In 2006, I received my Master degree of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente in 2006 in the field of rehabilitation robotics, where I investigated the effect of passive vs. active learning of novel visuomotor tasks of healthy subjects. As a PhD student, I developed an innovative highly flexible spinal implant system that is able to correct a spinal deformity such as scoliosis. The system prevents permanent spinal damage by avoiding vertebral fusion. Under supervision of Prof. Bart Verkerke, I successfully defended my thesis on Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Twente in 2012. As a post-doctoral research associate, I am currently working in the field of biomechatronics at the University of Twente. I am involved in several projects regarding the designing and integration of robotics in rehabilitation, the upper extremities in particular.