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Research interests

Prof. Dr. G.J. (Bart) Verkerke (male) is professor in BioMedical Product Development at both the University Medical Center Groningen and University of Twente. He is technical-scientific director of  SPRINT, a Dutch Center of Research Excellence, focusing on mobility of elderly. An important aspect of SPRINT is user and industrial involvement in all projects from the early start. Research interests are biomechanics and the methodical design of medical products, including teamwork± how to work together with many different disciplines in an efficient and effective way. He is also Director of the Groningen Biomedical Engineering master’s curriculum.

He has ample experience in leading large international projects (EU FP7, Eureka). He is member of the working group A2 of EIP-AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing). He has many industrial contacts, is board member of ESEM (European Society for Engineering and Medicine) and Councilor of the European Alliance of Medical and Biomedical Engineering Societies (EAMBES). He owns 12 patents, realized more than 160 publications, and 40 book chapters, and realized grants for in total 17 M Euro. 


A computer implemented method for selecting a shape of a rocker outsole

Bone fixation techniques for managing joint disorders and injuries: A review study

Automatically Determining Lumbar Load during Physically Demanding Work: A Validation Study

Can breathing gases be analyzed without a mouth mask? Proof-of-concept and concurrent validity of a newly developed design with a mask-less headset: Proof-of-concept and concurrent validity of a newly developed design with a mask-less headset

Effect of different forefoot rocker radii on lower-limb joint biomechanics in healthy individuals

Effects of Longitudinal Bending Stiffness of forefoot rocker profile shoes on ankle kinematics and kinetics

Evaluation of a Wearable Non-Invasive Thermometer for Monitoring Ear Canal Temperature during Physically Demanding (Outdoor) Work

Induction of a representative idiopathic-like scoliosis in a porcine model using a multidirectional dynamic spring-based system

Instrument, system and methods for use in respiratory exchange ratio measurement

Overview and Strategy Analysis of Technology-Based Nonpharmacological Interventions for In-Hospital Delirium Prevention and Reduction: Systematic Scoping Review

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