Movesense Academic Program

Movesense Academic Program equips scientists and researchers with sensor hardware and tools for efficiently measuring and collecting motion and physiology data. The aim of the program is to grow Movesense awareness in the academic world and to support promising research projects with tools and solutions for efficient data collecting. The program is initiated together with our development partner Kaasa solution GmbH from Germany.

Key guidelines

  • Researchers and teams apply for the program. Movesense selects and invites projects based on applications.
  • Movesense supplies the selected research teams with up to 20 Movesense sensors and associated accessories such as heart rate straps. The exact amount of supplied equipment depends on the project scope.
  • Kaasa solution GmbH makes its Data Collector mobile application available to the research projects.
  • Movesense team and Kaasa will support the project participants with technical questions.
  • Researchers agree to mention Movesense in scientific articles and other publications related to the project and refer to as a source for more information on Movesense when possible.
  • Research projects agree to provide the Movesense team with material related to the research project that can be used in news articles on and shared in Movesense social media.
  • Researchers allow Movesense to list their project as part of Movesense Academic Program in Movesense communication.

Selection criteria

  • Innovativeness and usefulness of the research project
  • Potential of commercial applications of the project results
  • Utility value of Movesense sensors for completing the project
  • Potential of the project to build awareness for Movesense
  • Additional non-published criteria of Movesense and Kaasa solution teams


Movesense team has the right to select applications at its own consideration and is not obliged to explain why a project was selected or not selected to the program.

How to apply

Interested researchers send an application to the Movesense team via an online form. The application includes a short description of the project, project timeline, and a description of how the Movesense sensors would be used.

Application period starts on November 1st, 2019 and is open until further notice. Movesense team reviews the applications on weekly basis and invites up to three projects per quarter to the program. First projects will be selected during Q4 2019 if qualified candidates exist.

Movesense team and Kaasa solution warmly welcome academic teams, researchers and students to apply for the Movesense Academic Program!


Movesense Academic Program Poster (pdf 142kB). Feel free to share the poster in your network!


Movesense Academic Program Poster in German / auf Deutsch:


Further information

Read more about Movesense Technology

Movesense Benefits for Scientific Research


Participating Projects

Projects invited in Q2, 2021 (read more)

Perturbation of the unstable shoulder
Flawless Motion, Auckland, New Zealand

Remote, real-time arrhythmia monitoring and screening
National Center of Artificial Intelligence, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan

Projects invited in Q1, 2021 (read more)

Fetal Heart Rate and Neonatal Monitoring
Universal Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Perceptual-Cognitive Expertise in Soccer: Analyzing Visual Search Behavior
Faculty of Sport Science, Institute of Movement and Training Science I, University of Leipzig, Germany

Fractal Correlation Properties of Heart Rate Variability: Exploration and Implementation of a New Biomarker for Intensity Distribution in Endurance Exercise and Training Prescription
MSH Medical School, Hamburg, Germany

Projects invited in Q3, 2020 (read more)

Running Related Injury
EPSI Platform, Université de Franche-Comté, France

Locomotor Coupling in Running
University of Salzburg, Digital Motion, Austria

Embodied Telepresent Human Connection
Simon Fraser University – iSpace Lab, Surrey, Canada

Projects invited in Q1, 2020 (read more)

Training Load with Elite Gymnasts
French Federation of Gymnastics & Université de Franche-Comté, France

Training Load Monitoring in Youth Soccer – a Pilot Study
University of Calgary, Sport Injury Prevention Research Center, Canada

Ergonomics – risk assessment of hand intensive repetitive work
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Ergonomics, Sweden

Development of Orthopaedic Wearable Technology for Equine Athletics to Optimize Performance and to Minimise Injury
Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, USA

Projects invited in Q4, 2019 (read more)

Collection and interpretation of markers of equine disease and fitness in large groups of horses
W2ND Inc. and University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center, USA

Wheelchair mobility performance monitor
The Hague University of Applied Sciences / Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

The Digital Wheelchair: Individual empowerment for a more active society
NTNU Trondheim (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Sleep health monitoring
Neurobit Technologies, Singapore

Chronic pain patient tracking by psychotherapists
Institute of Medical Psychology, University of Marburg, Germany

Research Articles with Movesense

Automatic Mobile Health Arrhythmia Monitoring for the Detection of Atrial Fibrillation: Prospective Feasibility, Accuracy, and User Experience Study

Onni E Santala, Jari Halonen, Susanna Martikainen, Helena Jäntti, Tuomas T Rissanen, Mika P Tarvainen, Tomi P Laitinen, Tiina M Laitinen, Eemu-Samuli Väliaho, Juha E K Hartikainen, Tero J Martikainen, Jukka A Lipponen


An openly available wearable, a diaper cover, monitors infant’s respiration and position during rest and sleep

Jukka RantaElina IlénKirsi PalmuJonna SalamaOleksii RoienkoSampsa Vanhatalo


Fractal Correlation Properties of Heart Rate Variability: A New Biomarker for Intensity Distribution in Endurance Exercise and Training Prescription?

Thomas Gronwald, Bruce Rogers and Olaf Hoos


Automatic Posture and Movement Tracking of Infants with Wearable Movement Sensors

Manu Airaksinen, Okko Räsänen, Elina Ilén, Taru Häyrinen, Anna Kivi, Viviana Marchi, Anastasia Gallen, Sonja Blom, Anni Varhe, Nico Kaartinen, Leena Haataja, Sampsa Vanhatalo


Monitoring Newborn and Infant Sleep Respiration and Heart Rate with a Wearable Sensor

Natalia Acosta Leinonen, Master’s thesis, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences


Effectiveness of the Chest Strap Electrocardiogram to Detect Atrial Fibrillation

Hartikainen S 1, Lipponen JA 2, Hiltunen P 3, Rissanen TT 4, Kolk I 5, Tarvainen MP 6, Martikainen TJ 7, Castren M 8, Väliaho ES 9, Jäntti H 10.

Am J Cardiol. 2019 May 15;123(10):1643-1648. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.02.028. Epub 2019 Feb 23.


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