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People can stand upright, walk, run, jump, cycle, and throw objects, to name but a few of the motor tasks that are performed seemingly without effort. In all cases, the CNS activates muscles, muscles produce forces, muscle forces together with external forces produce accelerations of body segments, and these accelerations, integrated over time, lead to the motion required to perform the task. In generating the muscle stimulation patterns, the central nervous system deals with the task constraints, the mechanical and physiological properties of the musculoskeletal system, the properties of the power supply systems, and the sensory information available in the task, with the relative importance of these factors varying with the task. The general objective of my work is to understand, for various motor tasks, why they are performed the way they are performed, and how they are controlled. This understanding is ultimately sought for humans, but some studies are also directed at animal locomotion. Although my primary objective is to gain fundamental insights, whenever possible I try to translate the results into recommendations for rehabilitation programs used in health care, and training programs and equipment used in sports. In my studies, the emphasis lies on biophysical methods of analysis, and experiments on subjects are intertwined with computer simulations using mathematical models of the control system, the action system and the power supply systems.   

Patents 

M.F. Bobbert, G. de Groot, J.H.P. Houdijk, G.J. van Ingen Schenau, J.J. de Koning, H. Meester, A.W. Schreurs (2000) National patent 1011985 and International patent PCT/NL00/00289 Klapskate I. 

M.F. Bobbert, G. de Groot, J.H.P. Houdijk, G.J. van Ingen Schenau, J.J. de Koning, H.Meester, A.W. Schreurs (2000) National patent 1014318 Klapskate II.

 

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Research Output 1985 2019

Open Access
Walking
Meta-Analysis
Young Adult
Costs and Cost Analysis

THE METABOLIC COST OF WALKING IN HEALTHY YOUNG AND OLDER ADULTS – A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META ANALYSIS

Das Gupta, S., Bobbert, M. & Kistemaker, D. A., 8 Mar 2019.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePosterAcademic

30 min of treadmill walking at self-selected speed does not increase gait variability in independent elderly

Da Rocha, E. S., Kunzler, M. R., Bobbert, M. F., Duysens, J. & Carpes, F. P., 2018, In : Journal of Sports Sciences. p. 1305-1311 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Gait
Walking
Exercise
Biomechanical Phenomena

Effects of high loading by eccentric triceps surae training on Achilles tendon properties in humans

Geremia, J. M., Baroni, B. M., Bobbert, M. F., Bini, R. R., Lanferdini, F. J. & Vaz, M. A., 1 Aug 2018, In : European Journal of Applied Physiology. 118, 8, p. 1725-1736 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Achilles Tendon
Tendons
Elastic Modulus
Education
Torque

Activities 1998 2016

  • 25 Editorial work
  • 11 Lecture / Presentation
  • 2 Membership
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Human Movement Science (Journal)

Maarten Bobbert (Member of editorial board)
20162019

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Journal of Biomechanics (Journal)

Maarten Bobbert (Member of editorial board)
20162019

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Clinical Biomechanics (Journal)

Maarten Bobbert (Member of editorial board)
20162019

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Isokinetics and Exercise Science (Journal)

Maarten Bobbert (Member of editorial board)
20162019

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

European Journal of Applied Physiology (Journal)

M.F. Bobbert (Member of editorial board)
2015

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic