A Research Section of the
Department of Human Movement Sciences
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Our students

explore the mechanics and control of movement and apply this in rehabilitation, sports, and ergonomics

We study

muscle and joint function and integrate this with expertise regarding the neural control of posture, locomotion and upper extremity function

Our mission

to understand the interaction of musculoskeletal biomechanics and neural control to optimize human motor function.

Musculoskeletal mechanics

We study the mechanics of muscles and muscle-joint systems

Motor function

We study how the musculoskeletal system is controlled in posture, locomotion and upper extremity tasks.


We aim to contribute to improvement of motor function in rehabilitation physiotherapy, sports and ergonomics

Visualization of the scientific challenges

Integration of musculoskeletal biomechanics and neural control.

Insights into our Research

Self Organization in Coordination Dynamics

Research Themes

By modeling and experimentation we study how musculoskeletal mechanics and neural control interact in basic motor activities in health and pathology.

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