Research Group “Mobility and Health in Old Age”

The “Mobility and Health in Old Age” research group, led by PD Dr. Timo Hinrichs, is affiliated with the Division of Sports and Exercise Medicine at the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health at the University of Basel.

“Mobility” is a central component of a person’s health. It includes both the ability to move and the ability to make optimal use of living space. Restrictions in mobility can lead to social isolation, need for care, hospitalization and shortening of life span, especially in old age.

The overriding goal of our research is to maintain and promote the mobility and health of older people.