independent R&D organisation linked to The Roessingh rehabilitation centre in Enschede. Its mission is to generate innovations in rehabilitation care through top class academic research. RRD is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in the fields of restoration of human function, non-invasive neuromuscular assessment and pain rehabilitation.

Since 2004, RRD and care experts from The Roessingh have headed the National Innovation Centre for Pain Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Technology, which is certified by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. RRD has a strong cooperation with the Twente University where 2 scientific chairs are filled in by RRD/Roessingh researchers: Neuromuscular Control and Rehabilitation Medicine and Technology.

Research within RRD is organised in 3 different Research clusters:

  • Restoration of Human Function
  • Non-Invasive Neuromuscular Assessment
  • Technology-Assisted Pain Rehabilitation.

RRD projects are financed through the subsidy network for care-related research, both at national and European level. Research projects are not only confined to research. At RRD knowledge generated by academic research is put into practice. More than sixty employees, including two professors, are striving to realise RRD’s ambition of becoming one of the world’s leading academic centres of excellence in the field.

In the coming years RRD will focus on further internationalisation and increasing the dynamism of its research. One of its priorities is to increase knowledge valorisation, in other words to increase the effective use of the results of its research. To achieve that, RRD increasingly executes projects with large multinationals. Finally, with the concept of an ‘ICT care laboratory’ RRD develops new and innovative national ICT services.