Bert Otten


BERT OTTEN,  professor of NeuroMechancis. Bert Otten studies the movement control of humans at the Center of Human Movement Sciences in Groningen, the Netherlands. He wrote his thesis in Leiden, entitled “Vision and Jaw Mechanism in the Cichlid Fish Haplochromis elegans”, which was recognized  with a “cum laude”  and the national “Kok” award for originality. He was a guest scientist at Harvard University during six summers, at the departments of functional morphology and bio-engineering and wrote 135 international scientific publications, mainly in the fields of biomechanics and movement control. Applied fields are speed skating, cycling and rehabilitation. He holds two patents on human body extensions: a prosthesis and a speed skate. Presently he supervises 10 PhD students.