Rotterdam, September 30, 2019 – A partnership between two promising organizations is of course music to everyone’s ears. This was also the case on September 26, during the international LSH010 breakfast prior to the World of Healthcare festival in Rotterdam, where BioCheck en Music as Medicine launched their collaboration. The parties met at an earlier event in Rotterdam. Collaboration already seemed like a good idea at the time, and with this signing of the declaration of intent it becomes a reality.
The Rotterdam startup BioCheck monitors and improves the recovery capacity of people with chronic fatigue, burnout or stress complaints and tension. In addition, their method and system contributes to a reduction of (chronic) fatigue complaints in people with, for example, an oncological or cardiological background. They do this with the help of e-health, biofeedback and a medically validated treatment program. The company focuses on making it measurable and improving its own resilience.
Music as Medicine is a foundation within Erasmus MC. The foundation aims to introduce the use of music as an innovative, sustainable treatment within and outside healthcare. Music has a proven beneficial effect on stress, anxiety and pain. Listening to music during operations is also accessible and accessible, has no side effects and is also beneficial.
Music as Medicine conducts clinical studies to broaden scientific knowledge about the effects of music on patients and to offer music to all patients. Thanks to the intended collaboration, the Music as Medicine research team can use BioCheck tools to measure Heart Rate Variablity during a study into the effect of music on laparoscopic surgical skills and mental workload.
On behalf of BioCheck, Mr. Patrick van Luijk was present, Music as Medicine was represented by Mrs. Fryke Wouda Kuipers.