Biomechatronic Systems

 

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.

 

 

Drive systems and exoskeletons

The department “Biomechatronic Systems” supports companies in analyzing workplace situations and provides sustainable solutions for the worker. The department also focuses on individual concepts for actively and passively driven exoskeletons to relieve physical stress.

 

Ergonomics

The department “Biomechatronic Systems” supports companies in analyzing workplace situations and provides sustainable solutions for the worker. The department also focuses on individual concepts for actively and passively driven exoskeletons to relieve physical stress.

 

Applied biomechanics

The “Applied Biomechanics” group specializes in conducting kinetic and kinematic analyses for its customers. The group also offers mechanical design solutions for prostheses and orthoses as well as test solutions in the areas of orthopedics, work ergonomics and sport sciences.

 

Biomimetics in Medical Engineering

The “Biomimetics in Medical Engineering” group transfers existing natural principles to medical engineering in order to develop innovative implants, prostheses and exoskeletons.

 

Motion Control Systems

The “Motion Control Systems” group specializes in generating, capturing and controlling movements in the areas of automotive, medical engineering and electronics.

 

Virtual Orthopedic Lab

The Virtual Orthopedic Lab strives to create a workflow-based simulation environment to develop virtual products and conduct research in the field of orthopedics.