Peter Veltink (professor)

Peter VeltinkFull name: Peter H. Veltink
Room: Zuidhorst 225
Phone: +31 (0)53 489 2765 (2760)
Fax: +31 (0)53 489 2287
Function: Full professor in Technology for the support of human functions


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, coordinates the research track Neural and Motor Systems of the Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine (MIRA) and chairs of the discipline Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

He was born in 1960 in Groenlo, the Netherlands. He studied 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) and currently coordinates the EU-FP7 ICT project INTERACTION since November 2011, the EU-H2020 ICT project eNHANCE since April 2014, and the STW projects PowerSensor and MiniSens. He participates in two STW Perspectief Programs (NeuroSipe and Symbionics) and in the EU Marie Curie project KneeMo.

He has supervised 22 and is currently supervising 15 Ph.D. students.

His H-index is 29 (Web of Science), 32 (Scopus) and 42 (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.

Publications P.H. Veltink