Science

As a human movement scientist, combining my passion for running with my engineering background, I aim to improve improve gait rehabilitation and sports performance.

My research focusses on three areas (with substantial overlap among those):

Biomechanics and energetics of running footwear

Levering foot-ground interaction to improve gait rehabilitation and reduce fall risk

All publications:

da Silva ES, Kram R, Hoogkamer W. The metabolic cost of overcoming air resistive forces in distance running. Under review. [preprint]

Abdikadirova B, Price M, Hoogkamer W, Huber ME. Forward simulations of walking on a variable surface-impedance treadmill: A comparison of two methods. Under review. [preprint]

41. Healey LA, Bertschy M, Kipp S, Hoogkamer W. Can we quantify the benefits of “super spikes” in track running? Sports Med, in press. [read only]

40. Whiting CW, Hoogkamer W, Kram R. Metabolic cost of level, uphill, and downhill running in highly-cushioned shoes with carbon fiber plates. J Sports Health Sci, accepted [full paper].

39. Healey LA, Hoogkamer W. Longitudinal bending stiffness does not affect running economy in Nike Vaporfly shoes. J Sport Health Sci, S2095-2546(21)00073-9. [full paper]. Online ahead of print.

38. Swinnen W, Mylle I, Hoogkamer W, De Groote F, Vanwanseele B. Changing stride frequency alters average joint power and power distributions during ground contact and leg swing in running. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 53, 2111-2118, 2021. [pubmed]

37. Ortega J, Healey LA, Swinnen W, Hoogkamer W. Energetics and biomechanics of running footwear with increased longitudinal bending stiffness: a narrative review. Sports Med, 51, 873-894, 2021. [read only]

36. Snyder KL, Hoogkamer W, Triska C, Taboga P, Arellano CJ, Kram R. Effects of course design (curves and elevation undulations) on marathon running performance: a comparison of Breaking 2 in Monza and the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna. J Sports Sci, 39, 754-759, 2020. [full paper]

35. Layec G, Hoogkamer W. Commentaries on Viewpoint: Physiology and fast marathons – Running economy under the microscope. J Appl Physiol, 128, 1084, 2020. [full paper]

34. Hoogkamer W. More isn’t always better. Footwear Sci, 2: 75-77, 2020. [link]

33. Swinnen W, Hoogkamer W, De Groote F, Vanwanseele B. Habitual foot strike pattern does not affect simulated Triceps Surae muscle metabolic energy consumption during running. J Exp Biol, 222: jeb212449, 2019. [full paper]

32. Kipp S, Kram R, Hoogkamer W. Extrapolating metabolic savings in running: implications for performance predictions. Front Physiol, 10: 79, 2019. [full paper]

31. Hoogkamer W, Snyder KL, Arellano C. Reflecting on Eliud Kipchoge’s marathon world record: An update to our model of cooperative drafting and its potential for a sub-2-hour performance. Sports Med, 49: 167-170, 2019. [read only]

30. Swinnen W, Hoogkamer W, Delabastita T, Aeles J, De Groote F, Vanwanseele B. The effect of habitual foot strike pattern on the Gastrocnemius medialis muscle-tendon interaction and muscle force production during running. J Appl Physiol, [full paper]

29. Hoogkamer W, Kipp S, Kram R. The biomechanics of competitive male runners in three marathon racing shoes: a randomized crossover study. Sports Med, 49: 133-144, 2019. [read only]

28. Hoogkamer W, Snyder KL, Arellano C. Modeling the benefits of cooperative drafting: Is there an optimal strategy to facilitate a sub-2-hour marathon performance? Sports Med, 48: 2859-2867, 2018. [read only]

27. da Silva ES, Fisher G, da Rosa RG, Schons P, Teixeira LBT, Hoogkamer W, Peyré-Tartaruga LA. Gait and functionality of individuals with visual impairment who participate in sports. Gait Posture, 62: 355-358, 2018. [pubmed]

26. Corporaal S, Bruijn SM, Hoogkamer W, Chalavi S, Boisgointier MP, Duysens J, Swinnen SP, Gooijers J. Different neural substrates for precision stepping and fast online step adjustments in youth. Brain Struct Funct, 223: 2039-2053, 2018. [full paper]

25. Hoogkamer W, Kipp S, Frank JH, Farina EM, Luo G, Kram R. A comparison of the energetic cost of running in marathon racing shoes. Sports Med, 48: 1009-1019, 2018. [full paper]

24. Maas E, de Bie J, Vanfleteren E, Hoogkamer W, Vanwanseele B. Novice runners show greater changes in kinematics with fatigue compared with competitive runners. Sports Biomech, 17: 350-360, 2018. [pubmed]

23. Bekkers EMJ, Hoogkamer W, Bengevoord A, Heremans A, Verschueren SMP, Nieuwboer A. Freezing-related perception deficits of asymmetrical walking in Parkinson’s disease, Neurosci, 364: 122-129, 2017. [pubmed]

22. Hoogkamer W, Potocanac Z, Van Calenbergh F, Duysens J. Quick foot placement adjustments during gait are less accurate in individuals with focal cerebellar lesions. Gait Posture, 58: 390-393, 2017. [pubmed]

21. Straw AH, Hoogkamer W, Kram R. Changing relative crank angle increases the metabolic cost of leg cycling, Eur J Appl Physiol, 117: 2021-2027, 2017. [read only]

20. Hoogkamer W, Kram R, Arellano C. How biomechanical improvements in running economy can break the 2-hour marathon barrier. Sports Med, 47: 1739-1750, 2017. [read only]

20a. Hoogkamer W, Kram R, Arellano C. Author’s reply to Candau et al.: Comment on: “How biomechanical improvements in running economy could break the 2-hour marathon barrier”. Sports Med, 47: 2405-2407, 2017. [read only]

19. Hoogkamer W. Perception of gait asymmetry during split-belt walking. Exerc Sport Sci Rev, 45:34-40, 2017. [pubmed]

18. Hoogkamer W, Kipp S, Spiering BA, Kram R. Altered running economy directly translates to altered distance-running performance. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 48: 2175-2180, 2016. [full paper]

17. Hoogkamer W, O’Brien MK. Sensorimotor recalibration during split-belt walking: task-specific and multi-sensory? J Neurophysiol, 116: 1539-1541, 2016. [full paper]

16. Hoogkamer W, Potocanac Z, Duysens J. Quick foot placement adjustments during gait: direction matters. Exp Brain Res, 233: 3349-3357, 2015. [read only]

15. Mazaheri M, Hoogkamer W, Potocanac Z, Verschueren SM, Roerdink M, Beek PJ, Peper CE, Duysens J. Effects of aging and dual tasking on step adjustments to perturbations in visually cued walking. Exp Brain Res, 233: 3467-3474, 2015. [full paper]

14. Drijkoningen D, Leunissen I, Caeyenberghs K, Hoogkamer W, Sunaert S, Duysens J, Swinnen SP. Regional volumes in brain stem and cerebellum are associated with postural impairments in young brain-injured patients. Hum Brain Mapp, 36: 4897-909, 2015. [pubmed]

13. Hoogkamer W, Bruijn SM, Potocanac Z, Van Calenbergh F, Swinnen SP, Duysens J. Gait asymmetry during early split-belt walking is related to perception of belt speed difference. J Neurophysiol, 114: 1705-1712, 2015. [full paper]

12. Hoogkamer W, Bruijn SM, Sunaert S, Swinnen SP, Van Calenbergh F, Duysens J. Adaptation and after-effects of split-belt walking in cerebellar lesion patients. J Neurophysiol, 114: 1693-1704, 2015. [full paper]

11. Hoogkamer W, Bruijn SM, Sunaert S, Swinnen SP, Van Calenbergh F, Duysens J. Toward new sensitive measures to evaluate gait stability in focal cerebellar lesion patients. Gait Posture, 41: 592-596, 2015. [download]

10. Hoogkamer W, Van Calenbergh F, Swinnen SP, Duysens J. Cutaneous reflex modulation and self-induced reflex attenuation in cerebellar patients. J Neurophysiol, 113: 915-924, 2015. [full paper]

9. Hoogkamer W, Bruijn SM, Duysens J. Gait parameters affecting the perception threshold of locomotor symmetry: comment on Lauzière, et al. (2014). Percept Mot Skills, 119: 474-477, 2014. [pubmed]

8. Hoogkamer W, Meyns P. Is action-perception coupling improved with delay in patients with focal cerebellar lesions? J Neurosci, 34: 11175-11176, 2014. [full paper]

7. Hoogkamer W, Taboga P, Kram R. Applying the cost of generating force hypothesis to uphill running. PeerJ 2: e482, 2014. [full paper]

6. Hoogkamer W, Meyns P, Duysens J. Steps forward in understanding backward gait: from basic circuits to rehabilitation. Exerc Sport Sci Rev, 42: 23-29, 2014. [download]

5. Hoogkamer W, Bruijn SM, Duysens J. Stride length asymmetry in split-belt locomotion. Gait Posture, 39: 652-654, 2014. [download]

4. Meyns P, Van de Walle P, Hoogkamer W, Kiekens C, Desloovere K, Duysens J. Coordinating arms and legs on a hybrid rehabilitation tricycle; the metabolic benefit of asymmetrical compared to symmetrical arm movements. Eur J Appl Physiol, 114: 743-50, 2014. [read only]

3. Potocanac Z, Hoogkamer W, Carpes FP, Pijnappels M, Verschueren SM, Duysens J. Response inhibition during avoidance of virtual obstacles while walking. Gait Posture, 39: 641-644, 2014. [download]

2. Duysens J, Hoogkamer W, Levin O. Is there “arthrogenic inhibition” of cutaneous reflexes in subjects with functional ankle instability? Clin Neurophysiol, 124: 1264-1266, 2013. [download]

1. Hoogkamer W, Massaad F, Jansen K, Bruijn SM, Duysens J. Selective bilateral activation of leg muscles after cutaneous nerve stimulation during backward walking. J Neurophysiol, 108: 1933-1941, 2012. [full paper]