Marco Raaben


Marco Raaben was born in Neede, the Netherlands, in 1988. He received his MSc. in Technical Medicine at the University of Twente in 2013. After obtaining his MSc, he was selected for the first clinical fellowship Technical Medicine at UMC Utrecht. In this position he was responsible for the implementation of innovative technologies to improve diagnostics and treatments in healthcare. In 2016 he continued his work as PhD and focused on the development of rehabilitation programs after lower extremity fractures. During his PhD he developed skills as project manager in an international, multicentre study funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.

As project manager EU projects at the Strategic Business Development division (UT) he is currently involved in three EU funded projects. His first project, called WEAFING, is at the Human Media Interaction group. At the Telecommunication Engineering group he is involved in two projects: SCENT and ETOPIA.

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List of publications

Raaben, M., Redzwan, S., Augustine, R., & Blokhuis, T. J. (2018). COMplex Fracture Orthopedic Rehabilitation (COMFORT) - Real-time visual biofeedback on weight bearing versus standard training methods in the treatment of proximal femur fractures in the elderly: study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Trials19(1), 220.

Houben, I. B., Raaben, M., Batenburg, M. V. B., & Blokhuis, T. J. (2018). Delay in weight bearing in surgically treated tibial shaft fractures is associated with impaired healing: a cohort analysis of 166 tibial fractures. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, 1-8.

Bastian, O. W., Mrozek, M. H., Raaben, M., Leenen, L. P., Koenderman, L., & Blokhuis, T. J. (2018). Serum from the Human Fracture Hematoma Contains a Potent Inducer of Neutrophil Chemotaxis. Inflammation, 1-9.

Raaben, M., Vogely, H. C., & Blokhuis, T. J. (2018). Real-time visual biofeedback to improve therapy compliance after total hip arthroplasty: a pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Gait & posture61, 306-310.

Raaben, M., Holtslag, H. R., Leenen, L. P., Augustine, R., & Blokhuis, T. J. (2018). Real-time visual biofeedback during weight bearing improves therapy compliance in patients following lower extremity fractures. Gait & posture59, 206-210.

Pla, A., Mordvanyuk, N., López, B., Raaben, M., Blokhuis, T. J., & Holtslag, H. R. (2017). Bag-of-steps: Predicting lower-limb fracture rehabilitation length by weight loading analysis. Neurocomputing268, 109-115.

Raaben, M., Holtslag, H. R., Augustine, R., van Merkerk, R. O., Koopman, B. F., & Blokhuis, T. J. (2017). Technical aspects and validation of a new biofeedback system for measuring lower limb loading in the dynamic situation. Sensors17(3), 658.

Raaben, M., & Blokhuis, T. J. (2015). De technisch geneeskundige: een nieuwe professional in de zorg. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Traumachirurgie23(5), 109-112.