Technology to improve quality of life

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The challenge

Technology to improve quality of life

Stichting Bestaanskracht wants to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people; people with a psychological, physical, mental or social disability. One of the psychological disabilities is schizophrenia.

Miles is an initiative of the Stichting Bestaanskracht, founded by the Van der Weg family. Their son/brother has serious psychological complaints and is staying in a mental health institution. If he goes out unaccompanied, he sometimes does not return. With great worry and stress as a result. For himself, his family and his caregivers. Looking for a solution, his parents and sisters took the initiative in 2017 for the Client Finder Project from which Miles emerged. With the aim: to help not only their own son and brother, but also all other mental health clients, relatives and healthcare professionals in comparable situations.

Numerous people and organizations are involved in the development of the smartwatch and the app. From experts by experience and care providers to product designers, business experts and IT professionals. Miles was created in close collaboration with Parnassia, Client Council Parnassia Haaglanden and Familieraad Parnassia Groep Haaglanden region. The project was made possible with a financial contribution from ZonMw's action program 'Local initiatives for people with confused behaviour'.

The why

Why is this challenge important?

People with serious psychological complaints who are staying in a mental health institution regularly go out without being accompanied which leads to them not returning. This creates a lot of stress for both family and healthcare professionals which should be prevented.

The solution

What outcome are we looking for?



What do we expect from the participants?



  • Gain experience
  • Enhance your CV
  • Connect with like-minded people
  • Receive a certificate of participation


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