About us

Hylyght supports Experts in different fields: physiotherapists, doctors, trainers & coaches; with a strong focus on collecting, analyzing and reporting actionable data. Based on decades of research, our Experts can hit the ground running with plenty of room to add their own expertise as well.

With close ties to different universities and researchers we make sure that the knowledge in our platform remains of high quality.

The team

At Hylyght, we value quality, transparency, and clear communication. We’re a small team of people with different skill sets but we enjoy what we do!

Maarten Cammaert

Frontend Developer

Fabián Espinosa-Díaz

UI / Frontend Developer

Pieter Vansteenkiste

Sports science, project management

Storm Tuyls

AI & ML engineer

Bart Chanet

Founder / Backend Developer

Lode Goossens

Founder / Business Developer

History & our scientific roots

Hylyght gained 10+ years of experience as SpartaNova, a spin-off of Ghent and Brussels University. Today, we have preferred partnerships with many scientists but also with numerous professionals who have both feet firmly planted in the field. This allows us to bring the best of both worlds to our Experts.

Academic Advisory board

Prof. Dr. Johan Pion

Johan is professor of Talent Identification and Development in Sports. His research group at HAN University of applied science is primarily focused on Smart Sport Choice, Talent Detection and Talent Orientation, Talent Identification and Talent Transfer.

Prof. Dr. Damien Van Tiggelen

Damien obtained a PhD degree in motor rehabilitation & physiotherapy at Ghent University. He is Head of Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Military Hospital Queen Astrid (Brussels, Belgium) where he leads a team of civilian and military medical doctors and physiotherapists specialized in musculoskeletal injuries. At Ghent University Damien is Professor, working on research projects concerning prevention and risk factors of overuse injuries of the lower limb within the musculoskeletal research group.

Dr. Kristof De Mey

Kristof holds a PhD in sports physical therapy and is now Sports Technology, Innovation and Business developer at Victoris, facilitating the transfer of the university’s research results towards the socio-economic environment in which the university operates. The last couple of years, he built an extensive network in the sports technology and innovation domain with initiatives as SportUp, Sportamundi and the Sports Tech Research Network.

Prof. Dr. Erik Witvrouw

Erik is professor at the department of Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University. His main area of research is prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries in sports. He authored more than 200 SCI publications in international peer reviewed journals and obtained funding for more than 30 scientific and corporate service projects.

Dr. Roel Vaeyens

Roel holds a PhD in physical education and is a director in sports business with 20+ years working experience in the sports industry and a proven track record in football club management and sports science

M. Sc. Vincent Bastiaans

Vincent Bastiaans holds a master degree in Human Movement science and is an executive MBA candidate. He is the head of HAN SENECA, expertise centre of prevention, health and lifestyle. With his teams he is responsible for the cross-over between education and research and business, mostly on talent detection and identification, Sports Nutrition, Sports Economics, Sports Management and Healh Promotion.

Hylyght collaborates with SportaMundi, a non-profit organization active in the sports sector. SportaMundi embeds digital solutions within the ecosystem of Sports, Research and Education. Through this collaboration, we have a broader social impact on children in schools and the education field.


In our Academy section you'll find webinars, tutorials and how-to's of our platform.