Real time monitoring strain in revalidation with IoT

Revalidating patients want to ‘get going’ again as soon as possible. Physiotherapists try to guide them as much as possible.

But how do you know whether the leg, hip or ankle strain is too light, too heavy or just right?

UMC Utrecht asked us to create a solution. So revalidation is no longer a matter of ‘feeling’. But of clear decisions based on measurement data.

The result is a smart IoT application: the SensiStep, that monitors the strain in real time.

In this way the revalidation proceeds safely and more successful.

Real-time feedback about strain

Our solution, SensiStep, consists of a sandal with sensors, a wearable, a tablet and a web portal. Together these provide real time feedback on the strain for both the physiotherapist and the patient.

This allows for physiotherapists to guide their patients based on accurate data; and to give instructions with scientific precision on the ideal strain after a hip, ankle or leg surgery.

No more uncertainty on strain

Not only the physiotherapist can guide patients with a lot more certainty. The patient is also a lot more confident. Practice shows that many patients have difficulty to follow advice on the strain on their affected joints.

Thanks to the instant feedback of the SensiStep system, patients now know exactly whether the strain is right.

Better and faster recovery

Through better guidance and instant feedback patients recover faster and better. They can start sooner to work again, do sports or get on with everyday life. And it also saves healthcare costs.

“At a glance I can see whether my patient exercises the right strain on the leg during and after the therapy.” – Charlotte Klop-Gardeniers, physiotherapist UMC Utrecht

Visit the SensiStep website for more information about SensiStep.


  • Real time feedback on the patient’s strain
  • Patients are sure that they strain properly
  • Healthcare provider can adjust settings and compare data

UMC Utrecht about SensiStep

“At a glance I can see whether my patient exercises the right strain on the leg during and after the therapy.”

Charlotte Klop-GardeniersPhysiotherapistUMC Utrecht

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UMC Utrecht – Real time monitoring strain in revalidation with IoT

Sandals with sesors


Sensi sends the data


Tablet with StepApp

Are you interested in IoT solutions for your healthcare institution?

We’d like to discuss possibilities with you and help you with developing, implementing and managing your IoT solution.

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We also work with Philips, Bristol-Myers Squibb , Boehringer Ingelheim, GGD Gelderland Midden, GGD Utrecht, Sint Lucas Andreas Ziekenhuis, Rode Kruis, Novartis, LUMC, Haga Ziekenhuis, Albert Schweitzer Ziekenhuis, SEIN (Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland), Queen Mary University, AZ Dalmiaan, CHRU Tours, University of Zurich (UZH), SICS (Swedish Institute of Computer Science), Czech Technical University Prague en VU (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).