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The NTNU is a public research university with campuses in the cities of Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund in Norway. NTNU is the largest of the eight universities in Norway and has the main national responsibility for higher education in engineering and technology. In addition to engineering and the natural and physical sciences, the university offers advanced degrees in other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, the arts, medicine and health sciences, teacher education, architecture and fine art.

Prof. Jorunn Helbostad

Jorunn L Helbostad is physiotherapist of background and Professor in Medicine, Human Movement Science at NTNU. Her main expertise is in motor function at old age, with a particular focus on falls, gait analysis, activity monitoring and exercise interventions, and use of mobile health technology to enhance movement and prevent falls. At NTNU she is Deputy for research at the Department of Neuroscience, leader for a research group for Geriatrics, Movement and Stroke, and the scientific leader of the movement, neurophysiology and exercise science laboratories. She currently holds a guest professorship at the Caledonian University in Glasgow, Scotland, is Deputy for the National Board for Physical Activity, and is the associate editor for BMC Geriatrics and Gerontology. She was one of the founders of a cross disciplinary network on Human Movement Control. She has been the chair of the first Joint World Congress of ISPGR and Gait & Mental Function and in the board of the ISPGR. Helbostad was a partner in the EU thematic network, ProFaNE, on falls prevention, and has been a partner and WP leader in the EU-financed projects, FARSEEING and ProFouND. She is the principle investigator of ADAPT, an ICT fall risk assessment project funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Prof. Beatrix Vereijken

Beatrix Vereijken is Professor in Medicine at NTNU, with a combined background in Experimental Psychology and Human Movement Science. Her main expertise is in motor control, mobility and exergaming in the elderly, balance and gait analysis, and changes in postural control and gait across the lifespan. She is a member of the extended leader group at the Department of Neuroscience, member of the evaluation committee for professor competence at the Faculty of Medicine, leader of the crossdisciplinary research network on Human Motor Control, and Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. She is an editorial board member for three international scientific journals, a former member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, cofounder and first Head of the Department of Human Movement Science, and co-chair of the first Joint World Congress of ISPGR and Gait & Mental Function. She was a partner in the EU-financed project FARSEEING and current partner in ADAPT, an ICT fall risk assessment project funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Kristin Taraldsen

Kristin Taraldsen is a physiotherapist and postdoctoral researcher. She is part of the research group on Geriatrics, Movement and Stroke (GeMS) at the Department of Neuroscience at NTNU. She is WP leader for WP6.



Ronny Bergquist

Ronny Bergquist is a Research assistant at the Department of Neuroscience, in the research group for Geriatric, Movement and Stroke (GeMS). He has an MSc in Human Movement Science from NTNU. In PreventIT, his work contributes to the planning and execution of the aLiFE and eLiFE pilot studies, including testing and training of participants, and developing the physical activity-part of the programme.

Ida Kristin Antonsen

Ida Antonsen works as project support for EU projects at the Department of Neuroscience, NTNU. She holds a Master of Science in Neuroscience from NTNU.