Marit van Dijk is a PhD student in biomechanical engineering at the TU Delft. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of a sensor-based power meter for wheelchair athletes. Integrating a feasible power meter involves developing new sensor algorithms, gain insight into wheelchair dynamics, analyzing the power balance during different wheelchair sports and apply machine learning to estimate forces applied on the wheelchair. Within this project, Marit collaborates closely with the VU University of Amsterdam and The Hague University of Applied Sciences. In addition, she leads project FitRim, which is a smart push-rim sleeve with integrated electronics to track the activity of (daily) wheelchair users and may be used in rehabilitation practice. Within her research, Marit combines sensor technology, mechanics and artificial intelligence and she preferably focuses on health or sports related topics. Marit works for two days a week as junior Innovation Manager at Medical Delta, aiming to achieve impactful technological solutions for sustainable care.

Marit earned her master’s degree after graduating in Artificial Intelligence (Socially Aware Computing) and Human Movement Sciences (BioPhysics) both at the VU University in Amsterdam. She combined this with her function as biomechanical researcher at the international swimming innovation centre InnoSportLab de Tongelreep in Eindhoven.

research interest

  • Wearable sensors
  • (Bio)mechanics
  • Applied artificial intelligence

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PhD student in biomechanical engineering at Delft University of Technology


MSc, Master Human Movement Sciences, VU Amsterdam
MSc, Artificial Intelligence, VU Amsterdam


Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

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