Kars Veldkamp is a PhD candidate at the AI for Parkinson Lab. Kars Veldkamp obtained his Master’s degree in Technical Medicine at the University of Twente, where he specialized in Medical Sensing and Stimulation. For his master thesis, he worked on the feasibility of home-based photoplethysmography for heart rate analysis in Parkinson’s disease patients.

In April 2023, Kars joined the AI for Parkinson lab, where he continued working with wearable sensor data from the Personalized Parkinson Project under the supervision of Luc Evers, Jos Thannhauser, Twan van Laarhoven and Bas Bloem. The main goal of his PhD project is to develop objective, digital biomarkers to assess autonomic dysfunction in early Parkinson’s disease.

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