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Details research group Rehabilitation Research Center (REVAL)


Expertises of the research group :

The Rehabilitation Research Center (REVAL) is part of the biomedical research institute (BIOMED) of Hasselt University. Research within the REVAL research group is divided into four subdomains of rehabilitation sciences: 

Neurological and geriatric rehabilitation
Rehabilitation of cardiorespiratory and internal diseases
Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
Pediatric rehabilitation

Within all domains, research questions can be situated on the level of applied clinical research, closely related to clinical practice, and on the level of underlying mechanisms (immunological, neurophysiological, anatomical, motor learning, metabolic). Besides, REVAL includes biomechanical and health psychological research supporting the domains listed above.
REVAL is an European leading center in MS physical rehabilitation as well as cardiometabolic and COPD rehabilitation. It is involved in the relevant European organizations in these listed domains. REVAL is also recognised for its methodological expertise in non-invasive brain stimulation, this resulted in bilateral cooperation with international experts in this field and is also known for research on imitation in autism. More recently, REVAL is having an increased (inter)national reputation in technology-supported physical rehabilitation, also thanks to the collaboration with EDM and Eindhoven University of Technology.

Keywords :
  • Aerobic exercise capacity (animal, human)
  • Body composition (human)
  • Cardiac function (human and animal)
  • Contractile properties and muscle fiber composition (animal, human)
  • Fat cell physiology (human)
  • Functional mobility (human)
  • Immunological effects (animal, human)
  • Mental health
  • Metabolism (human and animal)
  • Motor control (human)
  • Muscle cell physiology (human and animal)
  • Muscle strength (human) Exercise therapy
  • Musculoskeletal research (human)
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Neuroplasticity (human)
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Quality of life (human)
  • Rehabilitation of internal diseases
  • Robot-assisted rehabilitation (human)
  • Sensoric training (human)

Responsible :
Peter FEYS


Members of the research group :

Teklu Gemechu ABESSA
Anouk AGTEN
Ilse BAERT
Johan BELLEMANS
Jan BERGER
Katleen BOGAERTS
Marijke BRAEKEN
Lieke BRAUERS
Amber BRUIJNES
Chris BURTIN
Joeri CALSIUS
Kristoff CORTEN
Koen CUYPERS
Anne DAINEFFE
Liesbet DE BAETS
Jana DE BRANDT
Bart DINGENEN
Anneleen DUCHATEAU
Jill EMMERZAAL
Peter FEYS
Elisa GERVASONI
Marita GRANITZER
Dominique HANSEN
Jasmine HOSKENS
Asif JAMIL
Lotte JANSSENS
Charly KEYTSMAN
Katrijn KLINGELS
Ilse LAMERS
Daphnie LEENUS
Carmela LEONE
Nastasia MARINUS
Thomas MATHEVE
Raf MEESEN
Pieter MEYNS
Sarah MINGELS
Lousin MOUMDJIAN
Eddy NEERINCKX
Bert OP 'T EIJNDE
Joke RAATS
Eugene RAMECKERS
Marina SALLUM BARUSSO GRUNINGER
Deborah SEVERIJNS
Kristof SMEETS
Jan SPAAS
Joke SPILDOOREN
Annemie SPOOREN
Martijn A. SPRUIT
Sjoerd STEVENS
Carolien STROUWEN
Marga SWERTS
Annick TIMMERMANS
Ruth VAELEN
Rob VAN DER STRAATEN
Sara VAN DEUN
Monique VAN ERUM
Fanny VAN GEEL
Pieter VAN NOTEN
Lisa VAN RYCKEGHEM
Piet VANDEBRIEL
Frank VANDENABEELE
Marleen VANVUCHELEN
Renee VELDKAMP
Kenneth VERBOVEN
Jonas VERBRUGGHE
Stefanie VERSTRAELEN
Berhanu Nigussie WORKU



Projects of the research group 


Publications of the research group