Organisation: University of Twente
Position: Associate professor
Edwin van Asseldonk has a master in Human Movement Sciences from the Free University in Amsterdam and a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering from the University of Twente. He currently holds the positions of assistant professor at the University of Twente and of adjunct assistant professor at Northwestern University (Chicago, USA). His research aims to improve the walking ability of patients with neurological diseases like stroke or spinal cord injury by using rehabilitation robotics (therapeutic and assistive) and/or non-invasive direct current stimulation. His current research concentrates on developing balance control strategies for wearable exoskeletons and investigating the human-machine interaction. He is principal investigator on different national (funded by STW and ZonMW) projects and co-principal investigator on international projects (funded by EU) on rehabilitation robotics and non-invasive stimulation. He has published over 50 papers and conference proceedings in the area of balance control during stance and walking, motor adaptation, lower limb rehabilitation robotics and non-invasive brain stimulation. He is member of the Management board of the IMDI CoRE Neurocontrol.