The research field "Rehabilitation Engineering" has established itself in biomechanics in recent years. In cooperation with industry and leading rehabilitation clinics, various therapy devices have been developed that are used in the context of motor therapy, especially in neurorehabilitation. The specific focus in movement therapy is on trunk therapy and the upper extremities in combination with virtual/augmented reality.
The movement and posture of the human body can be recorded and evaluated in real time using the latest technology. For this purpose, the laboratory uses state-of-the-art technology such as contactless contour measurement (simiMotion motion analysis) or Inertial Measurement Units IMU's (xsens 3D motion tracking).
The Biomechanics Laboratory works closely with the Physiotherapy Research Department of the ZHAW School of Health in conducting clinical studies. This also includes writing ethics applications and publishing scientific studies in specialist journals.
Hip-Kick – playful training from the hip
The background of this demo object is the playful visualisation of novel, interactive forms of movement visualisation. Independently executed, game-oriented rehabilitation programmes of neuro-patients have recently revolutionised therapy. It has been shown that direct feedback for patients has substantial added ...
Stroke is a serious burden for the health system and the affected individuals. Globally, around 16 million people per year experience a stroke for the first time, of which 5 million remain limited in their functionality and participation. Since improvements in functionality after a stroke take time and require many ...
T-Chair II – Assistive therapy concept for trunk balance & stability after stroke
Trunk control is a key factor for a successful rehabilitation outcome early after stroke. Training must start early after stroke in sitting as trunk control is essential for standing and walking. A robot assisted medical chair enables therapies at various levels of trunk-control impairment. The need for such a robot ...
- Concurrent and discriminant validity of ActiGraph waist and wrist cut-points to measure sedentary behaviour, activity level, and posture in office work, Kuster RP, Baumgartner D, Hagströmer M, Grooten BME Public Health, 21:345, 2021
How accurate and precise can we measure the posture and the energy expenditure component of sedentary behaviour with one sensor?. Kuster, Roman P.; Grooten, Wilhelmus J. A.; Blom, Victoria; Baumgartner, Daniel; Hagströmer, Maria; Ekblom, Örjan, 2021. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18(11), S. 5782.Verfügbar unter: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115782
Is Sitting Always Inactive and Standing Always Active? A Simultaneous Free-Living activPal and ActiGraph Analysis, Kuster RP, Grooten WJA, Blom V, Baumgartner D, Hagströmer M, Ekblom Ö. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Nov 28; 17(23):8864
- Thijs, Liselot; Voets, Eline; Wiskerke, Evelien; Nauwelaerts, Thomas; Arys, Yves; Haspeslagh[BD(1] , Harold; Kool, Jan; Bischof, Patrick; Bauer, Christoph; Lemmens, Robin; Baumgartner, Daniel; Verheyden, Geert, 2021.Technology-supported sitting balance therapy versus usual care in the chronic stage after stroke : a pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.18(120). Verfügbar unter: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-021-00910-7
- Bauer, C.M.; Nast, I.; Scheermesser, M.; Kuster, R.P.; Textor, D.; Wenger, M.; Kool, J.; Baumgartner, D., 2021.A novel assistive therapy chair to improve trunk control during neurorehabilitation : perceptions of physical therapists and patients. Applied Ergonomics. 94(103390). Verfügbar unter: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2021.103390
- Koller, Thomas; Baumgartner, Daniel, 2017. Automatisierte Zweipunktdiskrimination bei Phantomschmerzen. Der Schmerz. 31(1), S. 69-73. Verfügbar unter: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00482-016-0158-x