Foto CBMC-OA
In the Clinical Biomechanics and Motor Control group focused on orthopeadic applications (CBMC-OA) we aim to increase our understanding of the role of mechanical loading and movement deviations in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and other orthopaedic conditions (e.g. arthroplasty, shoulder pathology), in order to reach better precision diagnostics and optimize treatment outcomes.

For this purpose, we investigate and apply interventions and novel technologies such as:

  • Gait retraining by real-time feedback in knee OA patients (KNEEMO-FEEDBACK)
  • Effect of a soft brace on pain, knee stability and activity limitations in knee OA patients (KNEEMO-BRACE)
  • Outcome of total knee arthroplasty (POST-TKA, GAFKA)
  • Assessment of muscle patterns in knee OA patients (KNEEMO-FEEDBACK, STOA)
  • Objective assessment of functional knee joint stability in knee OA patients (STOA )

Past projects
-   SCAP
-   AmbuKOA

prof.dr.ir. Jaap Harlaar, professor clinical movement analysis
prof.dr. Joost Dekker, professor in allied health care
dr.ir. Josien van den Noort, scientific investigator
dr. Martin van der Esch (Reade), clinical investigator

drs. Marjolein Booij (POST-TKA)
drs. Tomasz Cudejko (KNEEMO-BRACE)
drs. Rosie Richards (KNEEMO-FEEDBACK).
ir. Jim Schrijvers (STOA)
In many of our projects, we work closely together with several academic, clinical and commercial partners:

  • Reade - Amsterdam Rehabilitation Research Center, Dr. Jan van Breemenstraat
  • VUmc - dept. of Orthopedics
  • Spaarne Gasthuis Hoofddorp
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - faculty of Behaviour and Movement Sciences, dept. of Human Movement Sciences
  • Motekforce Link B.V.
  • Dalhousie University - faculty of Health Professions, School of Physiotherapy, Canada
  • KneeMo consortium - EU ITN program
  • Xsens Technologies B.V.
  • University of Twente - Biomedical Signals and Systems
  • Glasgow Caledonian University