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Personal information

  • Full professor of Biomechanics
  • Head of the department of Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, VU Amsterdam
  • Head of the Neuromechanics section

Research

My research group concentrates on the effects of ageing, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders on human movement with as main focus the stability of posture and gait. Our goal is to contribute to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation with respect to musculoskeletal and movement disorders, by increasing our understanding of movement-related causes and consequences of these disorders and related impairments.

We use observational and experimental approaches to unravel the interplay between organismic, task-related, and environmental constraints as co-determinants of motor behavior. We have established a team, including national and international external collaborators, with a broad range of expertise and skills, to tackle these problems from a multi-discpiplinary perspective.

We aim to translate fundamental insights into clinically applicable procedures and to develop measurement tools that can be used outside the laboratory context. We collaborate with applied researchers, epidemiologists and biomedical industry, to achieve translation of our results to practice, and highly value contacts with practice. 

Grants

 

  • 2019 k€ 35 ILE/ECCO: biomechanical testing of shoe designs
  • 2019 k€ 100 EU/Eurobench: benchmarking gait stability
  • 2018, k€ 200 TNO: trunk exoskeletons.
  • 2018, k€ 7 Mainstay medical: Reliability and responsivity of parameters quantifying changes in trunk control with low-back pain.
  • 2018, k€ 164 NWO: PhD project of Meta Wildenbeest: Motor learning and low-back pain.
  • 2018, k€ 164 NWO: PhD project of Florian Abu Bakar: Movement variability in low-back pain. 2018
  • 2018, k€ 1000 STW Wearable robotics: trunk exoskeletons
  • 2017, k€ 164 NWO: PhD project of Mohamed el Hadouchi: Power training in the elderly.
  • 2017, k€ 300 EU: ITN, Keep Control: Balance training in older adults 
  • 2016 EU Horizon 2020 grant: PreventIT (co-PI)
  • 2015 EU Horizon 2020 grant: SPEXOR
  • 2013 STW / Symbionics grant: Co-adaptive support of trunk and head in relation to arm movements (Co-PI)
  • 2010 EU Erasmus Mundus grant: MOVE-AGE 

Prizes and Awards

2016: co-winner of the 2015 IEA/Liberty Mutual Medal, awarded by the  International Ergonomics Association.

Ancillary activities

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Keywords

  • QM Human anatomy
  • biomechanics
  • QP Physiology
  • motor control

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Research Output 1996 2020

Revealing the optimal thresholds for movement performance: A systematic review and meta-analysis to benchmark pathological walking behaviour

Ravi, D. K., Gwerder, M., König Ignasiak, N., Baumann, C. R., Uhl, M., van Dieën, J. H., Taylor, W. R. & Singh, N. B., Jan 2020, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 108, p. 24-33 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Benchmarking
Walking
Meta-Analysis
Uncertainty
Extremities

The Art of Selecting Adequate Movement

Kluft, N., 2020, 124 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access
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A comparison of methods to quantify control of the spine

Bourdon, E., Graham, R. B. & van Diëen, J., 11 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 96, p. 1-7 7 p., 109344.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Low Back Pain
Spine
Identification (control systems)
Thoracic Vertebrae
Muscle Spindles

Analysis of motor control in patients with low back pain: A key to personalized care?

Van Dieën, J. H., Peter Reeves, N., Kawchuk, G., Van Dillen, L. R. & Hodges, P. W., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 49, 6, p. 380-388 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

File
Low Back Pain
Exercise
Musculoskeletal Pain
Psychology
Pain

Are stability and instability relevant concepts for back pain?

Peter Reeves, N., Cholewicki, J., Van Dieën, J. H., Kawchuk, G. & Hodges, P. W., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 49, 6, p. 415-424 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Back Pain
Spine
Central Nervous System
Pain
Muscles

Activities 1998 2012

  • 36 Lecture / Presentation
  • 24 Editorial work
  • 2 Membership

Human Movement Science (Journal)

J.H. van Dieen (Member of editorial board)
2012

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Manual Therapy (Journal)

J.H. van Dieen (Member of editorial board)
2010

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (Journal)

J.H. van Dieen (Member of editorial board)
20092010

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

European Journal of Applied Physiology (Journal)

J.H. van Dieen (Member of editorial board)
20092010

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Clinical Biomechanics (Journal)

J.H. van Dieen (Member of editorial board)
20042010

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic