Prof. J.S. (Hans) Rietman MD, PhD is physiatrist and professor in Rehabilitation Medicine & Technology at the University of Twente. He performs his clinical work as a rehabilitation physician at Roessingh Center for Rehabilitation. He is also appointed at the research institute Roessingh Research and Development and member of the Biomedical Technological Institute of the University of Twente and adjunct professor at Northwestern University Chicago.
In 2014 he became president of the Netherlands Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (NSRM).His research focuses on the clinical use of technology in restoration of functions in patients with neurological disorders and patients with amputations of upper and lower extremities. He is actively involved in a diversity of (inter-) national projects focusing on Rehabilitation Robotics and Active Assistive Devices. In 2016 he became medical director of the Center of research excellence Innovative Medical Devices Initiative (IMDI) SPRINT and since 2018 he is leader of this national program IMDI 2.0. He is co-editor of the Dutch book of Rehabilitation Medicine for adults and the Dutch book of Amputation and Prosthetics of the lower extremities and (co)author of more than 100 Pubmed cited articles. H-Index: 34 (Google Scholar)
Fields of interest
- Restoration of human functions / Rehabilitation
- Human motor control
- Amputation and Prostheses of upper and lower limbs
European Academy Of Rehabilitation Medicine
Lid European Academy Of Rehabilitation Medicine
Roessingh Center for Rehabilitation
Northwestern University (Chicago, USA)
Adjunct Professor at Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science
ICMS (UTwente, Maartenskliniek, Radboud UMC, Roessingh Research and Development)
chairman Board ICMS (interdisciplinary consortium of clinical movement science and technology)
VWS, Health Holland
Chairman Mission Team II Gezondheid en Zorg beleid Nederland.