Jaap Buurke

Jaap received his PhD in 2005 from the University of Twente for his work on recovery of gait after stroke. He is coordinator of the Research Track Rehabilitation Technology at Roessingh Research and Development, adjunct professor at Northwestern University Chicago (USA), senior researcher at Roessingh, Centre for Rehabilitation and affiliated to the biomedical signals and systems group of the University of Twente.

Since 2011 Jaap is president of the Dutch society for neurorehabilitation “Neurorevalidatie-Keypoint” and a member of the Dutch expert group on Neurorehabilitation. He is specialised on human movement analysis with specific expertise in kinesiology (neuromuscular control and biomechanics) after stroke. He is actively involved in a diversity of (inter)national projects focusing on motor control, movement analysis, rehabilitation robotics and active assistive devices.


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

Tenniglo MJB, Nederhand MJ, Prinsen EC, Nene AV, Rietman JS, Buurke JH (2014). Effect of chemodenervation of the rectus femoris muscle in adults with a stiff knee gait due to spastic paresis: a systematic review with a meta-analysis in patients with stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95(3), 576-587. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2013.11.008

Dubbeldam R, Nester C, Nene AV, Hermens HJ, Buurke JH (2013). Kinematic coupling relationships exist between non-adjacent segments of the foot and ankle of healthy subjects. Gait & Posture, 37(2), 159-164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.06.033

Renzenbrink GJ, Buurke JH, Nene AV, Geurts AC, Kwakkel G, Rietman JS (2012). Improving walking capacity by surgical correction of equinovarus foot deformity in adult patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury: a systematic review. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 44(8), 614-23. https://doi.org/10.2340/16501977-1012

Buurke JH, Nene AV, Kwakkel G, Erren-Wolters V, IJzerman MJ, Hermens HJ (2008). Recovery of Gait After Stroke: What Changes? Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 22, 676-683.  https://doi.org/10.1177/1545968308317972