Photo: Gijs van Ouwerkerk
Oresti Baños (Assistant professor)
Bert-Jan van Beijnum (Associate professor)
Jan Buitenweg (Associate professor)
Joost le Feber (Assistant professor)
Ainara Garde (Assistant Professor)
Ciska Heida (Associate professor)
Hermie Hermens (Full professor)
Val Jones (Senior researcher)
Peter Veltink (Full professor, Chair of department)
Miriam Vollenbroek (Full professor)
Richard van Wezel (Full professor)
Labview programming “on demand” and of above mentioned instruments.
Sandra Westhoff (Secretary)
Secretarial support for the BSS group
Marcel Weusthof (Safety coordinator)
Carrying out a broad range of Micro (Clean room) technologies in favor of etching methods, soft lithography, glass operation.
(Micro)assembling of systems
Murielle is a neuroscientist with a background in human movement science, neuroimagery and neuromodulation. Her primary research goals range from increasing knowledge on the pathophysiology of gait and balance disorders in Parkinson’s disease through fundamental scientific research, to more applied research, with a strong drive to find clinical benefits based on this knowledge. This led her to develop and evaluate the efficacy a new visual cueing device, the Cue-shoe, able to reduce freezing of gait and improve patients’ mobility.
Abdel has a background in experimental neuroscience, specifically visual information processing in the cortex, and is now doing research in practical applications of neuroscience research to assist patients with disabilities. He is involved in the Smart Glasses for Parkinson’s project as well as the more recent work on developing facial emotion recognition technology for the visually impaired.
Monique has a master degree in Biomedical Engineering. Her main research interests include motivational strategies to promote healthy behaviour by means of technology, e.g. ambulant monitoring and feedback, intelligent navigation support, trusted healthcare services and gamification, especially for elderly and people with chronic conditions.
Her research interests lie in the field of multimodal human computer/robot interaction, adaptive assistive technology and machine learning.
Simone Boerema (External, PhD candidate)
Miriam Cabrita (External, PhD candidate)
Kees van Dijk
Fieke Everts (External, PhD candidate)
M. R. Mohamed Irfan
His PhD project is part of the ‘KNEEMO’ project, an EU Marie Curie ITN for knee osteoarthritis research, and is performed in close collaboration between UT, Xsens, and VUMC.
His research focuses on the estimation of body movements, forces and joint moments using wearable sensors.
Lex van Loon
Fokke van Meulen
Mohammad Hossein Nassabi
Elizabeth C. Nelson (External, PhD candidate)
Wendy Oude Nijeweme – d’Hollosy
Frederiek de Vette
My name is Lian Beenhakker. I’m in the third year of the bachelor Biomedical Technology. Upcoming 10 weeks, I will be busy with my bachelor assignment at BSS on a part of the NeuroCIMT project. The focus of my assignment lies on the validation of the metric for the arm usage coach.
Boudewijn van den Berg
My name is Boudewijn van den Berg. I have started my master’s assignment at BSS to finish my master degrees in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering. Here at BSS, I will do my master's thesis on the Nocicept project, which aims to identify nociceptive systems in the brain by measuring the EEG response to specific types of stimuli.
I am a Biomedical engineering student. My Thesis will be about the development of a system for the visually impaired and blind to detect people and experience shown emotions, through tactile feedback under Dr. ir. Yan Zhao as my supervisor.
I did my bachelor and the first year of my master in Biomedical Engineering in Portugal and I've came to do the second one here in UT.
I am going to join BSS and do my master thesis on the Neuro-Assist project. In my assignment I intend to model dorsal horn neural networks for simulation of direct modulation of pain processing mechanisms by weak electrical fields.
My name is Emmy Hobert, I am 21 years old and currently I am finishing my Master Health Sciences. Therefore, I am working on my Master assignment on ‘Telerevalidatie’, which is an online revalidation platform from ‘Roessingh Center for Rehabilitation Care’. The main goal of my Master assignment is to increase the use of this portal amongst patients and their clinicians by adding a game layer. I will be working on my Master thesis for about 20 weeks, in which I am working at the Roessingh Research & Development office on Mondays and Tuesdays, on Thursdays and Fridays I will be working at the University.
I am currently working on my master thesis in which I am going to conduct a clinical study at the Roessingh Rehabilitation Centre. In this study, it is tested whether or not a newly developed electrode for pain sensitivity testing has a higher measurement reliability and validity. I have done my bachelor, psychobiology, at the University of Amsterdam.
I am currently working on the business development of UT spinoff NociTRACK and in the recently started Dutch Student Investment Fund (venture capital fund run by students). As a side job, I am involved with multiple projects at Pre-University at the UT, where my main project is to develop and give masterclasses/workshops to 6VWO students.
I do my MSc assignment in the framework of the SoftPro project under supervision of Bert-Jan van Beijnum. My work will mainly involve evaluation of different Hand Pose Reconstruction algorithms and systems.
Shanna de Lang
I study Creative Technology. I just started with my bachelor graduation assignment (supervisor Jan Buitenweg).
I will create an app to support doctors with the treatment of patients who are suffering from chronical pain.
Olaf van der Meer
In the coming 10 weeks, I will be doing my bachelor assignment at BSS. The subject of my assignment will be the time-frequency analysis of electrical brain responses to nociceptive stimulation.
I do my master thesis under one of NeuroCIMT project related with the invention or the development of effective feedback for optimizing motor performance of stroke patient, preferably in their daily life.
Daniel Isaías López Páez
My name is Daniel Isaías López Páez, I was born in Monterrey, Mexico. I am working on my Master Assignment inside the BSS group, specifically in the assessment of arm movements by building an algorithm where two IMU sensors can detect its position. This can help to evaluate stroke patients’ movements in activities of daily living.
Monique te Rietstap
My name is Monique te Rietstap. I got my BSc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Groningen, after this I started my master in BME at UT. My focus will be on telemedicine, where I will be working with the AWARE framework application to see which behavioural correlations in students (e.g. stress vs. physical activity) exist and if they are different for different student phenotypes.
I am finishing my master’s programme with a specialisation in ‘Neurotechnology and Biomechatronics’. I will be working on my master thesis for the upcoming 28 weeks. This will be done within the faculty group of BSS. My research is aimed at development and validation of a position aiding system, like the Microsoft HoloLens, for improvement of the Xsens MVN. The assignment is in collaboration with Xsens.
After doing my bachelors in Technical Medicine, I started with my masters in Biomedical Engineering with a specialization in Neural & Motor Systems. I am working on my master thesis at BSS, supervised by Dr. Ir. Jan Buitenweg. The aim of this thesis is to make a dynamical model of the subtreshold superexcitability that might play a role in electrical stimulation of nerves for chronic pain patients. The assignment is in collaboration with the VUmc, where I will conduct experiments to validate the model.
Over the course of this semester, I will be doing my bachelor assignment with BSS on the development of a biofeedback extension with real-time data and investigating alterations of gait patterns with it.
I am from China. I am doing my thesis assignment at BSS, which is about patients with low back pain via eHealth solution in the primary care system. I will supervised by Wendy Oude Nijeweme – d’Hollosy and Hermie Hermens.
Hang Wang (Mike)
Here at BSS, I will do the project on the detection of the patients’ behavior with Irfan. My main work will focus on the quality improvement of the algorithms and try to create new method on the problems.
Jan Holsheimer (Assistant professor - Retired)
Enrico Marani (Full professor - Retired)
After receiving the PhD degree he became Head of the Neuroregulation Group, Department of Physiology, Leiden University. Since 1997 he is part-time Professor in Neurophysiology at the BMTI / Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Twente. His research interests are neuroregulation and neurotechnology, especially in the field of nerve regeneration.
Wim Rutten (Full professor - Retired)
Wim Rutten, professor of Neural Engineering, has a background in (bio)physics and biomedical engineering. He leads the theme Neural and Cellular Engineering, with present emphasis on 1) (intelligent) neural interfacing via cell-cultured multi-micro-electrode probes and 2) the understanding of the brain (circuit dynamics, learning, plasticity) through in vitro neural network research 3) EEG-based Brain-Computer Interfaces for neurofeedback in rehabilitation.
Ing Widya (Assistant professor -Retired)
Lex van Velsen
Harm op den Akker
Former PhD Student
Nekane Larburu Rubio
Former PhD student
Former PhD student
Former PhD student
Former PhD student
Former Secretarial support for the BSS group