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Hans van Dijk is a Senior Researcher in the Signal Processing Systems group (Department of Electrical Engineering). He is heading the department of Clinical Physics at Kempenhaeghe, an institute for Epileptology and Sleep medicine, and holds a position as Senior Researcher at the University Hospital in Ulm.

Van Dijk has a long-standing interest and experience in biomedical engineering in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology. Electrophysiology has been the key method for the diagnoses of many neurological disorders. Electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG) and electrocardiography (ECG) are the most well known techniques that measure the electrical potentials produced by neurons and muscle cells. His research in Ulm focusses on application of High-Density EMG for facial and masticatory muscles. His research in epilepsy is focused on seizure detection using EEG and other techniques. He has a broad interest in techniques that enable recording of vital signs as well as alternative methods for the diagnoses of sleep disorders.

Academic background

Hans van Dijk holds a PhD (2010) from Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen. His thesis was on assessing the number of motor units using a novel high-density EMG technique in patients with ALS and HMSN 1a. Since 2010, he is a senior researcher at the University Hospital of Ulm, Germany. In 2012, he took up the position as head of the Clinical Physics department at Kempenhaeghe. Van Dijk joined Eindhoven University of Technology as Senior Researcher in 2016.

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“Clinical Physics provides a key role in the application and improvement of novel techniques in the diagnoses and monitoring of many neurological disorders such as epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.”

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Hoofd Klinische Fysica, Kempenhaeghe, Center for Residential Epilepsy Care

15 Aug 2012 → …

Senior Researcher, University of Ulm

15 Jan 2010 → …

Onderzoeker, Radboud University Medical Center

1 Aug 200315 Aug 2012

Engineer, Radboud University Medical Center

15 Feb 19951 Aug 2003

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