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prof.dr.ir. H.F.J.M. Koopman (Bart)

Professor Biomechanical Engineering Head Department Biomechanical Engineering

About Me

Fields of interest

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

Biography

Professor Bart Koopman graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering, specialising in fluid dynamics, and then received his PhD at the end of 1989 from the University of Twente, the Netherlands, on the biomechanics of movement. When the Laboratory of Biomechanical Engineering was founded in 1990, he started working there as a Faculty Member on topics related to the co-ordination of movement. Although his research and publications have involved areas as diverse as biomechatronics, robotics and implant mechanics, these have predominantly focussed on applications in the medical fields of rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurology. Professor Koopman had supervised more than 300 higher degree research students in Biomedical Engineering. Since 2005 he has served as Chair of the Biomechanical Engineering Department which, during this time, has developed into one of the largest Faculty groups. All research is embedded in the Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine (MIRA) of the University of Twente and facilitated by a strong cooperation and collaboration with various technological and clinical partners.

In my inaugural lecture, presented on February 12, 2009, Bart Koopman gave an impression of the state of the art at that time and his plans for the future. You may find it here (in Dutch).

CV

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Expertise

Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Knee
Biomechanical Phenomena
Muscles
Muscle
Gait
Bicycles
Datasets
Lower Extremity
Prostheses And Implants
Stiffness
Arm

Publications

Recent
Marra, M. A., Strzelczak, M., Heesterbeek, P. J. C., van de Groes, S. A. W., Janssen, D., Koopman, B. F. J. M., ... Wymenga, A. B. (2018). Flexing and downsizing the femoral component is not detrimental to patellofemoral biomechanics in posterior-referencing cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy, 1-9. DOI: 10.1007/s00167-018-4900-z
Marra, M. A., Heesterbeek, P. J. C., van de Groes, S. A. W., Janssen, D. W., Koopman, H. F. J. M., Wymenga, A. B., & Verdonschot, N. J. J. (2017). Effect of referencing technique for the tibial slope in cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty. Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume. Orthopaedic proceedings, 99-B(Suppl. 4), [139].
Marra, M. A., Strzelczak, M., van de Groes, S. A. W., Heesterbeek, P. J. C., Janssen, D. W., Koopman, H. F. J. M., ... Wymenga, A. B. (2017). The effect of flexion of the femoral component in TKA: A musculoskeletal simulation study. Abstract from European Knee Society Conference 2017, London, United Kingdom.
Marra, M. A., Strzelczak, M., Heesterbeek, P. J. C., van de Groes, S. A. W., Janssen, D. W., Koopman, H. F. J. M., ... Verdonschot, N. J. J. (2017). The effect of posterior tibial slope on simulated laxity tests in cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty. Abstract from European Knee Society Conference 2017, London, United Kingdom.
Marra, M. A., Strzelczak, M., Heesterbeek, P. J. C., van de Groes, S. A. W., Janssen, D. W., Koopman, H. F. J. M., ... Verdonschot, N. J. J. (2017). The effect of tibial slope on the biomechanics of cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty: A musculoskeletal simulation study. Abstract from European Knee Society Conference 2017, London, United Kingdom.
Marra, M. A., Strzelczak, M., Heesterbeek, P. J. C., van de Groes, S., Janssen, D., Koopman, B. F. J. M., ... Verdonschot, N. (2017). The effect of posterior tibial slope on simulated laxity tests in cruciate-retaining TKA. Abstract from Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2017, San Diego, United States.
Marra, M. A., Strzelczak, M., Heesterbeek, P. J. C., van de Groes, S., Janssen, D. W., Koopman, B. F. J. M., ... Verdonschot, N. J. J. (2017). The effect of tibial slope on the biomechanics of cruciate-retaining TKA: a musculoskeletal simulation study. Poster session presented at Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2017, San Diego, United States.
Prinsen, E. C., Nederhand, M. J., Koopman, B. F., & Rietman, J. S. (2017). The influence of a user-adaptive prosthetic knee on planned gait termination. In 2017 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2017 (pp. 1254-1259). [8009421] IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/ICORR.2017.8009421

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room W 116
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  W 116
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands