Every year, 6.9 million people suffer serious health damage at their place of work (EU-OSHA, 2013). As a result, the prediction and prevention of physical disabilities as well as the preservation of health at work are ever-important issues. 50 percent of all chronic illnesses in our society are related to the musculoskeletal system. In the future, this figure is expected to rise significantly among people aged over fifty.
The department “Biomechatronic Systems” develops technical solutions to detect, control and generate human motion for medical and ergonomic applications. Our interdisciplinary team works closely with industry to conduct research at international level.
Together with our customers, we want to develop new solutions: for a mobile society undergoing a demographic change.