Associate Professor Fred Holtkamp is the Chair in Health Innovation at Fontys University School of Allied Health Professions in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He also holds a position as visiting professor at the University of Labour and Social Affairs (ULSA) in Hanoi Vietnam. He is a board member of the Sichting Erkenningsregelingen Medische Hulpmiddelen (SEMH), a foundation that monitors, maintains and improves the quality of medical device care in the Netherlands. He serves on the Accrediation Committee of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) and is a consultant for the Netherlands Pedorthic Association.
Fred started his career in medical engineering and has now spent more than 20 year working in the field of Prosthetics & Orthotics (Orthopedic Engineering) and Pedorthics (Shoe-Technology). He is specialised in biomechanics, gait analysis and CAD/CAM systems.
He has a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering and in mechatronics and also a PGdip in gait analysis, biomechanics and orthotics. He received his Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Engineering at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. In 2021 he is distinguished with the title of “Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau’ for his work in education and research in orthopedic engineering and shoe technology, and awarded with the SIA-RAAK nomination of best research project in 2020. In 2019 he received with the research group the Emerald Literati Award for ‘Technology miplementation in delivery of healthcare to older people: how can the least voice in society be heard?”.