Jasper Reenalda

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.

Research Interests:

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