Fit to Perform is executed in collaboration with The Dutch National Ballet and aims to reduce health problems (e.g. injuries and mental complaints), optimize health and maximize the performance of dancers by using the web-based Performing artist and Athlete Health Monitor (PAHM). PAHM enables the company to collect and analyse data on the health and wellbeing of their dancers.
In addition it provides dancers feedback on their individual physical and mental health, workload and recovery. The tool automatically sends surveys to the dancers, stores the survey data in an encrypted database and visualises the results in a dashboard. The Dutch National Ballet uses PAHM to underpin their Fit to Perform program. Based on the input from dancers, artistic staff and medical team, PAHM has been further tailored to the particular needs and desires of the company resulting in monitoring health via medical attention injuries as well as self-monitoring health.
This project is funded by the Taskforce for Applied Research (Nationaal Regieorgaan Praktijkgericht Onderzoek SIA). Recently it has been awarded best applied research project of the Netherlands (November 2018).