prof.dr.ir. P.H. Veltink (Peter)

Full Professor

About Me

Peter H. Veltink is professor of technology for the restoration of human function at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. He chairs the Biomedical Signals and Systems Group, of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS). Since May 2022, prof. Veltink is vice-dean of research of the EEMCS


He was born in 1960 in Groenlo, the Netherlands. Hestudied Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente (M.Sc. cum laude 1984)where he also performed his Ph.D. research in the area of electrical nerve stimulation (Ph.D. 1988). He performed sabbaticals at Case Western Reserve University in 1989 and at the Sensory Motor Interaction center (SMI) of the University of Aalborg in 1998.


His research is in the following areas:

  • Biomechatronics, artificial motor control, ambulatory sensing of human motor control, specifically ambulatory movement and force sensing, with applications in rehabilitation medicine and biomechanics.

  • Neural engineering: neurostimulation for neuromodulation, including DBS, neurocardiology, stimulation of spinal cord and cortex for suppression of pain.


    Prof. Veltink has been the scientific coordinator of 3 EU research training networks between 1996 and 2004 (ARNESCO, NEUROS and neuralPRO), has coordinated the EU-FP7 ICT project INTERACTION (2011-2014) and the EU-H2020 ICT project eNHANCE. In addition, he participates in the EU-H2020 IC projects SoftPro and Siena, and is associate partner in the current  EU Marie Curie project KneeMo. Nationally, he coordinates and has coordinated several STW projects, including PowerSensor and MiniSens, and participates in two STW Perspectief Programs (Symbionics and neuroCIMT).


    He has (co)supervised 42 and is currently (co)supervising 7 Ph.D. students.

    His H-index is 62 (Google Scholar).


    Prof. Veltink has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering until 2014 and reviewer for many scientific journals. He is the (co)author of over 140 peer reviewed journal papers and many peer-reviewed conference papers.

    He has been the treasurer of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS) from 1996 to 2001, and has been the chairman of the Benelux IEEE-EMBS chapter from 2005 to 2013. Prof. Veltink received the Royal Shell Stimulating Prize for his contribution to the rehabilitation-engineering field in 1997 and the Decade of Partnership Award from the company Xsens in 2010. He has been appointed Adjunct Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, in 2015


    Publications and citations in Google Scholar:

    Peter Veltink - Google Scholar Citations

    ( https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=hfTE7y0AAAAJ&hl=en%5C )


Zandbergen, M. A. (2023). Moving forwards by going outside: Inertial measurement unit-based monitoring of running biomechanics. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036555128

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room ZH223
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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