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


Willemsen, K., Magré, J., Mol, J., Noordmans, H. J., Weinans, H. , Hekman, E. E. G., & Kruyt, M. C. (2022). Vital Role of In-House 3D Lab to Create Unprecedented Solutions for Challenges in Spinal Surgery, Practical Guidelines and Clinical Case Series. Journal of Personalized Medicine, 12(3), [395]. https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm12030395
Lemans, J. V. C., Wijdicks, S. P. J., Koutsoliakos, I. , Hekman, E. E. G., Agarwal, A., Castelein, R. M., & Kruyt, M. C. (2021). Distraction forces on the spine in early-onset scoliosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical and biomechanical literature. Journal of biomechanics, 124, [110571]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2021.110571
Schippers, B. , Hekman, E., van Helden, S., Boomsma, M., van Osch, J., & Nijveldt, R. (2021). Enhancing perioperative landmark detection during sacroiliac joint fusion in patients suffering from low back pain. Computer Assisted Surgery, 26(1), 41-48. https://doi.org/10.1080/24699322.2021.1916600
Semmelink, K. , Hekman, E. E. G., van Griethuysen, M., Bosma, J., Swaan, A., & Kruyt, M. C. (2021). Halo pin positioning in the temporal bone; parameters for safe halo gravity traction. Spine Deformity, 9(1), 255-261. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43390-020-00194-2
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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Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W108
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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