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The effect of ambulance relocations on the performance of amb. service providers

Dynamic Ambulance Management (DAM) is generally believed to provide means to enhance the...

Van reactieve naar proactieve planning van ambulancediensten

In dit artikel berichten Karen Aardal e.a. over het REPRO-project, een onderzoeksproject dat zich richt op het...

Evaluating dynamic dispatch strategies for emergency medical services: TIFAR simulation tool

In life-threatening emergency situations, the ability of emergency medical service (EMS) providers to arrive at...

An efficient heuristic for real-time ambulance redeployment

We address the problem of dynamic ambulance repositioning, in which the goal is to minimize the expected...

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Health Innovation Seed Fund III B.V. invests in Stokhos emergency mathematics

CWI spin-off company Stokhos emergency mathematics will receive an investment of Health Innovation Seed Fund III. With this financial injection Stokhos aims to further optimize its software called Seconds, to achieve a scale-up and further international expansion. Stokhos’ objective is to become a world leader in the area of emergency mathematics eventually. CEO Vincent van den Brekel: “We are very glad to be noticing an increasing client demand towards Stokhos. This investment allows us to scale-up the product and to meet the growing demand. The first foreign prospects have already reported themselves to us and therefore the team will expand on short notice.”

Stokhos provides software solutions which enable the proactive relocation of emergency services based on predictions of future demand. The software products are mainly used for the optimization of ambulance services at the moment: ambulances arrive on the spot faster, and thereby make it possible to actually save lives. The software is applicable to other services like the fire brigade, police and roadside assistance as well. A number of ambulances service already satisfactorily work with the Stokhos software and the interest for implementation in other – also foreign – regions is large. The company is already active on the German market since 2017 in the form of a cooperation with LIS Leitstellen.

The spin-off originates from the research project REPRO, executed by the Stochastics group of CWI in cooperation with Delft University of Technology and funded by STW (now the NWO Domain Science). Dick Broekhuis, director of CWI’s holding CWI Inc.: “We consider it of the utmost importance that our research has a direct impact on society. Therefore we regarded the Stokhos software as having great potential. It is very satisfying that Stokhos will now get the chance to expand, so even more people can profit from more efficient service by emergency services.”

Stokhos was launched with help of a Take-Off Grant of Technology Foundation STW, which is aimed at accelerating innovations based on scientific research.

STOKHOS IS NOMINATED FOR THE ACCENTURE INNOVATION AWARDS

The Stokhos Seconds Application is nominated for Accenture Innovation Awards in the sections of "Perfect Cities" and "Safe and Secure Society". The voting is now open to the public and all votes are greatly appreciated. You can vote using the link below.

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VOTING IS OPEN FOR THE FOR THE COMPUTABLE AWARDS 2017

Stokhos is now one of the last 10 contenders for the Computable Awards 2017 in the "Health" category. Voting is now open to the public and any votes are greatly appreciated. Find out more by following the link below.

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STOKHOS IS NOMINATED FOR A COMPUTABLE AWARD

The Stokhos Seconds Application is nominated for the Computable Awards 2017 in the "Health" category. Jury member Jeroen Aris has written a report about the jury's opinion about the Stokhos Seconds Application. You can find the report by following the link below.

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STOKHOS AND THE LIS SIGNED A LETTER OF INTENT TO BRING SECONDS TO GERMANY

On Monday the 24th of April Stokhos and LIS have signed a letter of intent at the Hannover Messe in the presence of Dutch State Secretary Sander Dekker. Through this cooperation the Stokhos Seconds software will in future also be available to emergency regions in Germany and Austria. Find out more by visiting the link below.

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