Prof. dr. N.M. Maurits
Professor Natasha M Maurits is an applied mathematician and is affiliated with the department of Neurology at UMCG as professor of clinical neuroengineering. Clinical neuroengineering is the field that tries to find answers to clinical neurological questions regarding diagnosis, prognosis and understanding of neurological disease using concepts and techniques from mathematics, physics and engineering. In the section Movement Disorders, she mainly is involved in developing new diagnostic and monitoring techniques, such as tremor recordings at home, quantifying symptoms of movement disorders using sensors on the body or the development of a sensor pen to measure fine hand motor skills. She also leads research into the neural correlates of certain movement disorders in the brain, using combined (ambulatory and static) brain-muscle recordings. In her research on movement disorders she collaborates with groups in Amsterdam, Pisa, Milan, York and Glasgow, where she is also visiting professor at Strathclyde University in the Biomedical engineering group. Her personal website is www.clinicalneuroengineering.com.