dr.ir. M. Vlutters (Mark)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I obtained a BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees 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 company (BallJames, now Inmotio) 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.




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.
Kilic-Bebek, E. , Nizamis, K., Karapars, Z., Gokkurt , A., Unal, R., Bebek, O. , Vlutters, M., Vander Poorten, E. B., Borghesan , G., Decré, W., Aertbeliën, E., Borisova , O., Borisov, I., Kolyubin, S., & Ugurlu , B. (Accepted/In press). Discussing Modernizing Engineering Education through the Erasmus + Project Titled "Open Educational Resources on Enabling Technologies in Wearable and Collaborative Robotics (WeCoRD). Abstract from 3rd International Instructional Technologies in Engineering Education Symposium IITEE , Izmir, Turkey.
Zhao, G., Ahmad Sharbafi, M. , Vlutters, M. , van Asseldonk, E., & Seyfarth, A. (2019). Bio-Inspired Balance Control Assistance Can Reduce Metabolic Energy Consumption in Human Walking. IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering, 27(9), 1760-1769. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNSRE.2019.2929544
Farkhatdinov, I., Ebert, J. , Van Oort, G. , Vlutters, M. , Van Asseldonk, E., & Burdet, E. (2019). Assisting Human Balance in Standing With a Robotic Exoskeleton. IEEE Robotics and automation letters, 4(2), 414-421. [8600354]. https://doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2018.2890671
Vlutters, M. , van Asseldonk, E. , & van der Kooij, H. (2019). Are ankle muscle responses in balance recovery hard-wired? In L. Masia, S. Micera, M. Akay, & J. L. Pons (Eds.), Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2018), October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy (pp. 287-290). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 21). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01845-0_58

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