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Dr. Jaap Swanenburg, PhD

Jaap Swanenburg, PhD
Clinical position
Senior Researcher
Team
Research chiropractic

Honors and awards

  • 2021 Frontiers in Neurology, Neuro-Otology Editor's Pick 2021. «Exergaming with integrated head turn tasks improves compensatory saccade pattern in some patients with chronic peripheral unilateral vestibular hypofunction».
  • 2010 Research Award of the Swiss Physiotherapy Society (CHF 2000.-) for the thesis «Maintaining Balance in Elderly Fallers»

Grants

  • 2022–2023 CHF 80’000: Foundation of the European Space Agency (PRODEX) "Spinal curvature and spinal muscle activity during changing gravity” Principal Investigator
  • 2021 CHF n/a: European Space Agency (ESA) access to 76th ESA Partial Parabolic Flight Campaign “The effect of changing gravity on spinal stiffness.” Principal Investigator
  • 2021–2024 CHF 575’000: Foundation of the European Space Agency (PRODEX) Low back pain of astronauts: Holistic approach to determine origin and medical implications” Co-Principal Investigator
  • 2020 CHF n/a: European Space Agency (ESA) access to 74th ESA Partial Parabolic Flight Campaign “The effect of changing gravity on spinal stiffness.” Principal Investigator
  • 2019 CHF n/a: European Space Agency (ESA) access 71st ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign “The effect of changing gravity on spinal stiffness.” Principal Investigator
  • 2018–2019 CHF 200’000: Foundation of the European Space Agency (PRODEX) “The effect of changing gravity on spinal stiffness.” Principal Investigator
  • 2016 CHF 28’000: Swiss Space Office, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) "Change of spinal stiffness in upright and prone position during microgravity induced by parabolic flights.” Principal Investigator
  • 2015 CHF 5'400: Medical Faculty University Zurich “Gaze and gait behavior during stairs and ramp walking in patients with Vestibular loss.” Principal Investigator
  • 2015 CHF 20'000: Swiss Hart Foundation “Design of a cognitive motor intervention using a video game to enhance brain activity; a feasibility study including healthy participants and heart patients on the Intensive Care Unit.” Principal Investigator
  • 2003 CHF 28'000: Aventis Pharma "Effects of exercise and nutrition on postural balance and risk of falling in elderly people with decreased bone mineral density." Principal Investigator
  • 2002 CHF 20'000; Albert Böni Stiftung “Effects of exercise and nutrition on postural balance and risk of falling in elderly people with decreased bone mineral density.” Principal Investigator

Scientific projects

  • Low back pain of astronauts: Holistic approach to determine origin and medical implications

Other activities

  • Promoter PhD and Master Students
  • Member of the Commission on Accreditation, European Council on Chiropractic Education
  • Member of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Committee (ECCE)

Contact

Chiropractic Medicine
Interdisciplinary Spinal Research (ISR)

Balgrist Campus
Lengghalde 5
CH-8008 Zürich
+41 44 386 57 11
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