ir. E.E.G. Hekman (Edsko)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Fields of interest

Biomechanics, design, prosthetics, robotics, implants


After completing the Atheneum I went to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich, where I obtained a BSc-degree in Liberal Arts and Engineering. From there I went to the Delft University of Technology where I obtained the degree of “Ingenieur” (Master of Science) in 1986. After some years of developing instrumentation for research at the Radboud University of Nijmegen I accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the department of Biomechanical Engineering of the University of Twente.



Engineering & Materials Science
Conceptual Design
Prostheses And Implants
Medicine & Life Sciences
Equipment And Supplies


Farjam, P. (2024). TO FIX OR NOT TO FIX!? Strategies and tools to place and fixate a flexible joint implant. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036560481
Kampkuiper, N. , Hekman, E. E. G. , Tuijthof, G. , Koenrades, M. A. , & Schröder, F. F. (2023). Patient-specific 3D virtual surgical planning for sacroiliac joint fusion. Poster session presented at Dutch Biomedical Engineering conference, BME 2023, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
Halfwerk, F. R., Smits, K. , Hekman, E. E. G., van Es, J. , Koenrades, M. A. , Arens, J., & Speekenbrink, R. (2023). In situ patient-specific simulation of complex cardiac surgery: A simulation-based observational study with 3D heart models. Abstract from 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Simulation Applied to Medicine, SESAM 2023, Lisbon, Portugal.
Farjam, P., Roubos, T. J. , Rouwkema, J. , Hekman, E. E. G. , & Verkerke, G. J. (2023). Design of an articulating non-invasive joint distractor for metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb. In Proceedings of the 2023 Design of Medical Devices Conference Article v001t10a004 (Frontiers in Biomedical Devices (BIOMED)). ASME Digital Collection. https://doi.org/10.1115/DMD2023-4967
Other Contributions


  • M. Wessels, E.E.G. Hekman, G.J.Verkerke: Implantation System for Treatment of a Defective Curvature of the Spinal Column. Ref. No: WO 2013/172700 A1, Year: 11/2013
  • S.M.Behrens, H.F.J.M.Koopman, R.Carloni, E.E.G. Hekman, S.Stramigioli, R.Unal, P.H.Veltink: A PROSTHETIC OR ORTHOTIC DEVICE. Ref. No: WO2012177125 (A1), Year: 12/2012
  • G.J.Verkerke, R.Kuijer, M.Vander Werf, E.E.G. Hekman, R.W.Langius, J.S.Rietman, S.K.Bulstra: ORTHOSIS FOR A HUMAN LEG. Ref. No: WO2010140887 (A1), Year: 12/2010
  • A.H.A.Stienen, E.E.G. Hekman, H.VanderKooij: FRICTION FORCE CONTROL DEVICE. Ref. No: WO2008043509 (A1), Year: 04/2008
  • A.H.A.Stienen, E.E.G. Hekman, H.VanderKooij: ORTHESIS. Ref. No: WO2008043508 (A1), Year: 04/2008
  • J.C.Cool, E.E.G. Hekman, F.L.S.TeRiele: Prosthesis or orthesis for a member of a human body. Ref. No: WO03013401 (A1), Year: 02/2003
  • A.A.M.Aalsma, E.E.G. Hekman, H.J.Grootenboer, J.W.J.Stapert: DEVICE FOR MOVING TWO OBJECTS RELATIVE TO EACH OTHER. Ref. No: WO9827885 (A1), Year: 07/1998

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The Netherlands

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