Technological Innovation in Medicine, abbreviated as TIM, is a collaboration between young professionals from the technical and medical sector. Two completely different worlds that, when they come together, can lead to creative and innovative solutions to existing problems in healthcare. We see the problem, act as a 'think tank' and create a solution in one.
OSAsense is a primary care sleep apnea screening tool. With OSAsense, patients with sleep apnea can be diagnosed earlier and the percentage of false referrals to specialized sleep centers is greatly reduced. In addition to health benefits, this also achieves a significant cost reduction.More information
Over the past decade, the development of (microfluidic) lab-on-a-chip applications has grown enormously. Its production is highly specialized and requires the fusing of two contact surfaces to form a functional chip with integrated microchannels. Existing techniques for producing these lab-on-a-chips have relevant limitations, which currently severely limits large-scale and cost-efficient production of the chips. BondUS focuses on the development and production of an innovative device with which the contact surfaces of the chips can be fused quickly, cheaply and with high precision.
More than 300,000 people in the Netherlands have a visual impairment. Worldwide there are 285 million visually impaired. Resources currently available to the target group have serious shortcomings or are associated with high costs. This limits the ability for blind and partially sighted people to move around independently. SixthSense aims to develop an accessible and affordable tool in which obstacle detection, navigation and orientation are combined in one device. Feedback is provided through vibrations, arranged in a unique configuration on the body. This provides the user with near-real-time additional information about his/her environment.more information
Urine production is one of the most important parameters for patient health. Until now, urine output were read manually from a catheter bag on fixed time intervals sometimes up to once an hour. This proved not only time-consuming for nurses, but also inaccurate and error-prone. TIM Solutions has won several awards with its concept of a digital urine meter, which makes manual measurements a thing of the past. An own prototype was developed and tested in practice. With the availability of two comparable products from listed companies, it was decided to shift the focus from development to implementation. TIM Solutions made it possible for the UMCG in Groningen to be the first hospital in the Netherlands to have a digital urine meter.
Everyone knows someone with a lot of stress or physical complaints that are difficult to treat, such as low back pain and tension headaches. PerfectPose uses biofeedback, the measurement of electrical muscle activity, to give feedback to the user about tense muscles and incorrect posture, so that pain complaints can be prevented. It can also be used by physiotherapists to support the diagnosis of (the origin of) muscle complaints. We are still working on the developments, more information will follow.
Once started as a hobby by two TIMmers working in the care sector, it arose out of frustration with numerous inefficient, time- and money-consuming problems that continued to exist because 'it is just the way it is'. We think differently: this must and can be done differently. TIM proves it and with results!
Our 8-person dynamic team consists of medical specialists, general practitioners, (electrical) engineers, and technical physicians. Healthcare professionals see the problem. This is discussed within TIM, after which we look for a solution. This solution will eventually grow into a healthy separate 'company'. The aim of this is to allow TIM to be 'TIM' and do what we are good at. Find solutions.
With TIM, we want to promote the implementation of technology in healthcare by bringing several disciplines together in one company. Translation of the latest technologies into concrete applications always requires intensive cooperation between the two worlds. Out-of-the-box solutions, quality of care and patient safety are paramount.
TIM wants healthcare to be just that little bit more streamlined and, if possible, also cheaper and 'easier'. In addition, we want the patient to feel the benefits of this, which translates into, for example, shorter waiting times, the prevention of nonsensical research and a less empty wallet. We do this by making small adjustments to the procedures (protocols) or by using smart technology.
TIM also supervises students from various professional backgrounds and levels in the form of internships. In addition, we try to provide the projects with as much scientific underpinning as possible, which results in publications. If you are interested as a college/university/individual, please feel free to contact us.Contact us
In the years of its existence, TIM has gained a lot of experience in setting up (medical) start-ups, writing (financial) applications and devising solutions in the med-tech sector. You can contact TIM consultancy for advice on devising solutions in medical institutions or setting up med-tech companies. Contact us for more information regarding the possibilities and costs.Contact us
General practitioner - own practice
Radiologist in training
Software design engineer
HAN students have started within the SixthSense project. An enthusiastic team with many good ideas. It concerns several IPO students who are going to look at the requirement of 'the suit'. In addition, a multidisciplinary team (nurses, physiotherapist, occupational therapy) will conduct in-depth interviews with the target group. Of course under the guidance of both HAN and TIM Solutions.
Fredrik Otto Lautenbag has won prizes with his excellent pitch and presentation and came in 2nd place in the Sustainable Healthcare Challenge (SHC)! In addition to financial support, a lot of knowledge has been gained to help the project continue on its way.
After a few pitch rounds, SixthSense made it into the top 20 of the Blue Tulip Awards, an achievement considering the competitive phase SixthSense is currently in. More information about the Blue Tulip Awards can be found
A fresh new look, neutral colors that suit both healthcare and technology.
BondUS is making great strides in the technical field and appears to have developed a good technique in various tests to allow the bonding process to run efficiently. Meer informatie volgt.
TIM consists of different members all over NL.