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Ruud van der Wel

ademhalingstherapeut, Rijndam Revalidatie
ademhalingstherapeut, Rijndam Revalidatie
Ruud van der Wel is a respiratory therapist at Rijndam Rehabilitation Institute in Rotterdam. He works with severely disabled children, most of whom suffer from a progressive muscular disease.
Ruud van der Wel is also founder and director of "Audio Rhoon”, a company specializing in assistive technology.
In the year 1999 he started to use electronic wind instruments in his therapy sessions and in 2005 he launched the website Not long after that he co-developed a new musical instrument: the Magic Flute. In November 2008 he founded the 'My Breath My Music' foundation. This foundation aims to give people with severe physical disabilities the opportunity to play music, using either adapted electronic instruments or electronic instruments we have developed ourselves. Child support is an important element of this now well-known organisation.
Through the years Ruud kept on developing new technology for children. In 2012 he started to think about developing breathing exercise hardware in conjunction with breath-controlled apps. End 2015 the first GroovTubes found their way to its users.
Other innovations: Magic Switch stompbox: note remapper for digital musical instruments; EyePlayMusic: free musical instrument for children who use eye-gaze access.

Innovaties die Ruud versnelt


Kinderen die door een spierziekte of andere oorzaak verzwakte ademhalingsspieren hebben, hebben baat bij ademhalingstherapie. Om de therapie...