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prof.dr.ir. H. van der Kooij (Herman)

Full Professor Biomechatronics and Rehabilitation Technology

About Me

Fields of interest

Human motor control, adaptation & learning.
rehabilitation and medical robotics. wearable exoskeletons. system Identification, control engineering

Biography

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).

CV

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Expertise

Walking
Ankle
Robotics
Gait
Stroke
Controllers
Torque
Joints

Ancillary Activities

  • TUD
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Publications

Recent
Grootens, M. E., Hekman, E. E. G., & van der Kooij, H. (2018). The inverted Muscle Skeleton approach: moving beyond rigid exoskeletons. Poster session presented at 7th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics 2018, Enschede, Netherlands.
van 't Veld, R. C., Rosu, A. C., van der Kooij, H., & van Asseldonk, E. H. F. (2018). Down-Conditioning of Soleus Reflex Activity using Mechanical Stimuli and EMG Biofeedback. In School and Symposium on Advanced Neurorehabilitation (SSNR 2018) (pp. 38-39)
Staman, K., Veale, A. J., & van der Kooij, H. (2018). The PREHydrA: A Passive Return, High Force Density, Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator Concept for Wearable Robotics. Paper presented at 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2018, Madrid, Spain.
Beckers, N., Keemink, A., van Asseldonk, E., & van der Kooij, H. (2018). Haptic Human-Human Interaction Through a Compliant Connection Does Not Improve Motor Learning in a Force Field. In D. Prattichizzo, H. Shinoda, H. Z. Tan, E. Ruffaldi, & A. Frisoli (Eds.), Haptics: Science, Technology, and Applications: 11th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2018, Pisa, Italy, June 13-16, 2018, Proceedings, Part I (pp. 333-344). (Lecture notes in computer science; Vol. 10893). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-93445-7_29
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Collaborations

Selection first author publications

  1. van der Kooij, H., R. Jacobs, et al. (1999).A multisensory integration model of human stance control. Biological Cybernetics 80: 299-308.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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). 
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. van der Kooij H, Campbell AD, Carpenter MG. Sampling duration effects on centre of pressure descriptive measures. Gait Posture. 2011 Apr 25.

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W112
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W112
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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BIOGRAPHY
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