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Jeroen Bergmann

Jeroen Bergmann Rehabilitation Design Research


Developing medical technologies, ranging from monitoring devices (e.g. body sensor networks) to artificial limbs, requires design approaches that aim to cater for complex real-world scenarios.

I am interested in creating and applying innovative rehabilitation design constructs that are user centered. Rehabilitation design incorporates many factors in order to create functional devices for the clinical setting. In-depth knowledge of the musculoskeletal system needs to be combined with product engineering and functional performance within a set of primitives and constrains.

Often the pace of technological and fundamental innovation outruns the design process for users. A direct parallel between the research and design will allow adaptations to more quickly impact on those who can benefit from it. A hybrid approach between these disciplines can be beneficial in specific situations and potentially yield new ways of approaching research and development within the field of rehabilitation.  


PhD (Applied Biomedical Research, King's College London, London, UK, 2009)

MSc (Human Movement Sciences, Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2004)

BIG registered healthcare professional (The Netherlands, 2001)

BSc (Health, Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2001)

Present academic positions

2014 - Rehabilitation Design Research Associate, Department of Engineering, Oxford Mechanobiology group, University of Oxford, UK
2013 - Honorary Research Associate, MSk Lab, Imperial College London, UK
2012 - Honorary Research Fellow, Centre of Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences, King’s College London, UK

Most recent publications

Hendricusdottir R & Bergmann JHM (2014). F-dynamics: Automated quantification of dendrite filopodia dynamics in living neurons. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 236(0):148-156.

Spulber I, Papi E, Chen Y-M, Anastasova-Ivanova S, Bergmann JHM, Georgiou P‎, McGregor AH (2014). Development of a wireless multi-functional body sensing platform for smart garment integration. Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS), IEEE, Lausanne, Switzerland

Bergmann JHM, P.M. Langdon, R.E. Mayagoitia, N. Howard (2014) Exploring the use of sensors to measure behavioral interactions: An experimental evaluation of using hand trajectories. PLosOne, 9(2): e88080. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088080

Bergmann JHM, (2013) Communication: Science is not about simple stories. Nature 503(7475):198-198. doi:10.1038/503198f

Bergmann JHM, Anastasova-Ivanova S, Spulber I, Gulati V, Georgiou P, McGregor A (2013) An Attachable Clothing Sensor System for measuring knee joint angles, IEEE Sensors, Vol. 13, No. 10

Howard N, Pollock R, Prinold J, Sinha J, Newham D, Bergmann JHM (2013), Effect of Impairment on Upper Limb Performance in an Ageing Sample Population, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction edition, Volume 8010, 2013, pp 78-87

Liston M., Green D, Bergmann JHM, Pavlou M (2013). Postural prioritization is differentially altered in healthy older compared to younger adults during visual and auditory coded spatial multitasking, Gait and Posture, doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.07.004

Bergmann JHM; D. De Boer; O.S. van Rheenen, E. van Zelm, R.P.H.M Bergmann, N Howard (2013). Design Considerations for a Wearable Sensor Network that Measures Accelerations during Water-Ski Jumping, BSN 2013, IEEE International Conference on Body Sensor Networks (BSN), USA

Bergmann JHM, Graham S, Howard N & McGregor A (2013). Comparison of Median Frequency Between Traditional and Functional Sensor Placements during Activity Monitoring, Measurement, Volume 46, Issue 7, Pages 2193–2200

Aqil A, Drabu R, Bergmann JHM, Andrews B, Manning V, Cobb H (2013). The Gait Of Patients With One Resurfacing And One Replacement Hip: A Single Blinded Controlled Study. International Orthopaedics (ePub).