Background and activities
Beatrix Vereijken is Professor at the Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is the principal investigator for the NTNU Health project EXACT, which focuses on developing exergames for active, healthy ageing and rehabilitation. She is also co-coordinating the EU project PreventIT, a personalised health and ICT project aimed at preventing functional decline at older age.
- MSc in Experimental Psychology, the Netherlands, 1987
- PhD in Human Movement Science, the Netherlands, 1991
- Motor control, development, and learning
- Movement problems in children and older adults
- Development of health technology solutions to promote active ageing
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2017) Transfer of Motor Learning Is More Pronounced in Proximal Compared to Distal Effectors in Upper Extremities. Frontiers in Psychology. vol. 8.
- (2016) Bilateral asymmetry in upper extremities is More pronounced in distal compared to proximal joints. Journal of motor behavior. vol. 48 (2).
- (2016) Developing the FARSEEING Taxonomy of Technologies: Classification and description of technology use (including ICT) in falls prevention studies. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. vol. 61.
- (2016) Does increased gait speed decrease gait asymmetry and variability in children with cerebral palsy?. Gait & Posture. vol. 49.
- (2016) Usability and acceptability of balance exergames in older adults: A scoping review. Health Informatics Journal. vol. 22 (4).
- (2016) Exercise and rehabilitation delivered through exergames in older adults: An integrative review of technologies, safety and efficacy. International Journal of Medical Informatics. vol. 85 (1).
- (2016) Exergaming in older adults: Movement characteristics while playing stepping games. Frontiers in Psychology. vol. 7:964.
- (2016) The long-term effect of comprehensive geriatric care on gait after hip fracture: the Trondheim Hip Fracture Trial—a randomised controlled trial. Osteoporosis International. vol. 27 (3).
- (2015) An exergame concept for improving balance in elderly people. Communications in Computer and Information Science. vol. 515.
- (2015) Designing for movement quality in exergames: Lessons learned from observing senior citizens playing stepping games. Gerontology. vol. 61 (2).
- (2014) Coping with asymmetry: How infants and adults walk with one elongated leg. Infant Behavior and Development. vol. 37 (3).
- (2014) Detection of co-regulation of local structure and magnitude of stride time variability using a new local detrended fluctuation analysis. Gait & Posture. vol. 39 (1).
- (2014) Multiple days of monitoring are needed to obtain a reliable estimate of physical activity in hip-fracture patients. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. vol. 22 (2).
- (2013) Comparison of bilateral force deficit in proximal and distal joints in upper extremities. Human Movement Science. vol. 32 (3).
- (2013) Involuntary and voluntary muscle activation in children with unilateral cerebral palsy – Relationship to upper limb activity. European journal of paediatric neurology. vol. 17 (3).
- (2013) Perceiving affordances for different motor skills. Experimental Brain Research. vol. 225 (3).
- (2013) The influence of center-of-mass movements on the variation in the structure of human postural sway. Journal of Biomechanics. vol. 46 (3).
- (2013) Identifying Multiplicative Interactions Between Temporal Scales of Human Movement Variability. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. vol. 41 (8).
- (2013) Multifractal formalisms of human behavior. Human Movement Science. vol. 32 (4).
- (2012) Effectiveness of resistance training in combination with botulinum toxin-A on hand and arm use in children with cerebral palsy: a pre-post intervention study. BMC Pediatrics. vol. July / 12 (2).