Buurke, Jaap

Buurke, Jaap
Country
Netherlands
Bio
Professor Jaap Buurke, PT, PhD, worked as a physical therapist for over 25 years at Roessingh Center for Rehabilitation. He received his PhD in 2005 from the University of Twente for his work on recovery of gait after stroke. Currently he is the track coordinator of the Rehabilitation Technology research cluster at Roessingh Research and Development, professor at the Universty of Twente,  Enschede (The Netherlands) and adjunct professor at North Western University Chicago (USA). Since 2011 he is the president of the Dutch society for neurorehabilitation 'Neurorevalidatie-Keypoint'. He is the medical scientific director of IMDI SPRINT and he is a member of the Dutch expert group on Neurorehabilitation. He is specialised on human movement analysis with specific expertise in kinesiology (neuromuscular control and biomechanics) after stroke. He is actively involved in a diversity of (inter)national projects focusing on motor control, movement analysis, rehabilitation robotics and active assistive devices.