Dr. Jan Veneman received a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (1998), another M.Sc. in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (2000), and his Doctorate (Dr.) in Biomechatronics (2007), all from the University of Twente, The Netherlands.
Currently Dr. Veneman is working as Tecnical Project Lead in the field of Rehabilitation Robotics for the Lower Extremity at Hocoma AG, Switzerland.
Until recently, he worked in the Medical Robotics Application Area of the Health Division, Tecnalia Research and Innovation, Spain. Here he was project manager and senior researcher on rehabilitation robots and wearable robots.
From 2013-2017 he has been coordinating the EC-FP7 consortium research project BALANCE, on the development of a robotic exoskeleton with self-balancing control.
He was elected, and is currently active as Action Chair of COST Action 16116 on "Wearable Robots for Augmentation, Assistance or Substitution of Human Motor Functions" and has been active since 2012 as national delegate in several ISO and IEC standardization working groups related to the safety of medical robotics, especially exoskeletons, as well as personal care robots.