The Arnhem Technology Trial Centre (TTC) was a cooperation of a rehabilitation centre and an organisation for residential care. Both wanted more technology based solutions within their primary processes. Starting with zero project budget we defined with medical professionals and product development companies a revolutionary programme of user-centred products and services. The ambition was not to develop market-ready products but add value to smart concepts by developing prototypes and acquiring inside information about users/clients/patients and other markets and the way to proceed. If their really was an interesting prospect the concept was taken over by a professional product development company or a start-up should be established with additional skills, experience and….money. Such an example is the public transportation app for handicapped people that enables them to navigate safely through the traffic by bus, tram or train. Based on a common public transportation service but adding transfer advice, emergency calls. This application is now brought to the market by the company that developed the software.
Another major achievement started by the TTC was the serious game Oath of the Gryphon developed by a consortium lead by Grendel Games. It is a Wii-U serious game for children with coordination disorders and uses an improved balanced board developed by Mecon Engineering. In a fantastic world the game-play essentially entrains children in such a positive way that while performing several virtual tasks they might regain their balancing power.
Together with the Dutch foundation for disabled children (NSGK) the first fund dedicated to technology and product development for rehab and disabled children was realised. This was established in 2011 starting with a very promising programme.
- the first charity technology fund for cure & care (purse: 2M€)
- start of the development of the serious game for children with balancing difficulties: Oath of the Gryphon trailer (in Dutch)