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.As director Roessingh Research and Development the responsibilities of Miriam include general management, strategy, finance, communications, stimulating and creating new business, strengthening the relation between partners and institute and setting up new instruments to facilitate collaboration.
She graduated in applied physics at the University of Twente.
Her professional life includes:
researcher and consultant at Dutch telecom company KPN
project manager at Development Agency East Netherlands
managing director at MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology
director at High Tech Factory and High Tech Fund
director strategic business development at University of Twente
Besides, she is involved as:
board member of Industry Circle Twente
board member of space research institute SRON
board member Rho
president supervisory board Enschede Promotie
member supervisory board Orkest van het Oosten
member advisory committee EFRO Oost-Nederland
Marit studied human movement science in Groningen, with the specialization “Rehabilitation care and care for disabled persons”. She graduated in 2005, whereafter she started as a PhD student at Roessingh Research and Development in the cluster Telemedicine. She received her doctor’s degree in 2011 and from that moment she has been working as a researcher on different projects with the scope being adoption and implementation of telemedicine services for patients with chronic diseases.
Dekker-van Weering MGH, Vollenbroek-Hutten MMR, Hermens HJ (2016). Adherence to an online exercise program for COPD patients in the home environment- a pilot study. Health and Technology, 6(4), 259-268. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12553-016-0137-3
Dekker-van Weering MGH, Vollenbroek-Hutten MMR, Hermens HJ (2015). A pilot study – the potential value of an activity-based feedback system for treatment of individuals with chronic lower back pain. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(24), 2250-2256. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2015.1019009
Dekker-van Weering MGH, Vollenbroek-Hutten MMR, Hermens HJ. Do personalized feedback messages about activity patterns stimulate patients with chronic low back pain to change their activity behavior on a short term notice? Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 37(2), 81-89. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10484-012-9181-6
van Weering MGH, Vollenbroek-Hutten MMR, Hermens HJ (2010). The relationship between objectively and subjectively measured activity levels in people with chronic low back pain. Clinical Rehabilitation, 25(3), 256-263. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215510380828
van Weering MGH, Vollenbroek-Hutten MMR, Tönis TM, Hermens HJ (2008). Daily physical activities in chronic lower back pain patients assessed with accelerometry. European Journal of Pain, 13(6), 649-654. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpain.2008.07.005
Jasper is a human movement scientist (VU Amsterdam 2002) who holds a PhD in biomechanical engineering (UT 2009). The focus of his research is on the analysis of human movement (from a kinetic, kinematic and exercise physiological perspective) in the field of physical rehabilitation and sports. Central themes are individual movement patterns, the effects of fatigue on movement patterns in relation to injury development (in particular during running) and measuring, monitoring and (re-training) kinematics outside the laboratory by means of inertial magnetic measurement units. Jasper teaches in the Master’s program of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Twente. In the 2015 fall semester Jasper was a Fulbright scholar (visiting professor) at the University of Kentucky, College of Health Science in the BioMotion lab where he studied analysis of movement in rehabilitation and sports.
Gait analysis, Running mechanics, Lower limb injuries, Fatigue, Monitoring and feedback, Inertial sensors, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Gait disorders, Gait (re-)training.
Reenalda J, Maartens E, Homan L, Buurke JH (2016). Continuous three dimensional analysis of running mechanics during a marathon by means of inertial magnetic measurement units to objectify changes in running mechanics. Journal of Biomechanics, 49(14), 3362-3367. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.08.032
Reenalda J, Maas MTF, de Koning JJ. The influence of added mass on the optimal step length in running. International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance, 11(7), 920-926. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2015-0182
Haarman, Reenalda et al (2016). The effect of ‘device-in-charge’ versus ‘patient-in-charge’ support during robotic gait training on walking ability and balance in chronic stroke survivors: a systematic review. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering, 3, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055668316676785.
van Meulen FB, Klaassen B, Held J, Reenalda J, Buurke JH, van Beijnum BJF, Luft A, Veltink PH (2016). Objective evaluation of the quality of movement in daily life after stroke. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 3, 210. https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2015.00210
Reenalda J, van Geffen P, Snoek G, Jannink MJA, IJzerman MJ, Rietman JS (2010). Effects of dynamic sitting interventions on tissue oxygenation in individuals with spinal cord disorders, Spinal Cord, 48, 336-341. https://doi.org/10.1038/sc.2009.138
Anke is a human movement scientist working at Roessingh Research and Development since 2001. She got her PhD at the University of Twente in 2010 on a randomized controlled trial, in which the effect of an implantable two-channel peroneal nerve stimulation was examined in comparison with usual care, consisting of a splint or orthopedic shoe, in chronic stroke survivors with a drop foot.
Currently she is involved in several (inter)national research projects concerning stimulation of motor relearning in neurological disorders using rehabilitation technology (including (soft)robotics and applied gaming), mainly for the upper extremity.
Radder B, Prange-Lasonder GB, Kottink AIR, Holmberg J, Sletta K, van Dijk M, Meyer T, Buurke JH, Rietman JS (2018). The effect of a wearable soft-robotic glove on motor function and functional performance of older adults. Assistive Technology, 30, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400435.2018.1453888
Prange GB, Kottink AIR, Buurke JH, Eckhardt MM, Rouweler BJ, Ribbers GM, 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
Kottink AIR, Tenniglo MJ, de Vries WHK, Hermens HJ, Buurke JH (2012). Effects of an implantable two-channel peroneal nerve stimulator versus conventional walking device on spatiotemporal parameters and kinematics of hemiparetic gait. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 44(1), 51-57. https://doi.org/10.2340/16501977-0909
Ellis MD, Kottink AIR, Prange GB, Rietman JS, Buurke JH, Dewald JPA (2011). Quantifying loss of independent joint control in acute stroke with a robotic evaluation of reaching workspace. 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 8231-8234. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091940