Gerdienke is a human movement scientist, with a PhD in the evaluation of robotic devices for rehabilitation of the arm after stroke. As senior researcher, she currently leads the research topic on therapeutic rehabilitation technology (Active Therapeutic Devices), involving supervision of 4 PhD students. She coordinates and supervises multiple European and national projects, in particular regarding clinical evaluation, collaborating extensively with care organisations, technical universities and companies. Her research is focused on applying technology for improvement of arm and hand functionality in clinical practice or at home, evaluating its impact and understanding associated neurological and biomechanical working mechanisms.
Nijenhuis SM, Prange-Lasonder GB, Stienen AHA, Rietman JS, Buurke JH (2017). Effects of training with a passive hand orthosis and games at home in chronic stroke: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 31(2), 207-216. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215516629722
Radder B, Prange-Lasonder GB, Kottink AIR, Gaasbeek L, Holmberg J, Meyer T, Melendez-Calderon A, Ingvast J, Buurke JH, Rietman JS (2016). A wearable soft-robotic glove enables hand support in ADL and rehabilitation: a feasibility study on the assistive functionality. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, 3(0), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055668316670553
Krabben T, Prange GB, Kobus HJ, Rietman JS, Buurke JH (2016). Application of the Teager Kaiser Energy Operator in an autonomous burst detector to create onset and offset profiles of forearm muscles during reach-to-grasp movements. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics, 18(4), 135-144. https://doi.org/10.5277/ABB-00471-2015-02
Prange GB, Kottink AIR, Buurke JH, Eckhardt MMEM, van Keulen-Rouweler BJ, Ribbers G, Rietman JS (2015). The effect of arm support combined with rehabilitation games on upper extremity function in sub-acute stroke: a randomized controlled trial. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 29(2), 174-182. https://doi.org/10.1177/1545968314535985
Kottink AIR, Prange GB, Krabben T, Rietman JS, Buurke JH (2014). Gaming and conventional exercises for improvement of arm function after stroke: a randomized controlled pilot study. Games for Health Journal, 3(3), 184-191. https://doi.org/10.1089/g4h.2014.0026
Erik is a clinical health scientist and physiotherapist. His PhD project focused on the influence of a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee on gait adaptations after a transfemoral amputation or knee disarticulation. He obtained his PhD on December 8th 2016 at the University of Twente. He is currently setting up studies to evaluate the added value of assistive technology. In addition, he co-organizes and participates in multiple gait analysis courses that are given by Roessingh Research and Development. His research interests mainly include assistive rehabilitation technology and clinical gait analysis. Besides his work for RRD he is also the chairman of the Dutch Society for Rehabilitation Physiotherapists.
Prinsen EC, Nederhand MJ, Sveinsdóttir HS, Prins MR, van der Meer F, Koopman HFJM, Rietman JS (2017). The influence of a user-adaptive prosthetic knee across varying walking speeds: a randomized cross-over trial. Gait & Posture, 51, 254-260. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.11.015
Prinsen EC, Nederhand MJ, Rietman JS, Koopman HFJM (2015). Added value of a user-adaptive prosthetic knee in planned gait initiation: off to a good start? 2015 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 31-36. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2015.7281171