My personal story
Maximizing human potential in ‘high-performance industries’
Hi, my name is Koos Meijer and I am the founder of Somnoblue and KM Human Factors Engineering. In the video above I explain why I became motivated to help others in reaching their full potential. I apply scientific knowledge about the brain, sleep, the biological clock, and light therapy to find suitable optimization solutions for various ‘high-performance’ teams and organizations. In recent years I’ve provided workshops and training in industries such as the military, law, consultancy, top sports, healthcare, and the offshore industry.
I founded Somnoblue to help people to sleep better by focussing on the power of darkness. Somnoblue provides special blue light filtering sleep glasses that have to be worn about one hour before bedtime. The use of the glasses allows melatonin ‘the night hormone’ to be secreted naturally and more effectively. Consistent use of the glasses can help to fall into a deep sleep more quickly.
I have a passion for teaching and providing training. This passion grew during my study Psychology at Leiden University. There I’ve provided lectures in seven different bachelor courses. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Civil Engineering, I also have a Master’s degree in Applied Cognitive Psychology. Furthermore, I hold all the required offshore training certificates.
Are you interested in a potential collaboration? Please give me a call or send me an email.
MSc. Applied Cognitive Psychology
BSc. Civil Engineering
Martin Robb is our partner in the application and development of Night Fit. Martin is a consultant at Human Factors Applications. With over 15 years’ of Human Factors Consultancy experience on Major Capital Projects (e.g. military, offshore Oil & Gas, and pharmaceuticals), Martin is known to reliably deliver good-practice, risk-based Health, Safety, and Environment solutions to Clients in the process industries.
Human Factors connects and combines engineering, organizational science, and behavioral science. In this field, Martin conducts research and applies knowledge through publications, courses, and training. He solves problems by applying methods from various fields of science, such as ergonomics, psychological function theory, social psychology, health psychology, organizational science, and sociotechnical organizational design.
Martin is a co-author of the Night Fit paper for the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Please contact Martin for inquiries about the application of Night Fit at your organization.
MSc. Human Factors / Ergonomics
Certified Ergonomist (BCPE)
Open for internships and thesis projects for students. Current project: The effects of the use of blue blocking glasses on the quality of sleep of students that have a mild form of delayed sleep-phase syndrome (master thesis project University of Leiden). Please contact us for more information about an internship or thesis project.