dr.ir. M. Wessels (Martijn)

Post Doctoral Researcher / Designer

About Me

In 2006, I received my Master degree of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente in the field of rehabilitation robotics, where I investigated the effect of passive vs. active learning of novel visuomotor tasks. As a PhD student, I developed an innovative 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. I successfully defended my thesis in 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.

Currently I am also involved in the Twente Robotics Programme, in which we play a leading role in expanding the field of robotics from factories to consumer and service sectors.


Medicine & Life Sciences
Biomechanical Phenomena
Pedicle Screws
Agriculture & Biology
Spine (Bones)
Engineering & Materials Science
Inverse Kinematics


Noronha, B. A. P. S. , Wessels, M. , Keemink, A. Q. L. , Bergsma, A. , & Koopman, H. F. J. M. (2018). An Upper Limb Kinematic Graphical Model for the Prediction of Anthropomorphic Arm Trajectories. In 2018 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob) (Vol. 2018-August, pp. 966-971). [8487224] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2018.8487224

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W105
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W105
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands