Herman van der Kooij

  

Session Title:

Novel Engineering to Understand Motor Recovery After Brain Injury

Biography:

Herman van der Kooij is a professor in Biomechatronics and Rehabilitation Technology at the Department of Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Twente (0.8 fte), and Delft University of Technology (0.2fte), the Netherlands. He received his PhD with honors (cum laude) in 2000. His expertise and interests are in the field of human motor control, adaptation, and learning, rehabilitation robots, diagnostic, assistive robotics, virtual reality, rehabilitation medicine, and neuro computational modeling.

He has published over 100 publications in the area of biomechatronics and human motor control. He has directed approximately € 8.5 million in research funding over the past 10 years, from which he gained expertise in the management of international medium-scale projects. He is an associate editor of IEEE TBME, member of IEEE EMBS technical committee of Biorobots and was a member of several scientific program committees in the field of rehabilitation robotics, bio robotics, and assistive devices. He is co-group leader of the technology development for new rehabilitation robotics workgroup of the Cost Action European Network on Robotics for NeuroRehabilitation and coordinator of the FP7 program Symbitron. He is a member of the program committee of the Dutch IMDI core on Neurocontrol, and of the NeuroSipe program. At the UT he is a founder and head of the Rehabilitation robotics laboratory that developed powered exoskeletons for the rehabilitation of upper and lower extremities. He is the founder and head of the Virtual Reality Human performance lab that combines robotic devices, motion capturing and virtual environments.