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dr.ir. J.R. Buitenweg (Jan)

Associate Professor

About Me

Jan Reinoud Buitenweg received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering with Biomedical specialization from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, in 1998. He received the Ph.D. degree from the same institution in 2001 after studying the electrical behaviour of the interface between cultured neurons and substrate embedded microelectrodes.

Presently, Jan R. Buitenweg is an Associate Professor with the University of Twente and principal investigator of the track Nociceptive and Somatosensory Processing of the department of Biomedical Signals and Systems.

Expertise

Medicine & Life Sciences
Chronic Pain
Electric Stimulation
Electrodes
Electroencephalography
Evoked Potentials
Observation
Pain
Shoulder Pain

Research

Jan R. Buitenweg is an Associate Professor with the University of Twente and principal investigator of the research theme Nociceptive and Somatosensory Processing of the department of Biomedical Signals and Systems.

The major objective of this research theme Nociceptive and Somatosensory Processing is the development of neurotechnological, neurophysiological and psychophysical tools enabling clinical assessment, prevention and treatment of chronic pain disorders.

The research and valorisation projects in this theme focus on three neural engineering challenges of the chronic pain problem: (1) development of methods for controlled stimulation and conditioning of activity in pain related neural pathways, (2) development of methods for extended quantitative observation of functional changes of nociceptive subsystems and (3) development of mechanism based mathematical models for explaining and predicting experimental and clinical results, based on principles of neurostimulation and neurocomputational insights. All initiatives and activities are strongly driven by translational perspectives on health care innovation, in close collaboration with clinical partners, international industry and university spin-off companies

Publications

Recent
Poulsen, A. H. , van den Berg, B., Arguissain, F., Tigerholm, J. , Buitenweg, J. R., Andersen, O. K., & Mørch, C. D. (2022). Novel surface electrode design for preferential activation of cutaneous nociceptors. Journal of neural engineering, 19(1), [016010]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/ac4950
Kobayashi, R. O., Gogeascoechea, A. , Buitenweg, J. , Yavuz, U. , & Sartori, M. (2021). Optimization framework for the model-based estimation of in vivo α-motoneuron properties in the intact human. In 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) (Vol. 2021, pp. 6126-6129) https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9630260
Berfelo, T., Krabbenbos, I. P. , van Den Berg, B., Gefferie, S. R. , & Buitenweg, J. R. (2021). Exploring Nociceptive Detection Thresholds Combined with Evoked Potentials in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. In 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) (Vol. 2021, pp. 1358-1361) https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9629620
Jansen, N., Dollen, R. , van den Berg, B. , Berfelo, T., Krabbenbos, I. P. , & Buitenweg, J. R. (2021). Combined Evaluation of Nociceptive Detection Thresholds and Evoked Potentials during Conditioned Pain Modulation: A Feasibility Study. In 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) (pp. 1427-1430). (Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC); Vol. 2021). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9630411

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Bachelor

Master

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Projects

The research and valorisation projects in this theme focus on three neural engineering challenges of the chronic pain problem: (1) development of methods for controlled stimulation and conditioning of activity in pain related neural pathways, (2) development of methods for extended quantitative observation of functional changes of nociceptive subsystems and (3) development of mechanism based mathematical models for explaining and predicting experimental and clinical results, based on principles of neurostimulation and neurocomputational insights. All initiatives and activities are strongly driven by translational perspectives on health care innovation, in close collaboration with clinical partners, international industry and university spin-off companies

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room ZH213
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Horst Complex  ZH213
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands