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Professor Jeroen Bergmann


Jeroen Bergmann BSc MSc PhD

Associate Professor of Engineering Science

Director Oxford Healthtech Labs

Official Fellow at Reuben College

Senior Research Fellow in Engineering & Entrepreneurship


Professor Jeroen Bergmann has a PhD from King's College London and worked in research labs at Imperial College London and MIT. He has a keen interest in Biomedical Entrepreneurship and worked on a range of industry collaborations and business development projects.

Research Interests

Jeroen's research interest is in developing new preventative and assistive technologies that allows for more natural interactions. He has experience in developing laboratory prototypes and taking them through clinical validation to make a real-world impact. His work focuses on the development, design and application of novel healthcare technologies.

Active projects consist of creating wearables sensors for physical activity monitoring in extreme conditions, researching new solutions for limb-deficient patients, virtual prototyping and regulatory navigation for medical devices. His research vision is to prevent more people from becoming patients by creating innovative solutions.

Oxford Global Guidance

Oxford Global Guidance is a tool developed by Jeroen’s group to support academics, early-stage innovators and entrepreneurs in navigating medical device regulations (MDR) and in vitro diagnostic medical device regulations (IVDR). The aim is to ensure that the innovative ideas that could make big impacts on patients’ lives will reach the market in a timely manner. Knowing and adhering to the regulations early in the developmental process will increase the likelihood of ideas reaching the patient and/or spin-outs being successful and having real-world impact. Researchers wondering if the device they have in mind or are developing is a medical device, and which class the device belongs to, can use the tool to guide them through the first key aspects of the regulations.

Current Projects

  • Sport Performance Analytics - Developing a monitoring device for injury prevention in contact sports. 
  • Regulatory Navigation - Creating data-driven methodologies for Medical Device Regulations to improve translational research.
  • Prosthetic Control Paradigms - Innovating within the field of assistive technologies with a focus on prosthetics.

DPhil Opportunities

The Natural Interactions Lab (NIL) is open for students who want to explore medical device development for assistive and preventative applications