It is time for change.



GOAL 3 is enabling and empowering health workers with durable and easy-to-use medical technology at places where it is needed the most. 

Our goal is to improve access to care for 100 million people in 2030.

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Problem

Every year, millions of adults and children die because they do not get adequate care. Especially doctors and nurses in developing nations are unable to help their patients in time, because they lack the people, training and equipment needed. Innovative tools are needed to address these problems.

Vision

We believe in fair and accessible healthcare for everyone and we know health workers are key to achieving that. Therefore, our mission is “To enable and empower health workers at places where it is needed most.” This way we want to improve access to care for 100 million people in 2030

Solution

To achieve this, we are developing the IMPALA patient monitoring system. A smart, data-driven monitoring system that allows health workers to diagnose critical diseases in newborns more quickly and adequately. This will enable the health workers to provide better care, and it will therefore improve the healthcare system in low and middle income countries.

Future milestones

GOAL 3’s roadmap to grow towards a platform is divided into three milestones. The first step is an affordable monitoring system. So far, we have assembled a research consortium for the IMPALA monitoring system with highly dedicated experts from research institutes, hospitals, and the MedTech industry. We have also started our first pilot study and are conducting qualitative and market research. Furthermore, we have successfully pitched our system at several contests as well as at Dragons Den. The second step is adding predictive algorithms to help with diagnosing diseases, for which we have started gathering and analyzing the first data set. The final step is to create a platform, on which research institutes, MedTech companies, and hospitals are able to add content such as applications and data sets.

Step 1 - Patient monitoring system

Started from the master thesis project of founder Bart Bierling in co-operation with the Technical University Eindhoven, the first step is to develop a patient monitoring system which is initially focused on measuring the vital signs of newborns in low resource settings. A simple but high-quality system that can be repaired with low resources, is affordable and easy to understand.

Step 2 - Predictive Algorithms

We are developing predictive algorithms for our monitoring systems to help doctors make better judgements. These algorithms help doctors intervene in time when serious concerns in the vital signs of patients are shown. The first focus is an algorithm that helps with diagnosing sepsis in an early stage. Diagnosing sepsis is crucial, for every hour it is diagnosed earlier the chance of survival increases with 10%!

Step 3 - Patient monitoring platform

The third step is transform the product and services into a platform to which others can contribute. The primary contributors would be research institutes that develop their own algorithms and companies that make hardware that would want to connect to the algorithms we will have. We believe that to make good healthcare accessible for anyone it is necessary to form a coalition with many stakeholders that will contribute to the platform.

Working at GOAL 3

Niek Versteegde

Founder & CEO
Tropical doctor
Expert in global healthcare

Bart Bierling

Founder
Medical product designer

Tijs Versteegde

Co-founder
Embedded systems engineer

Balt Leenman

Co-founder
Experienced entrepreneur

Jelle Schuitemaker

Co-founder
Marketing & operations

Kevin Gerrits

Finance

Jori Spierings

Graphic designer

Martin Macharia

Senior full stack developer

Rachel Loop

Product developer
Quality management

Annelot van Halder

People
Communications

Femke Kriekaard

Junior product developer

Stefan Vermij

Web developer

Nathan van der Putten

Data science intern

Lead Software Engineer

Open position: software engineer medical devices. Interested? Contact [email protected]

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The problem in numbers

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Children die of sepsis related infections each year before their 5th birthday while treatment is available

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percent of medical equipment does not function according to the World Health Organization

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