dr.ir. M. Vlutters (Mark)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I obtained a BSc, MSc, and PhD degree in Biomechanical Engineering (all cum laude) at the University of Twente. My background is originally in human balance control. After obtaining my PhD degree I left academia for several years, and worked at a start-up company on computer vision and motion tracking.

My current position has a focus on healthcare robotics and AI. The aim of my research is to have a humanoid robot learn to provide a helping hand to a caregiver, such as a nurse, or a care receiver, such as an elderly person. This involves physical human-robot interaction, motion control, and computer vision. Also see our lab website.

I am a Comenius Teaching Fellow, for introducing Agile principles in thesis project guidance.


Medicine & Life Sciences
Agriculture & Biology
Center Of Gravity
Engineering & Materials Science


van Mierlo, M. (Accepted/In press). Recovering linear and angular momentum during walking. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036556149
Greveling, M., Bondt, M. D., Weijzen, F. , Geelkerken, R. , Vlutters, M., Catarinella, F., & Hinnen, J. (2021). Assessment of Walking Ability in Patients with Intermittent Claudication Using a Smartphone Accelerometer. Journal of Scientific Innovation in Medicine, 4(2), 35. https://doi.org/10.29024/jsim.117
van Mierlo, M. , Vlutters, M. , van Asseldonk, E. H. F. , & van der Kooij, H. (2021). Minimal centre of pressure adjustments for recovering whole body angular momentum in gait. Poster session presented at 30th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children, ESMAC 2021, Odense, Denmark.

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W102
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W102
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands