Who we are

We are a dynamic medical aid start-up founded by a team of five young and ambitious individuals. Our co-founders bring a diverse range of expertise, including physiotherapy, rehabilitation sciences, sport sciences, biological sciences, and business. This unique combination of backgrounds allows us to approach our mission from multiple angles, leveraging our collective knowledge to drive innovation.

In addition to our talented team, we have established a robust network comprising rehabilitation clinics, esteemed scientists, and seasoned entrepreneurs. This network serves as a valuable resource, providing us with invaluable insights and information to shape our product conceptualization process.

By focusing on simplicity and ease-of-use, we aim to empower patients to actively participate in their own recovery journey, fostering independence and enhancing their quality of life.

Our company

Our Mission

Counteracting the effects of spasticity with a home-based rehabilitation solution

Our Vision

To form life-long relationships with people having spasticity and help them have a better life

Our Core Values

Passion ⚬ Community ⚬ Integrity ⚬ Diversity ⚬ Inclusion ⚬ Meaningful work

Our Story

In Romania, Madalina took on the challenge of creating the initial prototypes of the glove using her creativity, a 3D printer, and a whole lot of glue. These early designs underwent testing on 20 patients, utilizing the box and block test to assess hand dexterity. The results were not only promising but, more importantly, Madalina had the opportunity to engage directly with the patients, gathering their valuable feedback and uncovering the unmet needs in the field of rehabilitation, particularly in a country like Romania. This experience fueled her determination to delve deeper into this path and brought her to Amsterdam, where her ideas could take shape.

During her studies at VU Amsterdam, Madalina crossed paths with her future co-founders: Cara, Tobi, David, and Sitah. It was here that the foundation for Madglove was laid, driven by their shared passion to bridge the gap between scientific advancements and practical application, with the ultimate goal of improving lives. With each member coming from different countries, they united under a common mission. What started as an idea soon transformed into a passion project and eventually blossomed into the thriving start-up that it is today. The team is exhilarated to embark on this "mad" adventure, eager to make a lasting impact and create transformative solutions for those in need.

Our Team

Madalina Riurean
Human movement scientist (M.Sc.) and physiotherapist (B.Sc.) with experience in spinal cord injuries and stroke
Cara Knott
Human movement scientist (M.Sc.) with a background in biology (B.Sc.) and experience in motor control
Tobi Makinde
Human movement scientist (M.Sc.) with a strong background in rehabilitation sciences (M.Sc.) and experience in stroke
David Gotti
Human movement scientist (M.Sc.) with a strong background in management (M.A.) and digital marketing
Sitah Heijnen
Industrial Design Engineer (B.Sc.) with a strong background in marketing (M.A.)

Our Mentors

Dr. Paulien Goossens
Medical doctor and director of Mereem Medische Revalidatie, Amsterdam
Dr. Marc van der Schee
Biotech valorisation & market-entry; Owner and Founder at COMDI; Business Strategy Consultant
Dr. John van der Kamp
Associate Professor, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam

About Us

Helping people get a grasp on hand spasticity.


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