Fields of interest
Human motor control, adaptation & learning.
rehabilitation and medical robotics. wearable exoskeletons. system Identification, control engineering
Prof. Dr. ir. Herman van der Kooij, (1970) received his Phd with honors (cum laude) in 2000 and is from 2010 full professor in Biomechatronics and Rehabilitation Technology at the Department of Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Twente (0.8 fte), and Delft University of Technology (0.2fte), the Netherlands. His expertise and interests are in the field of human motor control, adaptation, and learning, rehabilitation robots, diagnostic, and assistive robotics, virtual reality, rehabilitation medicine, and neuro-computational modeling. He has published over 70 journal publications in the area of biomechatronics and human motor control. He has directed more than € 12 million in research, from which he gained expertise in the management of (inter)national medium-scale projects. He was awarded the prestigious personal Dutch VIDI and VICI grants in 2001 and 2015 respectively. He is associate editor of IEEE TBME and IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, member of IEEE EMBS technical committee of Biorobotics, and was member of several scientific program committees in the field of rehabilitation robotics, bio robotics, and assistive devices. He is member of the program committee of the Duch IMDI core on Neurocontrol, and of the NeuroSipe program. He is the coordinator of the FP7 project Symbitron.
20 September 2012 I gave my inaugural lecture that gives an overview of my research activities, and my view on education. An extended version of this lecture can be downloaded from here (only in Dutch).
Deeltijd aanstelling HGL TUD
- Biomechanical engineering, the technical university of Delft
- Bob Peterka from the Oregon Science Health Institute
- Jules de Wald from the rehabilitation institute of chicago
- Mark Carpenter from.the University of British Columbia
- Roessingh Research and Development
- Thomas Mergner from the Neurozentrum in Freiburg
Selection first author publications
- van der Kooij, H., R. Jacobs, et al. (1999).A multisensory integration model of human stance control. Biological Cybernetics 80: 299-308.
- van der Kooij, H., R. Jacobs, et al. (2001).An adaptive model of sensory integration in a dynamic environment applied to stance control. Biological Cybernetics 84: 103-115.
- van der Kooij, H., E. van Asseldonk, et al. (2005).Comparison of different methods to identify and quantify balance control. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 145(1-2): 175-203.
- Veneman, J. F., Ekkelenkamp, R., Kruidhof, R., van der Helm, F. C. T. & van der Kooij, H. A Series Elastic- and Bowden-Cable-Based Actuation System for Use as Torque Actuator in Exoskeleton-Type Robots. The International Journal of Robotics Research 25, 261-281 (2006).
- van der Kooij H, de Vlugt E. Postural responses evoked by platform pertubations are dominated by continuous feedback. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Aug;98(2):730-43.
- van der Kooij H, Peterka RJ. Non-linear stimulus-response behavior of the human stance control system is predicted by optimization of a system with sensory and motor noise. J Comput Neurosci. 2010 Dec 15.
- van der Kooij H, Campbell AD, Carpenter MG. Sampling duration effects on centre of pressure descriptive measures. Gait Posture. 2011 Apr 25.
Supervised PHD Thesis
- Design and Evaluation of the Gait Rehabilitation Robot Lopes
Veneman, Jan Frederik (2007)
- Restitution and Compensation in the Recovery of Function in the lower Extremities of Stroke Survivors: Design of Evaluation and Training Methods.
Asseldonk, Edwin hendricus Franciscus van (2008)
- Development of novel devices for upper-extremity rehabilitation
Stienen, Adrianus Hubertus Arno (2009)
- The contribution of each leg to bipedal balance control
Boonstra, T.A. (2013)
- Robotics combined with electrical stimulation: hybrid support of arm and hand for functional training after stroke
Westerveld, A.J. (2014)
- Identification of connectivity in human motor control: exciting the afferent pathways
Campfens, Sanne Floor (2014)
- Robot aided gait training and assessment: development of support strategies and assessment methods for LOPES
Koopman, Bram (2014)
- Design of a robot-assisted gait trainer: LOPES II
Meuleman, Johannes Hendricus (2015)
- Quantifying balance control during stance: a multivariate system identification approach
Engelhart, Denise (2015)
- Human-Exoskeleton Interaction
Van Dijk, Wietse (2015