Mark van de Ruit

 

Doctoral Researcher

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Contact details

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

PhD Title: Rehabilitation of hand grasp function

Supervisors: Dr Michael Grey

Qualifications

  • BSc Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • MSc Biomedical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Biography

After obtaining his BSc in Mechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), Mark started his MSc degree Biomedical Engineering in Delft as well. During his masters degree he did a research internship at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), being supervised by Prof. Jens Bo Nielsen. He finished his MSc degree studying involvement of the brain in the wrist muscle stretch reflex response. Mark started his PhD on developing rehabilitation techniques for improving hand grasp function in February 2012 at the University of Birmingham.

Research

Research group: Human Movement

Publications

Geertsen, S. S., van de Ruit, M., Grey, M. J. and Nielsen, J. B. (2011), Spinal inhibition of descending command to soleus motoneurons is removed prior to dorsiflexion. The Journal of Physiology, 589: 5819–5831. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2011.214387

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