N.W.M. Beckers MSc (Niek)

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Niek has received his M.Sc. (cum laude) in Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, working on human perception and control behavior in flight simulation. He did research as a graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA on the adaptability of our vestibular system to altered gravity environments, such as in space. Niek is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Twente in The Netherlands, under supervision of Dr. Arno Stienen and Prof. Herman van der Kooij. His work at UT focuses on physical human-human interaction.


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Beckers, N., Keemink, A., van Asseldonk, E., & van der Kooij, H. (2018). Haptic Human-Human Interaction Through a Compliant Connection Does Not Improve Motor Learning in a Force Field. In D. Prattichizzo, H. Shinoda, H. Z. Tan, E. Ruffaldi, & A. Frisoli (Eds.), Haptics: Science, Technology, and Applications: 11th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2018, Pisa, Italy, June 13-16, 2018, Proceedings, Part I (pp. 333-344). (Lecture notes in computer science; Vol. 10893). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-93445-7_29
Beckers, N., Takagi, A., Stienen, A., & Burdet, E. (2016). Coupled pairs do not necessarily interact. Poster session presented at 26th Neural Control of Movement Annual Meeting 2016, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Alessandro, C., Beckers, N., Goebel, P., Resquin, F., González-Vargas, J., & Osu, R. (2016). Motor Control and Learning Theories. In J. L. Pons, R. Raya, & J. González (Eds.), Emerging Therapies in Neurorehabilitation II (pp. 225-250). (Biosystems & biorobotics; Vol. 10). Cham: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-24901-8_9
Takagi, A., Beckers, N., & Burdet, E. (2016). Motion Plan Changes Predictably in Dyadic Reaching.PLoS ONE, 11(12), [e0167314]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167314
den Dekker, H. A., Beckers, N. W. M., Keemink, A. Q. L., van der Kooij, H., & Stienen, A. (2016). Assessing the usability of remote control servos for admittance-controlled haptic finger manipulators. In S. Kukreja, & L. Masia (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (pp. 1260-1265). (July 2016; Vol. 2016). IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/BIOROB.2016.7523804
Bos, R. A., Haarman, C. J. W., Stortelder, T., Nizamis, K., Beckers, N. W. M., Herder, J. L., ... Plettenburg, D. H. (2015). State-of-the-art overview of hand assistive devices. -. Poster session presented at 5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2015, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.

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University of Twente
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7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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The Netherlands