By raising the retirement age to 67, many workplaces now have to be designed or adapted to suit people of all ages. In view of the mounting shortage of skilled workers, the trend is steadily shifting towards maintaining the health of each single member of staff. If employees are remain at work right up to retirement age and keep healthy, an increasing number of innovative customized strategies are needed to solve specific issues.

The department “Biomechatronic Systems” has a unique combination of high-tech biomechatronic measuring equipment and a closely-cooperating team of experts in the fields of medicine, physiotherapy and sports science as well as engineering and information technology. This enables us to take a holistic, quantitative and qualitative approach to work processes. Through our interdisciplinary coordination, we develop and evaluate specific ergonomic workplace alternatives. We are also involved in the development of international safety standards for exoskeletons and wearable solutions.

Key areas:

  • Ergonomic workplace design through motion analyses of work processes in the lab and on site
  • Individual, tailored concepts for actively-driven and passive exoskeletons to reduce physical strain on the body
  • Adapted aids and tools to relieve workers as they carry out burdensome tasks