Opening Human Performance Lab


Start programme: 16:15

4th floor | MF Building

Opening Human Performance Lab

Esmee Visser

Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences

Movement Sciences


The Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences at VU Amsterdam is proud to announce the opening of the Human Performance Lab on 3 May at 16:15.

Olympic skating champion Esmee Visser will open the Lab on the 4th floor of the Medical Faculty building on the VU Campus (Van der Boechorststraat 7-9, 1081 BT Amsterdam).

About the Human Performance Lab
The Human Performance Lab is a unique research facility with a climate chamber where research into human performance will be conducted under extreme circumstances, ranging from low oxygen levels to extremely low and high temperatures. In addition, there are chambers for anthropometric measurements (the study of measurements and proportions of the human body), muscle strength measurements and conducting tests using bicycle ergometers.

This new lab is optimally equipped for studies into the performance capacity of athletes and non-athletes, young and old people and people with or without disabilities. One of the research projects focuses on how top athletes are currently preparing for the extreme temperatures expected during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Human Health & Life Sciences
In a few years’ time, the Medical Faculty building (that includes the Human Performance Lab) will house all the VU Amsterdam and VU University Medical Center Amsterdam Bachelor’s, Master’s and postgraduate education programmes as well as some research activities relating to the field of Human Health and Life Sciences.

Apply here to join the opening and to receive detailed information about the programme (application form in Dutch)