Frans C. T. van der Helm

Frans C. T. van der Helm

Frans C. T. van der Helm is a Professor in Biomechatronics and Bio-robotics, Delft University of Technology, and also Adjunct Professor at the University of Twente, at Northwestern University, Chicago, and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. He holds a M.Sc. in Human Movement Science (1985), and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (1991).

He was member of the board of the International Society of Biomechanics (2005–2009), and participated in the board of the Technical Group of Computer Simulation (TGCS) and the International Shoulder Group (ISG). He is one of programme leaders in the Medical Delta, the collaboration between Leiden Unversity Medical Center (LUMC), Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam and TU Delft. He is Principal Investigator in the TREND research consortium, investigating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome as a neurological disorder, the NeuroSIPE (System Identification and Parameter Estimation in Neurophysiological systems) program and H-Haptics (Human centered Haptics) program, sponsored by the Dutch National Science Foundation. In 2012 he received an ERC grant for a research project ‘4D EEG’, improving temporal and spatial resolution of EEG source localization. In 2012 Prof. van der Helm was awarded the Simon Stevin Meester prize, the most prestigious award for technical scientific research in the Netherlands. He has published over 150 papers in international journals on topics as biomechanics of the upper and lower extremity, neuromuscular control, eye biomechanics, pelvic floor biomechanics, human motion control, posture stability, etc.


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