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  • 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

  • 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
  • 2009 NWO TOP grant: Farao (Co-PI)
  • 2009 STW grant:Identification of neuromuscular control of trunk musculature in low-back pain (Co-PI)

 

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 2019

Axial Thorax-Pelvis Coordination During Gait is not Predictive of Apparent Trunk Stiffness

Prins, M. R., Bruijn, S. M., Meijer, O. G., van der Wurff, P. & van Dieën, J. H., 31 Jan 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 1066

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Pelvis
Gait
Thorax
Arm
Linear Models

Does a Perturbation Based Gait Intervention Enhance Gait Stability in Fall Prone Stroke Survivors? A Pilot Study

Punt, M., Bruijn, S. M., van de Port, I. G., de Rooij, I. J. M., Wittink, H. & van Dieën, J. H., 24 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Applied Biomechanics. p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Gait
Survivors
Stroke
Parkinson Disease

Effects of a passive exoskeleton on the mechanical loading of the low back in static holding tasks

Koopman, A. S., Kingma, I., Faber, G. S., de Looze, M. P. & van Dieën, J. H., 23 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Biomechanics. 83, January, p. 97-103

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Hand
Back Muscles
Muscle
Abdominal Muscles
Equipment and Supplies

Kinematic and kinetic analysis of the goalkeeper’s diving save in football

Ibrahim, R., Kingma, I., de Boode, V. A., Faber, G. S. & van Dieën, J. H., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Sports Sciences. 37, 3, p. 313-321

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Diving
Football
Biomechanical Phenomena
Leg
Hip

Activities 1998 2012

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

Human Movement Science (Journal)

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

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Manual Therapy (Journal)

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

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (Journal)

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

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

European Journal of Applied Physiology (Journal)

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

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic