Project Team

prof. Herman van der Kooij
Program leader

Biomechatronics, human motor control

dr. Arjen Bergsma
Program manager

Rehabilitation technology, assistive devices, project coordination

dr. Anke Stekelenburg
PO NWO TTW - P1,6,7,8

Rehabilitation and Sport science, Perspectief, IMDI, Topsectoren LSH HTSM HealthCare

dr. Bastiaan de Jonge
PO NWO TTW - P2,3,4,5

HTSM electronics and Perspectief.

P1 – Balance control in challenging conditions

dr. Edwin van Asseldonk
PI - UT

Human-machine interaction, human gait and balance control, motor adaptation, exoskeleton control

prof. Herman van der Kooij
co-PI - UT

Biomechatronics, human motor control

prof. Bart Koopman
co-PI - UT

Biomechanics, Human locomotor system, robotic support of human movement, tissue interaction, mechanics for rehabilitation and orthopedics

dr. Vivian Weerdesteyn
co-PI - Radboudumc

Neurorehabilitation; Balance, Gait and Falls; Movement analysis; Stroke

prof. Jaap van Dieen
co-PI - VU

biomechanics, motor control, posture, gait

dr. Cristina Bayón
POSTDOC - UT

I will be a postdoc working in the project 1 (Balance control in challenging conditions). I will be involved in developing balance control strategies for the exoskeleton.

Michelle van Mierlo
PHD CANDIDATE - UT

I am a PhD candidate working for project 1 (Balance control in challenging conditions). My focus will be on the human balance recovery strategy after a balance perturbation.

Vacancy
Postdoc - UT
Martin Schepers
XSens

Inertial sensing, sensor fusion, Xsens

prof. Jaap Buurke
Roessingh Research & Development

Neurorehabilitation, traumatic brain injury, physiotherapy, motor learning, Biomechanics, Gait Analysis, arm robotics

prof. Hans Rietman
Roessingh Research & Development

Restoration of human functions / Rehabilitation; Human motor control; Amputation and Prostheses of upper and lower limbs

Selma Papegaaij
Motek Forcelink

Balance control, Postural responses, Physical therapy, Medical certification

prof. George Padberg
FSHD Stichting
Neurology, neuromuscular diseases, medical advisor and consultant in the field of neuromuscular diseases
Elizabeth Vroom
Duchenne Parent Project

Experienced Chair in the non-profit organization management. Expert in Nonprofit Organizations, Clinical Research,Patient Advocacy, Medical Education, and Epidemiology  

Rosanne van Dijsseldonk
St. Maartenskliniek

Spinal cord injury, Rehabilitation research, Exoskeleton, Virtual reality, Gait

dr. Noël Keijsers
St. Maartenskliniek

Gait & Posture, Motor control, Biomechanics, Neurological disorders

P2 – Soft actuators & structures

prof. Henk Nijmeijer
PI - TUE

Full professor chairing the Dynamics and Control group. Editor of journal Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulations. Scientific director of the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC).

dr. Sasha Pogromsky
co-PI - TUE

Nonlinear and adaptive control, nonlinear dynamics

Brandon Caasenbrood
PhD Candidate - TUE

Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, Rigid and Soft Robotics, Additive manufacturing, Compliant mechanical design

Pieter Debrauwer
TNO

Additive manufacturing, Next generation equipment, Industrial AM, Food printing, Pharma printing, Free form flexible electronics

Eva Hofland
Oceanz

Professional, high quality 3D printing with a focus on industrial and medical applications.

Erik van der Garde
Oceanz

Professional, high quality 3D printing with a focus on industrial and medical applications.

Henk Kiela
Opteq BV

Robots, automated guided vehicles, mechtranonic designs

Micha Paalman
Yumen Bionics

Mechanical design, Medical devices, cocreation, Passive exoskeleton design for Duchenne

Pim Munnik
Yumen Bionics

P3 – Shell skeletons

prof. Just Herder
PI - TUD

I am interested in those mechanisms that effect or are affected in a special way by interaction with their environment, called Interactive Mechanisms. Static balancing, dynamic balancing, compliant mechanisms, parallel kinematics, self-adaptability, distributed actuation and sensing.

 

 

vacancy
PhD Candidate - TUD
vacancy
PhD Candidate - TUD
Arthur Aalsma
Baat Medical

Design, development and production of orthoses and prostheses; Innovation scan from product - user - social and economic context; Set up and optimize production lines; MDD / MDR CE marking of Medical Devices; Risk management during design; Validation and verification testing

Boudewijn Wisse
Laevo

Dedicated engineer, entrepreneur and coach. Extensive experience in founding (healthcare) businesses. CEO of Laevo, which develops exoskeletons to prevent and alleviate work-related MSDs. Skills: entrepreneurship, medical devices, new business development, industrial and mechanical design.

Marina Toeters
By-Wire.net

Initiator and driving force behind by-wire.net. Together with a widely developed network she is dedicated to designing and prototyping innovative textile products and garments

Daisy van Loenhout
By-wire.net

Fashion strategist, she knows how to design products that people actually want to wear.

Micha Paalman
Yumen Bionics BV

Mechanical design, Medical devices, cocreation, Passive exoskeleton design for Duchenne

Pim Munnik
Yumen Bionics BV

P4 – Efficient lightweight actuation

dr. Dick Plettenburg
PI - TUD

Mechanical engineering design; rehabilitation engineering, with a focus on prosthetics and orthotics; miniature pneumatics and hydraulics

prof. Herman van der Kooij
co-PI - UT/TUD

Biomechatronics, human motor control

Cor Meijneke
Engineer - TUD

Mechanical Design of Wearable robots, Design of Lightweight Actuators, Design Optimization, Exoskeleton Design, Real-time control of robots, EtherCAT.

Jack Schorsch
IM Systems

Development and commercialization of lightweight and efficient speed reducer systems, particularly in the drive technology which I invented, the Archimedes Drive. Electromechanical product design and engineering, actuator design, medical implant design, and regulatory compliance.

Freek Tönis
Hankamp Gears

Hankamp Gears is looking for solutions to support their staff to work in a safe and better ergonomic environment. Currently, staff members are continuously lifting heavy loads, often with non ergonomic machinery.

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P5 – Embedded sensing in 3D printed Exo-Aid structures

prof. Gijs Krijnen
PI - UT

Transducers science, biomimetic, parametric and nonlinear transduction, additive manufacturing, self-assembly

Martijn Schouten
PhD candidate - UT

Additive manufacturing, Transducer science, Electronics design, Electrophysiology

Remco Sanders
Engineer

Additive manufacturing, Sensor and transducer Development, Microfluidic Chip Development and Manufacturing, Micro Systems Engineering, MEMS/NEMS

Leo Hoogendoorn
TMSi

Medical Electronics, signal processing, neuroscience, advanced amplifier and communication technology, business skills

Marzieh Hamdast
TMSi

Data analysis, machine learning, business development, project management

Johan Versteegh
Ultimaker
Additive manufacturing, High Performance Polymers, Mechatonics, Prototyping, Motion Capture/Analysis, Wearable Electronics
Aad Bruggeman
Bond3D

High Performance 3D Technology

Micha Paalman
Yumen Bionics

Mechanical design, Medical devices, cocreation, Passive exoskeleton design for Duchenne

Pim Munnik
Yumen Bionics
dr. Ralph Pohl
Demcon

Optical System Engineer, expert in high-resolution metal printing and laser based printing of highly-viscous conductive glues.

P6 – Exo-Aid for spinal cord injured subjects

prof. Sander Geurts
PI - Radboudumc

Balance, gait and motor recovery in neurorehabilitation. Full professor, chair of the Department of Rehabilitation at the Radboudumc and PI at the Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour (www.ru.nl/donders).  

dr. Edwin van Asseldonk
co-PI - UT

Human-machine interaction, human gait and balance control, motor adaptation, exoskeleton control

prof. Herman van der Kooij
co-pi - ut/tud

Biomechatronics, human motor control

dr. Vivian Weerdesteyn
co-pi - radboudumc

Neurorehabilitation; Balance, Gait and Falls; Movement analysis; Stroke

dr. Noël Keijsers
co-pi - Radboudumc/SMK

Gait & Posture, Motor control, Biomechanics, Neurological disorders

Rosanne van Dijseldonk
PHD CANDIDATE - RADBOUDumc

Spinal cord injury, Rehabilitation research, Exoskeleton, Virtual reality, Gait

vacancy
PhD candidate
vacancy
PhD candidate
vacancy
engineer
John-John de Koning
Roessingh Revalidatie Techniek

Process and innovation manager orthopedic instrument making, consultant Prosthetics and Orthotics, specialized in shoulder orthotics.

prof. Jaap Buurke
Roessingh Research & Development

Neurorehabilitation, traumatic brain injury, physiotherapy, motor learning, Biomechanics, Gait Analysis, arm robotics

Selma Papegaaij
Motek Forcelink

Balance control, Postural responses, Physical therapy, Medical certification

Andries Rietstra
Dwarslaesie Organisatie nederland

Management experience in education, experience expert as person with a paraplegia, chairman of the research committee of DON

P7 – Exo-Aid to preserve function in people with muscular dystrophy

prof. Jaap Harlaar
pi - tud

Clinical Biomechanics, clinical movement analysis, clinical biomechatronics, motor control,  multi-disciplinary collaboration, neurorehabilitation, orthopedics

prof. Bart Koopman
co-pi - ut

Biomechanics, Human locomotor system, robotic support of human movement, tissue interaction, mechanics for rehabilitation and orthopedics

dr. Imelda de Groot
co-pi - Radboudumc

Neuromuscular disorders, pediatric rehabilitation medicine, clinical research, assistive technology

dr. Jan Groothuis
co-pi - radboudumc

Neuromuscular disorders, Rehabilitation medicine, Clinical Research

dr. Mariska Janssen
postdoc - radboudumc

Human Movement Science, bridge between engineering and clinical application

vacancy
phd candidate - TUD
Wouter Gregoor
engineer - TUD

Design Engineer with a focus on lightweight and wearable devices; Mechanical Design, Exoskeleton Design; Prototype Development; Actuator Design.

Arthur Aalsma
Baat Medical

Design, development and production of orthoses and prostheses; Innovation scan from product - user - social and economic context; Set up and optimize production lines; MDD / MDR CE marking of Medical Devices; Risk management during design; Validation and verification testing

Elizabeth Vroom
Duchenne Parent Project

Experienced Chair in the non-profit organization management. Expert in Nonprofit Organizations, Clinical Research,Patient Advocacy, Medical Education, and Epidemiology 

Ellen Stijl
Spieren voor Spieren

Neuromusculair disorders, fundraising

prof. George Padberg
FSHD Stichting

Neurology, neuromuscular diseases, medical advisor and consultant in the field of neuromuscular diseases

Jan Koudijzer
Festo

Mechatronics, Motion & control, Robotics, Industry 4.0

Micha Paalman
Yumen Bionics

Mechanical design, Medical devices, cocreation, Passive exoskeleton design for Duchenne

Pim Munnik
Yumen Bionics

P8 – Exo-Aid to support workers

prof. Jaap van Dieën
pi - vu

Biomechanics, motor control, posture, gait

dr. Idsart Kingma
co-pi - vu

Biomechanics, ergonomics, spine

dr. Massimo Sartori
co-pi - UT

neuromechanics, EMG-musculoskeletal modelling, model-based control, human-machine interaction, exoskeletons, bionic limbs

prof. Herman van der Kooij
co-pi - UT

Biomechatronics, human motor control

prof. Michiel de Looze
co-pi - VU/TNO

Industrial exoskeletons, human-system interaction, industrial ergonomics, usability, acceptance

vacancy
phd candidate - vu
vacancy
phd candidate - ut
Mohammad Nauzef Mahmood
engineer - ut

Assistive devices, Prototyping, modelling, patient trial, movement analysis, EMG analysis, biomechanical design

vacancy
PDEng - UT
Arjen de Jong
TNO / i-Botics

Managing Director @ Open Innovation Centre i-Botics. Focusing on RD&I of  human – robot technologies.

Freek Tönis
Hankamp Gears

Hankamp Gears is looking for solutions to support their staff to work in a safe and better ergonomic environment. Currently, staff members are continuously lifting heavy loads, often with non ergonomic machinery.

Jeanine Stuart
Landelijke Vereniging Operatieassistenten

Operating theatre assistant, board member and secretary of the National Association of Operating Theatre Assistants (LVO), expert in risk factors and Quality Register for operating theatre assistants