Author: Jacob Handberg Svendsen,
Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI),
Department of Health Science and Technology,
Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
The present study was carried out at Centre for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Aalborg
University, Denmark, and Roessingh Research and Development (RRD), Enschede, the Netherlands
in the period from 2009 to 2012.
I am most grateful to all co-authors for their contributions and for a fruitful collaboration.
Especially, I wish to express my gratitude to Professor Pascal Madeleine and Miriam Vollenbroek-
Hutten for their supervision and guidance to my projects. I would also like to thank all my
colleagues at Centre for Sensory-Motor Interaction for providing a friendly, inspiring and
competitive research environment. Further, I thank Dr. Heine Svarrer and Dr. Daan Wever for
helping with inclusion of the specific patient groups in study III and IV. And a big thank you to all
the participating volunteers, low-back pain patients and healthy subject, for showing patience and
cooperating in the experiments of this PhD project.
Finally, I would like to thank my lovely family who have supported me, encouraged me, and
travelled with me to complete this project.
low-back pain patients