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My general research interest evolves around the control, mechanics and energetics of human movement. My approach is to combine experimental data with predictions and analyses using (neuro-)musculoskeletal models. These models are capable mimicking the important properties of the actual musculoskeletal system and are based on in vitro / in vivo experiments and cadaver studies on mammalian musculoskeletal systems. In order to obtain model-based predictions I use optimal control techniques (e.g. Direct Collocation and Sparse Non-linear Optimizer). Currently I am focusing on the question what underlies the control of fast goal-directed arm movements and on the relationship between mechanics and energetics of muscle fibres in the context of human locomotion (particularly in walking and cycling).

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Research Output 2002 2019

  • 25 Article
  • 1 Comment / Letter to the editor
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Metabolic Cost of Activation and Mechanical Efficiency of Mouse Soleus Muscle Fiber Bundles During Repetitive Concentric and Eccentric Contractions

Lemaire, K. K., Jaspers, R. T., Kistemaker, D. A., van Soest, A. J. & van der Laarse, W. J., Jun 2019, In : Frontiers in Physiology. 10, 16 p., 10.3389/fphys.2019.00760.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Skeletal Muscle
Locomotion
Costs and Cost Analysis
Muscles
Muscle Contraction
Open Access
Walking
Meta-Analysis
Young Adult
Costs and Cost Analysis

Inverse dynamics of mechanical multibody systems: An improved algorithm that ensures consistency between kinematics and external forces

Faber, H., Van Soest, A. J. & Kistemaker, D. A., 28 Sep 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 9, p. 1-16 16 p., 204575.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
kinematics
Biomechanical Phenomena
Kinematics
Torque
torque

Optimizing the Distribution of Leg Muscles for Vertical Jumping

Wong, J. D., Bobbert, M. F., van Soest, A. J., Gribble, P. L. & Kistemaker, D. A., 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 2, e0150019.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
jumping
Muscle
Leg
legs
Muscles

Activities 2003 2004

  • 3 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Editorial work

Versus Tijdschrift voor Fysiotherapie (Journal)

D.A. Kistemaker (Member of editorial board)
20042005

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Lenght dependent Ca2+ sensitivity adds stiffness to the musculo-skeletal system

D.A. Kistemaker (Speaker), A.J. van Soest (Speaker), M.F. Bobbert (Speaker)
6 Jun 2003

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Consequences of musculo-skeletal properties in goal-directed arm movements

D.A. Kistemaker (Invited speaker), M.F. Bobbert (Invited speaker)
2003

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Adaptation of muscle activation patterns to the starting position on squat jumping

M.F. Bobbert (Speaker), D.A. Kistemaker (Speaker)
6 Jun 2003

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic