Take a look at scientists and their graduation theses, which started their scientific career at the Department of Human Movement Sciences. Scientists who have successfully collaborated with us in Neuromechanics in various projects.
Knees in need – Neuromuscular control of the ACL-deficient knee
Walking with knee osteoarthritis
Handcycling: a biophysical analysis
Hip muscle function & mediolateral balance control
Impact of muscle fatigue on mechanics and motor control of walking
Neuromechanical consequences of epimuscular myofascial force transmission
Spinal stability following single level lumbar laminectomy
Fatigue and performance in repetitive industrial work
Petra van der Burg
Lifting objects – surprised by the mass
Is stability and unstable concept? Quantifying dynamic stability of human locomotion
Development of a non-fusion scoliosis correction device – biomechanical and clinical aspects
On the origin of back pain
Luis Eduardo Cofre Lizama
Medio-lateral balance assessment in older adults
Stefan van Dongelen
Upper extremity load during wheelchair-related tasks in subjects with spinal cord injury
Paul van Drunen
Low-back stabilization – contribution of co-contraction and proprioceptive, vestibular and visual feedback
Susanne van Engelen
Structural vibration testing of the lumbar spine – development of a diagnostic tool for assessment of segmental stiffness
Work-related stressors and neck and upper extremity symptoms – a matter of mechanics?
Towards ambulatory assessment of spinal loading in the field
Sonja de Groot
Hand rim wheelchair propulsion: biophysical aspects of learning
Motor control and lumbopelvic stability in young healthy women
Step by step – stepping strategies to prevent falling while walking
Pushing and pulling in relation to musculoskeletal complaints
From precision demands to neck and upper extremity pain
Improving movement automaticity and dual-task performance in people with stroke: a change of focus?
Proprioception – associations with low back pain and physical activity
Challenging gravity: the mechanisms of lifting
Effectiveness of interventions to reduce workload in refuse collectors
Control of trunk movement: perturbations in cart pushing
Michiel de Looze
Mechanics and energetics of repetitive lifting
Task variation in repetitive manual work
Rob van Lummel
Assessing sit-to-stand for clinical usse
Erwin van Maaswinkel
Identifying low-back stabilization in low-back pain and the influence of tactile information
Identification of risk factors associated with the progression of knee-osteoarthritis: a prospective longitudinal study
Understanding fine motor control in young and elderly
Shoulder pain after stroke
Recovery from a trip in young and older adults – mechanics and control of the support limb
Quick adjustments of ongoing gait – perturbation in young and older adults
Gait stability in stroke survivors – the assessment and training of gait stability in chronic stroke survivors
A walk on the wild side – fall-risk assessment from daily-life gait
The development of a reactive gait assessment – toward identifying risk for falls in older adults
Kim van Schooten
Predicting falls – amount and quality of daily-life gait as risk factors
Impedance modulation: a mean to copy with neuromuscular noise
Gastrocnemius muscle fascile behaviour during stair negotiation
Effectiveness of an intervention programme on arm, shoulder and neck symptoms in computer workers
EMG-based muscle force estimation – implications of measurement and analysis techniques
Clinical biomechanics of the shoulder and elbow
Mechanical relevance of linkages the interconnect skeletal muscles
Biomechanical aspects of manual wheelchair propulsion
Albert van der Veen
Mechanical behaviour of the intervertebral disc under sustained compressive loading
Upper extremity load in low-intensity tasks
Aijse de Vries
Towards optimised virtual reality interventions for improving balance and muscle strength in healthy elderly
Trunk control in low back pain
Gait characteristics in knee osteoarthritis patients before and after knee replacement
The average time to conduct the research and compile a thesis was about 4 years. The longest work lasts 8 years, the shortest was finished after 24 months.
On average the theses cover 170 pages. The longest had 298, the shortest came with 73 pages. All enjoyed reading.
Theses were about 15% purely theoretical, 85% experimental. Many of the works are still lively debated today.
Thank to all research fellows. For your commitment, your cooperation and contributions to the scientific progress.
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