Credential Eco de Geus


Credential Eco de Geus about the Ambulatory Monitoring System (VU-AMS)

Eco de Geus, head of the department of Biological Psychology and co-director of the Netherlands Twin Registry at the VU University about the success of The VU University Ambulatory Monitoring System.

Worldwide use

The VU University Ambulatory Monitoring System (VU-AMS) developed at the VU University in Amsterdam is used worldwide by many research groups to study stress and emotion in both laboratory and naturalistic settings. Over 100 publications feature the VU-AMS in research on a range of topics and in samples that include young children, adolescents, and adults.
The device plays a central role in the ongoing cardiovascular stress and genetics research of the department of Biological Psychology and the Netherlands Twin Registry and has been a central theme in 12 PhD theses. This ongoing scientific demand from within has maintained the VU-AMS in a continuous state of innovation since its first prototypes in the early 1990's. 

High technical standards

The dedicated support of the Technical Department (TO3) of Human Movement and Behavioral Sciences guarantees high technical standards for the VU-AMS hardware and its supporting software suite. 

More than 400 VU-AMS systems 

The current version is the VU-AMS5fs. Currently over 400 VU-AMS systems have been produced. About one-third have been used internally to support research at the Vrije Universiteit; whereas most systems have been sold to research groups worldwide. All VU-AMS income is completely reinvested in further technical development of the VU-AMS hardware and software and scientific validation of the parameters measured by the system

Scientific collaboration

 A main network of scientific collaboration is maintained by prof. dr. Eco de Geus with a number of VU-AMS researchers in the Netherlands and abroad.

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VU-AMS Development Team