Professor, Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, Finland

Inaugurated for:

his exceptional contribution in the field of biomechanics and his leadership in Biomedical Engineering education.

Short CV

Dr Timo Jämsä, born in 1958, holds a Professorship in Medical Technology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, since 2002. He received his MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, and PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, respectively. He has published over 140 original research articles in BME and medical technologies. He has been involved in numerous research projects funded e.g. by EU, Academy of Finland and the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation TEKES. His main research interests are musculoskeletal biomechanics, eHealth solutions, and technology applications for health promotion and independent living of aging people. The research highlights of his group include biomechanical risk factors of hip fractures, monitoring of health exercise, and technologies for fall detection. He has a number of regional, national and international academic activities. Currently he is President Elect of EAMBES. He is also member of the Administrative Council of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE).