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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Quantifying Nonlinear Contributions to Cortical Responses Evoked by Continuous Wrist Manipulation
Cortical responses to continuous stimuli as recorded using either magneto- or electroencephalography (EEG) have shown power at harmonics of the stimulated frequency, indicating nonlinear behavior. Even though the selection of analysis techniques depends on the linearity of the system under... Read more
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Impaired Inhibitory Force Feedback in Fixed Dystonia
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a multifactorial disorder associated with an aberrant host response to tissue injury. About 25% of CRPS patients suffer poorly understood involuntary sustained muscle contractions associated with dysfunctional reflexes that result in abnormal postures (fixed... Read more