Scientific Partners

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD, USA)

Different members of our research team have already spent many months doing research at the Department of Head-and-Neck Surgery. The focus is to optimize the diagnosis of different types of balance disorders, and to understand the signal processing in the human balance system.

University Hospital Zurich (Switzerland)

Dr. Straumann at the Dept. of Neurology, Univ. Hospital Zurich, is a world-leading expert in the area of balance disorders. In order to optimize the diagnosis and therapy of dizzy patients, we collaborate in the area of movement recordings and data analysis of dizzy patients.

Kepler University Hospital Linz (Austria)

For new methods to investigate the anatomical properties and the functional status of the corneal surface of the eye, we collaborate with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Bolz, head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Kepler University Hospital Linz, Med Campus III.

Medical University Vienna (Austria)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oskar C. Aszmann, head of the Center of Extremity Reconstruction and Rehabilitation at the Dept. of Surgery, is our main clinical partner for the evaluation of the effect of tactile sensory feedback on gait and on pain, with patients with amputations of the lower extremities (FFG-project “FeeL”).

Medical University Innsbruck (Austria)

Dr. Eva-Maria Baur, from the Dept. of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, is in charge of the nerve transfers in patients with amputations of the lower extremities (FFG-project “FeeL”).

Orthopaedic Hospital Speising, Vienna (Austria)

Dr. Andreas Kranzl, head of the Gait Analysis Laboratory, cooperates with us on measuring the effect of tactile sensory feedback on gait in patients with amputations of the lower extremities (FFG-project “FeeL”).

University of Brescia (Italy)

Dr. Claudio Crema cooperates with us in applying pattern recognition to the data from wrist-worn IMUs (inertial measurement units), better known as “fitness trackers”. Our goal is to automatically detect and count different exercises, for independent fitness training as well as for physiotherapy.



Otto Bock is the world leader in prosthetic devices. Many of our students have done their intership with Otto Bock, and a number of them have afterwards even joined the company. Currently we collaborate on the development of intuitive and simple movement recordings for the interactive analysis of gait characteristics. More about this successful company under


Stiwell is part of MedEl, and concentrates on Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy. In addition to functional electrical stimulation and biofeedback, Stiwell provides technological devices for active rehabilitation of the upper extremities.

Sportinstitut Jansenberger

Together with Harald Jansenberger we try to develop quantitativew assessments for the likelihood of falls, and for the effect of dedicated fall-prevention training.