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 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.


Biomechanical Phenomena
Equipment And Supplies
Orthotic Devices
Pedicle Screws
Endometrial Hyperplasia
Shoulder Joint
Inverse Kinematics
Surface Treatment
Heat Treatment
Work Motivation


Recent Articles
Ates, S., Mora-Moreno, I., Wessels, M., & Stienen, A. (2015). Combined active wrist and hand orthosis for home use: Lessons learned. In D. Braun, H. Yu, & D. Campolo (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2015) (pp. 398-403). Singapore: IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/ICORR.2015.7281232
Meijer, G., Wessels, M., Hekman, E. E. G., Homminga, J. J., & Verkerke, G. J. (2013). Is scoliosis correction a good model for scoliosis correction?. -. Poster session presented at 4th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2013, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room W-109
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  W-109
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands