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Research interests

Prof. Dr. G.J. (Bart) Verkerke (male) is emeritus professor in BioMedical Product Development at both the University Medical Center Groningen and the University of Twente. He was technical-scientific director of  SPRINT, which was a Dutch Center of Research Excellence, focusing on realisation of a sustainable healthcare by designing smart implants, prostheses, orthoses and by the application of wearables and nearables to inform citizens and patients, which of the designed intervention systems works best to improve their health and lifestyle. User and industrial involvement is a prerequisite for 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 has ample experience in leading large international projects (EU, Eureka). He is a 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 (Educating Students in Engineering and Medicine) and Councillor of the European Alliance of Medical and Biomedical Engineering Societies (EAMBES). He owns 18 patents, supervised 33 PhD-students, realized more than 200 publications, and 45 book chapters, and realized grants for a total of 25 M Euro.



A Combined Musculoskeletal and Finite Element Model of a foot to predict Plantar Pressure Distribution

Corrigendum to: Monitoring core temperature of firefighters to validate a wearable non-invasive core thermometer in different types of protective clothing. Concurrent in-vivo validation"

Effects of individually optimized rocker midsoles and self-adjusting insoles on dynamic stability in persons with diabetes mellitus and neuropathy

Plantar pressure reduction in the heel region through self-adjusting insoles with a heel cup in standard and individualized rocker shoes

Bioactive calcium phosphate coatings applied to flexible poly(carbonate urethane) foils

Biomechanical Load of Neck and Lumbar Joints in Open-Surgery Training

Detection of multi-class arrhythmia using heuristic and deep neural network on edge device

Effects of heel apex position, apex angle and rocker radius on plantar pressure in the heel region

Effects of individually optimized rocker midsoles and self-adjusting insoles on plantar pressure in persons with diabetes mellitus and loss of protective sensation

Factors influencing the use of therapeutic footwear in persons with diabetes mellitus and loss of protective sensation: A focus group study

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