LoaD onderzoek

In the LoaD project, the Ambient Intelligence is working with researchers from medical centers, technical universities, universities of applied sciences and companies to research healthy joint load and improve healthy exercise for individual patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis is a painful, disabling joint disease that affects millions of people and has no curative treatment. Patients are encouraged to keep moving, but the optimal joint load for the individual patient is not known. With the knowledge acquired in the project, personalized support strategies will be developed for use in daily life.

The contribution of the Ambient Intelligence lectorate lies mainly in individualized monitoring and coaching using eHealth technology (WP4) and in the work package on feasibility and impact evaluation (WP5) led by the Saxion lectorate Smart Health.


Erasmus MC, Ziekenhuisgroep Twente, Technische Universiteit Delft, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Radboud universitair medisch centrum, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Saxion Hogeschool, Universiteit Twente, Hogeschool Rotterdam, Arthrosave, Golazo Sports, LifeTec Group, Ancora Health BV, Move-Metrics, Omnigen, Hy2Care, Optics11, Xsens Technologies, Orthros Medical, Vereniging voor Sportgeneeskunde (VSG), Koninklijke Wandelbond Nederland (KWBN), Koninklijk Nederlands Genootschap voor Fysiotherapie (KNGF), Siemens Healthineers, Motek Medical, ReumaNederland, AO Research Institute Davos (ARI), Wielersportbond (NTFU), Koninklijke Nederlandse Lawn Tennis Bond (KNLTB), Medical Delta, Universiteit van Luik (BE).


This project started on 15 September 2022 and has a duration of 8 years.


Load is a project within the framework of the National Science Agenda - Research on Routes by Consortia (NWA-ORC). Erasmus MC is secretary. Within Saxion, the Smart Health research group is coordinator.
Total amount allocated to project: 8.8 million euros + 1.0 million euros co-funding by companies and social partners such as sports federations and patient associations.

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Ir. Chris Baten

Guest Professor ('t Roessingh R&D)

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