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 (PI) for the NTNU Health project EXACT, which focuses on developing exergames for active, healthy ageing and rehabilitation. She is also NTNU's PI in the EU-IMI project Mobilise-D, that aims to connect digital mobility assessment to clinical outcomes for regulatory and clinical endorsement, and was co-coordinating the EU project PreventIT, a personalised health and ICT project aimed at preventing functional decline at older age. She is the scientific leader of the faculty's core facility NeXt Move.
- 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
- Sensor-based measurement of physical activity and mobility
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
- (2019) Performance-based clinical tests of balance and muscle strength used in young seniors: a systematic literature review. BMC Geriatrics. vol. 19 (1).
- (2019) Implementing behaviour change theory and techniques to increase physical activity and prevent functional decline among adults aged 61-70: The PreventIT project. Progress in cardiovascular diseases. vol. 62 (2).
- (2019) The Adapted Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise Program for Preventing Functional Decline in Young Seniors: Development and Initial Evaluation. Gerontology. vol. 65 (4).
- (2019) Assessing Motivational Differences Between Young and Older Adults When Playing an Exergame. Games for Health Journal. vol. 9 (1).
- (2018) Exergames Inherently Contain Cognitive Elements as Indicated by Cortical Processing. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. vol. 12.
- (2018) Use it or lose it? Effects of age, experience, and disuse on crawling. Developmental Psychobiology. vol. 61 (1).
- (2018) Improved prediction of falls in community-dwelling older adults through phase-dependent entropy of daily-life walking. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. vol. 10.
- (2018) Classification of movement quality in a weight-shifting exercise. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. vol. 2148.
- (2018) Concurrent validity and reliability of the Community Balance and Mobility Scale in young-older adults. BMC Geriatrics. vol. 18 (1).
- (2018) Complexity of daily physical activity is more sensitive than conventional metrics to assess functional change in younger older adults. Sensors. vol. 18 (7).
- (2017) Transfer of Motor Learning Is More Pronounced in Proximal Compared to Distal Effectors in Upper Extremities. Frontiers in Psychology. vol. 8.
- (2017) A physical activity reference data-set recorded from older adults using body-worn inertial sensors and video Technology - The ADAPT study data-set. Sensors. vol. 17 (3).
- (2017) Mobile health applications to promote active and healthy ageing. Sensors. vol. 17 (3:622).
- (2017) Predicting trajectories of functional decline in 60- to 70-year-old people. Gerontology. vol. 64 (3).
- (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.