Karel Luyben Lecture
30 October 2019 19:00 - Location: Royal Institution in Londen
In 2019 the Karel Luyben Lecture took place on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at the Royal Institution in London. During the lecture “Pushing the boundaries of human movement.” Dr Eline van der Kruk introduced us to the world of biomechanics. A world where computer simulations and smart sensors are used to push the boundaries of human movement
Eline van der Kruk excelled in mathematics and physics in secondary school, and had originally intended to study medicine. However, at an Open Day in Delft she realised she was actually more interested in innovation and design, and she hasn’t looked back since. After a bachelor in Design Engineering, she took a Master’s in Biomechanical Engineering and graduated as the first sports engineer of the Netherlands in 2013. In 2018, she received a doctorate for her research on improving the performance of speed skaters through real-time feedback. She is now working at Imperial College London on the prediction of mobility impairments in the elderly.
The Royal Institution in London is dedicated to connecting people with the world of science, making it a wonderful location for our 2019 Karel Luyben Lecture. Founded in 1799, the Ri has been home to many famous scientists who made discoveries that helped shape the modern world. It was here that Michael Faraday first demonstrated the power of electricity, and that ten chemical elements were discovered. Its famous Christmas Lectures have been wowing audiences since 1825.