“At home I often did not do the physiotherapists’ exercises properly or even not at all sometimes. I forgot about them or had no motivation to start.” Industrial design student Cas van Grunsven noticed three years ago this problem that more people face. That’s why, together with fellow student Stijn Kamp from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), he came up with a solution: sensors that keep an eye on how a patient recovers. They now jointly run a start-up, JimFIT, where they sell the sensors and associated software to all kinds of customers.

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