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. (2023). 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
Nizamis, K. , Vlutters, M., & Vander Poorten, E. (2022). Introduction to robotics for medical professionals. In Open Educational Resources on Enabling Technologies in Wearable and Collaborative Robotics (pp. 127 - 166)
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

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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