Dr Eling De Bruin

Eling de Bruin was born in Friesland, Northern Netherlands, 1963. He graduated in Physical Therapy in 1986 and earned his PhD in 1999 at VU University, Amsterdam, for work performed at ETH, Zürich, Switzerland. In 1999–2000 he taught Rehabilitation Studies at Health Polytechnic, Aarau, Switzerland. De Bruin returned to ETH in 2000 where he has continued his research, often in combination with part-time positions at other institutions of higher education, such as at the Sport Sciences Institute, Magglingen, Switzerland (2000–2004), the University Hospital Zürich (2004–2008) and Maastricht University, the Netherlands (2014–2018). Eling de Bruin was appointed Professor of Physiotherapy at Karolinska Institutet on 1 January 2018. His research involves developing reliable treatments in the form of computer games that include physical and cognitive training to counteract age-related illness. His interest is in both preventive treatments for healthy older people and treatments for patients diagnosed with age-related illnesses, such as dementia.

This year, Dr De Bruin will be presenting on Exergaming and Cognitive Rehabilitation for Dementia Patients.