DR.IR. MUIJZER – WITTEVEEN, H.J.B. (HEIDI)
Postdoctoral researcher & Project manager of the Symbitron project
- Sensory substitution
- Lower limb wearable robotics
- Upper limb prostheses
I was born in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, at the very end of the year 1983. In 2002 I started my study BioMedical Engineering at the University of Twente. In 2007 I finished my master assignment on the assessment of spasticity in SCI patients, based on long-term EMG measurements, which I performed at the Roessingh Research and Development in Enschede. Afterwards, I worked for 1.5 years as a junior researcher at the RRD on several projects on spasticity assessment and EMG measurements. In August 2009 I started my PhD at the Biomedical Signals and Systems group of the University of Twente. My work was part of the Myopro project and involved the development and evaluation of tactile feedback methods for myoelectric forearm prostheses. On February 6th 2014 I defended my thesis, titled ‘Tactile feedback for myoelectric forearm prostheses’.
Currently I’m working as postdoctoral researcher and project manager of the EU Symbitron project (www.symbitron.eu). I’m working on the development and evaluation of methods to provide sensory substitution to Spinal Cord Injury subjects using a wearable exoskeleton.
Curriculum Vitae (LinkedIn)
- Myoelectric forearm prostheses: State of the art form a user-centered perspective
- Hand-opening feedback for myoelectric forearm prostheses: Performance in virtual grasping tasks influenced by different levels of distraction
- Vibro- and electrotactile user feedback on hand opening for myoelectric forearm prostheses
- Stiffness feedback for myoelectric forearm prostheses using vibrotactile stimulation