Background and activities

Jorunn Helbostad is Head of Department at Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is currently coordinating the EU project PreventIT, which is a personalsied health and ICT project aimed at prevent functional dcline at old age. She is also principle investigator for a project financed by the Norwegian Resarch Council aimed at assessing and intervening on fall risk at olde age by use of body worn sensors.


  • Physiotherapist,1984
  • Master in Physiotherapy,1998
  • PhD in Medicine, 2004

Research interests:

  • Movement disorders and falls at old age
  • Measurement and interventions related to balancee, gait and physical activity
  • Development of mobile health technology solutions for promotion of movement

Ongoing research:

  • PreventIT: EU, ICT and personalised heath project aimed at preventing functional decline in young older adults.
  • ADAPT: FriBioMed project financed by the Norwegain Research Council, aimed at  developing a health application for assessment and intervention of fall risk at old age.
  • ProFouND: EU, ICT. Implementation of falls prevention in clinical practice.
  • Hip fractures: Treatment and rehabilitation following hip fractures.
  • Generation 100: Population based RCT among people 70-77 assessing the effect of physical exercise on cardiovascular disease, mortality, and on health outcomes related to functional fitness. ; fysisk trening for primært å utsette hjertekarsykdom og død, og sekundært for å bedre fungering i hverdagen


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