Prof. Dr. Herman van der Kooij

Herman van der Kooij (1970, Rotterdam, the Netherlands) received his PhD with honours (cum laude) in 2000 and is professor in Biomechatronics and Rehabilitation Technology at the Biomechanical Engineering Laboratory at the University of Twente (0.8 FTE), and Delft University of Technology (0.2 FTE), the Netherlands. His expertise and interests are in the field of human motor control, adaptation, and learning, rehabilitation robots, diagnostic, and assistive robotics, virtual reality, rehabilitation medicine, and neuro‐computational modelling. Prof. H. van der Kooij has published over 60 papers in the area of biomechatronics and human motor control, and has directed approximately € 6 million in research funding over the past 10 years. He is associate editor of IEEE TBME, member of IEEE EMBS technical committee of Biorobots and was member of several scientific program committees in the field of rehabilitation robotics, bio robotics, and assistive devices. At the UT he is founder and head of Rehabilitation robotics laboratory that developed powered exoskeletons for the rehabilitation of upper and lower extremities. He is founder and head of the Virtual Reality Human performance lab that combines robotic devices, motion capturing and virtual environments to assess and train human balance, walking, and hand‐eye coordination