The Follow The Dot project evaluates the use of Virtual Reality in EMDR (VR-based EMDR) in children with post-traumatic stress symptoms in a multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT). VR-based EMDR stimulates self-care in the family setting and is expected to reduce symptom recurrence, enhance patient satisfaction and improve quality of life.
The knowledge is missing that is essential for cost-effective roll-out of personalised treatment of insomnia. This project solves the bottleneck by creating a research platform for combined online behavioural change intervention and long-term monitoring of sleep, traits and health. A growing database will allow for optimised sleep interventions tailor to personalised needs, capacities, limitations and estimated benefits.
The project will test the Affective Bonding Theory and investigate how people relate and affectively bond to a robot and what the effects are on loneliness and quality of life of (lonely) older adults. A newly developed social robot will accompany senior citizens for several weeks to test this.
Ex-COVID-19 patients will undergo medical tests and biological samples will be analysed to increase the understanding of who is at risk for chronic disease. The influence of environmental factors and of a lifestyle intervention will be analysed, and lab research will contribute to better mechanistic insights providing leads for interventions.
This project was set up to understand why arthritis develops in some patients with psoriasis, by studying a broad array of clinical and immunological parameters in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
This project aims to develop and produce a final finger blood collection system that meets all legal requirements for certification and is technically validated for best practices COVID-19 serology tests readily available on medical laboratories.
A successful societal uptake of digital eye health requires a robust and safe telemonitoring platform that addresses the needs of its users. Patients request a simple tool that works intuitively with little external instructions. Doctors need a dataflow fully integrated in the electronic health record, and both need to develop trust in the validity and safety of remote monitoring. These requirements are addressed in this project.
An intranasal vaccine will be developed against COVID-19 consisting of a safe Newcastle disease virus (NDV) vector that expresses the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2. The vaccine will be produced in FDA-approved Vero cells and the safety and efficacy will be tested in a pre-clinical animal model.