Background and activities

Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

Espen A. F. Ihlen is associate Professor at Department of Neuromedicine and Human Movement Science (INB). He has background in Human Movement Science, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics. His main interest is application of machine learning in clinical movement analysis.


  • Bachelor in Human Movement Science (1999-2003)
  • Master in Human Movement Science (2003-2007)
  • PhD in clinical medicine (2009-2014)


  • Signalprocessing of human movement and activity data
  • Machine learning used in prediction models and risk assessments of movement related problems
  • Non-linear time series analyses focusing on:
  • Hilbert spectral analyses
  • Wavelet analyses and decompositions
  • Multifractal analyses
  • Multiplicative cascading processes
  • Lyapunov stability
  • Fractional stability
  • Application of analyses and models to movements of older adults and infants at risk of motor disorders


  • ADAPT: A personalized fall risk assessment system for promoting independent living
  • PROMISE: Early diagnosis and intervention in infants at risk of motor disability

Teaching assignments

  • Introduction to signal processing in Matlab (BEV3201)
  • Biomechanics (BEV2005)
  • Measurement of physical activity (BEV2101)
  • Motor control and movement disorders (BEV3103)


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

Journal publications