Research Networks


Spexor is a H2020 funded project which will deliver novel and effective spinal exoskeletons that will prevent low-back pain in able-bodied workers and support workers with low-back pain who are reintegrating in the occupational setting.

Wearable Robotics

In this “TTW Perspectief” program we are collaborating to develop text novel exoskeletons to support function in healthy subjects performing strenuous tasks and in patients with movement impairments.

Prevent IT

PreventIT employs current developments in mobile technology to enable active and healthy ageing by developing a personalized behavioral change intervention.


Keep Control is an industrial academic initial training network with 12 PhD fellows across the network working towards specific diagnosis and treatment for age-related gait and balance deficits.


Understanding Ageing and Mobility. Funded by the EU as part of the Erasmus Mundus program, this international training network involves 40-odd PhD students studying age-related changes in human movement.


Research Institutes

Amsterdam Movement Sciences | AMS (external Link)

Amsterdam Movement Science | AMS

Amsterdam Movement Sciences focuses on human movement, a key issue for today’s society. We approach this from a broad interdisciplinary frame of reference, covering from fundamental to clinical and from cellular to population research.

Institute of Brain and Behavior Amsterdam | IBBA (external link)

Institute for Brain and Behavior Amsterdam | IBBA

Seven research groups from the faculty of Movement and Behavioral Sciences of the VU Amsterdam are part of this research institute. We conduct experimental research involving humans, employ of methods ranging from psychophysics and neuroimaging, and use advanced mathematical modeling.