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
- (2020) App-based Self-administrable Clinical Tests of Physical Function: Development and Usability Study. JMIR mhealth and uhealth. vol. 8 (4).
- (2020) Creating and Validating a Shortened Version of the Community Balance and Mobility Scale for Application in People Who Are 61 to 70 Years of Age. Physical Therapy.
- (2020) The association of basic and challenging motor capacity with mobility performance and falls in young seniors. Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print).
- (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) Development of a clinical prediction model for the onset of functional decline in people aged 65-75 years: Pooled analysis of four European cohort studies. BMC Geriatrics. vol. 19:179.
- (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).
- (2019) Protocol for the PreventIT feasibility randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle-integrated exercise intervention in young older adults. BMJ Open. vol. 9 (3).
- (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) 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) Transfer of Motor Learning Is More Pronounced in Proximal Compared to Distal Effectors in Upper Extremities. Frontiers in Psychology. vol. 8.
- (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).