MIRA University of Twente
Department of Biomechanical Engineering


ir. L.J. van Schelven (Leonard)


PhD student BMTI / CTW and UMC Utrecht

Fields of interest

Measurement and analysis of neurological signals

Human motor control


My name is Leonard van Schelven and I was born in Rotterdam in 1968. I studied electrical engineering at the University of Delft (MSc 1991), with a specialization in systems and control. After a year in military service, I started working as a technical scientific employee at the University Medical Center Utrecht, department of Medical Technology. From 1997, I was trained there as a medical physicist, and registered with the Dutch Society for Medical Physics (NVKF) in 2001. I continued working at the UMC Utrecht in various projects, amongst others in the department of Clinical Neurophysiology. In 2006 I started my PhD research on micro-neurography for system identification of the neuromuscular system, which is a joined project of the University of Twente (BMTI spearhead program Cognomics) and the UMC Utrecht, in collaboration with the TU Delft


Selection of publications

L. J. Van Schelven, J. M. Karemaker, P. J. Blankestijn, and P. L. Oey. Short-term sympathetic baroreflex sensitivity increases at lower blood pressures. Clin.Neurophysiol, 2008.

L. J. Van Schelven, V. B. Nieuwenhuijs, and L. M. A. Akkermans. Automated, quantitative analysis of interdigestive small intestinal myoelectric activity in rats. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 14 (1):15-23, 2002.

L. J. Van Schelven, P. L. Oey, I. H. Klein, M. G. Barnas, P. J. Blankestijn, and G. H. Wieneke. Observer variations in short period spectral analysis of heart rate variability. Auton.Nerv.Syst. 79 (2-3):144-148, 2000.

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