dr.ir. M. Tabak (Monique)

Associate Professor

About Me

Associate professor, biomedical engineer, working on Personalized eHealth technology for rehabilitation, at Roessingh Research and Development (affiliated with Roessingh Rehabilitation Centre) and University of Twente. Management of the cross-faculty Personalized eHealth technology research programme at University of Twente. Programme coordinator Twente of the Digital Society research programme (VSNU), Health and Well-being. 


Medicine & Life Sciences
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Engineering & Materials Science


Monique Tabak, PhD is a senior researcher at Roessingh Research and Development and University of Twente. Monique has a background in Biomedical Engineering. She obtained her PhD degree on promoting physical activity behaviour and self-management in patients with COPD through telemedicine. She has vast experience in eHealth research for patients with chronic conditions and in rehabilitation through several national and international projects (e.g. IS-ACTIVE (AAL), eWALL (FP7), InLife (H2020), BIONIC (H2020)) and in close collaboration with care centres. Currently, her research focuses on Personalized eHealth technology for rehabilitation.


Barneveld, N. , Hietbrink, E. A. G., Middelweerd, A. , Beinema, T. , Tabak, M., & Laverman, G. D. (2022). Een device voor leefstijlcoaching voor mensen met beperkte gezondheidsvaardigheden: Design en ervaringen. 15-15. Abstract from ZGT Wetenschapsdag 2022, Almelo, Netherlands.
Tabak, M. (2022). Persoonsgerichte zorg op afstand: telemedicine binnen de revalidatiezorg. In Geertzen (Ed.), Revalidatie voor volwassenen (2 ed., pp. 609-622). Van Gorcum.
Silven, A., van Peet, P., Boers, S. , Tabak, M., de Groot, A., Hendriks, D., van Os, H., Bonten, T., Atsma, D., de Graaf, T., Sombroek, M., Chavannes, N., & Villalobos-Quesada, M. (2022). Clarifying responsibility: professional digital health in the doctor-patient relationship, recommendations for physicians based on a multi-stakeholder dialogue in the Netherlands. BMC health services research, 22, [129]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-07316-0
Merzaie, A. , Spil, T., Franke, J. , & Tabak, M. (2021). VR is very relevant 4 kids: Business modeling for virtual reality in healthcare. In P. Fotaris (Ed.), Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Game Based Learning, ECGBL 2021: a virtual conference hosted by the University of Brighton, UK, 23-24 September 2021 (pp. 544-552). (Proceedings of the European Conference on Games-based Learning; Vol. 2021). Dechema e.V..
Sloots, J. M., Bakker, M. , van der Palen, J., Eijsvogel, M. M., van der Valk, P. D. L. P. M., Linssen, G. C. M., van Ommeren, C., Grinovero, M. , Tabak, M., Effing, T. , & Lenferink, A. (2021). Adherence to an eHealth Self-Management Intervention for Patients with Both COPD and Heart Failure: Results of a Pilot Study. International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 16, 2089-2103. https://doi.org/10.2147/COPD.S299598
Astell, A. J., Panou, M., Touliou, K., Karavidopoulou, Y., Cabrera-Umpiérrez, M. F., Aldaz, E., Bizjak, J., Black, B., Buchholz, M., Mata, J. C., Cossu-Ergecer, F., Debring, S., van-Weering, M. D., Ekström, A., Gams, M., Soler, A. G., Gradišek, A., Goljuf, K., Kaimakamis, E. , ... Tabak, M. (2021). Developing a pragmatic evaluation of ICTs for older adults with cognitive impairment at scale: the IN LIFE experience. Universal access in the information society. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-021-00849-5

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