Mobility is one of the basic needs of any human being. Due to the ongoing demographic change in most industrialized countries, this aspect is getting more and more attention from economical, scientific and political spheres. In the professional context, maintaining a healthy workforce is becoming increasingly important for employers due to the shortage of qualified workers. Musculoskeletal problems are the main cause of illness-related absence or turnover. In a private context, the loss of mobility is a personal drama for those affected, with serious negative consequences on the quality of life. These circumstances already call for technical solutions today and increasingly so in the future.
For this reason, our interdisciplinary team, consisting of engineers in electronics, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, cybernetics and software engineering, is investigating new technical solutions and developing innovative mechatronic systems for applications in to the fields of industry, medical technology, rehabilitation and handcraft. Experts from the fields of ergonomics, physiotherapy, sports science and orthopaedics support them in an advising role. Their goal is to maintain, restore and/or increase human mobility through actively driven technical systems in the form of prostheses, orthoses and exoskeletons.
Our interdisciplinary team takes all aspects of the development process into account. From the biomechanical analysis of the specific ergonomic challenge, through the technical conceptual design and realization, up to the integration in the working environment and the final evaluation, we can assist you during the whole process or for specific aspects along the "ergonomics-technology-loop".
Our team can support your innovative developments through:
Please feel free to contact us. We are looking forward to working with you!