People

Scientific Members

Thomas Haslwanter

Thomas HaslwanterHead of Group Thomas is a full professor for Signal Processing and Rehabilitation at the Department of Medical Engineering. He has a background in theoretical physics (Univ. Innsbruck, Austria), and moved for his PhD at the ETH Zurich (Switzerland) into the field of Neuroscience. His post-doctoral research at the Univ. of Sydney (Australia), Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (USA), and the Univ. or Tuebingen (Germany) focused on diagnosis and treatment of balance disorders, and the measurement of 3D eye movements. After a serious climbing accident he is now also doing research in the areas of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Thomas has a Habilitation at the ETH Zurich, where he regularly holds lectures on computer simulations of sensory systems. More …

thomas.haslwanter[at]fh-linz.at

Stefan Salzmann

Research Assistant  Stefan has a Master’s degree in Medical Engineering from University of Applied Science Upper Austria. For his master thesis he worked with Ossur in Reykjavik, Iceland, on implanted electrodes for prosthetic control focusing on pattern recognition of EMG signals. He is currently working on his PhD thesis with the Vienna University of Technology. In the course of this, he focuses on vibro-tactile feedback for lower limb amputees. His research interests include prosthetics, bio-mechanics, motion-classification and pattern recognition.

stefan.salzmann[at]fh-linz.at

Hubert Egger

Professor Hubert works as professor for Prosthetics at the Department of Medical Engineering. His research concerns human gait and gripping aiming at developing high-tech arm and leg prostheses for amputees. He obtained his master degree in communication engineering and PhD in medical engineering at the Technical University of Vienna in 1983 and 1999. After having worked as an assistant at the technical University of Vienna, he worked as a researcher for Otto Bock in Vienna, market leader for arm and leg prosthetics. There he was leader of the research project “mind controlled prosthesis” from 2000 to 2010.

e-mail: hubert.egger[at]fh-linz.at

Andreas Schrempf

 Professor  Andreas is a full professor for Biomechanics and Computer Modelling and Simulation at the Department of Medical Engineering. His research interests concern modelling and simulation in biomechanics and biomedical engineering as well as system identification and control theory. He received his master degree and PhD at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz in 1998 and 2004 respectively. After working as senior researcher at the Linz Competence Center in Mechatronics he moved to the University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria in 2005.

andreas.schrempf[at]fh-linz.at

Robert Merwa

merwaProfessor Robert is a full professor for measurement instrumentation and control engineering as well as Applied Programming and Embedded Systems. His research interests concern real-time systems for data acquisition and different kind of communication technologies in medical engineering. He received his master degree and PhD at the Graz University of Technology in 2000 and 2004 respectively. After working as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Medical Engineering in Graz he moved to the University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria in 2009.

robert.merwa[at]fh-linz.at

Student Members

 

 Former Members

  • Markus Bruckner, Dipl.Ing.(FH): Diploma Student and Research Assistant; now Sales Manager at gtech
  • Karin Eibenberger, PhD
  • Thomas Minarik, Dipl.Ing.(FH): Research Assistant; now at Siemens (Vienna)
  • Michael Platz, Dipl.Ing.(FH): Research Assistant; now at Ars Electronica, Futurelab
  • Michael Ring, PhD: Master- and PhD-Student; now Research Coordinator at the Dept. of Ophthalmology, AKH Linz
  • Theo Rumetshofer, BS: Research Assistant; now Research Assistant at the Dept. of Neuroradiology, Wagner-Jauregg Hospital (Linz)
  • Christoph Schauer, MSc
  • Bernhard Schwartz, BSc, MSc: now FH Gesundheitsberufe OOe