M.E. Eveld (Maura)

Postdoctoral Researcher

About Me

I graduated with my PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in August 2022. There I studied the biomechanics of stumble recovery, using experimental insights to design, implement, and assess stumble recovery behaviors for robotic lower-limb prostheses and exoskeletons, with the goal of improving device safety and reducing user fall risk.

In my current role as postdoctoral researcher, I am expanding my research in human balance control. I use experimental and modeling approaches to (1) study how healthy and mobility-impaired populations react to unexpected disturbances while walking, (2) design & test wearable robots (e.g., powered exoskeletons) for balance assistance, and (3) explore how humans learn to use such assistive devices.

Ultimately, I hope my research can contribute to a greater understanding of how people move and how to help them move better, fostering safer and more fulfilling lives.

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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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