Timo Jämsä


Medical Technology

150 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 5528 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 432 citations. The author has a h-index of 40.00. (Google Scholar)


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 is specialized 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.

Research interests

  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Imaging
  • Measurement of Physical Activity
  • Technologies for the Elderly
  • eHealth and mHealth


Scientific merits

Professional and community activities

  • President, European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES)
  • Administrative Council member, International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE)
  • Administrative Council member, Internation Union on Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM)

Selected publications

  • Kangas M; Vikman I; Nyberg L; Korpelainen R; Lindblom J; Jämsä T (2012) Comparison of real-life accidental falls in older people with experimental falls in middle-aged test subjects. - Gait & posture 35 (3), 500-505 . [Original]
  • Kangas, Maarit; Konttila, Antti; Lindgren, P.; Winblad, Ilkka & Jämsä, Timo (2008) Comparison of low-complexity fall detection algorithms for body attached accelerometers. - Gait & posture 28, 285-291
  • Kangas Maarit, Vikman I, Wiklander J, Lindgren P, Nyberg L, Jämsä Timo (2009) Sensitivity and specificity of fall detection in people aged 40 years and over. - Gait & posture 29, 571-574
  • Ahola, Riitta; Pyky, Riitta; Jämsä, Timo; Mäntysaari, Matti; Koskimäki, Heli; Ikäheimo, Tiina M.; Huotari, Maija-Leena; Röning, Juha; Heikkinen, Hannu I.; Korpelainen, Raija (2013) Gamified physical activation of young men : a Multidisciplinary Population-Based Randomized Controlled Trial (MOPO study). - BMC Public health 13, 1-8, 32 . [Original]
  • Thevenot, Jéróme; Hirvasniemi, Jukka; Pulkkinen, Pasi; Määttä, Mikko; Korpelainen, Raija; Saarakkala, Simo; Jämsä, Timo (2014) Assessment of Risk of Femoral Neck Fracture with Radiographic Texture Parameters : a Retrospective Study. - Radiology 272 (1), 184-191
  • Koivumäki JE; Thevenot J; Pulkkinen P; Kuhn V; Link TM; Eckstein F; Jämsä T (2012) Ct-based finite element models can be used to estimate experimentally measured failure loads in the proximal femur. - Bone 50 (4), 824-829 . [Original]
  • Pulkkinen, Pasi; Partanen, Juha; Jalovaara, Pekka & Jämsä Timo (2004) Combination of bone mineral density and upper femur geometry improves the prediction of hip fracture. - Osteoporosis international 15 (4), 274-280
  • Vainionpää, Aki; Korpelainen, Raija; Vihriälä, Erkki; Rinta-Paavola, A.; Leppäluoto, Juhani & Jämsä, Timo (2006) Intensity of exercise is associated with bone density change in premenopausal women. - Osteoporosis international 17, 455-463