Timo Jämsä, PhD

Professor in Medical Technology
Medical technology, Bioengineering
Current Position: 
Professor in Medical Technology
Mailing Address: 
P.O.Box 5000
FIN-90014 University of Oulu
E-mail: timo.jamsa (at) oulu.fi
Phone: +358 29 448 6001
Street Address: 
Aapistie 7
90220 Oulu

Timo Jämsä 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 in 1981 and 1998, respectively.

Prof. Jämsä’s special areas of interest are research and education in Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Medical Technology, as well as regional, national and international activities in the area. He has over 30 years of experience in research and education in the topic. He was head of the Institute of Biomedicine at the University of Oulu in 2008-2013. He has been the President of the Finnish Society for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (LFTY) in 2004-2007. He was Chair of the Steering Committee of the Centre for Health and Technology (CHT) in 2011-2014, and Board Member of Oulu Wellness Institute (OWI) in 2008-2015. Currently he is serving the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science (EAMBES) as Councillor of Academic Affairs. He is also Director of the International Doctoral Programme in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (iBioMEP) since 2011, and Board Member of Caritas Foundation. He has also participated in several international activities related to BME education, including CB-BME-AAU, Nordplus NPHE, TEMPUS CRH-BME, and BIOMEDEA.

Timo Jämsä is author of more than 100 original peer-reviewed journal articles and 30 conference papers in BME and medical technologies. His main research interests are related to musculoskeletal biomechanics, medical imaging, eHealth solutions, physical activity monitoring, and technological solutions for health promotion and independent living of aging people. He is member of MRC Oulu and Infotech Oulu. He is recipient of competitive research funding including Academy of Finland, TEKES and EU. The main projects include iKaaS, GASEL, ASTS, ICMA, MOPO, CABOEX, VESC, SESC, S-BHCS, OFR and SensorBand. The research highlights of his group include biomechanical risk factors of hip fractures, monitoring of health exercise, and technologies for fall detection.