Dr. Jan F. Veneman received his doctoral degree in 2007 from the Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, the Netherlands. Since 2018, he has been employed as Technical Project Lead in Hocoma AG, Switzerland in the field of lower extremity rehabilitation (gait and balance). He is currently Scientific and Management Committee Chair of the European wide COST Action network on Wearable Robots (CA16116 – wearablerobots.eu). He is leading the Standardization Working Group in IISART and has been closely involved as a national representative in the development of the IEC 80601-2-78 safety standard for rehabilitation robots.